Published at 09:12, Monday, 30 April 2012
MEMBERS of the Tyne Rivers Trust got a sneak preview of the highly rated film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen in Hexham before its official launch last week.
Around 160 supporters of the trust met for a reception in Prospect House before moving to the Forum cinema for a preview of the film, which stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.
The film tells the story of a fisheries expert who is approached by a consultant to help realise a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert.
The author of the book on which the film is based, Barrasford's Paul Torday, rose from his sick bed to attend the preview and was made the trust’s life patron.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.