Film ID:
NEFA 20960

RIVER TYNE FROM GATESHEAD AND NEWCASTLE

c.1965

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Description

An amateur film showing various locations along both sides of the river Tyne at Newcastle and Gateshead including the Dunston Staith and the Joseph Rank flour mill in Gateshead and the Elswick lead works and view from the roof of The Sycamores high rise flats at Cruddas Park. The film also features the passenger ferry “Kronprins Frederik” departing Newcastle Quayside.

The film opens in Gateshead looking upstream on the river Tyne showing the Dunston Staith and the Elswick lead works and tower on the Newcastle side of the river. The Dunston B Power Station can be seen in the distance.

A general view of terraced housing and derelict land as seen from a hillside overlooks the Redheugh Bridge. A number of industrial buildings are built along the Gateshead shoreline and the Tyne Bridge is seen in the distance.

A tree grows between two buildings underneath the High Level Bridge.

A cargo and three Royal Navy ships are all moored along the Newcastle Quayside near to the Tyne Bridge. Another cargo ship is moored along the Gateshead quayside with the Joseph Rank flour mill in the near distance.

General view of the High Level Bridge as seen from the Swing Bridge. Looking towards Newcastle traffic moves along Bridge Street; the Castle above in the background.   

General view of a Royal Naval ship and submarine moored along the Newcastle Quayside.

The passenger ferry “Kronprins Frederik” is moored along the Newcastle Quayside. The DFDS gangway is pull away and the tugboat “Maximus” turns the ship on the river in front of the Joseph Rank flour mill.

The film cuts to the roof of The Sycamores high rise flats at Cruddas Park. There are views across to The Willow and The Beeches high rise blocks and St Stephen's Church. The camera follows the river downstream past the Vickers-Armstrong factory along Scotswood Road and the Elswick lead works. Across the river can be seen the CWS Flour Mill and the Dunston Staith. Looking east from The Sycamores is a new housing development with designed pathways surrounded by traditional streets.

Two conveyors criss-cross between two factories. Makeshift allotment sheds are built on a piece of land beside the Elswick lead works; the tower in the background. General view of an empty Newcastle quayside across from the Dunston Staith.

Oil drums are laid on the Newcastle bank of the river. General views of a Derwenthaugh Staith and the Dunston B Power Station on the Gateshead side of the river.

Dock leaves grow out of a piece of earth. General view of a wooden jetty and the Redheugh Bridge in the background. A view along Pottery Lane towards Redheugh Bridge.

Two vans travel in opposite directions along a terraced street with the river Tyne in the background.

Traffic travels across the Redheugh Bridge into Gateshead. A steam train pulling wagons crosses the King Edward VII Bridge into Newcastle. The film ends with a view of the King Edward VII Bridge from the Gateshead side of the river.