About Britain: No Poor Parish - Draperstown

About Britain: No Poor Parish - Draperstown

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Details

Location

Ballinascreen, Draperstown

Year

1988

Date

25 February 1988 (transmission)

Length

26min 07sec

Audio

sound

Format

1 inch

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Come see the green glens and murmuring streams of picturesque Draperstown and its surrounds.

People have lived in Ballinascreen, situated in a remote valley in the Sperrins, for at least 3,000 years. The origins of those early, pagan settlers and the contemporary traces of their existence are explored. Local folklore, folk traditions and the origin of the local place names are explained.

The development of the area through the years and key events - such as the coming of Christianity and resistance to English rule - are detailed.

The programme also explores the culture and working life of the area, through crafts - including textiles - and musical traditions such as the prevalence of Irish harpists. 

Credits

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Programme Associate: Janthia Yearley 

Camera: Sam Christie

Location Sound: Alan Dickinson

Production Assistant: Felicity Creaney 

Lighting: Maurice Blair 

Post Production Sound: Colin Somerville

Post Production Editing: Philip White

Video Editor: Pat Devine 

Produced and Directed by Ruth Johnston 

 

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