A collection of home movies made by Austen McOlvin Laws between 1951 and 1957 showing family and friends on holiday at Beadnell in Northumberland. As well as showing them playing in the sand and paddling and swimming in the sea, they are also filmed in the garden of their house. The film also features the family in their small sailing dinghy sailing the waters near the beach and harbour. The film ends with a family trip to the Farne Islands.
A home movie by Chris Lawson of a family holiday to Sandsend that features a man and boy manoeuvring a small boat into the sea. The film also features brief views of a miniature railway and ends with a view of Fountains Abbey.
A home movie begins with a family visit to the Lake District possibly visiting family, before returning to the region and travels along the Northumberland coast taking in Bamburgh, Seahouses and Berwick upon Tweed. The film ends with views of a snowy Gateshead.
An amateur film made by Stockton-on-Tees toyshop proprietor Leslie Brown of a family holiday to Dinard on the Cote d’Emeraude of Brittany, France in July 1955. The film begins with the filmmaker's son Tony Brown preparing to leave the family home in Norton near Stockton and the family flying from Newcastle Municipal Airport to Dinard. Arriving at their destination, the family enjoy the local beach, visiting the local market and take a boat journey to the town of St Malo. The film ends with the family flying home and Tony unloading suitcases from the family car.
Home movie footage filmed by J. Donaldson of Stockton-on-Tees of a family trip to the beach at Seaburn near Sunderland. Includes footage of amusement park rides, possibly at Seaburn’s Ocean Beach Park.
A home movie made by Daniel Webster, believed a vice-principle of Bede College in Durham, of his family made between 1947 and 1957. The focus of the film is his two children who are seen growing from children to adults. The film records a number of domestic scenes of the family such as Christmas and holidays to the Lake District, Scotland and Ulster. The film includes a number of acted sequences featuring family members as well as shots 50's domestic scenes. The film also includes views from two Durham Miners Gala (1952 and 1955?) as well as motorbikes at Belmont Park and the Durham Regatta showing rowers on the river Wear.
A home movie produced by David Williams featuring his family begins with his wife and son Simon on the beach at Crimdon Dene near Hartlepool. This is followed by a day travelling Hadrian’s Wall visiting Corbridge Roman Station, the Temple of Mithras and Housesteads Roman Fort. Another day trip to Upper Weardale follows with the family enjoying the moorland landscape and visiting the then derelict Killhope lead mine. The final part of the film features the family walking a section of the river Tees from Barnard Castle, through Startforth to High Force waterfall near Middleton-in-Teesdale where the film ends.
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 compilation of short narrative-based home movies featuring family vignettes, including his sister Ann and Mrs Dobing, and a day trip to Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast by steam train, produced by Peter Dobing.
A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing of a four day family holiday to the Yorkshire coast, visiting Scarborough, Whitby and Goathland. The weather on this trip is terrible and the film includes many views of the family in rain coats soaked through. However, the rain doesn’t put them off visiting some interesting sites including a trip on the Scarborough Funicular, swimming in an open air pool and a journey on the North Bay Railway through Peasholm Park. At Whitby Peter and sister Ann climb to the top of West Pier Lighthouse and the film ends with the family visiting Mallyan Spout waterfall near Goathland.
This amateur film made by John Percival Staddon records a family trip travelling to Marsden on the north east coast and Piercebridge, on the River Tees near Darlington.
Amateur footage of baby playing on a beach on the north east coast, probably Northumberland, possibly the grandaughter of James Dudfield Rose.
This amateur film shows family life in a small village in County Durham, probably Cornsay Colliery, including chidren on Christmas Day, with family trips to Knaresborough and the seaside.
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.
A home movie by Chris Anderson of a family day trip to the beach at Redcar during the summer of 1976.
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.
This home movie produced by Christine Hanley features residents of Sedgefield taking part in the annual Shrove Tuesday football match in the streets around St Edmund’s Church as well as a motorised train travelling along Redcar beach. The film includes a number of sequences featuring Christine’s daughter Jacky as a small child either playing around the family home at Layton House Farm near Sedgefield or on picnics and excursions with family and friends.