A Pathe Pictorial film shows views around Tynemouth including the statue of Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Longsands, people enjoying the beaches both at Tynemouth and Whitley Bay and swimmers at Table Rocks pool, Whitley Bay.
Amateur newsreel footage that documents the visit of famous cinema comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to Tynemouth in July 1932 for a civic reception. Here they preside over a charity event on the terrace at the rear of the huge Plaza Palace, which towers over Tynemouth’s Long Sands beach. Laurel and Hardy present donated gifts to 600 local children in need, who were able to come to the seaside resort for their visit thanks to the Chronicle Sunshine Fund charity. The two comedians smile and play-act throughout the mammoth task. The film was shot by Arthur G. Greaves, a member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association.
This amateur film documents a holiday in Whitley Bay during the summer of 1935. Holiday makers enjoy time on the beach and promenade, and activities such as putting, bowls and tennis. The final part of the film looks at some of the amusements that are on offer at Whitley Bay including rides and attractions at Spanish City. The film was made by a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
This amateur travelogue records the landscape, architecture, interesting monuments and occasional character from the River Tyne to Northumberland, touring the North East coast from Tynemouth to Berwick on the Borders, and locations along the Tyne, Tweed and Coquet rivers. The film opens in Newcastle upon Tyne with a focus on the Geordie anthem "The Blaydon Races", and the coal and ship building industries, but then sets out to prove to Southerners and the BBC that the North is not all about heavy industries. Includes footage of Lord Armstrong's Cragside house near Rothbury, and George Snaith, a shepherd, farmer and founder member and president of the Border Stick Dressers’ Association. This film is a George Cummin and Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
This amateur documentary takes a look at a day in the life of the seaside town of Whitley Bay in the early 1950s. Footage includes scenes inside the Spanish City pleasure park and funfair, a Punch and Judy show on Whitley Sands, Table Rock's Bathing Pool, the open air pools on the Southern Promenade and views of St Mary's Island. This film was a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
This amateur film records a Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) charity event taking place over a wet Whitsun weekend in May 1957, which includes a carnival parade from Monkseaton to Whitley Bay sea front, and a scooter rally (Vespa and Lambretta clubs from around Britain) on The Links to raise money for the Royal Air Force Association. The film was produced for a well-known Newcastle motorbike emporium, St Andrews Motors, whose trade float in the parade targets the new market for scooters. This film was produced by George Cummin with a film unit from Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers' Association (ACA).
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).
This amateur film records an international scooter rally that took place in Langley Park, Whitley Bay, in 1958, with events such as the obstacle races and Scooter Queen contest organised by the Gateshead-based Northumbria Lambretta Club. The film was commissioned by St Andrews Motors (SAM) and made by members of one of the oldest cine clubs in Britain, Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA), with production and commentary by George Cummin. SAM was a dealership for Norton and Vincent motorbikes on Gallowgate in Newcastle from the 1930s to 60s.
This amateur film records a national scooter rally that took place in bad weather at Whitley Bay in 1961, with events such as obstacle races and comic interludes provided by men in drag. It was commissioned by St Andrews Motors (SAM) and made by filmmakers at one of the oldest cine clubs in Britain, Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA), with production and chipper commentary by George Cummin. St Andrew’s Motors was a dealership for Norton and Vincent motorbikes on Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, from the 1930s to 60s.
Compilation of miscellaneous amateur film shot between 1934 and 1938 in Scotland, including footage of the Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, in 1938, and holiday trips to Arbroath, Edinburgh and other Scottish locations. Also includes brief sequences of a military parade in Newcastle upon Tyne, and rugby union matches, possibly the 1938 Home Nations Championship, with Scotland playing Ireland in Edinburgh and England at Twickenham, London. This film is probably the work of James Cameron Senior, one of the original founder members of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
A compilation of documentary and holiday film shot during the early 1930s by members of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). Footage includes a civic event in Newcastle upon Tyne, possibly an annual Mayor’s Sunday; an international rugby match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, London; an Air Show at Cramlington Aerodrome, home of the Newcastle Aero Club, with shots of famous women aviators, Amy Johnson and Constance Ruth Leathart, who later flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War Two; and general views of Scarborough including the Grand Hotel.
