The son of a miner, Shildon-born author, screen writer and journalist Sid Chaplin, who started his own working life as an apprentice blacksmth at Dean and Chapter Colliery in Ferryhill, reminisces about his youth in Newfield, County Durham, in this auto-biographical arts documentary, an edition of the Tyne Tees Television series A World of My Own, first broadcast on 21 November 1969.
An amateur film produced by Alan Quinn that focuses on St Anne’s Catholic Church on Half Fields Road in the village of Winlaton Mill. The film features a service taking place and two priests speaking with their parishioners outside the church. The film also features two children playing in a playground and a phantom car ride through the local countryside. The final part of the film shows two gravestones in a cemetery with three men watching over them.
This amateur film by Alan Quinn records days out to Teesdale, County Durham and Northumberland as well as parties at home and children playing in the garden. The compilation also includes Pope John Paul II's visit to York.