21st September open meeting: The witches of Berwickshire

10:30am Volunteer Hall. All welcome. Tea and coffee available from 10 am

Peter Aitchison will talk about how dozens of women (and some men) from Berwickshire were persecuted, tried and executed as witches during a series of panics in the 17th century. His talk will focus primarily on Eyemouth and the eastern part of Berwickshire, drawing on original material and giving voice to those who were ruthlessly executed and their names erased from history… until now. 

A native of Eyemouth, Peter worked for two decades as a senior editor with the BBC in charge of output including Reporting Scotland, Good Morning Scotland and the Today programme in London. For the past ten years he was Director of Communications at the University of Glasgow prior to retiring at the end of 2021. He is the author of three non-fiction books including Black Friday, the story of the Eyemouth Fishing Disaster of 1881.

Our monthly meetings are open to all U3A members and guests. Join us in the Volunteer Hall in Duns on the third Tuesday of each month (September to June). Tea and coffee available from 10 am; meeting starts at 10:30 am.

Click here to join our monthly meetings on Zoom, or start Zoom and key in the meeting details as follows:
Meeting ID: 876 2457 4773
Passcode: 290368
The Zoom link will be active from 10am for those wanting to join us for coffee and a chat before the meeting starts at 10:30

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