Billingham Film Unit cinemagazine edition featuring two short documentary items. The first is a visit to the Teesside Engineering Club at Hartburn to meet some of the “failed engine drivers” who turn their hands to model making, and model railways. In the second part of the film, a group of Billingham boys participate in outward bound activities on Commondale Moor in the autumn.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
A promotional film produced by The Charter Film Group to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the granting of a Charter to Hartlepool by King John in 1201. The film documents services provided by Hartlepool Council such as housing, emergency services, transport, and leisure facilities. Footage includes material on the local industries shipbuilding, fishing and magnesium production in the Hartlepool area.
A film made by the Cleveland Cine Club for Middlesbrough Constabulary promoting the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme, an initiative to teach safe cycling to children. We follow schoolboy Paul as he rides his bicycle around the streets of Linthorpe Middlesbrough, in a casual and irresponsible manner. Following a near miss with a car at a busy road junction and strong advice from a concerned friend, Paul takes the National Cycling Proficiency test. He progresses through different stages of the test to become a model cyclist, culminating in the presentation of a badge and certificate by Middlesbrough's chief constable.
An amateur film made by members of Guisborough Grammar School Scout Troop of a camping trip to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire in August 1937. Footage follows of commercial aircraft operations at Croydon airport in the 1930's
A fiction film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club that uses both live action and animation to tell its tale. The film begins with a man driving at speed through the streets of Middlesbrough where he is stopped and booked by a policeman for careless driving. Arriving him he falls asleep and dreams of accidently running over his own daughter. The film ends with him waking and realising the error of his ways.
This amateur film made by Michael John Keane records the Cleveland County Playbus travelling around the Teesside area and children playing on board. Microphones are given to a number of children as they recite well known nursery rhymes.