A home movie produced by David Williams featuring his family begins with his wife and son Simon on the beach at Crimdon Dene near Hartlepool. This is followed by a day travelling Hadrian’s Wall visiting Corbridge Roman Station, the Temple of Mithras and Housesteads Roman Fort. Another day trip to Upper Weardale follows with the family enjoying the moorland landscape and visiting the then derelict Killhope lead mine. The final part of the film features the family walking a section of the river Tees from Barnard Castle, through Startforth to High Force waterfall near Middleton-in-Teesdale where the film ends.
An amateur film which begins with a procession of decorative floats and a juvenile jazz band parading along a road, believed to be in Sunderland. Due to the political messages of some of the floats the event may relate to a local student rag week. The remainder of the reel features views of a football match taking place in Spain and views from a hotel veranda.
A home movie made by the Neesham family of Redcar begins in Nottingham with views of the Trent Building of Nottingham University and a Scottish marching band performing in the grounds of Nottingham Castle. A visit to the grounds of Wollaton Hall is followed by a procession of decorative floats, costumed youngsters and juvenile jazz band march through a street in Redcar. The film ends with the family on the beach at Redcar.
A home movie made by the Neesham family of Redcar begins with a woman taking her new-born child to show colleagues at ICI Wilton near Redcar. Women at work in a laboratory and office are followed by a visit to the Wilton site by Princess Margaret and views of the women waiting to see the Royal visitor. The film also features a hockey match between men and women taking place in a field near Wilton and a visit to Scarborough. The remainder of the film consists of a series of weddings that generally begin with the bride and her father posing for the camera followed by the couple after the service posing for photographs. The final wedding also features the reception and the film ends with the couple and other guests leaving the venue, some carrying section of wedding cake.
Filmed report for the Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news programme, broadcast on 1 November 1976. Reporter Tony Cook spends time with three lighthouse keepers working at the Longstone Lighthouse on Longshore Rock off the Northumberland coast, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. One of the keepers, David Hindmarch, claims to have experienced a haunting at the lighthouse, said to be the ghost of Grace Darling.
This Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news item covers the comical chaos of a homemade boats race across Seahouses harbour in the first year of May Week celebrations in the Northumbrian coastal village. The report was originally broadcast on 7 May 1975.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Alister Harrison covers the historic annual Shrove Tuesday ‘mob’ football match in Alnwick, also known as ‘Scoring the Hales’, played between the parishes of St Michael and St Paul. It’s a sporting spectacle with very few rules and no-holds barred tackling, which takes place in the Pastures and River Aln. This filmed report was broadcast on the regional news programme Northern Life on 22 February 1977.
This film by amateur filmmaker John Percival Staddon looks at places and events mainly around the Sunderland and South Shields area. The film begins in Sunderland with Billy Smarts circus parading through the town followed by a study of traffic in the town centre. A visit to a local attraction at the coast is Marsden Rock at South Shields. A brief visit to the night lights in Manchester, then to the North East coast at Seaburn. Next, south to Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire is followed by celebrations at a church in Houghton le Spring. Transport finishes the programme with the final remnants of the tram service in Sunderland and rare footage of the 'Halfpenny' Ferry on the river Wear.
An amateur film by John Percival Staddon which shows off the attractions of North East of England. A church fete begins the film (possibly St Chads in Herrington, Sunderland), followed by visits to North Yorkshire, including Newby Hall near Ripon and Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. Back up to Northumberland, the work of fishermen at Seahouses is documented. Views show Christmas lights in Sunderland, and the Shields Ferry service between North Shields and South Shields. The film ends with footage of the Borgsten, at the time of filming the largest ship to be built on the Wear.
Compilation of amateur films by Raymond James Paiton consisting of footage of a visit to Cragside house, near Rothbury in Northumberland with his wife Molly followed by events on Newcastle Town Moor including a performance of synchronised gymnastics, a display of military aircraft, the star attraction an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber, and the annual Hoppings fair. It concludes with family beach scenes on the coast, possibly to Cresswell 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 compilation of short narrative-based home movies featuring family vignettes, including his sister Ann and Mrs Dobing, and a day trip to Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast by steam train, produced by Peter Dobing.
A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing of a four day family holiday to the Yorkshire coast, visiting Scarborough, Whitby and Goathland. The weather on this trip is terrible and the film includes many views of the family in rain coats soaked through. However, the rain doesn’t put them off visiting some interesting sites including a trip on the Scarborough Funicular, swimming in an open air pool and a journey on the North Bay Railway through Peasholm Park. At Whitby Peter and sister Ann climb to the top of West Pier Lighthouse and the film ends with the family visiting Mallyan Spout waterfall near Goathland.
This narrative-based home movie by Peter Dobing records a family holiday around North Yorkshire in 1952. The family visits the coastal towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hood's Bay, and travel to Staveley and the countryside near Knaresborough.
A fun parody of 1950’s science fiction films produced by Jack Lockhart as part of the 2013 Shimmer Festival in Whitley Bay in which a mysterious object from outer space in the shape in the Spanish City dome crashing into the sea near Whitley Bay. Using archive footage from the collections of the North East Film Archive, the film shows how the local population react to the strange object and send out a research party to investigate.
This amateur film made by John Percival Staddon records a family trip travelling to Marsden on the north east coast and Piercebridge, on the River Tees near Darlington.
Amateur record of the Tynemouth Swimming Club Gala 12 August, 1933, made by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association.
An amateur travelogue by Peter Dobing and George Theaker takes us on the trail of British explorer Captain James Cook's early life and career in Yorkshire, taking in Marton, Easby Moor in the Cleveland Hills, Staithes, Wheeldale Moor, and Whitby.
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 news insert consisting of general views of the waves of a rough sea. This item was originally broadcast on 15 October 1968.
This amateur film shows family life in a small village in County Durham, probably Cornsay Colliery, including chidren on Christmas Day, with family trips to Knaresborough and the seaside.
This amateur film documents a trip to Whitby and Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.