On 16th December, 1914, the Imperial German Navy carried out an attack on the British ports of Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby. The attack resulted in 592 casualties many of them civilians of which 137 were fatal. The film includes footage of Scarborough following the aftermath of the bombing as well as the funeral of Coast Guard Frederick Randel in Whitby, 1914.
Home movie compilation by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown that records the young Brown family enjoying a wartime holiday at home in Middlesbrough during the Second World War. After the war has ended, there are visits to the seaside resort of Redcar in 1945 and extensive travel in North Wales in 1946. The closing colour film sequence documents the demolition of air-raid bomb shelters in a Middlesbrough street during October 1946.