This sponsored film for the Tyne Improvement Commission, produced by Turners Film Productions, documents the shipping, trading, engineering, shipbuilding and passenger services along the River Tyne. The film records the industries that cluster along the Tyne focusing on wood, petroleum, coal, fish and iron ore. The services provided to shipping by the Tyne Improvement Commission and other authorities are documented, together with the transport facilities and sites available for new industries in the area. The film includes footage of the construction and launch of the 'Northern Star,' built by Vickers Armstrong’s Naval Yard in Newcastle, and launched by H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on June 27 1961.
An amateur film shot in Newcastle during some of the worst winter weather recorded in the region in February 1941. The film shows various suburban and city centre streets under snow and people and vehicles attempting to negotiate them. The film also shows two well dressed women walking beside the River Tyne at Corbridge, a ladies garden party and three people exploring the ruins of a stone structure, possibly a Roman site near to Hadrian's Wall.
This documentary study compares traffic congestion in central Newcastle upon Tyne during the Christmas period in the early 1960s with the city centre in the late 1960s after urban re-development. Footage includes the busy shopping street of Northumberland Street, the main A1 England to Scotland road at the time, and the city centre around 1967 when pedestrian schemes and the start of the urban motorway programme demanded by city leader T Dan Smith were underway. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.