North East and Cumbria

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Duration: 30 minutes

Should we save the beautiful or the useful? Chris Jackson sets out to investigate how we decide which of our historic buildings should be preserved for future generations. Gayle Mill in Wensleydale, a finalist in the 2004 Restoration series, shows what can be done to bring history back to life. In a journey across the North, Chris assesses the plans for Dunston Staithes in Gateshead, The Old Station Goods Yard in Hexham, the Union Bridge in Horncliffe, and Kirklinton Hall in Cumbria.

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Thu 5 Dec 2013 19:30 BBC One North East & Cumbria only

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  • Blog: Deciding what heritage to save is a tough choice

    Presenter Chris Jackson on location

    Of all the bits of wonderful heritage near where you live, what would you choose to save and why?


    The Heritage at Risk register has 1,151 sites listed as in danger of being lost in the North East and Cumbria.


    The simple truth is there isn't enough cash to ensure they are all protected from further deterioration


    Read the full story on Chris Jackson's correspondent blog post.

  • Gayle Mill's restoration success story

    Gayle Mill

    Gayle Mill in Hawes was a finalist in the BBC's Restoration TV series in 2004 but how has this historic saw mill in the Yorkshire Dales fared nearly a decade on?


    Nearly 10 years on, presenter Chris Jackson went to see how the mill's transformation from wreck to restored mill and museum has been achieved.


    Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.

  • Architect revisits Gateshead's Get Carter car park

    Gateshead's 'Get Carter' car park

    Architect Owen Luder returns the site of the famous Get Carter car park in Gateshead for the first time since its demolition and redevelopment.


    Presenter Chris Jackson also asks him what he thinks of the new shopping development which has replaced it.


    Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.


Chris Jackson


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