Given how few houses sit nestled against the sea in the Northumberland village of Craster, it’s surprising to discover old footage of the settlement and its activities. But then, it’s a place that has beauty, history and tradition for the visitor to admire.
In this lovely 1950s short film about Northumberland’s towns and villages, Craster appears about 3 minutes in.
Then the camera moves to the manual agricultural work underway in the shadow of Dunstandburgh Castle’s ruins.
Bygone Northumberland – Any Man’s Kingdom 1953: Northernheritage (YouTube)
Craster Kippers 1982
It’s just a quick thirsty second segment, but this footage takes us to the famous Craster Kippers production back in 1982.
A long standing Robson family business, the herrings are prepared using no chemicals or artificial colouring. Then they are smoked for around 14 hours.
Kipper production – Craster Kippers – 1982: ThamesTv (YouTube)