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.
This film is an amateur promotion of the varied roles for volunteers with the National Trust Yorkshire, filmed by volunteers John Alcock, Peter Dobing, George Theaker. Includes footage of musicians rehearsing for a performance, wood conservation, Malham Tarn Nature Reserve, restoration and preservation at the Treasurers House in York, the landscape at Roseberry Topping and Rievaulx Abbey in the North Yorkshire.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news report on the sale of Brancepeth Castle near Durham City. Includes various views of the architecture, interior, and picturesque wooded grounds of Brancepeth Castle. Alister Harrison interviews a local historian sporting a colorful kipper tie who recounts the history of the architecture and the owners of the castle.This news item was originally 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.
This amateur compilation filmed by J.E. Baker documents a trip around York, including some famous landmarks and a look at the affects of flooding. Includes footage of a royal visit by the recently crowned George VI and Queen Elizabeth, probably in York. There is also a trip to Scotland to visit the famous Empire Exhibition in Glasgow held at Bellahouston Park from May to December 1938. . A final sequence records the building of an air raid shelter.
Amateur film of a holiday trip to Felixstowe in Suffolk.
A day in the life of a city in an amateur film portrait of Newcastle upon Tyne, its street scenes and architecture, made by an early member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association, S. J. Rosslyn Smith.
This amateur cinemascope footage by Doug Collender shows Newcastle upon Tyne in the 1960s with architecture and street scenes in and around the city, including street decorations at Christmas and Newcastle Airport.
An amateur film produced by Doug Collender recording various locations around the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. As well as more established locations such as the Newcastle Civic Centre and Old Eldon Square, the film also featured derelict housing possibly in the Byker area of the city which was going through considerable change at that time. The film also records the people and the range of amusements at the Hopping’s Fair taking place on the city's Town Moor.