Morpeth "Archive Film Collection" DVD


Morpeth "Archive Film Collection" DVD

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In this DVD we look at the heritage of Morpeth by way of very rare archive film. Our earliest footage is Fair Day from 1904. Here you can witness how it once was on this important day in Morperth’s history. In 1913 Emily Davison, the suffragette, died at the Derby by bringing down the King’s horse. Here we have the complete story of this event, including the funeral. You can now witness this incredibly rare footage from the 1920’s of Stannington Sanatorium and the children receiving treatment for TB. It opened in 1908 and included its own farm and covered 137 acres. The Morpeth to Newcastle road race also features and we witness Duncan Mcleod Wright completing his record amount of wins for this event with footage from 1929 to 1934. Riding the bounds from 1931 is also on film for you and a rare piece of film this is too, along with the children's hunt meeting of 1939. Next we have coal mining from Stobswood Colliery in 1947. Just imagine working down the coal mine in a low seem of coal. The footage is stunning with all the sounds too, as we witness this rare footage. Steam also shows up in this archive film collection and is a piece of history long gone, but you can treasure this piece of history forever as we step back in time. As we visit Morpeth in the early 1950’s there is an abundance of film for you to look back on. You never know in this film, you may see yourself, a family member or even a friend. Enjoy this trip down memory lane, it’s a superb piece of our heritage. Colour and Black & White. approx 50 minutes

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