Bere Island Projects Group will hold three events during National Heritage Week which runs from Saturday August 12th to Sunday August 20th.
Bere Island Scanning Day
On Tuesday August 15th a Scanning Day will be held from 9am to 5.00pm at the Bere Island Projects Group Office. Please bring any old photos or documents relating to Bere Island that you would like to share on our Bere Island Community Archive and we will digitise these and provide you with a digital copy. See here for further details.
The Defences of Lonehort: Vikings, Martello Towers and a World War One Gun Battery
Join us on Saturday August 19th to celebrate National Heritage Week’s Wild Child Day and hear about the defences of Lonehort, Bere Island. From a Viking Harbour to a Martello Tower and the later World War One Fortifications. Come dressed in costume, either as a Viking, a Napoleonic era soldier or from the battlefields of World War One! For further details click here
Antique and Vintage Bottle Collecting
Chris Sullivan will display his collection of antique bottles which he has mostly collected on the East End of Bere Island over a period of almost 50 years. The bottles are mainly domestic, medicinal and alcoholic containers and are principally the product of the British Admiralty’s occupation of Berehaven, as a Treaty Port, up until 1938. They are mainly Victorian in origin and most probably date from the 1830s to the 1930s. See here for further details.