An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
An educational and promotional film produced by the Department of Photography Kings College and co-written and directed by Bruce Allsopp looking at what is is like to be a student and what can be studied at King's College, The Newcastle Division of Durham University.
An amateur film made by Bob Wrightson filmed over a year showing the changing colours in nature around the region and Lake District.
Reporter Bill Weeks conducts vox pops in Newcastle upon Tyne about farmers and farm produce. This Tyne Tees Television news magazine item was used in a Look of the Month compilation broadcast on 28 October 1968.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a school sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle featuring both young girls and fathers taking part in various races. Following this there is a presentation of prizes to pupils by a female dignitary. The second part of the film features the Paiton family watching a farmer turn hay in a field and the children feeding chickens in the yard believed to be Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with views of the Royal Agricultural Society Show taking place on the Town Moor at Newcastle. A small boy is filmed looking around the site at the various displays of agricultural machinery. The second part of the film shows proud parents watching their boys taking part in various sports day events at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth.
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.
Two archetypal 19th century characters, a self-made property owner and a skilled craftsman plasterer, discuss their lives and work, whilst a third character presents a political analysis of the long term decline of British capitalism from its 19th century heyday. This is the earliest political films produced by Gateshead film workshop, Trade Films.
Political documentary by Trade Films workshop of Gateshead about the traditional view of 'industrial Britain'. Taking the economic history of industrial Britain as its starting point, the film brings together a disparate range of material in which the individual is defined in relation to a labour force and this relationship is seen in the context of state intervention. Locations include the River Tyne waterfront and Byker estate in Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Crowley's Ironworks at Swallwell, Gateshead, on the River Derwent.