An amateur study by John Percival Staddon shows the colours, the weather and attractions at home in the North East and North Yorkshire of the four seasons.
An amateur film made by John Percival Staddon that records views of attractions and landmarks in the Lake District and North Yorkshire.
An amateur travelogue by Peter Dobing and George Theaker takes us on the trail of British explorer Captain James Cook's early life and career in Yorkshire, taking in Marton, Easby Moor in the Cleveland Hills, Staithes, Wheeldale Moor, and Whitby.
A short amateur documentary produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker, looking back on the heyday of cinema in the town of Darlington and the problems facing the business in the late 1980s. The film begins with footage of the last day of the Odeon Cinema in Darlington which closed in 1981. This is followed by a history of cinema projection in the town using both contemporary film as well as historic images of the many cinemas. The film ends with a view of a local video shop, the latest threat to cinema attendance, but finishes on a positive note with regards plans for a new cinema for the town.
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.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine feature on fashion with Newcastle-upon-Tyne's modern Civic Centre interiors and exteriors as backdrop, shot by cameraman Ray Jackson. Also showcased is the new Austin Maxi, the last of Sir Alec Issigonis’ designs launched in 1969. The new Civic Centre was opened in 1968.
This mute Tyne Tees Television Newsview report documents the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Peterlee, Durham and Newton Aycliffe on 27 May 1960.
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.
Presented by John Grundy, this sponsored video for the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation (TWDC), an organisation started by the British government to develop and improve areas of the inner cities, promotes their completed and future flagship urban developments on the banks of the rivers Tyne and Wear. Including regeneration of the East Quayside in Newcastle, Royal Quays in North Shields, the Hylton business park and St Peter's in Sunderland. The video records the opening of the Newcastle Business Park at Elswick by the Duke of Edinburgh, and includes footage of Concorde, and a walkabout with Princess Diana.
An amateur video produced by Hazel Mills and Jack Mills in 1994 about Grainger Market in Newcastle upon Tyne. Includes a history of the market, its construction, and interviews with contemporary traders.
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.
This amateur documentary produced by John Paul Gee examines the eye-catching Byker Wall development in Newcastle upon Tyne, designed by Swedish architect Ralph Erskine and built between 1969 and 1982, which replaced Victorian slum terraced housing. Following a history of the development John Paul Gee talks about both the positive and negative aspects of the area and architecture and interviews some local residents.
Promotional video for the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation (TWDC), presented by John Grundy, providing an overview of their urban regeneration work on Newcastle's East Quayside, with the newly named Royal Quays in North Shields and at St Peter's, Sunderland. Features Princess Diana on a visit to St Peter's Basin, Newcastle, in April 1991.
Promotional video for the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation (TWDC), presented by John Grundy, that records the progress of their redevelopment of the site of former docks, Albert Edward Dock, at North Shields, North Tyneside, and containing the pre-existing North Shields International Ferry Terminal. In 1990 it was renamed the Royal Quays and development included housing, a shopping centre and a water park known as Wet n Wild.
This promotional video for the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation (TWDC), is presented by John Grundy, and records the progress of redevelopment of St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, home of The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at the University of Sunderland on the north bank of the River Wear. It is named after the adjacent St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth. The film includes footage of Queen Elizabeth unveiling the sculpture Pathways of Knowledge, created by sculptor in residence Colin Wilbourn and scenes from the Roker Regatta.
This Turners documentary presented by John Grundy is a nostalgic meander through one aspect of the social history of Newcastle upon Tyne and a review of a thousand years of shopping in the city, its evolution as a major retailing centre from the days of the street trader on the Quayside and the creation of the first department stores in the world, to the rise of Eldon Square. The film includes many stills of photographs, adverts, illustrations and other archive material to tell the story of Newcastle's retail history.
The Tyne Tees Television North East Newsview crew record the visit of Miss Newsview, Valarie Denis, to the USA, leaving on the Trans World Airline's (TWA) Boeing 707 flight from London Heathrow to Washington in June 1964, landing at JFK airport. The film covers a visit to the New York World's Fair and trip to Washington DC, home of US political power.