Fans of Richmond are in for a treat on Saturday 30 April when two short films showing historical and scenic footage of the town will be screened to raise money for local charities.
Amongst the topics featured in the presentations by local film maker Mike Porter are the rennovation and formal opening of The Station; the restoration of the Easby footpath; and the story of Willance’s Leap.
Richmond’s Mayor, Councillor Clive World, who is organising the event in support of the mayoral charities said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to see interesting and varied footage of a whole range of events that have taken place in and around the town over the years. I’m sure it will bring back many memories for some and remind us all what a great place Richmond is to live and visit.”
Mike Porter who filmed in Richmond for nearly half a century has faithfully recorded many of the town’s key events, people and scenery in a series of documentaries. Two of these films lasting around 45 minutes each will be shown during the evening.
The event will take place at The Town Hall at 7pm and include a short interval with refreshments. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds will go to the Mayoral charities which this year include Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre, North Country Theatre, Richmondshire rugby and cricket clubs, and Richmondshire Landscape Trust.
Tickets are available in advance from Clive World (Tel: 07745 559938) or from the Town Hall which is open Monday - Friday, between 9.30am and 12.30pm, Tel: 01748 850808.