This film shows the area around the Coast Road and Chillingham Road roundabout, Newcastle, before redevelopment. We see A. Hogg, Tobacconists, on King Edward Road, and the North Heaton garage.
Record of the area around Bigg Market and Grainger Street, Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department during major re-development of the city in the 1960s.
Record of the official opening of Merz College, home to the Schools of Chemical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Newcastle, by Harold Wilson, British prime minister at the time.
An amateur film made in around 1940 of a visit by Herbert Morrison to St James Park to inspect divisions of Civil Defence and Air Raid Precaution personnel and equipment. He is accompanied by Ellen Wilkinson then Member of Parliament for Jarrow as well as one of three Parliamentary Secretaries responsible for air raid shelters and civil defence at of Ministry of Home Security under Herbert Morrison. The film also shows Mary, Princess Royal & Countess of Harewood attending a military parade through Newcastle.
An amateur film by J.H Lawson that follows a Conservative party election canvassing campaign in Newcastle, believed to be in the Blakelaw and Cowgate areas, with door to door visits and campaign car drumming up support. On the campaign trail, the politicians doorstep housewives on a new prefab estate.
This newsreel style film covers the visit of Jimmy Carter, President of the United States, and British Prime Minister, James Callaghan, to Washington Old Hall on May 6th 1977, and the Silver Jubilee visit of Queen Elizabeth II and husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to Washington New Town on July 15th, 1977. This amateur ‘double-barrelled’ documentary was shot and edited by Michael Gough, Head of Education Services in Sunderland and a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association since 1972. It was entered in the Movie Maker magazine “Ten Best” competition in 1978 and won the Minolta Trophy for Best Editing.
Interview by reporter David Taylor for the Tyne Tees Television Late Look news programme, originally broadcast on 15 February 1967, with George Chetwynd on his new appointment as Deputy Chairman of the Land Commission. Chetwynd was previously the director of the North East Development Council for five years.
Teaser trailer for an interview with Charlton Heston for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme, originally broadcast on 16 January 1968.
Tyne Tees television presenter Bob Langley interviews the Hollywood actor Charlton Heston for the Six Five news programme originally broadcast on 16 January 1968. He is in Newcastle to promote his new film, Will Penny, a cowboy movie.
Tyne Tees Television interview with Chief Executive Sir John Hunter of Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders and film inserts on a shipyard strike at Swan Hunters, Newcastle upon Tyne, including aerial footage of shipyards and of a strike meeting. This news footage was included in a Look of the Month compilation, originally broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage showing traffic jams and pedestrians on the streets of Newcastle during an unannounced bus strike. This report was transmitted 15 October 1974.
An amateur film which begins with a procession of decorative floats and a juvenile jazz band parading along a road, believed to be in Sunderland. Due to the political messages of some of the floats the event may relate to a local student rag week. The remainder of the reel features views of a football match taking place in Spain and views from a hotel veranda.
Filmed Tyne Tees TelevisionNorthern Life news insert of the visit by MP and Liberal leader David Steel to Backworth to try out the new Metro track. He gets to drive a Metro train with the help of the driver. This item was broadcast on 25 April 1977.
A Tyne Tees Television news report transmitted on the 2 June 1975 three days before the United Kingdom European referendum vote on June 5th. The report looks at the local referendum campaign in Newcastle which, the reporter says is being masterminded in this region ‘over cups of tea in tiny temporary offices and homely front rooms – democracy at the grassroots’. The report features interviews on both side of the debate, ironically, both representatives are members of the Labour Party; Richard Hoyle, honorary organiser of ‘Keep Britain in Europe’, and Doris Starkey of ‘Get Britain Out’.
Political documentary by Trade Films workshop of Gateshead about the traditional view of 'industrial Britain'. Taking the economic history of industrial Britain as its starting point, the film brings together a disparate range of material in which the individual is defined in relation to a labour force and this relationship is seen in the context of state intervention. Locations include the River Tyne waterfront and Byker estate in Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Crowley's Ironworks at Swallwell, Gateshead, on the River Derwent.
Tyne Tees TV Today at Six filmed news insert broadcast on 21 February 1973 of a student march for bigger grants in Newcastle upon Tyne.
This staged Gaumont comedy sketch documents a crowd watching an entertainer in drag at The Hoppings fair on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne attacking a news cameraman with an umbrella. The intention may have been to poke fun at suffragettes using it as propaganda against the movement.