Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news report on a strike over pay at the Fashion Industries factory, Moreland Street, West Hartlepool. Includes footage of women workers and trades union supporters picketing outside the factory and interviews with union representatives. Peter Holland reports. This item was originally broadcast on 9 May 1977.
Filmed Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news report on the condition of housing in category 'D' villages in County Durham, including Binchester, Eldon Lane, Ferryhill Station. Interview with Durham Housing Association representative about purchasing properties in the villages from the council and their plan to re-populate, modernise and rent out the housing. This report by Roderick Griffiths includes vox pops with some residents. The item was originally transmitted on 9 May 1977.
Filmed Tyne Tees TV Today at Six news interview with British trade unionist Daniel McGarvey, General Secretary of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress, about the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers' claim. This item was broadcast on 13 November 1972.
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.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news report on a dispute with Stockton Council about the allocation of finances for refuse management at the Billingham Forum. Includes an interview with the leader of Stockton Council outside the Forum building and with three union representatives for workers. Peter Holland reports. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February 1975.
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.
Amateur footage recording the Bearpark and Esh Colliery Band performing and marching alongside the Bearpark Lodge banner through the villages of Esh Winning on Friday night and Bearpark on Saturday morning before the 1983 Durham Miners Gala on the 15th July. The band with their banner also participate in the gala and proudly march through the city passing The County Hotel where current and future Labour Party leaders Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock are in attendance. The 1983 gala was important as it was their centenary year.
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.