It’s always exciting to have a shout-out from an editor. My article in The People’s Friend on 6th June has been singled out for such an honour.
a nostalgia piece about newsreel cinemas. In my childhood, a visit to the pictures
on a Saturday morning was essential. Before the main film came the British
Pathe News. At the time I no doubt declared such an interruption to my viewing
pleasure boring, but now I am surprised at how much the newsreels remain in my
fact British Pathe News and Gaumont News has become part of our collective
memory. Any documentary of historical events will feature such extracts. In Newcastle
upon Tyne we are fortunate to have the Tyneside Cinema which features a free
daily screening of archived film. If you’re in the area, do make time for a
visit. It is a fascinating piece of history.
remember watching newsreel screenings at your local cinema?