The first of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins with competitors getting ready to start the rally and car driving onto a road. Various views show the vehicles driving along a series of country road. The film ends on a woman putting on lipstick and cars parked beside a building
The second of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins on a line of cars taking part in the rally parked along a road followed by them travelling along a track through a wood and up a hill. At a checkpoint an official looks over a vehicles. The final part of the film shows the arrival of cars at the end of the rally and officials taking down information.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the ‘Blagdon Sprint’ high-speed trials organised by Raymond and believed to be taking place on the Blagdon Estate at Seaton Burn on the outskirts of Newcastle. The film begins with views of spectators looking over the various cars taking part in the sprint event. From the starting line views of cars getting underway and speeding around the circuit. The film ends with spectator looking over the cars after the race.
The first of two amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing him working to restore a three-wheeled AC Sociable car bought in a scrapyard as part of a restoration project. The film begins with Raymond in his workshop at his home at Woodland Park, Wideopen near Newcastle where he is filmed removing a section of panelling and polishing the fender. General views follow showing work being done on the car’s chassis and wheel axles. Inside a museum Raymond takes down details of a car on display there followed by more views of the vehicle being worked on and the finished frame sitting outside.
The second of two amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing him working to restore a three-wheeled AC Sociable car bought in a scrapyard as part of a restoration project. The film begins in a workshop at his home at Woodlands Park at Wideopen near Newcastle and a piece of metal being cut and filed in a vice. The metal or wooden seating frame is then seen being put into place. The film changes to show the renovated car on show beside a garage and two small children playing on it.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with crowds looking over various stalls and drinking cups of tea as part of a fete taking place at Whitefield Hall near Hepple in Northumberland. The film changes to show two women and a man in a garden followed by a crowd looking at shop window display. The final part of the film shows a man on a motorcycle driving along a suburban road and two cars parked on a country road.
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.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a young girl taking part in a gymkhana event in which she wins a green rosette. The final part of the film show two men and two boys on a beach and views Dunstanburgh Castle near Craster on the Northumberland coast.
This short amateur film by George Theaker and Peter Dobing records the sea life found at the edge of the shore from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, and includes digging for cockles.
Amateur film of a cruise to the Farne Islands from Seahouses featuring Elsie Adelaine Richardson (future wife of the filmmaker), shot by James Dudfield Rose with intertitles by Elsie. Includes some footage of Souter Lighthouse and lobster fishermen at Seahouses.
Amateur footage by Jarrow-born James Dudfield Rose, probably filmed on a holiday trip towards the end of 1930s, recording Alnwick, Berwick and the surrounding area of Northumberland, close to Dunstan Hall, which became the filmmaker's home in 1950. Includes the Lion Bridge over the River Aln. This film of the visit ends at the Scottish fishing village of St Abbs.
Amateur footage of baby playing on a beach on the north east coast, probably Northumberland, possibly the grandaughter of James Dudfield Rose.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six report on the old tradition of 'Riding the Boundaries' in Morpeth, Northumberland. Locals start out from the town centre and drinks are served at the boundary field. There's an interview with Bob Rutherford that alludes to the state of the participants after a few 'stop offs' for drinks. This news item was first broadcast on 24 April 1975.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert consisting of general views of wasteland in Blyth proposed as the site for a new shipyard. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February1975.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert of the bus depot at Blyth, which has been taken over by United Automobile Services. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February 1975.
A Tyne Tees Television news teaser transmitted 2 June 1975 about the shortening growing season for farmers in the region. Features a general view of a snowy rural scene.
Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news magazine report by Tony Cook about the hard life of a remarkable elderly woman farmer at an isolated farm in Northumberland, Miss Anderson, who runs the farm alone. This item was originally broadcast on 22 April 1977.
This amateur film by Alan Quinn records days out to Teesdale, County Durham and Northumberland as well as parties at home and children playing in the garden. The compilation also includes Pope John Paul II's visit to York.
Amateur or educational documentary in two parts on the sport of wildfowling using manually propelled gunning punts in the north east, filmed off the Northumberland coast near Lindisfarne. The punt gun was a massive smooth bore gun.
Amateur travelogue by Harry A Soloman, an early member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association, featuring scenes at Newcastle upon Tyne, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Wylam and Durham.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage of floods in the market town of Morpeth in 1963 when the River Wansbeck burst its banks and people were evacuated from their homes.
An amateur film produced by Norah Cummin recording her and husband George’s activities during 1948. The film features Norah with friends visiting St Mary’s Island near Whitley Bay at Easter and travelling with George to Holy Island or Lindisfarne Castle during Whit. They take their summer holiday to Scarborough spending most of their time inside Peasholm Park. The film features a number of sporting events including cricket as well as a football match featuring Newcastle United playing at St James Park in Newcastle during the autumn. The film ends at Christmas with a window display in George’s music shop and with him dressed as St Nicholas.
This amateur travelogue produced by Jack Mills explores the rich history of the five mile stretch of the River Tyne between Bywell and Wylam. As well as visiting many places of local interest, the film also speaks with some of its more fascinating and diverse characters who live and work around the Tyne.
An amateur film by John Scorer that records a trip to Bamburgh Castle by Marden Bridge Middle School, Whitley Bay, in 1979.