A report from the BBC documentary series ‘Look Stranger’ on the use of Percheron draft horses by Vaux Breweries in Sunderland. The film shows horses being prepared before being sent out onto the streets of the town to deliver the locally produced beer. The film ends back in the tack room at Vaux were young apprentices polish the bridle brasses and leathers ready for the following day.
Two short filmed acceptance speeches made by Brendan Foster on winning the North Sportsman of the Year award for the third year running.
An amateur instructional film produced for landlords of Vaux Breweries public houses to help them with the daily maintenance of their establishment both outside and in. The first part of the film focuses on the landlord of The Duke of Albany in Washington walking around the outside of his establishment making notes on a clipboard. Inside he does the same. In the second part of the film a barmaid and landlady work to clean and prepare the bar area of The White Lion pub in Houghton-le-Spring in readiness for opening. The film also includes exterior views of other Vaux pubs in the Sunderland area.
A 30 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries to promote Norseman Lager based in part on science fiction film ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’. Two men are attracted by a bright light in the sky that leads them to a pub selling Norseman Lager.
A short professional film produced for Vaux Breweries about the Vaux Mountain Trail fell running event taking place in the Lake District sponsored by the company. The event attracts more than 200 amateur runners who follow a route through six check-points starting in the Kentmere Valley, across the Fairfield Range and over Kentmere Pike. The punishing route reaches heights of more the 2500ft above sea level. The film show runners preparing themselves before the race as well as an interview with one of the competitors; Josh Naylor. From the ground as well as in the air the film follows the runners as they complete the route and the film ends with winner Martin Hudson crossing the finish line.
This amateur film by R. J. Purves records a journey on the Alnwick and Coldstream line of the North Eastern Railway and work taking place on the tracks, probably outside York station. The filmmaker’s father is pictured with railway workers and engineers so may have worked for British Rail.
Compilation of amateur films by Raymond James Paiton consisting of footage of a visit to Cragside house, near Rothbury in Northumberland with his wife Molly followed by events on Newcastle Town Moor including a performance of synchronised gymnastics, a display of military aircraft, the star attraction an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber, and the annual Hoppings fair. It concludes with family beach scenes on the coast, possibly to Cresswell in Northumberland.
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 showing members of the Northumbrian Motor Club taking part in their annual driving tests and trials. The film begins at Wallsend Dene where members attempt to drive their cars up a steep incline. The film then changes to Gosforth Park in Newcastle where they compete in time trials around a series of constructed courses.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a number of vehicles driving carefully along a snow covered road and a snow plough clearing the route. This is followed by members of the Northumbrian Motor Club participating in their annual driving tests beginning at Wallsend Dene with cars attempting to drive up a steep muddy incline followed by them taking part in a series of against the clock driving test including a skid track taking place at Gosforth Park in Newcastle.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club driving tests taking place at Gosforth Park in Newcastle in 1960. The film records a large number of cars completing six against the clock tests watched by groups of spectators.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing members of the Northumbrian Motor Club competing against one and other in a series of against the clock driving tests taking place at Gosforth Park Racecourse in Newcastle. In the second part of the film, believed to be at Wallsend Dene, drivers compete in a trial in which they attempt to drive up a steep incline and along muddy country tracks. Cars featured taking part include Morris Minors, Mini Minors, Ford Anglias as well as more sporting vehicles such as a Triumph Roadster.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of a Northumbrian Motor Club rally taking place around Northumberland. The film begins at the Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge near Morpeth where male and female drivers prepare for the start of the rally. Cars leave one at a time and arrive at a checkpoint along a country road where they perform a reversing manoeuvre. More views shows the vehicles travelling through the rural landscape and crossing a ford and the film ends with them arriving at the finish in the grounds of a large country house.
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.
The first of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins with competitors getting ready to start the rally and car driving onto a road. Various views show the vehicles driving along a series of country road. The film ends on a woman putting on lipstick and cars parked beside a building
The second of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins on a line of cars taking part in the rally parked along a road followed by them travelling along a track through a wood and up a hill. At a checkpoint an official looks over a vehicles. The final part of the film shows the arrival of cars at the end of the rally and officials taking down information.
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.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing a veteran car rally, where the vehicles are from the early twentieth century, taking place possibly on the Town Moor in Newcastle. The film begins on a series of veteran cars being driven past followed by owners taking part in a series of fun games involving the vehicles measured against the clock.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a phantom car ride where a veteran car in need of repair is collected and transported by trailer. Back in his workshop at hs Woodlands Park home near Wideopen, Newcastle the remainder of the film shows Raymond cleaning some of the car’s metalwork and replacing a rear panel on the vehicle.
The first of two amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing him working to restore a three-wheeled AC Sociable car bought in a scrapyard as part of a restoration project. The film begins with Raymond in his workshop at his home at Woodland Park, Wideopen near Newcastle where he is filmed removing a section of panelling and polishing the fender. General views follow showing work being done on the car’s chassis and wheel axles. Inside a museum Raymond takes down details of a car on display there followed by more views of the vehicle being worked on and the finished frame sitting outside.
The second of two amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing him working to restore a three-wheeled AC Sociable car bought in a scrapyard as part of a restoration project. The film begins in a workshop at his home at Woodlands Park at Wideopen near Newcastle and a piece of metal being cut and filed in a vice. The metal or wooden seating frame is then seen being put into place. The film changes to show the renovated car on show beside a garage and two small children playing on it.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with crowds looking over various stalls and drinking cups of tea as part of a fete taking place at Whitefield Hall near Hepple in Northumberland. The film changes to show two women and a man in a garden followed by a crowd looking at shop window display. The final part of the film shows a man on a motorcycle driving along a suburban road and two cars parked on a country road.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a boy on a tricycle travelling along St Julien Gardens in Newcastle followed by his mother. This is followed by boys competing in a sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a school sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle featuring both young girls and fathers taking part in various races. Following this there is a presentation of prizes to pupils by a female dignitary. The second part of the film features the Paiton family watching a farmer turn hay in a field and the children feeding chickens in the yard believed to be Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland.