An amateur film recording events taking place as part of the High Spen Community Association 5th Annual Carnival on the 6th June 1968. The film shows a parade of five local juvenile jazz bands marching along Strothers Road and Ramsey Street in High Spen to a large exhibition fields where they perform in competition. There are views of a children’s fancy dress competition and the film ends with medals and trophies being presented for both the fancy dress and jazz band competitions.
Amateur film of the Flinton family during leisure time, probably on holiday in the North Yorkshire moors and Scarborough in 1955.
An amateur film made by Tom Johnson of the Billingham and District Cine Club giving a taste of the outward bound, sporting, and craft activities on offer at Billingham Technical College.
An amateur film produced by Tom Johnson of the Billingham & District Cine Club that documents the events surrounding the Billingham Week Festival in 1964 with folk dance, music, parades and sports. This film comes with music and a commentary.
This is an amateur home movie compilation featuring Dorothy and Stephen Morton's son Jonathan. Footage includes a fun village 'knockout' and various school sports, probably at grounds in Etherley, Bishop Auckland, in County Durham; holiday visits to the Lake District and learning to canoe; delivery of a new caravan; and Jonathan's 7th and 8th birthday parties, which seem to be during the Christmas period.
A promotional film made for Northumberland County Council to encourage people to move to Northumberland. The film uses case studies of three families recently moved to the area. These include the Richardson family from Whitley Bay, the Target family from Killingworth and the Randall family from the Tyne Valley near Hexham. The film explores issues of housing, industry, shopping, nightlife, leisure activities and education.
A travelogue produced by the Planning Department of Northumberland County Council that documents Northumberland’s rural landscape, history and culture.
An amateur film made of a visit to Newcastle and Northumberland by a delegation from Czechoslovakia. The film records their visits to schools and colleges, an opencast mine and power station, the new town of Killingworth, and to the construction sites for Newcastle Civic Centre and the Tyne Tunnel. They also visit a number of tourist attractions including the Farne Islands.
This early actuality film of local topical news items features highlights from the Berwick Infirmary Cup football final between Eyemouth Rangers and Belford, played at the Stanks on June 29th 1929, and scenes from the Berwick May Fair in 1928. The film also includes an evocative 'phantom ride' through Walkergate Lane, a back street in a poor area of Berwick, during May Fair celebrations. In the final scene, fish merchants gather at an auction on the Berwick quayside, including a member of the Holmes family, fish merchants in Berwick since the 1800s. The film of the Berwick Infirmary Cup was due to be screened that same week at the Berwick Playhouse.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson featuring the family taking a holiday cruises aboard the cruise ship “Chusan” in 1955. The film mainly focuses on the activities and friends made onboard ship. The final part of the film shows the family visiting their daughter Pamela at Harrogate College for speech day as well as the whole family in the garden at home at Leasyde in Newcastle.
A Tyne Tees Television news report on the popular regional sport of whippet racing taking place at Backworth on North Tyneside. The report shows both spectators and owners watching the fast-paced dog racing. Interview with Harry Seymour, President of the North of England Association of Whippet Clubs, about how and why the sport is so popular. The report was transmitted 18 October 1976.
A Tyne Tees Television Northern Life report with Anne Avery from a sports hall in Killingworth where a young girl is in training on a trampoline. This is followed by an interview with a man, possibly her trainer, who is asked about the British trampolining team and their prospects in an upcoming international competition. The young girl seen previously is then interviewed about her training routine and her ambitions, and the report ends with her performing again on the trampoline. The report was transmitted 18 October 1976.
Tyne Tees Television North East Newsview sports item on a veteran motorcycle rally, with vintage BSA, Norton, Raleigh and Scott bikes in competition, from Durham City to Blanchland in Northumberland. This news report by Tom Phillips was originally broadcast on 1 June 1964.
A film made by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association to celebrate the Centenary of the Blaydon Races. The film follows various events taking place around Blaydon, Gateshead, and Newcastle including a boat race on the River Tyne. Many other sporting and social events are featured with the film culminates with a parade from the "Balmbras" public house to Blaydon.
A celebration of the potential for business growth in Sunderland with its attractions of housing, schools, cultural facilities and beauty spots, linked with a celebration of Sunderland Football Club winning the Football Association Cup in 1973.
An amateur film produced by the Saltburn-by-the-Sea Centenary Committee, and probably filmed by Alderman W.H. Loraine, records the many formal and informal events that took place in the town to celebrate its centenary in 1961. The film opens with a message from Sir William Worsley, Bart., Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire, followed by the crowning ceremony of the Centenary Princess, Patricia Bowers. The film also shows a visit by the Bishop of York, the Most Reverend Arthur Michael Ramey to take part in a special service and parade held at Saltburn Parish Church.
Tyne Tees TV youth news programme Newsview Young World, originally broadcast on 1 October 1964, looks at a day in the life of Sunderland gymnast Monica Rutherford, as she trains zealously on the shore at Roker near her home in Sunderland, and at Fulwell School (Gymnastics Club) with her former school coach, then called Mrs Groom (nee Allison). She qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. In a voiceover she discusses the background to her success and explains her career choice to train as a teacher. A commentary fills in information about her early success as a young gymnast.
This Tyne Tees Television Newsview feature for Young World, originally broadcast on 10 December 1964, documents the daily working life of the new Sunderland Association Football Club (AFC) manager, George Hardwick (a former Middlesbrough and England captain known as "Gentleman George") – from office work to the Saturday football league match at the team’s Roker Park home ground. Sunderland were in Division One for the 1964-1965 season.
A compilation of films recording school sports and drama activities at Ralph Gardner High School, North Shields, in the 1950s.
This amateur home movie documents leisure time with the McQueen family and friends in their home town of Tynemouth, visits to the island of St. Mary’s, Rothbury, and locations in Norfolk, Cumbria, Windsor and London. Footage includes the visit of HRH Queen Mary to Blickling Hall, Norfolk, for a St. George’s Day pageant.
This amateur home movie compilation of McQueen family holidays in Jersey and Norway, day trips and leisure time at home in Tynemouth, spans the years 1937 through to 1948. Footage includes Digging for Victory vegetable growing in Tynemouth and portraits of Mac McQueen in uniform as a Home Guard officer and his son Neil in Air Training Corps cadet uniform at the start of the Second World War.
Home movie footage by an amateur filmmaker that features the 1st Dinnington Scouts and guides groups in sports day celebrations at Dinnington, near Newcastle, concluding with an evening firework display. The film also records an open-air dramatic pageant in the grounds of a large country house estate, performed by women.
This sponsored film by Turners of Newcastle shows the opening of the new rugby ground next to the Great North Road in 1955, Gosforth Rugby Football Club, and also covers a Rugby Union match between Gosforth Park and Cambridge University, Saturday l7 September 1955.
This promotional film was produced by Strathclyde Films for the Hardy Brothers of Alnwick and London, a famous family business that manufactured and sold fishing equipment in Alnwick, near the Scottish border. The film offers instruction in the art of fly fishing and casting, demonstrated by Ian Blackburn, a casting champion, and James Hardy, the grandson of the founders of the company, and Company Director at this time. The craft of making quality fishing rods from bamboo cane at the Hardy factory in Alnwick is then recorded in detail.
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.