Film ID: NEFA 20463 Video of NEFA_20463 Tynemouth and Bamburgh TYNEMOUTH AND BAMBURGH 1959 Visitor TabsDescription A short amateur film documenting a man’s departure by ship from the Newcastle Quayside aboard the ferry Parkeston, busy seaside scenes at Tynemouth, and a brief look around the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. The film features a pre-dominantly musical soundtrack, and a few sound effects of the sea. Title (animated, with logo watermark): Institute of Amateur Cinematographers / A Member’s Film Title: Brytor Productions View from inside a house of a woman reading a newspaper whilst sitting on a porch outside. A man leaves a house, tips his hat, and opens the garden gate. At a dockside (probably at Newcastle Quayside), a man boards a ferry. The man waves his hat from the top deck of the ship. A car is hoisted on board the ship by a crane. A shot follows of the ship’s bow and name, Parkeston. View of the Tyne bridges from Newcastle Quayside. Views of other cars being loaded onto the ship. Views of the sea crashing over rocks. Brief shot of people outside the Tynemouth Model Boat Club clubhouse inspecting model boats. Panoramic view of Tynemouth beach, busy with tents and visitors. View of cars circling a roundabout. Panoramic views of Tynemouth Bathing Pool, and of Tynemouth beach. View of a red double decker bus driving along a road. Panning panoramic view of the beach. Close-up shot of a road sign, “Bamburgh”. Views of the village, the castle, and the sea crashing over rocks. A girl has collected some seaweed, and walks toward camera over the coastal rocks. Interior and exterior views follow of St Aiden’s Church in Bamburgh and shot of the stained glass windows. The film ends with a sequence of shots of arranged flowers indoors, and garden flowers outdoors swaying in the breeze. Title: (IAC watermark): The End Context A farewell at Newcastle Quayside launches a salty travelogue of sorts. An amateur filmmaker indulges a breezy passion for the sea, safely enjoyed on land. This collection of random scenes forms a loose travelogue, launched by a farewell at a freight and ferry terminal on Newcastle Quayside and travelling along the coast to Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. The film includes a snapshot of Tynemouth Model Boat Club enthusiasts, the Tynemouth sea front lido and a packed Longsands beach, with close-ups of colourful flower displays to close. Tynemouth Model Boat Club was formed in 1893, part of a vogue for the miniature later popularised by Meccano and Airfix. The Tyne and Wear region still has three long established clubs (Tynemouth included), more than any other part of Britain. No surprise perhaps for a great ship building region. Tynemouth’s salt water pool was opened on 30 May 1925 by Lord Mayor Alfred E. Hill, queues forming down the Grand Parade to swim in its chilly water during Tynemouth’s tourist heyday, captured in this 50s home movie. Its popularity waned in the 1970s when cheap package holidays abroad took off, and the pool gradually fell into disrepair.