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Highways of Ulster
Highways of Ulster

Highways of Ulster 1950


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Highways of Ulster 1950

21 mins Northern Ireland Director. Tom Huston

What better way to soak up the sights of Northern Ireland than a whistlestop tour aboard a gleaming Ulster Transport Authority bus? The route takes us to some of the region's most idyllic locations, not least as we journey through the 'Black Arch' and along the Antrim Coast Road with its stunning seascapes. Later, the promise of a slab of 'yellow man' - the honeycomb-like confectionary - provides the perfect excuse to hop-off at Ballycastle for the Ould Lammas Fair.

Aside from the typical tourist 'must-sees', such as the Mountains of Mourne, Giant's Causeway and City Hall, this colourful film also features Silent Valley - with its enormous reservoirs - and charming scenes of afternoon tea at the Great Northern Hotel, Rostrevor and of Belfast's York Road Rail station, which ran from 1848 until its closure in 1992. This film was produced by the Ulster Transport Authority and used by theNorthern Ireland Tourist Board. These government departments were particularly busy in the mid-1950s to late 1960s, creating films that aimed to sell Northern Ireland as a holiday destination.

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.

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