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n The Tweed is one of Bri­tain’s finest sal­mon rivers. In the by­gone days of com­mer­cial fish­ing, as many as 5,000 sal­mon were recorded hav­ing been caught in just one day! n As Ber­wick was re­garded an in­de­pen­dent bor­ough, nei­ther in Scot­land nor in Eng­land, when peace was de­clared af­ter the war with Rus­sia, Ber­wick was over­looked in the treaty. So, tech­ni­cally, for a long time af­ter­wards, Ber­wick­upon-tweed was still at war with Rus­sia! n The fa­mous artist L.S. Lowry of­ten vis­ited Ber­wick and in 1947 is said to have come close to buy­ing the house called the Lions un­til dis­suaded by his ar­chi­tect, who high­lighted the build­ing’s ma­jor prob­lems with damp­ness. The two lions he called the “pot lions” are still there atop the gateposts.

n The lo­cal foot­ball team, Ber­wick Rangers, play in the Scot­tish League.

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