This reference tape contains copies of the following films:
Close Up North (Disappearing Coast)
Port of Hull
New Heart for a City
This film captures life on the docks of Grimsby during the 1970s. It includes footage of fishermen unloading their catch of the day, Bobbers and their swinging baskets, and an auction later on in the day to sell the fresh catch.
Part of the Freeman Collection, this film includes footage taken during a family day out in Harwich.
This film documents some of the activities of the Association of Mining, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Scarborough, June 1953. The film includes footage of the Scarborough coast, dinner at the Grand Hotel, and a fashion show.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and is about the Wallace Arnold Travel Company. There are stills of many of their holiday destinations in the UK and in Europe, as well as stills of the coaches, staff and customers who go on the holidays.
Part of the Smith Collection, this film contains a variety of footage taking during the 1930s including a ship engineering business in Hull, a parade in Bridlington, and days at the seaside at Filey and Scarborough.
This is the first part of a film entitled Inshore Trawling made by Colin Ellis. The film was taken aboard the trawler ship and captures a working day of the fishermen as they make their way along the Yorkshire coast. The film includes footage of the fishing methods used by the fishermen as well as footage of the crew and other ships they pass when out at sea.
This is the second part of a film entitled Inshore Trawling made by Colin Ellis. The film was taken aboard the trawler ship, Liberty, and captures a working day of the fishermen as they make their way along the Yorkshire coast between Bridlington and Whitby via Robin Hood’s Bay in September, 1970. The film includes footage of the fishing methods used by the fishermen as well as footage of the crew and other ships they pass when out at sea.
Made by Colin Ellis, this film was taken during a day out off the East Yorkshire coast fishing for Spurdogs and Cod. The film includes footage of the fishing methods used by the fishermen, footage of the crew and other ships they pass when out at sea, and shots of Bridlington Harbour. Long fishing lines with many individual hooks and bait are used when fishing for these particular fish as opposed to the larger nets used for inshore trawling.
This is a film from the Alan Neal collection of films of Scarborough, which show many of its most popular places from the late 1960s, as well as providing a glimpse into everyday life and visitors enjoying the attractions. It includes fish being unloaded and auctioned in the fish market, a wrestling match, and Peasholm Park.
Part of the Cass collection, this film captures a number of family events and days out over several years. Included are a wedding, a visit to Hull, the Ross Gala at Grimsby, and a trip to Bournemouth.
This is a film made by Harry Burgess, the owner of Thornton Mill in Thornton le Dale. It shows scenes around Middlesbrough, baking and a York City football match at Bootham Crescent.
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 is a film of herring fishing in Whitby, focusing on the Fortune family and their kipper business, as told by one of the local fishermen. The film includes footage of Whitby Harbour, fishing, and preparing kippers for smoking.
This documentary looks at Denby Grange Colliery which is closing for two weeks while its workers go on a club trip to Scarborough. The documentary follows the workers while they are on their holidays including: one group who have a boozy day out at Scarborough, a competition involving a local allotment society display at the Wakefield Show, Harold Blessard hustles the local darts players for pints in a pub in Bridlington, and face worker Ted Pickles who spends his two week holiday with his family in Mablethorpe with a Punch and Judy show and performs as a clown in the James Brothers Circus.
This film was made by Leeds photographer and filmmaker C.R.H. (Charles) Pickard, member of the Professional Photographer’s Association and father of filmmaker and photographer Alan Pickard. The film features Whitby in the summer of 1945 and includes fishermen repairing their nets and people enjoying their leisure time at the seaside.
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.
Amateur film of friends visiting Hartlepool docks in the mid-1970s, including Margaret and Walter Gill.
ICI Billingham Fim Unit cine magazine that includes three short films. The first feature records traffic turmoil at the East Gate to the Billingham ICI industrial plant, with comic warnings about road safety. "End of a Process" documents the final days of the Castner process of metal sodium production at ICI’s Cassel Works in Billingham. “Summer Outing” records an annual day trip to Scarborough for retired workers of ICI, organised by the company.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary on pigeon fancying and racing in the north east of England. Members of the Up North Combine talk about the history and their passion for the sport linking it to mining and heavy industry along the coast from Yorkshire to Northumberland. Footage includes a look at the annual Royal Pigeon Racing Association show in Blackpool and Bobby Thompson on stage at the Easington Colliery Club & Institute.
Colour travelogue of a cruise around communist Yugoslavia in the summer of 1955, made by Middlesbrough amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film records the architecture, monuments and local landmarks that he visits with his wife. Footage also includes a focus on national dress outside the Western fashion system, and this film offers examples of cultural contrasts in examples of dress.
The first episode of a two-part Tyne Tees Television feature that looks at the landscape, industry, history and traditions of the North East coastline from Whitby to South Shields and the River Tyne, presented by Austin Steele.
An edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme A World of My Own first broadcast on 3 January 1969 in which the Easington MP Emanuel ‘Manny’ Shinwell reflects on his 35 years career in politics as he prepares for retirement and travels around his County Durham constituency.
Autobiographical documentary on James Mitchell, the English author of crime fiction and spy thrillers (pseudonyms James Munro and Patrick O. McGuire) who also worked as a film and TV scriptwriter. Born during the General Strike, Mitchell returns to his home town of South Shields and reminisces about his family and childhood during the Depression era. He revisits places remembered from his youth, including the River Tyne, South Shields Town Hall, Marsden Rock and Sunderland College of Art, where he taught, and talks about the long established Muslim community in the town. This is an edition of the Tyne Tees Television series A World of My Own [no credits], originally broadcast on Wednesday 2 July 1969.
A Tyne Tees Television programme presented by radio and television storyteller and presenter Johnny Morris about Seaham Harbour on the North East coast near Sunderland. He investigates the history of the town and its links to the Londonderry family. The town flourished during the height of the coal industry but has declined to the point where lack of employment and investment is creating stagnation. However a new enterprise may change Seaham’s fortunes.