A compilation of home movies, filmed principally around the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire, and made as an amateur newsreel service. The compilation includes footage of a 1937 family holiday to Northumberland, visiting Blyth, Bamburgh, and Seaton Sluice, a wedding during the Second World War, and footage of a swimming gala at Tynemouth Outdoor Pool in 1939.
This amateur home movie filmed by G. R. Davison shows the Stoutt family and friends enjoying days out and visits around the North East. Footage includes a race meet at High Gosforth Park racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 11 April 1955 where Major Petch is a judge; a trip to Castle Howard stately home in North Yorkshire; a visit to Tynemouth with the Plaza hotel and outdoor pool featured; the beach at Crimdon Dene and finally a visit to the Lake District. The group enjoy picnics, crazy golf, jokey games of cricket with a tennis racket, and there's a glimpse of the Guiness Clock. Features some 50s fashionable frocks.
A home movie recording scenes from the life of the son of Dr H Brenton Porteous, from the age of 6 weeks to two and a half years old, shot at the family home in Osborne Road, Jesmond, in Newcastle. There is also footage of holiday trips to Edinburgh and Cornwall around 1931.
Home movie produced by Dr H. Brenton Porteous of Dr Harry Wilson's wedding in 1928, a GP doctor from Osborne Road, and scenes from a visit to Berwick upon Tweed with good footage of a disappearing method of traditional salmon fishing on Goswick sands.
A home movie record of various family holidays around Northumberland, two annual Ashington Sports Days, and family celebrations. The film includes camping, visits to the seaside at Blyth, views of Tynemouth outdoor swimming pool, and picnicking in rural Northumberland.
Compilation of amateur home movies of the Bond family from Newcastle upon Tyne and Whitley Bay, which include visits to the Hoppings fairground at the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick Fair and a daughter's First Holy Communion in Whitley Bay.
A short amateur film documenting a man’s departure by ship from the Newcastle Quayside aboard the ferry Parkeston, busy seaside scenes at Tynemouth, and a brief look around the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. The film features a pre-dominantly musical soundtrack, and a few sound effects of the sea.
A visual record of ships, yachts, and cruise liners leaving the River Tyne, filmed both from the riverbank and aboard a number of ships. The film also includes views of the coastline around Marsden Rock.
A Pathe Pictorial film showing 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 at Whitley Bay.
An account of the wreck of the Greek ship Adelfotis II, on Hearn Sands, South Shields in 1963. The film, shot by Tyne pilot Captain G.W. Purvis, is a poetic document of the harsh winter, the busy River Tyne, the storm which saw the wrecking of the Adelfotis II - as well as its dismantling, and the arrival of spring.
An animated film produced by Sheila Graber with music performed by Tom Gilfellon. The history of the River Tyne, from the source in Scotland to the mouth at South Shields, is pictured using pastel, paintings, drawings, personal photographs and documentary film footage.
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.
A compilation of short, colour amateur films by N. F. Whatley that document the first Sunderland Illuminations at Roker Park in 1936 and a trip to Blackpool Illuminations in the 1930s. There is also a short sequence of holiday footage. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
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.