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.
A Tyne Tees Television news teaser transmitted 2 June 1975 about the shortening growing season for farmers in the region. Features a general view of a snowy rural scene.
Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news magazine report by Tony Cook about the hard life of a remarkable elderly woman farmer at an isolated farm near the village of Earsdon in Northumberland, Miss Anderson, who runs the farm alone. This item was originally broadcast on 22 April 1977.
This amateur film by Alan Quinn records days out to Teesdale, County Durham and Northumberland as well as parties at home and children playing in the garden. The compilation also includes Pope John Paul II's visit to York.
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.
Amateur travelogue by Harry A Soloman, an early member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association, featuring scenes at Newcastle upon Tyne, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Wylam and Durham.
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.
An amateur film produced by Norah Cummin recording her and husband George’s activities during 1948. The film features Norah with friends visiting St Mary’s Island near Whitley Bay at Easter and travelling with George to Holy Island or Lindisfarne Castle during Whit. They take their summer holiday to Scarborough spending most of their time inside Peasholm Park. The film features a number of sporting events including cricket as well as a football match featuring Newcastle United playing at St James Park in Newcastle during the autumn. The film ends at Christmas with a window display in George’s music shop and with him dressed as St Nicholas.
This amateur travelogue produced by Jack Mills explores the rich history of the five mile stretch of the River Tyne between Bywell and Wylam. As well as visiting many places of local interest, the film also speaks with some of its more fascinating and diverse characters who live and work around the Tyne.
An amateur film by John Scorer that records a trip to Bamburgh Castle by Marden Bridge Middle School, Whitley Bay, in 1979.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates that records a trip to carry out a cartographic survey around the River North Tyne at Bellingham in Northumberland in March 1941 with staff and students of King's College, Newcastle upon Tyne.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates recording a Newcastle Educational Committee visit with school children to rural Northumberland.
A home movie produced by Donald Oates of a family visit to the village of Elsdon in Northumberland.
This home movie compilation by amateur filmmaker Donald Oates focuses on his two sons, Christopher and Alistair, who are documented at home, on a beach playing and posing together, in Tynemouth and in a fancy dress contest as part of a Round Table Carnival at Bedlington. Footage incudes general views of Newcastle Quayside including Swing Bridge and Bessie Surtees House. The final part shows a 7th birthday party for one son, and a family Christmas in 1963.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates that starts with a number of people on a platform making speeches to a crowd believed to be taking place as part of the Bedlington Miners Picnic. One of those speaking is Harold Wilson. The second part is a 'father and son' Scout camp featuring Donald and Christopher Oates taking place near Devil's Water at Dilston in Northumberland showing boys playing football and a camp inspection.
An amateur period drama about a friendship between a bullied boy and girl in an orphanage at the turn of the century where capital punishment is the norm. Filmed with the Allendale Middle School Drama group, Hexham.
Amateur documentary by Brian Dunckley that follows four teenagers from around the Morpeth area who share a common interest in contemporary dance and attend Morpeth School of Dancing to train as a dance troupe. Includes commentary and interviews with the young women.
This home movie produced by Christine Hanley features men at work on Layton House Farm near Sedgefield dipping sheep, ploughing a field and bailing hay. The film also includes a visit to Seahouses where an Amphicar sails around the harbour and also shows views of birds and seals during a visit to the Farne Islands. A holiday to the highlands of Scotland and a phantom car ride through France are included, as well as footage of guests at Christine’s and husband Frederick’s wedding in 1964.
A mixture of amateur and commercial newsreel footage believed purchased or produced by Wylam physician Dr Swindale. The film begins with newsreels relating to the construction and launch of the RMS Queen Mary on Clydeside in 1934. This is followed by amateur footage filmed in around 1937 of children on a farm feeding lambs and boys taking part in a race along the river Tyne near Newcastle in the same year. The final part of the film shows is of a visit to Durham possibly made in around 1946 shot on both colour as well as black and white featurng a group posing alongside Durham Cathedrals famous Sanctuary Knocker.
An amateur film believed made by Wylam physician Dr Swindale, begins with a wedding taking place at an unknown church. King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations take place around Newcastle and Wylam followed by film of the Royal Agricultural Show as it takes place on the Newcastle Town Moor in 1935. The final part of the film shows a military camp believed to be in a field near Ripon in North Yorkshire. General activities around camp are filmed as well as the men and officers taking part in both official ceremonies and other less formal events watched by civilians. Although the regiment featured is not known, Dr Swindale did serve as an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corp.