This amateur film documents a car rally with treasure hunt clues at locations from Newcastle upon Tyne, through rural loactions, to Cresswell on the Northumbrian coast, organised and filmed by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) in 1963. Competitors drive a wide variety of 1950s and 60s cars along the course.
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 drama contrasts the lives of two brothers employed in marine engineering on Tyneside, with heavy industry such as shipbuilding hit hard by the Depression in 1930s Britain. One brother shirks work and evening classes, and turns to womanising, gambling and crime. The other works hard and is successful. The film includes footage of the annual Hoppings travelling funfair held on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, the new Brough Park Greyhound Stadium in Byker, and of Whitley Bay. This fiction film is a Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
Amateur compilation of 1950s holiday footage, which includes scenes filmed in Morecambe, at the Hoppings fair on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tynemouth, various locations in Scotland, and on the Holy Island, in Northumberland. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of miscellaneous amateur home movie footage documenting holidays in Northumberland and trips to the Tyneside coast. Locations include Rothbury, Elsdon, Cullercoats and Tynemouth. Also includes footage of an air display or pageant, possibly taking place at Cramlington aerodrome, which features two planes that were part of Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus. This film is part of the Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of amateur footage of a seaside trip on the Tyneside coast at Tynemouth and Cullercoats in August 1933, a private aviary (probably that of Newcastle ACA founder, James Cameron Senior), and children performing somersaults and handstands at home. The beach footage is focused on people rather than scenery. This film is part of the Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
A compilation of documentary footage shot between 1929 and 1936 by Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) of various film shoots at Ravensworth Castle on 7 April 1929, the Lake District in 1929, and a staged pagan ritual in 1936. Also features two cine club outings to the seaside at Cresswell in Northumberland in 1929 and 1930, with choreographed Busby Berkeley-style routines on the beach.
Compilation of amateur film shot between 1934 and 1939. Footage includes club and family outings to Keswick in the Lake District, Warkworth in Northumberland, the Blackpool Illuminations, the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games and other locations in Scotland. James Cameron Senior, one of the original founder members and Secretary of Newcastle & District ACA, appears in some sequences. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
A well-dressed wife cheats on her husband during a holiday alone in Tynemouth and plots to keep the fur coat she receives as a gift from her young lover. Her husband indulges in a little subterfuge of his own. This amateur drama was a Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production. It was commended by the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC) and Scottish Amateur Film Festival in 1953. Film locations include Durham railway station and the Park Hotel, Tynemouth.
Amateur footage filmed by George Bond of a street party down Ocean View in Whitley Bay to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in May 1977.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of family events taking place during 1952. There are family scenes, including a children’s birthday party, taking place in the garden of a family’s prefabricated house in Wallsend as well as a family trip to St Mary's Lighthouse and Spanish City funfair at Whitley Bay. The film includes views of the Newcastle Quayside at night with traffic crossing the lit up Tyne Bridge.
A home movie made by Victor Sidney Carman begins showing various scenes around Jesmond Dene in Newcastle in the snow and East Anglia in the rain. From a speeding train returning to the region views of York as well as Durham before crossing the river Tyne into Newcastle. Family scenes on the beach at Whitley Bay are followed by what is believed to be South Shields where the Festival of Britain Guinness Festival Clock is filmed in action.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws showing the family on holiday at Beadnell in Northumberland and at home in Fenham Newcastle. The film also shows his daughters attending a party and playing games in the garden.
This home movie shows a number of favourite North East destinations for a family to relish the open air, either in the countryside or next to water such as Derwentside in County Durham and Tynemouth. More of a holiday excursion appears later in the film as the family visit the west country before returning north again.