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 footage produced by George Theaker and Peter Dobing showing the construction of the Cornmill Shopping Centre in Darlington on the site of the historic Darlington Co-Operative Society department store. The film features views inside the store, most likely filmed shortly after its closure in April and May 1986. Demolition and construction work on the new shopping centre began in 1989 and it was officially opened to the public in 1992. The final part of the film gives a brief history of the market town through the use of archival drawing, paintings and photographs.
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.
Filmed Tyne Tees TV news insert of a warehouse in North Ormesby on Teesside gutted by fire, broadcast on 13 November 1972.
Filmed Tyne Tees TV news insert of building work commencing at the College of Education, Flatts Lane, Normanby on Teesside, broadcast on 13 November 1972.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert consisting of exterior shots of the Ladle hotel on Ladgate Lane, where a robbery had taken place. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February1975.
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.
This amateur film looks at locations associated with the history of Stockton and Darlington railway, filmed in 1973. A last sequence records Darlington's restored North Road station in 1975. The film was produced by Stephen Fairbrother and his father, William Mercer Fairbrother.
Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news item about the resignation of Middlesbrough FC manager Jack Charlton after 4 years in charge. The team were suffering a spate of poor results, including a defeat by Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter final. Middlesbrough players offer their thoughts about the resignation, the majority regretting the decision.
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 records the Cleveland County Playbus travelling around the Teesside area and children playing on board. Microphones are given to a number of children as they recite well known nursery rhymes.
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.
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.
This 1970s amateur film by students at the Teesside College of Art Visual Communication Course looks at the life of Middlesbrough steel plater, Bert Earl, who works as a local chimney sweep in his spare time. This portrait contains footage around South Bank, including Harcourt Road.
This film is a meditative look at activity on the River Tees, split into three sections. The first and longest section looks at the work of the famous Transporter Bridge, which links Middlesbrough on the south bank of the Tees with Port Clarence on the north bank. The next section follows the work of foyboatmen, who assist with the mooring of large vessels coming into port. The final section looks at the area of Greatham Creek on the north side of the Tees with its fishermen and associated houseboats.
A home movie by Chris Anderson of a family day trip to the beach at Redcar during the summer of 1976.