The North East Film Archive is one of a network of regional film archives established to collect, preserve and show film made in, or about the North East of England. Our collections are non-fiction, and date from the early 1900s to the present day, providing a rich record of life in the region over the 20th century. Many of our films are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
This film is part of Free
County of Northumberland
The toe-dipping delights and tranquillity of the Northumbrian Riviera and beyond.
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Each Kodachrome memory leapfrogs the next in a film of family portraits and trips around old Northumberland. So distant in time and tempo, the historic riverside and Sunday Quayside market in Newcastle are all bustle but Lindisfarne is remarkably empty. The toe-dipping pleasure of sea and sand at Tynemouth, Cullercoats or St Mary's Island are still popular in the early 60s despite cheaper package holidays tempting more Brits to travel abroad.