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 this educational animation with rhythm, introduced with a samba beat, South Shields-born artist Sheila Graber considers Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, from single cell to global population, indulging her early interest in biology.
Amateur film footage by a senior ICI manager, Mr Bridger, that records ICI ammonia factories at Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, set up to produce agricultural fertiliser and explosives for the war effort, the Tyne at Ovingham and Thomas Berwick’s grave, the pond at Norton, and footage of social events and sports days in the 1950s at a variety of ICI clubs, in Prudhoe, Billingham in 1956, and Clitheroe, Lancashire.
This home movie is a compilation of a number events in and around South Shields, a day out at the 'Hoppings' fair on Newcastle's Town Moor, the Blaydon Races Centenary celebration in 1962, including the parade, a trip to Whitby and a North Yorkshire fox hunt. The touring Bertram Mills Circus parades through South Shields and there's a large Sunday Schools' gathering in South Shields town centre. A cargo ship, the Adelfotis II, is shipwrecked on Herd Sands, South Shields in January 1963.
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).
A compilation of two nature studies filmed in Gosforth, produced by James Cameron in 1931 and 1945, one of the original founders of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). This amateur film depicts the progressive stages in the development of budgerigars.
Amateur film of the garden at the home of the Cameron family in Newcastle upon Tyne, from spring to winter. The keen gardener is James Cameron Senior, a founder member and Secretary of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
Mute roll in footage for a Tyne Tees Television news story transmitted 19 November 1968 about pollution on the River Tees.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted on the 19th November 1968 showing various industrial views along the River Tees passing the Newport Bridge and heading towards the Transporter Bridge.
This amateur film by Stephen Gray is a record of a trip to Washington Waterfowl Park. The film opens with a close-up of the sign to the park and continues with shots of the birds on the reserve.
An industrial film by Cygnet Films commissioned by Phillips Petroleum Company, which looks at the oil industry on Teesside, in particular the large Phillp's Petroleum refinery development on the north bank of the Tees in the 1970’s. The film shows in detail the location of the Ekofisk oil platform off the coast of Norway and the two pipelines which run from it, one to Emden in northern Germany and the other to Seal Sands and Greatham on Teesside. The film shows the construction of the refinery acknowledging the sensitive environment in which it is being built.
This film is an amateur promotion of the varied roles for volunteers with the National Trust Yorkshire, filmed by volunteers John Alcock, Peter Dobing, George Theaker. Includes footage of musicians rehearsing for a performance, wood conservation, Malham Tarn Nature Reserve, restoration and preservation at the Treasurers House in York, the landscape at Roseberry Topping and Rievaulx Abbey in the North Yorkshire.
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.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage of floods in the market town of Morpeth in 1963 when the River Wansbeck burst its banks and people were evacuated from their homes.