An extended Tyne Tees Television news report on the importance of physical exercise and sport for pupils with Cerebral Palsy at Percy Hedley School in Newcastle. Filmed mainly at Cochrane Park in Newcastle during the 1970 North East Spastic Games, the film shows many of the pupils participating in various field events such as shot put, javelin as well as wheelchair slalom. These sequences are intercut with interviews with the school's head teacher, David Johnston, and the coach, Alan Brown, who talk about why sport is important and discuss some of the school's more successful pupils.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary, broadcast in 1969, about the importance of local government in Newcastle and the workings of the city council at the new landmark Civic Centre. Includes footage of the opening of Newcastle Civic Centre in 1968 by King Olav V of Norway. The film looks at the 'big business' of local government and focuses on a number of departments within the council including housing, education, public health and social services.
Promotional film for Scott and Turner's Delrosa rose hip syrup, which depicts the harvesting, production and health benefits of the product. Includes footage of children paid to pick rose hips, and women working in the Delrosa factory at Coxlodge, Fawdon, on Tyneside.
Advertising film by Turners Film Productions for James A. Jobling & Company of Sunderland that promotes their cooking and serving dinner ware to the canteen trade in hospitals, schools and colleges. Includes footage of the stringent tests applied to the product, which demonstrate its legendary resistance to breakage, and its hygienic qualities.
A short appeals film made for North East Water about the Washington Riding School for the disabled in Washington, Tyne & Wear. The film shows children arriving at the centre and being led around the indoor arena. Includes an interview with the centre's founder Norah Strand about its origins as well as facilities for children with disabilities. The film also features archive footage of a visit by Anne, Princess Royal to the centre in 1987.
This amateur home movie footage features Baron Watson-Armstrong and Lady Armstrong at Cragside House, near Rothbury, Northumberland, as they entertain friends and survey their estate's grounds. The film also contains footage of the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, which was built with funds bequeathed by William George Armstrong in 1901.
A celebration of the potential for business growth in Sunderland with its attractions of housing, schools, cultural facilities and beauty spots, linked with a celebration of Sunderland Football Club winning the Football Association Cup in 1973.
A Tyne Tees Television Newsview magazine report originally broadcast on 24 September 1964 on the eviction of the Hall family from a slum flat in the West End of Newcastle.
A film produced by Dave Cave of a visit by Anne, Princess Royal to open the new Hylton Road Block of the Sunderland District and General Hospital on Thursday 26th May 1994. Filmed entirely in the foyer of the hospital the film features invited guests waiting on the arrival of the Royal party and speaking with her over afternoon tea. The film comes with a complete commentary of the visit by John Hindhaugh of Radio Sunderland for Hospitals.
Rushes recording the visit by Anne, Princess Royal to open the new Hylton Road Block of the Sunderland District and General Hospital on Thursday 26th May 1994. In the first part she arrives by car and is greeted by executives of the local NHS Trust as well as a small crowd of well wishers. In the second part she takes a tour of the hospital speaking with a number of patients and members of staff. The final part of the film records the official unveiling of a plaque commemorating both the Royal visit as well as opening of the new block.
This amateur film in the Sir Joseph Reed collection records the opening of Joseph & Jane Cowen Training School for Maimed Soldiers & Sailors at Benwell Grange in Newcastle, possibly in September 1917; the unveiling of the Memorial to the Tyneside Irish & Scottish Brigades at La Boisselle by Marshall Foch, an Elizabethan costume garden party at the home of Sir Joseph Reed, and shots of the family probably filmed at Hethpool House, Kirknewton, near Wooler.
Tyne Tees Television news feature about the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital's (formerly the Lying-in Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne) maternity flying squad who attend to a home emergency involving a pregnant woman, in urgent need of a blood transfusion during child birth.
A record of a large scale civil defence exercise carried out in Newcastle and Gateshead with the participation of Durham County Fire Brigade. The film was produced by Newcastle & Gateshead Joint Fire Service.
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 educational children’s animation by Sheila Graber about the workings of the human body. The film features a one celled character called Bio as he guides the viewer on the structure of the skeleton.
This amateur newsreel of important local events in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1933 was produced by members of Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). The film covers the official opening by HRH Prince George, Duke of Kent, of the new Poor Children’s Holiday Association building at 66 Percy Street, Newcastle, headquarters of a charitable organisation that ran numerous projects for underprivileged children. Another item records the Northumberland Plate event at Gosforth Park Races 20 June 1933. The final documentary shorts are of the British Hospitals Air Pageant at Cramlington Aerodrome on Saturday 12 August 1933 with aerobatic displays by, amongst others, Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC, and aerial footage of Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding countryside flmed from one of the special passenger flights taken at the air pageant.
This amateur drama follows the transformation from wimp to He-Man of a pampered, upper-class son, whose character-building vacation on the Tyneside coast is cut short by a violent assault. Locations include the grounds of Wentworth Castle and the Whitley Bay Spanish City fairground. This film is a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association (ACA) production.
This amateur instructional film, with a staged scenario involving a film scriptwriter and toothache, is one of several made on small-gauge film by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) as an introduction for new members, and probably as a filmmaking exercise itself.
An amateur film made by Maurice Clyde featuring two different types of kidney dialysis taking place at two Newcastle hospitals. Filmed at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Ryehill Hospital, both the coil and Kiil system of dialysis are in use on patients. The film also features Professor David Kerr, a world pioneer in kidney dialysis.
An amateur film made by Maurice Clyde about the Sunderland Renal Unit at the Royal Infirmary in Sunderland. The film shows staff and patients on the ward receiving dialysis and includes interviews with patient Ray Downey, a well know local charity worker and kidney transplant patient, and a Elizabeth Lannister who has worked at the hospital about the move of the unit to the Sunderland General Hospital.
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.
A short promotional film produced by Samaritan Film for the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle showing a 'day in the life' of those behind-the-scenes members of staff, mainly women, who help to keep the hospital running alongside the doctors and nurses including cleaners, laundry, kitchen and maintenance staff as well as pharmacologists and pathologists.
A Tyne Tees Television news report with Phil McDonnell transmitted 31 March 1967 on a rent tribunal decision to reduce the rent on a derelict attic room in a slum property in Newcastle, rented to a Matthew Maddison. The report opens with interior views of the derelict state of the room followed by an interview with Mr Maddison about living here and the tribunal decision.
This film was produced for the King's College students' rag appeal to help raise the money to buy a house in Jesmond and convert it into a hostel and training centre for polio sufferers to live in, an idea masterminded by Joe Fisher from Gosforth who had contracted polio in Burma in 1945. [Please note that the picture runs a little fast in this production but the sound is correct.]
A short amateur comedy by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association featuring Walter Clark and Sylvia Harding. The film plays on the viewer's belief that a husband is awaiting news while his wife is in labour.