ICI film promoting a work study scheme to help improve ICI efficiency during hard economic times. Includes excellent non-industrial sequences that illustrate some of the products manufactured with ICI materials, such as nylon (a woman with stockings), domestic scenes including valves for the TV, Formica tables, plastic ashtray, hoovering a carpet, scenes in Stockton market, haymaking, and men on ships during stormy weather, to illustrate "pulling together." A commentary accompanies the film.
A filmed sequence from the Tyne Tees Television programme Commercial Break looking at the problems faced by north east fashion designers getting their works produced and sold commercially. The film focuses on Newcastle designer Kathleen Shaw and follows her to a fashion show taking place at Wynyard Hall.
Produced by Middlesbrough dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown in 1935, the film captures the variety of leisure activities and entertainment found at the seaside resort of Redcar. The film documents seaside attractions such as a commercial 'head-through-the-hole’ beach photographer, the Society Palmist shop front, Fleets Punch and Judy Show, decorative Victorian swings run by showman Victor Vernon and his family, and a ventriloquist. The extensive scenes of a swimwear fashion show at Redcar’s outdoor pool provide a fascinating insight into changing styles from 1882 to the present. The film concludes with scenes from the 102nd Cleveland Agricultural Show, first held in 1882. Shot on Dufaycolor film shortly after it went on sale to the public in September 1934, this is one of the earliest surviving amateur colour films in the region.
A Tyne Tees Television news report, an entry in the 1967 Britannica Awards for British Television News Film and filmed by Keith McWhirter, looks at the use of paper in the world of fashion and other domestic applications.
It’s 1967 the year of the ‘Summer of Love’ and to find out what’s happening on Tyneside, Tyne Tees Television cameras and a reporter go to the Handyside Arcade on Percy Street to attend Newcastle’s own ‘love-in’, which took place on Saturday 26th August.
Filmed Tyne Tees Television inserts to a programme on the fashionable scene that centres on the Handyside Arcade on Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, at the height of the boutique boom of the 1960s.
An edition of the Tyne Tees Television series A World of My Own, probably transmitted in February 1969, which looks at the life and views of the 90th Bishop of Durham, The Right Reverend Dr Ian Thomas Ramsey. The programme follows him in his daily work, from his home at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, to Durham Cathedral. On a train to Leeds, he discusses some of his views on politics and in a local clothing boutique in Handyside Arcade, Newcastle, he holds an impromptu discussion with young people on fashion and protest. Dr Ramsey is also filmed conducting a wedding service and visiting prisoners in Durham Prison.
A Tyne Tees Television news report for Sportstime on a Northern League football team, Tow Law Town, who have made it to the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. Ryehope Colliery Welfare have also got through.
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'.
Employees from the Newcastle department store, J. L. McAdam Limited, head to the seaside at Beadnell Bay, Northumberland, for their annual staff outing on 24 June 1937.
Amateur film of a photo fair that features women modelling in staged sets for amateur photographers. The second part of the film records a beauty contest at Blackpool Lido.
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.
Amateur film produced for Billingham Urban District Council by Tom Johnson and the Billingham and District Cine Club. This film documents the events surrounding the Billingham Week exhibition in 1963. Features include: a fancy dress competition, dancing, a Red Cross march, show jumping, and finally a fruit and vegetable show and trade exhibitions.
Promotional film produced by Turners Film Unit in 1957 advertising Premier Supermarkets, the first American style self-service retailing in Britain, with the first store opened in Streatham High Street, London, in 1951. The firm behind Premier was Express Dairies. The film features opening scenes of young women enjoying leisure time with family and friends contrasting with the effort involved in shopping before the advent of the supermarket. The second half promotes the convenience, speed and dazzling choice of products available at Premier Supermarkets for the shopper, and also records the food production, selection and supply, processing and packaging industries that deliver to Premier Supermarket warehouses and shops.
This Tyne Tees Television Newsview magazine item captures the highlights of either the semi-final or final of the North East Group Competition sponsored by Tyne Tees Television and the Northern Echo, held at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 11 September 1964. A selection of beat bands plays in front of a wild and fashionable teenage crowd, including The Rocking D-Jays from Trimdon. This news magazine item won the 1964 Encyclopaedia Britannica Award for cameraman Norman Jackson.
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
A promotional film produced by Turners Film Production that looks at the activities of Hugh Mackay Carpets, a historic and long standing firm famous for the production of high quality carpets in Durham. The film follows aspects of carpet selling and manufacture from the choosing of a carpet in a showroom, to its design and manufacture for an overseas order. Many of the design and manufacturing processes shown are from a pre computer era.
Record by Turners of the Co-operative Wholesale Society's (CWS) Family Fare Exhibition, held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1955, and a Co-operative fashion show (without an audience) featuring summer dresses, evening wear and bridal wear, a common feature of CWS Family Fare Exhibitions.
Record of a Co-operative fashion show of summer dresses, evening wear, bridesmaid and bridal wear, held in a marquee during the CWS Family Fare Exhibition in Newcastle, 1955. The footage may be outtakes of the event. The models, of different ages, parade solely for the camera and the event is staged without an audience. The fashion shows were a regular feature of these trade shows.
This film is a basic record of a Co-operative Society fashion show held in the 1970s, which may have been produced for internal Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) purposes only. The location is not identified. Female models parade a variety of fashions on a stage and catwalk. Musical accompaniment seems to be a pastiche soundtrack of old hits from the 1920s to 1970s.
Home movie produced by Dr H. Brenton Porteous of Dr Harry Wilson's wedding in 1928, a GP doctor from Osborne Road, and scenes from a visit to Berwick upon Tweed with good footage of a disappearing method of traditional salmon fishing on Goswick sands.
Record of the CWS Family Fare Exhibition hosted by the Newcastle Co-operative Society in its centenary year, 1960, which includes queuing for the exhibition, arrival of dignitaries and guests of honour, opening speeches, interesting displays around the exhibition, and a fashion show.
A series of short advertising spots for the Newcastle Co-operative Society.
Amateur footage of family activities at Butlins holiday camp in Bognor Regis during the 1960s, which includes heats of the ‘Miss She’ competition, a fashion contest in ‘day wear’ sponsored by Nat Mags (short for National Magazine Company who published ‘She’); a Father and Son competition; a couple’s wheelbarrow race; a backwards three-legged race; a women’s tug o’ war; swimming competitions (breast stroke) and Daily Mirror bucket coracle pool contest.
Comprehensive amateur city documentary on Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed in the 1950s. The film records Newcastle's historical architecture and monuments; annual ceremonies such as Remembrance Day and a church parade; health services; shopping and the Sunday morning market on the Quayside; factories; colliery; transport and Central Railway Station; industry and docks on the River Tyne; sporting events such as Newcastle United at St James' Park, Gosforth races, the Newcastle Race Week Festival, known as the Hoppings on the Town Moor; and Newcastle nightlife featuring rock and roll dancers at the Walkerdene youth centre.