VIEWERS of ITV may be surprised to see some familiar Tynedale faces on their screens tonight.

For members of Acomb WI will feature on The Top 20 Britain’s Greatest National Treasures, hosted by Trevor McDonald, at 8.30pm to highlight the popularity of Hadrian’s Wall. The film crew worked closely with local historian Paul Tait, an established tour guide of the Wall, and he recommended including the WI, of which his wife Jane is a member, after a request for ‘colourful and flamboyant women’ to film during a guided walk.

Mrs Tait said: “The ladies who took part were of a wide age range and were mindful of how the trip fitted the WI strategy of being active, learning and engaged.

“There were many stops and starts, and all the members enjoyed the day immensely and had the opportunity to chat and learn. They intend to take more visits with Paul along the Wall in the coming months.”