They don’t make em like this any more.
The North East Film Archive have brought back this wonderful promo video. Which was used back in the day to promote the region for trade and investment by The North East Industrial and Development Association It Deals mainly with industry but also looks at the landscapes of rural areas and the coast..
From The Dawn Of Time
‘From the Dawn of Time man has sought water. Beside it he has built his encampments, his towns and his great cities. With it he has made fertile his lands and driven his machines. It has divided men and yet brought them together. His friend, his servant, sometimes his enemy, water is his life.’
It shows wonderful footage of the region in an optimistic rather than purely nostalgic way – Particularly around Darlington where the Patons & Baldwins Woollen Factory resided in its hay day.