Spotlight falls on film heritage

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A FREE film show showcasing a number of important films and television news reports relating to the heritage and landscape of Northumberland during the 1960s and 70s takes place this Wednesday.

A number of films will be on offer, including Northumberland Image, which was made in 1962 by the Planning Department of Northumberland County Council and explores the county’s rural landscape, history and culture.

The film reflects much of the region’s natural beauty and visits a number of communities such as Kirknewton, Wooler, Breamish, Coquet and Harbottle as well as Rothbury, Falstone, Hexham, Holy Island, Bamburgh and Alnwick.

Northumberland – A New Life and The Borders: Where Scotland & England Meet are other films on offer.

As well as films, the show will include a number of recently re-discovered Tyne Tees Television news reports relating to the area.

The event, in collaboration with the Northern Region Film & Television Archive (NRFTA) and Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives, starts at 2pm at Woodhorn Museum.

David Parsons, NRFTA film archivist, said: “The films featured in this event reflect not only some of the distinct character of the area but also how much the county has changed in 30 or 40 years. Many have not been seen since their original release and this is an opportunity to look back on the county and its heritage.”

For details and to reserve a seat, ring 01670 528080.