A Tyne Tees Television edition of the ITV About Britain series about 81 year old Thomas William Forster (1906 - 1998), one of the last and best of the Northumbrian ploughmen. This documentary includes dramatized scenes of his early life and developing love of ploughing and features training with Clydesdale horses at Sillywrea Farm near Hexham with John Dodd.
A film made by the Technical Aid branch of Durham Police Constabulary showing all aspects of police cadet training. The film shows cadets taking part in academic studies at Durham Technical College and Durham Agricultural College as well as on assignment with various sections of the police. The film also shows cadets taking part in a number of outdoor activities including rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing as well taking part in a camping trip. The film finishes with cadet annual parade at Durham Constabulary headquarters at Aykley Heads in Durham attended by the High Sheriff of Durham.
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.
An educational and promotional film produced by the Department of Photography Kings College and co-written and directed by Bruce Allsopp looking at what is is like to be a student and what can be studied at King's College, The Newcastle Division of Durham University.
This amateur film by J.H. Lawson that shows the preparations and the sights of the Northumberland County Show at Corbridge in 1964. Farmers, manufacturers and distributors of agricultural machinery do business while other visitors enjoy a day out at a major event.
This film by South Shields amateur filmmaker Lilian Wincote is about the village of Ovingham in Northumberland and includes it's famous Goose Fair, which has ancient origins. The film also gives an impression of village life.
A short promotional film, possibly by Jim Steel of Selldeck Ltd, showing his newly manufactured bale-handling sled working in a field near to the company’s base at East Moorhouse Farm, near the village of Matfen in Northumberland.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson of the Northumberland County Show taking place at Corbridge and a family holiday to Sandsend.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of tree felling at Monk Wood near Whitfield in Northumberland and transportation to the filmmaker's sawmill in Hexham. Features footage of operations at J.M. Jackson's Bridge End Sawmill in Hexham and lumberjacks taking part in a number of woodcutting competitions at the Northumberland County Show, Corbridge.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of a number of steam rallies taking place at Nafferton in Northumberland between 1973 and 1975. As well as steam and petrol powered agricultural machinery in action, the film also captures horses ploughing the field. Large crowds wander the site looking at the various steam powered machines on display including a large circular saw as well as a threshing machine.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of a steam rally-taking place at Anick Grange near Hexham in June 1978. As well as views of various steam powered and vintage tractors and other agricultural machinery, the film records various events taking part on a showground including a game of tug-o-war between a group of men and a traction engine. The film ends on felled trees in a field and a steam powered engine powering a circular saw that is being used to turn the felled trees into sections of timber.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson that focuses on his friend John Dodds of Sillywrea Farm near Hexham in Northumberland. The film shows John and others using Clydesdale horses to work the land ploughing, cultivating and harrowing the earth. Horses are also filmed mowing grass in a meadow and moving logs in a wood. As well as footage of John Dodd, the film also include film of an agricultural show, most likely the Northumberland County Show at Corbridge. In these sections cattle are displayed on a show field and two men take part in Cumberland wrestling.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of the Stocksfield Show at Stocksfield near Bywell in Northumberland in 1982. The film begins with exhibitors arriving on site to set up stalls both inside a number of large marquees and outside on a field. Views show various stalls and exhibitions around the site are recorded as well as other events taking place on a showground including dancing, tug-o-war, Cumberland wrestling and a sheep dog herding a gaggle of geese into a pen.
Amateur record of the North Tyne and Redesdale Agricultural Society Show at Bellingham on 28 August in the 1960s filmed by Vic Cross.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a school sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle featuring both young girls and fathers taking part in various races. Following this there is a presentation of prizes to pupils by a female dignitary. The second part of the film features the Paiton family watching a farmer turn hay in a field and the children feeding chickens in the yard believed to be Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton opens on his wife and children climbing rocks on a beach followed by a combine harvester working a field of wheat or other cereal crop. A man washing pieces of a vintage lamp a second man and boy work to repair a tractor in the farmyard, possibly at Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland. In a field the tractor cultivates the earth and the film ends on boys taking part in a sports day at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth.