This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This reel contains various filmed events in the year 1935, firstly a waterlogged road after the Wharfe River burst its banks in Otley. Also included is a fishing trip in Skipbridge, on a beck running off the river Nidd and then some footage of more experienced fishermen in Scarborough bay. After this there is various footage of the Jubilee celebrations and decorations including an airfield show and a street party finally concluding with footage from a day out at Belle Vue amusement park near Manchester.
Made by Roger Teale, this short film documents a trip to the Farne Islands, a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland which are famous for their puffins. The film includes footage of the boat trip to the islands.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
A film commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council Parks Department as part of their campaign for the Northumbria In Bloom and Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competitions. The film celebrates the private and public gardens, parks, and landscaped streets and promenades of West Hartlepool. A commentary and background music accompanies the film.
This amateur film of a trip to the Farne Islands from Seahouses was shot by Betty Cook, the President of the Cleveland Cine Society and the North East Cine Society.
A compilation of home movie films documenting the Morton family picnics, walks, and visits to towns and attractions around the north of England. The film includes a trip to Seahouses beach, the Farne Islands, rambling along the Cleveland coast between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Staithes, spring-time walking in Farndale Nature Reserve, and a visit to Bishop Auckland Castle Park.
In 1934, the distinguished members of the gentlemen’s Pen and Palette Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, enjoy trips to the Farne Islands bird reserves off the coast of Northumberland, and to the Northumbrian country mansion. Kirkley Hall, located just outside Ponteland. This amateur film was shot by a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association (ACA).
Amateur film of a cruise to the Farne Islands from Seahouses featuring Elsie Adelaine Richardson (future wife of the filmmaker), shot by James Dudfield Rose with intertitles by Elsie. Includes some footage of Souter Lighthouse and lobster fishermen at Seahouses.
Amateur or educational documentary in two parts on the sport of wildfowling using manually propelled gunning punts in the north east, filmed off the Northumberland coast near Lindisfarne. The punt gun was a massive smooth bore gun.
This is a poetic promotional film by Kip Halsey for North Tyneside Council showing a day in the life of St Mary's Island in winter. The film focuses on the birdlife that roosts on the island as the tide ebbs and flows. The film is accompanied by music performed on the Northumberland small pipes.