Charm of Ulster

Details

Location

Antrim, Antrim Coast, Antrim coast road, Ards Peninsula, Ballycastle, Belfast, Castlecoole, Castleward, City Hall, Co Antrim, Co Down, Derry/Londonderry, Downpatrick, Dunluce Castle, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Giant's Causeway, Glenariff, Glens of Antrim, Inch Abbey, Mourne Mountains, Mournes, Newcastle, Newtownards, North Coast, Northern Ireland, Portrush, Portstewart, Saul, St Patricks grave, Strangford Lough, Torr Head, Tynagh, White Rocks

Year

1959

Source

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project

Format

16mm

colour

Length

13min 25sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI, Visit Britain

Rights Holder

Rights are managed by National Museums Northern Ireland on behalf of Tourism NI, Visit Britain

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Let Walter Love be your guide as you discover the charms of this land of mountains and many waters. Travel 35 miles from Scotland to a land that inspired ballads, from the Tears of the Mountain to the Giant’s Causeway you can still enjoy many of these charms today. Temptations for tourists are peppered with displays of Ulster produce. Flourishing industrial cities are as prominent as ancient sites of St Patrick. With a declining Empire and beginning of post war prosperity the British Tourist Authority advertises industrial and agricultural prowess alongside tourism. 

Notes

The narrator Walter Love started his long career in broadcasting in 1946 aged 11. His passion began as he spent his days off school listening to Brian Johnston on the wireless. Walter was fascinated and inspired by Johnston’s stunts like reporting whilst lying on the railway tracks underneath a moving train. Things might have been very different if Brian Johnson had not reported from inside a post box, saying, "Thank you very much and have a happy Christmas” to everyone who posted a Christmas card.

Credits

Narrated by - Walter Love

Sponsor - British Travel Authority 

Production Company - Associated British Pathe 

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