ICI Billingham Fim Unit cine magazine that includes three short films. The first feature records traffic turmoil at the East Gate to the Billingham ICI industrial plant, with comic warnings about road safety. "End of a Process" documents the final days of the Castner process of metal sodium production at ICI’s Cassel Works in Billingham. “Summer Outing” records an annual day trip to Scarborough for retired workers of ICI, organised by the company.
Billingham Film Unit cinemagazine edition featuring two short documentary items. The first is a visit to the Teesside Engineering Club at Hartburn to meet some of the “failed engine drivers” who turn their hands to model making, and model railways. In the second part of the film, a group of Billingham boys participate in outward bound activities on Commondale Moor in the autumn.
A home movie made by John Dickinson of a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and a journey from Goathland to Pickering and back. The film includes journeys on both steam and diesel locomotives and volunteers working with the trains.
This is a compilation of colour home movie footage, filmed between 1946 and 1947 by Middlesbrough based dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film consists of portraits of the filmmaker’s father, Tom Brown Senior, and his son and daughter, Tony and Helen, and an interesting scene in which Tom Brown performs a tooth extraction on his six year old son in the garden. Another sequence captures aerial views of the coastline and urban Teesside region, filmed in 1947 from a British light aircraft, the Auster Autocrat. Footage includes family travel in Switzerland and the Alps in the summer of 1947, and holidays in North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and the Scottish Border.
Spoof film made by members of the Tees-Side Cine Club based in Middlesbrough, which parodies the Sherlock Holmes crime dramas. Scenes for the film were shot in various parts of Cleveland, North Yorkshire, including Great Ayton, Great Broughton, Kilton Wood, and Middlesbrough. The Jet Miners Inn, Great Broughton, and Hush’s Pawnbrokers shop, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, feature prominently in the film as locations. It was written and produced in 1931 by Kate Brown, wife of Tom H. Brown, and photographed by Wilf Maxwell. Tom Brown takes the principal acting part as the detective, Darelock Bones, and also plays the Mayor. His father, Tom Brown Senior, plays the part of Dr Darling, and his wife, Mabel Brown, plays the Mayor’s Wife.
The first episode of a two-part Tyne Tees Television feature that looks at the landscape, industry, history and traditions of the North East coastline from Whitby to South Shields and the River Tyne, presented by Austin Steele.
Amateur home movie by Middlesbrough dentist Tom H. Brown that records the early years in the life of the Browns' daughter Helen, from her christening at St Barnabas Church,Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, in 1934, to Helen at the age of 10 months. The film also documents a holiday in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, with a focus on the architecture and monuments of this seaside resort, and visits to Rudston, Sledmere, Ampleforth, and Sutton Bank.
Amateur home movie in the collection of Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown, filmed by Brown family members and Frank Joyner. It records Tom H Brown's wedding to Kate Elizabeth Spittle on 12 August 1931 at St Barnabas' Church, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, where they were married by Reverend J. W. Dales. Tom and Kate Brown also record their honeymoon in the South East of England. The film concludes with shots of waterfalls and rivers in Wensleydale and Ilkley, and with two sequences of air flight that feature the take off of an autogyro and the departure of Captain Barnard and his famous Fokker monoplane 'The Spider'.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
Black and white home movie compilation by Middlesbrough based dentist Tom Brown (Senior) of holiday trips with family and friends to Blackpool, the Lake District, Stratford-upon-Avon and Redcar.
Tyne Tees Television Newsview magazine item, originally broadcast on 11 September 1964, about a party organised the night before at Scorton Station by local octogenarian, Bridget Talbot of Kiplin Hall, celebrating the Richmond to Darlington line remaining open. At the time, the village was still awaiting a decision on the railway closure from Conservative Minister of Transport, Ernest Marples. Includes interviews with Bridget Talbot, who led the local campaign against closure, and Mr Tim Kitson, MP for Richmond.
