An amateur film made by John Fraser, a farm labourer, showing farming activities taking place on and around Hart Warren Farm, Middle Warren Farm and Throston Grange Farm near Hartlepool in around 1964.
Amateur home movie of family portraits, individual and group, taken in the street.
This film is an amateur home movie compilation that includes family portraits, individual and group, taken in the street. A commercial newsreel of material of the the King and Queen, 1910 - 1935, has been added at the end of the reel.
A film made by Donald Raymond Clark of the Middlesbrough College of Education Cine Club begins with a trip across the Transporter bridge in Middlesbrough with views around the docks which evolves into a mini drama. The filmmakers then explore some of the many old streets in the town centre and finally look at some aspects of public transport in the town.
Comic Technicolor cartoon animation advertising Andrews Liver Salts produced by Geoffrey & Mina Johnson Studios and created for Scott and Turner of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Part professional and part amateur film of the reception for the newly married Mr and Mrs Collins at the Gordon Hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle on the 30 July 1938.
A film made by Danny Webster, Vice-Principle of Bede College of Bede Day which took place on Whit Monday [3rd June] 1963. Filmed at Durham Racecourse, it shows various activities and events taking place around the racecourse including children playing various fairground games and displays of Judo, gymnastics and trampolining. The film ends with views of people packing up at the end of the day and a group of men enjoying a beer.
An amateur film made by Thomas Lawson of his brother Robert’s wedding to Mary Elsie Beeby at St John’s Church in Hebburn on the 26th June 1948. The film begins with a dramatised sequence showing Mary visiting his parents to show them her wedding ring. There are various views of the wedding and reception and ends with another short dramatised sequence showing the happy couple arriving at their new home.
An amateur film produced by Thomas Lawson for the Clarkson-Richardson wedding believed to be at a church in Jarrow on the 18th June 1949. The film begins with a young couple walking through a park dreaming of their wedding day. They fall asleep on a park bench and the film cuts to the day itself and shows the arrival of the groom, guests and finally bride. Following the wedding the wedding party pose for photographs and leave by car for the reception. The film ends with the young couple waking from their happy dream.
An amateur film made by Thomas Lawson of the Green-Maughan wedding taking place at St Paul's Church in Jarrow on the 6th June 1959. The film begins with a man, believed to be the filmmaker, walking around the churchyard. Another younger man is seen walking around St Paul’s Monastery as well as the churchyard. The groom, guest and bride are seen arriving and going into the church followed by them posing for photographs in the churchyard. The film ends with the newly married couple being driven away and arriving at a terraced house. The film ends with the couple being driven away again.
A home movie that records a year in the life of dance band musician George Cummin and his girlfriend Norah, shot in 1936. The film includes New Year Eve’s celebrations with friends (some are members of Newcastle ACA); the Northumberland Plate Festival at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park, and the Town Moor Hoppings, both in June; shots of Peter Cummin as a baby and toddler; and a short trick film for Christmas. The couple were both members of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
Made by dance band musician George Cummin, this is a compilation of both amateur and commercial footage that documents a year of personal and national events in 1937, using occasional staged scenes. These include a wedding in Newcastle upon Tyne attended by George Cummin, and his own marriage in July, a picnic outing with his wife, Norah, and a friend, the Northumberland Plate festival at Gosforth Park Racecourse, Newcastle, and a fox hunt in Scotland. George and Norah Cummin were members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association.
Home movie of 1930s seaside holidays in Saltburn-by-the Sea on the Cleveland coast, North Yorkshire, and (probably) along the East Sussex coast, including Brighton. Includes footage of the well-known Pierrot performers Bert Grapho and Billy Jackson’s Jovial Jollies, who played the summer seasons in Saltburn from 1899 until the final performance in September 1939. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Miscellaneous mid-1930s home movie footage of amateur filmmaker and dance band musician George Cummin’s bachelor days playing in Whitby, his marriage to Norah, their early life and visitors in Whitby, including a brief record of the Whitby Regatta, and their honeymoon holiday to Switzerland, the Alps, towns on Lake Lucerne, Lake Logarno, Berne with its bear pit tourist attraction, and the Rhine Falls, travelling via Dover and Ostend. George Cummin was a member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association.
Cross-dressing is at the heart of this farcical 1930s comedy. Charlie’s wife leaves him just before an important uncle’s visit and he is forced to improvise to keep his inheritance. A friend adopts a female disguise with a Mae West wig and lashings of make-up to help him out. This film was produced by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) member, Leslie Greaves.
Amateur footage of a wealthy family at their large 1930s house and gardens, punting on a lake and playing golf. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This amateur travelogue records the Rosslyn Smiths’ family holiday in Cornwall, including interesting footage of a livestock market in Helston. S. J. Rosslyn Smith was a member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
Made by George Cummin, this is a compilation of miscellaneous amateur and commercial footage, which includes an outing to Warkworth, Northumberland, with the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA), of which he was a member, and holiday footage of Devon featuring his wife, Norah Cummin, and friends. Footage of professional and women’s cricket matches are also included. The professional games featured may document the West Indian cricket team’s tour matches in England in 1950.
A compilation of two nature studies filmed in Gosforth, produced by James Cameron in 1931 and 1945, one of the original founders of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). This amateur film depicts the progressive stages in the development of budgerigars.
A compilation of documentary and holiday film shot during the early 1930s by members of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). Footage includes a civic event in Newcastle upon Tyne, possibly an annual Mayor’s Sunday; an international rugby match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, London; an Air Show at Cramlington Aerodrome, home of the Newcastle Aero Club, with shots of famous women aviators, Amy Johnson and Constance Ruth Leathart, who later flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War Two; and general views of Scarborough including the Grand Hotel.
Miscellaneous film shot between the 1930s and 1960s, which features lawn bowls matches, a 1938 wedding and holiday film footage of the Lake District. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Amateur film of the garden at the home of the Cameron family in Newcastle upon Tyne, from spring to winter. The keen gardener is James Cameron Senior, a founder member and Secretary of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
This short narrative holiday film is by amateur filmmaker and member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA), George Cummin, and his wife Norah Cummin. George and Norah take a week’s holiday at a cottage in Weardale, County Durham. George decides to make a film of the holiday and settles down to write the script, but is not inspired. Whilst his wife rambles, gardens and does the housework, George repeatedly falls asleep in a deckchair and fails to script the film. On the last day he finally decides on the title and rewards himself with a nap.
Filmed by James Cameron in 1938, this amateur film documents travels in Scotland with the Cameron family. Includes footage of the fishing industry in Arbroath; a grand rally of the Cameron clan at Achnacarry Castle on 24th June 1938; the Empire Exhibition, an international exposition held at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow from May to December 1938; and an entertaining Canadian logrolling performer at North Berwick Open Air Pool. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Based on a popular piece of American music written by Elly Divina in 1933, this burlesque melodrama, staged in rhyme, is played for laughs. Even the crying is in tempo in Little Nell. The film tells the story of a farmer’s daughter lured away by a wicked lover (an actor) who leaves her on the night her child is born. Ruined, she returns to her father but the unscrupulous villain arrives and threatens to take the farm and child from them. The film was made by amateur filmmaker George Cummin (Conway Films) and all roles are acted by him. Cummin was a member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).