A short amateur documentary produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker, looking back on the heyday of cinema in the town of Darlington and the problems facing the business in the late 1980s. The film begins with footage of the last day of the Odeon Cinema in Darlington which closed in 1981. This is followed by a history of cinema projection in the town using both contemporary film as well as historic images of the many cinemas. The film ends with a view of a local video shop, the latest threat to cinema attendance, but finishes on a positive note with regards plans for a new cinema for the town.
An amateur record by George Theaker and Peter Dobing of a fun 'It's a Knockout' style contest between local youth club teams taking place in the grounds of Haughton Comprehensive School in Darlington in 1975.
An amateur record by George Theaker and Peter Dobing of a fun 'It's a Knockout' style contest between local schools teams taking place in the grounds of Haughton Comprehensive School, in 1978.
An amateur film produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker of the Darlington Cine Club recording an open day for visitors at the volunteer-led Tees Cottage Pumping Station, a Victorian waterworks in Darlington, which also has a blacksmith's workshop.
An amateur record of the Jeff Brownhut Promotions '79 Spectacular weekend event at South Park, Darlington, on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd June 1979, which includes fairground rides, a promotional (Osram) balloon ride, stunt riders and an aeronautical display.
Amateur documentary film produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker recording rehearsals and preparations for the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ produced and directed by Muriel Jones and Brian Kent and performed by residents of the village of Haughton-le-Skerne in Darlington. It took place in the village hall on Stockton Road.
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 by Jarrow-born James Dudfield Rose of the Boldon Cricket, Tennis, Bowling Club Grand Gala Day, South Tyneside, on Wednesday 6 July 1933 featuring ladies & gents cricket match and a game of Shove Ha'penny.
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, probably filmed by a friend of James Dudfield Rose FRCS, which records an annual summer gala at Boldon; a trip to High Force waterfall; and the Venture horse-drawn stage coach (owned by Mr. Priestman of Shotley Bridge), on a journey from the Punch Bowl Hotel, Edmundbyers, County Durham, where a stuffed dummy hangs from the pub sign (perhaps representing a highwayman).
This amateur compilation filmed by J.E. Baker documents a trip around York, including some famous landmarks and a look at the affects of flooding. Includes footage of a royal visit by the recently crowned George VI and Queen Elizabeth, probably in York. There is also a trip to Scotland to visit the famous Empire Exhibition in Glasgow held at Bellahouston Park from May to December 1938. . A final sequence records the building of an air raid shelter.
Amateur footage of the Durham Miners Gala in 1953 including the crowds at the Old Racecourse, gathering at the Cathedral for the special service and general views shot from Durham Cathedral tower.
Amateur film of a holiday trip to Felixstowe in Suffolk.
An amateur film made by Alan Quinn that records a night out at the Huntley Well Social Club at Winlaton Mill. The film shows customers, old and young, seated around the club drinking and chatting happily, or on the dance floor.
This is an amateur film produced by Alan Quinn that records a series of parties and formal dinners taking place inside one home in the Gateshead suburb of Sunniside.
An amateur film made by Alan Quinn filmed in a garden where a number of women prepare and serve food, drink as well as cook meat on a barbeque feeding a garden full of children.
This amateur film made by Alan Quinn captures a nightime barbeque at the filmmaker's home.
This amateur footage filmed by Alan Quinn shows a nighttime summer party and barbecue taking place in the garden of the filmmaker, and the empty garden the following day.
This amateur film, produced by Alan Quinn begins with a horse trotting event taking place at Rowlands Gill near Gateshead. A wedding at the Church of St Joseph’s in Blaydon is followed by a visit to Durham City and what is believed to be a wedding event taking place at Newcastle Racecourse. The remainder of the film records events, activities as well as many decorative gardens at the National Garden Festival at Gateshead, including a strongman competition featuring Geoff Capes.
This home movie filmed by Michael John Keane features his family taking a seaside holiday along the Yorkshire coast, views of a fast flowing River Tees and High Force, a trip to Stewart Park in Middlesbrough and footage from the Cleveland show. A visit to Staithes includes shots of women in traditional lace bonnets. Atmospheric views of Middlesbrough dock and the Transporter Bridge at dusk end this compilation.
This amateur film made by Michael John Keane shows children playing on the Cleveland County Playbus. Some of the children are also interviewed and recite rhymes and songs to camera.
An amateur film made by Michael John Keane of the Cleveland Playbus taking part in an annual rally that in 1978 took place in Nottingham. As well as views of the many playbuses taking part in the rally, the film also features a visit by a number of local dignitaries. The film ends with everyone involved having a bit of fun playing a game of football using an over-sized ball.
This amateur film made by Michael John Keane records local children's play on the Cleveland County Playbus visiting Eston, Hemlington and Billingham. The final part of the film shows a playbus taking part in the 9th Playbus Rally in Birmingham followed by a phantom ride in the bus as it drives back to Middlesbrough.
An amateur film made by Michael John Keane showing the 'Tigers Middlesbrough Speedway' taking part in various races at Cleveland Park Stadium. Events featured included Middlesbrough v Berwick 21/7/79, Middlesbrough s Stoke 2/7/81 and-Middlesbrough v Oxford, also part of a match between Middlesbrough Tigers and Newcastle Diamonds. The film features award presentations as well as good views of crowds.