The Private Museum of Mr Laverty

Details

Location

Ballycastle

Year

1960s

Source

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

Format

16mm

black and white

Length

04min 11sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, UTV

Rights Holder

UTV

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

Description

Travel to Ballycastle and discover what connects Lord Nelson, Marie Antoinette and Hermann Goring to this coastal town. Meet Mr Laverty and discover what relics of European history are in this hotelier’s care. Find out which of his treasures are kept locked away from all but the prying eyes of Ulster Television news. From carriage wheels to gun runners’ rifles there’s plenty to keep you guessing.

Notes

Before becoming a beloved presenter, Leslie Dawes was a professional football player for his home team Norwich City. This material is courtesy of the UTV Archive.

Credits

Mr Laverty interviewed by Leslie Dawes for Ulster Television news

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