This episode is the second in a series of travelogues presented by Kenneth Cope and Charlotte Allen looking at various parts of the region.
A promotional film produced by Trident Television for Tyne Tees and Yorkshire Television to illustrate the vast consumer markets in the North East and Yorkshire regions and to attract commercial advertisers. The film uses various montages showing industry, housing and retail across both the Yorkshire, Teesside, Durham and Tyne and Wear areas.
This is a 1970 promotional film made by Turners Film Productions in Newcastle for Jackson the Tailor Limited, one of the most famous English menswear brands of the sixties and seventies. The film shows the mass production of quality suits in the factory tailoring industry, where wages were paid 'on piece rates', or paid by the garment. Footage depicts the craftsmanship involved in producing a hand cut, individually tailored garment.
This compilation of black and white amateur film by Middlesbrough dentist Tom H. Brown shows friends and family at leisure in North Yorkshire, and special family occasions such as the wedding of friends Charlotte Leng and John Dales Proudlock in Leeds. There are visits to locations in Redcar, Saltburn, Scarborough and the grounds of Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire. Footage includes a brief hand tinted scene.
Through a combination of voiceover and footage, this promotional film for Ringtons Limited follows the cycle of tea production and distribution, from the Ceylon plantations to the Ringtons Tea factory in Algernon Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, and from the factory to the customer’s doorstep.
A promotional film produced for Joshua Wilson & Brothers Ltd by Turners Films Production that looks at the VG Foodstores network of small food retail shops and supermarkets in the North East of England. The region is served by the Joshua Wilson food distribution company, located in Durham, and is the largest in Europe. All aspects of running a VG grocery store are covered, not only food distribution, but layout, architecture, and advertising
Amateur film footage of the B'nai Brith dinner for the new President of the Jewish Association of Newcastle in the mid 1950s, exchange visits of the Leeds and Newcastle Jewish Friendship Clubs; the renowned circus performer Nicolai Poliakov, who made his name as 'Coco the Clown,' visits Newcastle with a circus on the Town Moor, probably during the Hoppings,and attends the Friendship Club as an Honorary member. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
This amateur film documents a day out on the Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway (KWVR), taking a steam train journey between Oxenhope and Keighley, calling at Haworth and Oakworth. This 1970s film was made by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Leonard Winter who also worked with the Cleveland Cine Club. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of various events of relevance to him taking place during 1951. The film records a family trip to the beach at Whitley Bay and views of terraced streets both in Wallsend and Batley in West Yorkshire where children are filmed playing in empty plots possibly the result of World War Two bomb damage. Nurses pose with children at a hospital near Morpeth and a boy takes a bike ride near Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The film ends with crowds looking over two Royal Navy ships moored along the Newcastle Quayside.
A home movie made by amateur filmmaker Betty Cook between 1964 and 1966 showing the development of a boy, Mark, from a baby through to being a toddler. The film shows various family members and friends, including Arthur Cook, husband of the filmmaker, posing with the baby at relative's home in Leeds.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records steam engine traffic in and around the North East in the mid 1960's. The film also may be capturing some of the last passenger steam services to run as on the 12th August 1968 British railways imposed a ban on all mainline steam traffic.
This film by railway enthusiast and film maker Chris Lawson looks at the steam engines which run on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a heritage railway in West Yorkshire and also the engine works and shed at Philadelphia, Tyne & Wear [County Durham at the time of filming].
A promotional film produced by Turners Film Productions for C.A. Parsons Company. The film looks at the different types of turbine generators produced by the company for both conventional as well as nuclear power generation within the UK as abroad. The film also goes into detail looking at how Parsons turbine generators are produced and installed at various sites around the UK, Canada and Australia.
An amateur film made by John Percival Staddon that records views of attractions and landmarks in the Lake District and North Yorkshire.