This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson, shows a winter landscape in Northumberland, possibly Bavington where the Lawson family had a cottage or house and also motor racing at Ingliston near Edinburgh.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Alister Harrison interviews a man about a new sports centre opened at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. The man talks about the new facilities available at the centre including a surgery where people can speak with a doctor about their sports requirements. The centre is unusual in that it is based on similar centres seen by the man while visiting Hungary in the Eastern Bloc. The report was transmitted on the 11 July 1973.
This amateur film photographed by H.H. Johnston from a story by J.N. Peterson shows an amateur football match, a group of walkers explore Riding Mill, Slaley, Blanchland and the seaside, followed by miscellaneous shots of other destinations by the group. 'Life Begins With A Ball' shows a baby playing with a ball, then three older children play and finally 'Bowls' a crown green bowling match.
This home movie shows a number of favourite North East destinations for a family to relish the open air, either in the countryside or next to water such as Derwentside in County Durham and Tynemouth. More of a holiday excursion appears later in the film as the family visit the west country before returning north again.
Tyne Tees TV sports presenter Ian Edwards covers the Newcastle United football squad’s emotional visit to the Wilkinson Sword factory in Cramlington with manager Joe Harvey in the week after their FA Cup final defeat at Wembley on Saturday 4 May 1974. This filmed report was broadcast on the regional news programme Northern Life a few years later on 5 January 1977.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of the Stocksfield Show at Stocksfield near Bywell in Northumberland in 1982. The film begins with exhibitors arriving on site to set up stalls both inside a number of large marquees and outside on a field. Views show various stalls and exhibitions around the site are recorded as well as other events taking place on a showground including dancing, tug-o-war, Cumberland wrestling and a sheep dog herding a gaggle of geese into a pen.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Alister Harrison covers the historic annual Shrove Tuesday ‘mob’ football match in Alnwick, also known as ‘Scoring the Hales’, played between the parishes of St Michael and St Paul. It’s a sporting spectacle with very few rules and no-holds barred tackling, which takes place in the Pastures and River Aln. This filmed report was broadcast on the regional news programme Northern Life on 22 February 1977.
This Tyne Tees Television news magazine report for Northern Life, originally broadcast on 20 September 1976, covers the annual Running of the Walls in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, which took place on Saturday 18 September 1976. The British athletes Mike McLeod of Elswick Harriers, later a silver medallist at the 1984 Summer Olympics, Tony Simmons and Jim Alder of Morpeth Harriers take part. Alister Harrison reports.
Amateur record of the North Tyne and Redesdale Agricultural Society Show at Bellingham on 28 August in the 1960s filmed by Vic Cross.
A 30 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries filmed at the Beresford Arms, Whalton near Morpeth in Northumberland where Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Roy Maddison enjoys a pint of Vaux Beer with ITV sports commentator Kent Walton. The two men go outside and offer a pint of beer to the leader of the local hunt watching over his dogs.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton of a family picnic in the Northumberland countryside followed by show jumping, sheep herding and a hound trail taking place as part of the Rothbury Show. The film also features the family playing with a West Highland Terrier and a man working on a beehive.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing members of the Northumbrian Motor Club taking part in races around a circuit as well as their annual driving tests at Gosforth Park in Newcastle. The film begins at a racing circuit with cars speeding past as part of a race. Following a Morris Minor driving up and down a country road or track, members take part in a timed driving test near to a large latticed metal building. The film ends with vehicles driving along a country road and a vintage car turning into a field where other cars are parked.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club rally taking place around Northumberland. Beginning at Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge near Morpeth competitors head off in the Northumbrian countryside. Along a country road two women and a man stand chatting, the man playing with a large flag. Around a bend a number of cars drive past and the film ends on a group in a field competing in a game of tug-o-war.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the ‘Blagdon Sprint’ high-speed trials organised by Raymond and believed to be taking place on the Blagdon Estate at Seaton Burn on the outskirts of Newcastle. The film begins with views of spectators looking over the various cars taking part in the sprint event. From the starting line views of cars getting underway and speeding around the circuit. The film ends with spectator looking over the cars after the race.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a young girl taking part in a gymkhana event in which she wins a green rosette. The final part of the film show two men and two boys on a beach and views Dunstanburgh Castle near Craster on the Northumberland coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.