A record for the Newcastle Co-operative Society of the official opening of the Denton Burn Co-operative self-service supermarket on West Road. A small crowd attend the ceremony and browse the fully stocked food aisles of the new store. This was probably a conversion of a Co-op store in the original 1930s building.
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 sponsored film by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunters recording the launch of the tanker Joseph R. Smallwood from the Swan Hunter shipyard in Hebburn on the 11th July 1972. The ship sailed under a variety of names including “Afghanistan”, “Newburn”, “Aquarius”, “Ascot”, “Polare”, and “Monte Chiaro”, before being broken up in 2000.
Filmed Tyne Tees Television news item (mute) that records a Sunday school parade for St John’s Presbyterian Church (later St Pauls and St John's United Reformed Church) in South Shields, 1961.
Early amateur film of the Boys Brigade camp at Horden, with boys from the Newcastle Battalion.
Amateur film of a range of Boys Brigade activities in Newcastle in the 1950s, which includes an annual camping trip at Dalton in 1956, taking a religious exam, the visit of the Hawick Boys Brigade Pipe Band, and sports in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Sponsored film produced by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Limited of the launch of the cargo ship M.S. Zira from their South Shields yard on the 1st February 1972. The film shows the arrival of guests including Sir John Hunter and the sponsor Mrs. A. Mackinnon. From the launching platform guests watch as Mrs Mackinnon smashes a bottle of Champagne on the bow of the Zira which then slips into the River Tyne. The film ends with guests leaving the yard.
Amateur film of the Brunswick Methodist Church parade in 1961, which covers the area around Northumberland Street, Brunswick Place and Pilgrim Street in Newcastle.
An amateur recording the meeting of the international council of Boys Brigade officers in Newcastle in 1956. Many of the areas featured in the film, including Haymarket and surroundings, no longer exist.
An amateur documentary film that shows the different activities of the Newcastle Battalion of the Boys Brigade's Life Boys, and may have been used in recruitment campaigns.
Amateur film recording events around the 40th Anniversary Service of the Boys Brigade.
Sponsored film by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunters Shipbuilders Ltd that records the launch of the M. S. Frank D Moores, built by Swan Hunter for the Nile Steamship Company Ltd. The ship is launched at the companies Hebburn yard by Miss Deborah Joan Moores and Miss Michele Jan Moores on 6 February 1973.
Sponsored film produced by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Limited of the launch of the containership S.S. Remuera from the naval yard at High Walker on the 12th June 1972. The film begins with views of the Remuera on the slipway and large crowds who have come to watch the launch. Guests arrive including Sir John Hunter and the official sponsor Mrs A.J. Bott. On the launching platform Mrs Bott releases a bottle of Champagne which smashes into the bow before it is seen moving down the slipway into the River Tyne. Following the launch, the film shows guests coming off the launch platform and leaving by coach.
Sponsored film produced by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunters Shipbulilders Ltd that records the launch of the M.S. Chemical Venturer by Mrs. O. Hanson on 16 March 1972. The ship was built by Swan Hunter at their Hebburn yard for Anglo Eastern Bulkships Ltd.
Sponsored film produced by Turners Film Productions for Swan Hunters that records the launch of the MS Manora cargo ship into the River Tyne on 9 March 1970. The ship was built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders at the Neptune yard in Wallsend, and broken up in Bangkok in 1988.
A record of the the South Sandyford area of Newcastle around Lovaine Crescent, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department in 1964, prior to its demolition to make way for the central motorway and the buildings for the University of Northumbria.
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.
A sponsored film by Dorian News of the launch of the tanker Abadesa, from the Neptune Yard of Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson in Low Walker on 23 November 1961.It was constructed for Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines Ltd, London, serving a UK and Europe to West Coast of South America route.
Sponsored film footage of the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the Plaza Hotel, on the Grand Parade in Tynemouth, on 29 October 1954. The Plaza Hotel was destroyed by fire in 1996.
Record of activities at the 1960 Floral and Musical Fete held in Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, between 20th and 23rd July. This amateur film includes footage of a parade along Scotswood Road, Clayton Street, Northumberland Street and the Haymarket, led by the Mayor of Newcastle’s ceremonial carriage, with floats and marching regiments or bands from many local youth organisations. At Exhibition Park, the Floral Queen is crowned and various displays take place, such as formation marching, group exercises, a mummer’s play performed by Cubs and Scouts, St John’s Ambulance first aid demonstrations, dog show and gymkhana.
This film records the Floral and Musical Fete held at Exhibition Park in Newcastle between 26 and 29 July, 1961. The film features views of the exhibition show ground; the planning committee in a meeting; youth organisations preparing for the show, practicing displays, and building floats; the release of racing pigeons following the crowning of the 1961 Floral Queen; and the parade. Finally, the Floral Queen presents winners of the flower and vegetable show with trophies.
An amateur film produced for Borough of Tynemouth of the presentation of the Tynemouth ceremonial mace by local industrialists at Linskill Secondary School, North Shields on 1st May 1950. The film shows the ceremony taking place inside the school hall and speeches being given by the Mayor and other civic dignitaries. Following the ceremony guests enjoy tea and sandwiches in the school gymnasium and the film ends with the mace on display in the council chambers.
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.
Amateur home movie filmed by Dr. H Brenton Porteous, which features his son Ian playing golf and at play in the garden in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed around 1932; a winter ride through Newcastle upon Tyne in the snow around 1933; and a visit to the home of Kate Stephenson, daughter of the Mayor of Newcastle, Sir William Stephenson.