An amateur film by John Percival Staddon which shows off the attractions of North East of England. A church fete begins the film (possibly St Chads in Herrington, Sunderland), followed by visits to North Yorkshire, including Newby Hall near Ripon and Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. Back up to Northumberland, the work of fishermen at Seahouses is documented. Views show Christmas lights in Sunderland, and the Shields Ferry service between North Shields and South Shields. The film ends with footage of the Borgsten, at the time of filming the largest ship to be built on the Wear.
This amateur film by John Percival Staddon that takes a look at animals and our relations with them. In the first part of the film a member of the clergy plays with a lion cub called Ricky at Matfen in Northumberland watched by a large congregation. Cygnet's growing into swans inside Mowbray Park in Sunderland are followed by a visit to Chester Zoo and children playing with small animals. A gymkhana event at Herrington near Sunderland follows next and the film ends with a visit to Flamingo Park zoo near Malton in North Yorkshire.
A 30 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries filmed at the Beresford Arms, Whalton near Morpeth in Northumberland where Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Roy Maddison enjoys a pint of Vaux Beer with ITV sports commentator Kent Walton. The two men go outside and offer a pint of beer to the leader of the local hunt watching over his dogs.
This amateur film by R. J. Purves records a journey on the Alnwick and Coldstream line of the North Eastern Railway and work taking place on the tracks, probably outside York station. The filmmaker’s father is pictured with railway workers and engineers so may have worked for British Rail.
Compilation of amateur films by Raymond James Paiton consisting of footage of a visit to Cragside house, near Rothbury in Northumberland with his wife Molly followed by events on Newcastle Town Moor including a performance of synchronised gymnastics, a display of military aircraft, the star attraction an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber, and the annual Hoppings fair. It concludes with family beach scenes on the coast, possibly to Cresswell in Northumberland.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton of a family picnic in the Northumberland countryside followed by show jumping, sheep herding and a hound trail taking place as part of the Rothbury Show. The film also features the family playing with a West Highland Terrier and a man working on a beehive.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing members of the Northumbrian Motor Club taking part in races around a circuit as well as their annual driving tests at Gosforth Park in Newcastle. The film begins at a racing circuit with cars speeding past as part of a race. Following a Morris Minor driving up and down a country road or track, members take part in a timed driving test near to a large latticed metal building. The film ends with vehicles driving along a country road and a vintage car turning into a field where other cars are parked.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of a Northumbrian Motor Club rally taking place around Northumberland. The film begins at the Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge near Morpeth where male and female drivers prepare for the start of the rally. Cars leave one at a time and arrive at a checkpoint along a country road where they perform a reversing manoeuvre. More views shows the vehicles travelling through the rural landscape and crossing a ford and the film ends with them arriving at the finish in the grounds of a large country house.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club rally taking place around Northumberland. Beginning at Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge near Morpeth competitors head off in the Northumbrian countryside. Along a country road two women and a man stand chatting, the man playing with a large flag. Around a bend a number of cars drive past and the film ends on a group in a field competing in a game of tug-o-war.
The first of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins with competitors getting ready to start the rally and car driving onto a road. Various views show the vehicles driving along a series of country road. The film ends on a woman putting on lipstick and cars parked beside a building
The second of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins on a line of cars taking part in the rally parked along a road followed by them travelling along a track through a wood and up a hill. At a checkpoint an official looks over a vehicles. The final part of the film shows the arrival of cars at the end of the rally and officials taking down information.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the ‘Blagdon Sprint’ high-speed trials organised by Raymond and believed to be taking place on the Blagdon Estate at Seaton Burn on the outskirts of Newcastle. The film begins with views of spectators looking over the various cars taking part in the sprint event. From the starting line views of cars getting underway and speeding around the circuit. The film ends with spectator looking over the cars after the race.
The first of two amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing him working to restore a three-wheeled AC Sociable car bought in a scrapyard as part of a restoration project. The film begins with Raymond in his workshop at his home at Woodland Park, Wideopen near Newcastle where he is filmed removing a section of panelling and polishing the fender. General views follow showing work being done on the car’s chassis and wheel axles. Inside a museum Raymond takes down details of a car on display there followed by more views of the vehicle being worked on and the finished frame sitting outside.
The second of two amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing him working to restore a three-wheeled AC Sociable car bought in a scrapyard as part of a restoration project. The film begins in a workshop at his home at Woodlands Park at Wideopen near Newcastle and a piece of metal being cut and filed in a vice. The metal or wooden seating frame is then seen being put into place. The film changes to show the renovated car on show beside a garage and two small children playing on it.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with crowds looking over various stalls and drinking cups of tea as part of a fete taking place at Whitefield Hall near Hepple in Northumberland. The film changes to show two women and a man in a garden followed by a crowd looking at shop window display. The final part of the film shows a man on a motorcycle driving along a suburban road and two cars parked on a country road.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a school sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle featuring both young girls and fathers taking part in various races. Following this there is a presentation of prizes to pupils by a female dignitary. The second part of the film features the Paiton family watching a farmer turn hay in a field and the children feeding chickens in the yard believed to be Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton opens on his wife and children climbing rocks on a beach followed by a combine harvester working a field of wheat or other cereal crop. A man washing pieces of a vintage lamp a second man and boy work to repair a tractor in the farmyard, possibly at Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland. In a field the tractor cultivates the earth and the film ends on boys taking part in a sports day at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a young girl taking part in a gymkhana event in which she wins a green rosette. The final part of the film show two men and two boys on a beach and views Dunstanburgh Castle near Craster on the Northumberland coast.
This short amateur film by George Theaker and Peter Dobing records the sea life found at the edge of the shore from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, and includes digging for cockles.
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 footage by Jarrow-born James Dudfield Rose, probably filmed on a holiday trip towards the end of 1930s, recording Alnwick, Berwick and the surrounding area of Northumberland, close to Dunstan Hall, which became the filmmaker's home in 1950. Includes the Lion Bridge over the River Aln. This film of the visit ends at the Scottish fishing village of St Abbs.
Amateur footage of baby playing on a beach on the north east coast, probably Northumberland, possibly the grandaughter of James Dudfield Rose.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six report on the old tradition of 'Riding the Boundaries' in Morpeth, Northumberland. Locals start out from the town centre and drinks are served at the boundary field. There's an interview with Bob Rutherford that alludes to the state of the participants after a few 'stop offs' for drinks. This news item was first broadcast on 24 April 1975.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert consisting of general views of wasteland in Blyth proposed as the site for a new shipyard. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February1975.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert of the bus depot at Blyth, which has been taken over by United Automobile Services. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February 1975.