Prolific Yorkshire filmmaker, G.W. Gillott, comprehensively documents a journey through Northumberland.
This is a film made by Doug and Norah Brear, members of Wakefield Cine Club, on a trip to Robins Hood’s Bay. The film is accompanied by a commentary providing a potted history of the village and giving a tour of interesting places and features.
Made by Roger Teale, this short amateur film documents a trip around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, visiting Lindisfarne Castle and Priory.
This is one of a large collection of films created by the Photographic Unit of the Chief Civil Engineer of the LNER in York, and his successors on British Railways. This film records the work of a gang of rail workers and a piling machine unloading cable ducks on the track near Tweedmouth on the East Coast Main Line, Morpeth to Berwick.
This amateur footage by Jack Lawson records the winter's snow in the countryside around the Taylor farm in Great Bavington and bathtime for baby Michael Taylor, filmed around 1961 and 62.
Amateur home movie by Jack Lawson that records the Browell wedding at Great Bavington in rural Northumberland in 1960, a garden party at Newonstead Farm, near Great Bavington, and children Sally and Brenda playing.
This amateur home movie probably filmed by Chris Lawson records the Taylor family and toddler Michael at their farm in Great Bavington, the building of a new wall, and various scenes of family life with children around the farm and next-door house, which probably belongs to the Lawsons.
This amateur film made by Jack Lawson looks at cars and drivers undergoing trial tests in a field in the country. Many of the cars taking part are now considered classic cars. This is followed by fun and antics for a farmer's family with a hayride and children and ponies on the Northumbrian farm.
Made by filmmaker Geoffrey Willey, this film looks at the work of the famous producer of Craster kippers, L. Robson and Sons. It shows the traditional process of turning herring into the well-known delicacy.
This film shows additional footage for the film Craster Kippers, made at the premises of L. Robson and Sons, Craster, Northumberland world famous kipper producers.
A compilation of home movies originally shot on standard 8mm by Thomas Teasdale during the 1960s and 1970s mainly focusing on his family either at home in West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne or on the beach at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats or Tynemouth Longsands. The film also features the family visiting the Hoppings Fair in Newcastle and Spanish City in Whitley Bay as well as caravanning holidays to Scotland. However, the film begins in the village of Walbottle in 1960 and an official ceremony to mark the twinning of the village to another in France and ends with the family on holiday to Magaluf in Spain in the early 1970s.
Tyne Tees TV travelogue on the coast of Northumberland presented by Ashington-born Jack Charlton, former Leeds United and England footballer and manager of Middlesbrough FC.
A Country Editor follows the gathering and preparation of material for the Christmas edition of the 112 year old weekly Northumberland newspaper, the Hexham Courant, through to production. Includes action at Hexham Auction Market. Editor Michael Sharman interpolates his observations. This Tyne Tees TV documentary was first broadcast as part of the ITV About Britain series on 10 March 1976.
This Tyne Tees Television edition of the ITV series About Britain was first broadcast regionally on 1 May 1973. The documentary follows the Braes of Derwent Hunt along the borders of County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland where R. S. Surtees, the creator of Jorrocks, once rode. It was acclaimed by some as the finest film on foxhunting ever made at the time. Includes arguments for and against this traditional blood sport.
A Tyne Tees TV produced edition of the networked ITV series About Britain transmitted on 17th July 1977 about Gavin Aitchison, a farm worker on the 2000 acre Beaufront Estate in the Tyne Valley, near Hexham in Northumberland. As the stockman, he is in charge of feeding and welfare of a herd of pedigree cattle. He talks in detail about his work, skills and lifestyle.
This edition of the About Britain series was produced by Tyne Tees Television and transmitted regionally on 23 March 1984. The programme records some of the events and sporting activities taking place during the Ingram Show and Sports on a wet weekend, 10 September 1983, in the Breamish Valley. Events featured include sheep trials, show jumping, fell running and clay pigeon shooting, pillow fights on a pole and quoits. A fun marquee disco ends the show.
The first of two documentary programmes produced by Tyne Tees Television and transmitted 29 December 1985. Presented by Magnus Magnusson this edition explores the private face of Lindisfarne and its community of 170 residents.
The second of two documentary programmes, produced by Tyne Tees Television and transmitted 5 January 1986. Presenter Magnus Magnusson explores the public face of the island of Lindisfarne and the tourists and visitors who come to the island each year. The film looks at benefits and problems for local residents of accommodating half a million visitors to the island.
An amateur film made by John Dickinson of a drive across the Cheviot Hill in Northumberland by two Land Rovers. Starting near Blindburn, the vehicles trek across rough terrain and get stuck on a number of occasions. Using ropes and brute force they manage to get the vehicles free, arriving at their final destination, possibly near Alwinton.
A Tyne Tees Television production for the Channel 4 Television series First Edition, which chronicles the musical development and background of Northumbrian musician Kathryn Tickell. The film features her performing on stage with the group Lindisfarne as well as with members of her extended family in and around her home town of Wark-on-Tyne. She is also filmed performing alongside local musicians Joe Hutton, Willy Taylor and Will Atkinson as well as Alistair Anderson following being a judge at the Rothbury Music Festival. Through the film Kathryn learns about the importance of music not only within her own family, but throughout the history of Northumberland as a place.
A filmed sequence from the Tyne Tees Television programme Commercial Break looking a management training programme being put together by Northumbrian Water at a training centre at Kielder reservoir. The film shows people participating in a number of group activities and interviews with both representatives of Northumbrian Waters and those taking part.
An amateur film made by John Dickinson featuring him and his friends off-roading in Land Rovers across the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland, in and around Blindburn and Alnwinton.
This home movie compilation made by John Dickinson features footage of his children at home or playing on the beach near Warkworth in Northumberland and events taking place as part of the 1976 Caravan Club Northern Centres rally taking place at Beckfoot Park, Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria, inlcuding a volleyball match and a game of tug-o-war. Children on the site participate by carrying streamers and signage supporting various teams. The final part of the film features a visit to a miniature railway.
A film produced by Boulmer Volunteer Rescue Services for the Tyne Tees Television series ‘Access’ and transmitted 10 September 1973 about the need of a lifeboat in the village of Boulmer following the closure of the RNLI [Royal National Lifeboat Institution] station in 1968. There are views of the Boulmer Volunteer Rescue Services boat ‘Sea Hunter’ being launched as well as views around the village. The film includes a number of interviews with both local men and women talking about the need for a lifeboat and the work that has been done so far to raise the necessary funds to buy and run a lifeboat service.
The filmed element of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television current affairs programme Your World This Week asks whether amusement arcades and bingo halls are attracting the wrong kind of people to the village of Seahouses on the Northumberland coast.