50 years ago this week: Friday, August 17, 1962

The beautiful scenery in Coquetdale was what most impressed a trio of Commonwealth visitors who made a tour of the region on Tuesday as the guests of the Rothbury Rural Council.The visitors, who are connected with radio and television production in Australia and Canada, are spending several months in Britain sponsored by the Imperial Relations Trust.

Miss Betty Zimmerman is a television producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Mr Gerald Renaud is a television producer in Montreal, and Mr Ray Brown is from the Australian Broadcasting Commission in Sydney.

What turned out to be one of the best days of summer in Coquetdale would pass for a good winter day in Australia, the councillors learned on Tuesday. “What struck me most about our visit today was the beauty of the region,” said Mr Renaud.