Prolific Yorkshire filmmaker, G.W. Gillott, comprehensively documents a journey through Northumberland.
This is a film made by Doug and Norah Brear, members of Wakefield Cine Club, on a trip to Robins Hood’s Bay. The film is accompanied by a commentary providing a potted history of the village and giving a tour of interesting places and features.
Made by Roger Teale, this short amateur film documents a trip around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, visiting Lindisfarne Castle and Priory.
This is one of a large collection of films created by the Photographic Unit of the Chief Civil Engineer of the LNER in York, and his successors on British Railways. This film records the work of a gang of rail workers and a piling machine unloading cable ducks on the track near Tweedmouth on the East Coast Main Line, Morpeth to Berwick.
This amateur footage by Jack Lawson records the winter's snow in the countryside around the Taylor farm in Great Bavington and bathtime for baby Michael Taylor, filmed around 1961 and 62.
Amateur home movie by Jack Lawson that records the Browell wedding at Great Bavington in rural Northumberland in 1960, a garden party at Newonstead Farm, near Great Bavington, and children Sally and Brenda playing.
This amateur home movie probably filmed by Chris Lawson records the Taylor family and toddler Michael at their farm in Great Bavington, the building of a new wall, and various scenes of family life with children around the farm and next-door house, which probably belongs to the Lawsons.
This amateur film made by Jack Lawson looks at cars and drivers undergoing trial tests in a field in the country. Many of the cars taking part are now considered classic cars. This is followed by fun and antics for a farmer's family with a hayride and children and ponies on the Northumbrian farm.
Tyne Tees TV travelogue on the coast of Northumberland presented by Ashington-born Jack Charlton, former Leeds United and England footballer and manager of Middlesbrough FC.
The first of two documentary programmes produced by Tyne Tees Television and transmitted 29 December 1985. Presented by Magnus Magnusson this edition explores the private face of Lindisfarne and its community of 170 residents.
The second of two documentary programmes, produced by Tyne Tees Television and transmitted 5 January 1986. Presenter Magnus Magnusson explores the public face of the island of Lindisfarne and the tourists and visitors who come to the island each year. The film looks at benefits and problems for local residents of accommodating half a million visitors to the island.
An amateur film made by John Dickinson of a drive across the Cheviot Hill in Northumberland by two Land Rovers. Starting near Blindburn, the vehicles trek across rough terrain and get stuck on a number of occasions. Using ropes and brute force they manage to get the vehicles free, arriving at their final destination, possibly near Alwinton.
A Tyne Tees Television production for the Channel 4 Television series First Edition, which chronicles the musical development and background of Northumbrian musician Kathryn Tickell. The film features her performing on stage with the group Lindisfarne as well as with members of her extended family in and around her home town of Wark-on-Tyne. She is also filmed performing alongside local musicians Joe Hutton, Willy Taylor and Will Atkinson as well as Alistair Anderson following being a judge at the Rothbury Music Festival. Through the film Kathryn learns about the importance of music not only within her own family, but throughout the history of Northumberland as a place.
A filmed sequence from the Tyne Tees Television programme Commercial Break looking a management training programme being put together by Northumbrian Water at a training centre at Kielder reservoir. The film shows people participating in a number of group activities and interviews with both representatives of Northumbrian Waters and those taking part.
An amateur film made by John Dickinson featuring him and his friends off-roading in Land Rovers across the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland, in and around Blindburn and Alnwinton.
This home movie compilation made by John Dickinson features footage of his children at home or playing on the beach near Warkworth in Northumberland and events taking place as part of the 1976 Caravan Club Northern Centres rally taking place at Beckfoot Park, Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria, inlcuding a volleyball match and a game of tug-o-war. Children on the site participate by carrying streamers and signage supporting various teams. The final part of the film features a visit to a miniature railway.
A film produced by Boulmer Volunteer Rescue Services for the Tyne Tees Television series ‘Access’ and transmitted 10 September 1973 about the need of a lifeboat in the village of Boulmer following the closure of the RNLI [Royal National Lifeboat Institution] station in 1968. There are views of the Boulmer Volunteer Rescue Services boat ‘Sea Hunter’ being launched as well as views around the village. The film includes a number of interviews with both local men and women talking about the need for a lifeboat and the work that has been done so far to raise the necessary funds to buy and run a lifeboat service.
The filmed element of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television current affairs programme Your World This Week asks whether amusement arcades and bingo halls are attracting the wrong kind of people to the village of Seahouses on the Northumberland coast.
A travelogue, narrated by the South Shields born actress Flora Robson, looking at the history, culture and industry of the Tyne Valley. It contrasts the Roman heritage and rural economy of the western settlements, including Hexham and Corbridge, with scenes of life and work in the Newcastle & Gateshead conurbation. The industrial settlements between Newcastle and the coast are discussed, with a particular emphasis on the shipbuilding industry.
Home movie compilation by Middlesbrough dental surgeon and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown that combines footage of his baby daughter Helen, outings and holidays in England and Scotland, and family activities on the bowling green. A brief record of Middlesbrough Mayor’s Sunday Procession in 1935 and a long sequence of an all-in wrestling match are included. The film also features a staged comic scene of a tooth extraction with his dentist father, Tom Brown Senior, and dental surgery staff, and the short drama 'A Picnic On The Green Sward,' made for 15 shillings in 1929 with friends from Tees-Side Cine Club. His future wife Kate plays Rita Carbo.This amateur melodrama is a send-up of British film acting in the 1920s with a lover’s quarrel, gun-toting villain, and happy ending.
Home movie compilation made by Middlesbrough dentist and amateur filmmaker, Tom H. Brown, that focuses on the life of his first child, Helen, as she grows into adulthood and marries. The film spans the 1930s to the 1950s and features family life in Middlesbrough, trips to Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Tees Valley, Durham, Llandudno in Wales, Holland and Switzerland. Footage in Durham shows Helen rowing on the River Wear as a member of a university women’s boat crew.
This is a compilation of colour home movie footage, filmed between 1946 and 1947 by Middlesbrough based dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film consists of portraits of the filmmaker’s father, Tom Brown Senior, and his son and daughter, Tony and Helen, and an interesting scene in which Tom Brown performs a tooth extraction on his six year old son in the garden. Another sequence captures aerial views of the coastline and urban Teesside region, filmed in 1947 from a British light aircraft, the Auster Autocrat. Footage includes family travel in Switzerland and the Alps in the summer of 1947, and holidays in North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and the Scottish Border.
This home movie made in 1945 by amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown records a family holiday in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, shortly after the end of the Second World War. The film shows many historical sites, landmarks and monuments around Berwick-upon-Tweed. These include the three bridges that span the River Tweed, the Elizabethan military fortifications around the old town and the ruins of Berwick Castle. In addition, there is good footage of local salmon net fishing in Berwick-upon-Tweed harbour.
Local author, Scott Dobson, goes in search of the Geordie character. He looks at various aspects of the region that may have moulded the people - the coal mining, fishing and shipbuilding industries, and the dangers and poverty involved. Local humourist Dick Irwin contributes anecdotes and sketches. This Tyne Tees Television documentary in the About Britain series was originally broadcast on 6 August 1975.
A Tyne Tees Television autobiographical documentary about Jack Charlton, of local and world footballing fame, on a return visit to his family in Ashington far away from the world of top class soccer. Charlton attends a whippet race with his two sons, visits the coast he knew as a child, and joins friends and family for a drink and game of bingo in Ashington and District Working Men's Club. As he enjoys the sounds of a local brass band performing in the town, he wistfully wishes he had learned to play a brass instrument.