The film captures snapshots of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1938. For the most part, the film was made in Somerset, but it also features shots filmed in Cardiff.
A Tyne Tees Television production as part of the About Britain series looking at the farming community at Botton Village, near Whitby in the North York Moors, run by the Camphill Village Trust. The film follows a number of workers and farms who featuring its residents and co-workers, community inhabitants and working practices.
This colour home movie by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown records a ten day family skiing holiday in Wengen, in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland at Christmas,1950. The Browns learn how to ski on the nursery slopes and film professional ice skating, ice hockey and ski jumps.
This episode is the six in the series and includes visits to various castles, tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. It is introduced by Kenneth Cope and Charlotte Allen who visit various interesting and historical places in the region.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of a family cruise around the Mediterranean in 1952. The film includes life on board the S.S. [steam ship] Chusan, a British ocean liner and cruise ship. Locations visited include Gibraltar, Malta, Rhodes, Venice, Naples, Capri and Lisbon.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson of her family taking a Mediterranean cruise onboard the passenger liner S.S. Arcadia in the summer of 1957. Footage includes visits to Venice, Malta and views of the Stromboli volcano.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson a cruise holiday take by her and her husband Lionel around the West Indies aboard the S.S. Antilles in 1958. The film begins with passengers taking part on the “Mysteries of the Deep” ceremony, a traditional Equator-crossing initiation rite that commemorates a sailor's first crossing. This is followed by visits to a number of tropical locations including Martinique, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico as well as Caracas in Venezuela.
An amateur film made by Danny Webster, Vice-Principle of Bede College in Durham, of a trip by students from the college to Bergen, Norway in 1949.
Amateur film of private sector housing conditions, including slum clearance properties, in the Old Durham Road area of Gateshead, filmed between 1982 and 1984. The first sequences record the "Tyneside flats", a form of domestic housing found primarily in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland urban areas. The film also documents the demolition of the slums. The filmmaker, Stephen Gray, worked for Gateshead Council as an Environmental Health Officer.