This Tyne Tees Television Today at Six filmed news insert consists of a general exterior view of St George’s Hospital in Morpeth. This item was originally broadcast on 7 May 1975.
Amateur documentary footage of the annual Hoppings travelling fair on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the 1934 Northumberland Plate race meeting at Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, probably filmed by Mr S.J. Rosslyn Smith, who later became chairman of Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
Amateur record of the Tees-Side Bond Club Gymkhana of 1970, featuring many Bond Minicars and 3-wheeler (also known as a micro-car or bubblecar) enthusiasts. It was made by Middlesbrough resident and Cleveland Cine Society member Leonard Winter. The film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
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.
Filmed report on the threatened closure of Sedgefield Racecourse broadcast on the regional news programme Northern Life on 22 February 1977.
Tyne Tees Television filmed report on a dispute over trades union representation for 300 hourly-paid workers at Commodore Business Machines UK Ltd on the Eaglescliffe Industrial Estate. The firm will not recognise the Electrician’s Union in Cleveland. The union asked ACAS to intervene but Commodore would not co-operate with the service or allow its officers to interview workers at the factory. The item was broadcast on the regional news programme Northern Life on 22 February 1977. Anne Avery reports.
Filmed inserts containing general views of the exterior of the David Brown Gears Industries modern factory in Sunderland broadcast on the Tyne Tees TV regional news programme Northern Life on 22 February 1977.
Tyne Tees Television filmed inserts for a Northern Life news report broadcast on 22 February 1977. The cast in a play called 'The Amazons' showing at the Theatre Royal, possibly in Newcastle upon Tyne, perform strengthening exercises. A woman in a colourful leotard lifts weights in a gym. Other women are also doing training, including winding and unwinding a weight on a rope, and hanging upside down on gym ropes.
Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news feature, originally broadcast on 28 January 1977, on 81 year old Sarah Maguire who has run her bakery in North Shields for 45 years. Roderick Griffiths reports.
Tyne Tees Television filmed report on a fire service exercise in decontamination in Durham, originally broadcast on 28 January 1977. Includes an interview with a fire station chief. The reporter mentions the mercury emergency at the Shiny Row primary school recently.
Tyne Tees Television mute film insert on a strike by the Cleveland ambulance drivers, possibly at Middlesbrough General Hospital, which features footage of picketing outside the ambulance station. This item was originally broadcast on 28 January 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.
Incomplete Tyne Tees Television news report for Northern Life broadcast on 20 September 1976 about the closure of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge until funds are raised for repairs. The item is mainly a piece to camera with the Transporter Bridge in the background, but contains some general views of the bridge. Report by Peter Holland.
Tyne Tees Television cutaways for a news item originally broadcast on 20 September 1976 about the damage caused to a house in Sunderland by a gang of football hooligans. Includes an exterior view of the house, interior shots of the damage to a downstairs window, and a dining table laid for a meal.
Tyne Tees Television filmed news item about a petition raised against the vicar at Aycliffe and his method of raising finance for the local church, originally broadcast on Northern Life on 20 September 1976. Anne Avery reports.
Tyne Tees Television filmed interview with an ex-prisoner about the hardships and brutality of prison and the failure to assist rehabilitation and life after release, broadcast on Northern Life on 20 September 1976. Roderick Griffiths reports.
Filmed Tyne Tees Television news insert about the damage caused to a house in Sunderland by a gang of football hooligans, originally broadcast on Northern Life on 20 September 1976. Roderick Griffiths interviews the woman owner of the house about her experience.
Stock footage of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge filmed from the South Bank of the Tees for a Tyne Tees Television news report for Northern Life, originally broadcast on 20 September 1976. The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge is closed until funds are raised for repairs. Traffic is disrupted and a temporary bus service is in place.
Amateur footage by George Pennington, the owner of Cosy Coaches in Meadowfield, that features the Queen of Durham entrants and pageant, including the parade from the Wearmouth Bridge down North Bridge Street in Sunderland, and children in royal-themed fancy dress for local Coronation celebrations in 1953. Beauty queen contestants include Miss Spennymoor and Miss Broompark, who is pictured in a field at the County Durham mining village.
Two colour advertisements for Esso Extra for sale at the Meadowfield Motor Co. Ltd, Cosy Garage, Meadowfield, County Durham.
Amateur footage shot in 1951 by George Pennington, the owner of Cosy Coaches in Meadowfield, which records a celebration of folk dancing organised by the Women's Institute at Brancepeth Castle. Includes Morris dancing and Horn Dancers wearing antlers, one of the ritual rural customs that survive today.
Amateur record of the first Alnwick Fair in June 1969 filmed by Vic Cross.
Amateur record of the North Tyne and Redesdale Agricultural Society Show at Bellingham on 28 August in the 1960s filmed by Vic Cross.
Amateur record by Vic Cross of a snowy winter's day in Jesmond Dene park in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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.