Film-maker slams plans to scrap Cookson branding

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A LEADING film maker has criticised plans to scrap the borough’s ‘Welcome To Cookson Country’ road signs.

Ray Marshall, who produced 23 feature-length adaptations of Dame Catherine Cookson’s novels for ITV during the 1990s, says the move is a “serious error of judgment”.

Mr Marshall was horrified to discover South Tyneside Council bosses had decided to remove the 25-year-old brown road signs displaying the Cookson branding, and replace them with beach scenes.


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