This amateur home movie documents Olive McQueen’s trip to the USA between 1958 and 1959. It features transatlantic travel to New York on the Cunard-White Star ocean liner Mauretania II, sailing from Southampton on 27 August 1958, and a return trip on the Queen Elizabeth from New York on February 28th 1959. The film includes scenes in New York, Long Island, San Francisco, Williamsburg, and locations in Virginia and California.
This amateur home movie documents the McQueen family travel to the USA in 1955 and 1956 aboard Cunard-White Star ocean liners Mauretania II and the Queen Mary. The film features many family scenes with friends in New York, Long Island, and locations in Virginia, with interesting footage of a children’s Halloween Day parade.
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 made by a policeman from the South Shields Constabulary to highlight the dangers of crossing busy roads without taking due care and attention. Shot on a busy Saturday afternoon sometime in 1950 or 1951 the film shows pedestrians crossing roads at various locations around South Shields including Market Place, Ocean Road and Kings Road.
Tyne Tees Television news feature about the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital's (formerly the Lying-in Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne) maternity flying squad who attend to a home emergency involving a pregnant woman, in urgent need of a blood transfusion during child birth.
A promotional film for the Washington Development Corporation that celebrates Washington past, and the planning and public consultation for the region’s future urban development as a new town.
A record of various stages in construction of Thompson House, an urban redevelopment project in the Groat Market area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department. The building housed the new Evening Chronicle offices. The film includes interesting views of the surrounding buildings and skylines revealed by the empty site.
A record of the urban redevelopment of the Queens Square area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department in 1964.
A record of the urban redevelopment of the Scotswood Road area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Council Planning Department in 1963.
A record of the urban redevelopment of Blandford Street West in Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Council Planning Department in 1963.
A record of the urban redevelopment of Pilgrim Street in Newcastle, both before and during the construction of the Swann House Roundabout, for the Central Motorway East ring road and office complex. The film was commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department, and filmed in 1964. Footage includes shots of the construction of Swan House, designed by architects Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall (RMJM).
Various stock shots of Newcastle, Gateshead and the surrounding areas produced by Turners Film Productions highlighting some of the modern architectural styles of the mid 1960s.
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 documentary in two parts that covers the life and industry on the River Tees, with footage of Middlesbrough, Stockton, the Transporter Bridge, Furness Shipyards and aerial shots of the Tees from Stockton to the river mouth
A film produced by Turners Film & Video Productions for Tyne & Wear County Council looking at the different types of domestic and commercial waste produced in the city of Newcastle, and how recycling can recover valuable materials from waste at the new Byker Reclamation Plant.
This amateur film by Frank Wilson is a compilation of the Wallsend Co-Op Sports Club’s social events of 1955, including a dance at Wallsend's Carville Road Hall, coach trips to Bamburgh (featuring a cricket match) and Berwick for a picnic, and a men's bowling contest on Tyneside.
A promotional tour of Newcastle shot by Turners Film Productions, taking a look at the city’s architecture and its civic art and facilities.
Two short films recording civil ceremonies and urban development plans around the city of Newcastle.
This film shows the area around the Coast Road and Chillingham Road roundabout, Newcastle, before redevelopment. We see A. Hogg, Tobacconists, on King Edward Road, and the North Heaton garage.
A record for the Newcastle Co-operative Society of the official opening of the Denton Burn Co-operative self-service supermarket on West Road. A small crowd attend the ceremony and browse the fully stocked food aisles of the new store. This was probably a conversion of a Co-op store in the original 1930s building.
Amateur film of a range of Boys Brigade activities in Newcastle in the 1950s, which includes an annual camping trip at Dalton in 1956, taking a religious exam, the visit of the Hawick Boys Brigade Pipe Band, and sports in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
A record of the the South Sandyford area of Newcastle around Lovaine Crescent, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department in 1964, prior to its demolition to make way for the central motorway and the buildings for the University of Northumbria.
Record of the area around Bigg Market and Grainger Street, Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department during major re-development of the city in the 1960s.
Record of activities at the 1960 Floral and Musical Fete held in Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, between 20th and 23rd July. This amateur film includes footage of a parade along Scotswood Road, Clayton Street, Northumberland Street and the Haymarket, led by the Mayor of Newcastle’s ceremonial carriage, with floats and marching regiments or bands from many local youth organisations. At Exhibition Park, the Floral Queen is crowned and various displays take place, such as formation marching, group exercises, a mummer’s play performed by Cubs and Scouts, St John’s Ambulance first aid demonstrations, dog show and gymkhana.
Amateur home movie filmed by Dr. H Brenton Porteous, which features his son Ian playing golf and at play in the garden in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed around 1932; a winter ride through Newcastle upon Tyne in the snow around 1933; and a visit to the home of Kate Stephenson, daughter of the Mayor of Newcastle, Sir William Stephenson.