This is an ICI Billingham Film Unit travelogue with an unusual premise and title. The film promotes the North East as a marvellous place to live and work and includes footage of engineers, scientists and draftsmen at the ICI Billingham chemical works and the many social pursuits available for workers: sports at Billingham Synthonia and Wilton Hall Clubs, rowing and sailing on the Wear,Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank and rock climbing. The film also tours around local Teesside villages and towns such as picturesque Norton and Stockton-on-Tees on a busy market day. The coastal towns of Saltburn, Staithes (including women in traditional Staithes bonnets) and Whitby are explored as well as the iconic cities of Durham, York and Newcastle (including night time Hoppings scenes on the Town Moor). The final scenes capture the remote landscapes of Weardale and the world of the hill farmers.
An amateur film produced by the Cleveland Cine Club looking at the heritage and landscape of the Cleveland area. The film explores Middlesbrough town centre, coastal resorts such as Redcar, Runswick Bay and Whitby, and some derelict areas along the River Tees. The film also looks at the local countryside and visits a country show. Industry in the area shows workers leaving the Cargo Fleet steelworks on Middlesbrough Road.
An amateur film by Walter Gowland of Hartlepool showing various scenes around the town including the outdoor lido on the Headland and Ward Jackson Park. The film also shows family trips to Thirsk, Helmsley, Scarborough and Edinburgh. The film ends with a display of various aircraft at an airfield, possibly RAF Middleton St George, now Durham Tees Valley Airport.
Made by local student filmmakers David Eadington, Bryan Byrne and Roger Schindler, this film looks at the early days of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the heritage railway that now runs from Grosmont to Pickering in North Yorkshire. Starting with a black and white sequence, volunteers prepare track and engines, the film moves to colour with an account of a fully functioning passenger railway.
An amateur film made by members of Guisborough Grammar School Scout Troop of a camping trip to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire in August 1937. Footage follows of commercial aircraft operations at Croydon airport in the 1930's
An amateur film produced by George Cummin in which his character 'SAM' (based on the acronym for St. Andrews Motors) looks back at various motorcycle and car rallies that took place around the region in 1955: a veteran and vintage car rally from Whitley Bay to Newcastle upon Tyne, Weardale’s Arthur Emerson Memorial Trial motorbike scramble event, the first ever Catterick Garrison Hill Climb, North Yorkshire, featuring racer Angela Brown in an Aston Martin and the Belmont Senior Grand National Scramble at Belmont Park, Durham.
This Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) compilation consists of miscellaneous commercial and amateur film, offcuts and outtakes, and short productions shot between 1933 and the early 1950s. There is one brief sequence of archive footage of a fairground ride from the early 1900s. The amateur sequences include a sports event and silver wedding presentation in the seaside town of Whitby in 1948; a Northumberland Lawn Tennis County Open Championship in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, during the 1930s; a Newcastle & District ACA short comedy about a packet of Brand X cigarettes; and a Newcastle & District ACA picnic outing.
Compilation of miscellaneous amateur and commercial footage, which includes shots of the British light biplane bomber, the Fairey Fox 3; a fancy dress parade in Northallerton to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI in May 1937; and three weddings, including one wedding filmed during World War Two. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of two films made by Betty Cook showing two air shows taking place at what was then Teesside International airport, now Durham Tees Valley airport, near Darlington, in August 1965 and RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire in September 1958. Both films feature various types of civilian and military aircraft performing aerobatics and low flybys.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of motor racing taking place at Croft Circuit near Dalton-on-Tees in North Yorkshire. The film features two races that include both Formula 3 and sports cars. The film also shows preparations before each race and action from the pit lanes.
An amateur film by Eddie Nelson of the Cleveland Cine Club showing various leisure activities taking place in and around the Teesside area.
This film by steam engine and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson records various locations where enthusiasts focus on spotting steam engines and recording railway operations. On this occasion a special tour that ran through Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland is the focus of this film. The tour allows the enthusiasts to enjoy access to the engines and to be passengers on a steam hauled train.
This film by Chris Lawson celebrates a local heritage railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This film shows early developments in the Seventies.
An amateur film made by Chris Lawson of a saloon car racing believed to be taking place at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington.