Commemorations captured for posterity

The site of the battle of Flodden.
The site of the battle of Flodden.

Poetry, prose, painting, photography and video captured by a team of young cross-border volunteers during the 500-year commemorations of the Battle of Flodden is to become an everlasting record.

Their unique work has been used to produce a record of this important milestone – Flodden 500, a booklet and DVD. Containing interviews, images and reflections, it is both a record of the commemoration and a reminder of the continuing part the battle plays in UK history.

Flodden 500, commissioned by the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum, will be officially launched at the Guildhall in Berwick today.

It combines the creative talents of seven young film makers and artists, all student volunteers from north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

They were David Ayre, Anna Dakin, Alistair Herd, Emily Lerpiniere, Jack Robertson, Joe Sanders and Nathaniel Williams.

Flodden 500, priced at £10, is a limited-edition publication and will be available to purchase through the Flodden 1513 website – – and from the Glendale Marketing office in the Cheviot Centre, Wooler, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.