A compilation of short narrative-based home movies featuring family vignettes, including his sister Ann and Mrs Dobing, and a day trip to Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast by steam train, produced by Peter Dobing.
An amateur film produced by Peter Dobing of a bus tour around the Kyle of Bute in Western Scotland in 1950 with Peter and his father. The film features them visits to the coastal town of Oban and a ferry journey along the narrow sea channel of the Kyle of Bute.
A narrative-based home movie produced by Peter Dobing of preparations for November 5th and his extended family enjoying bonfire night at the family home in Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington, in 1949.
A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing documenting preparations for a family Christmas in 1949 in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington, and Xmas Day celebrations.
A home movie made by Peter Dobing of a family day trip to Ullswater in the Lake District on a wet and windy day. The film begins with views of the steamer Lady of the Lake following her sinking in September 1950, the boat partially submerged against a jetty at Pooley Bridge .
A partially narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing of his family at Christmas in 1950. The film begins with members of the family performing a pantomime in which a witch trying to ruin the Dobing’s Christmas before being vanquished by fairy queen. The remainder of the film records members of the extended family arriving at the Dobing home in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington, to enjoy Christmas Day.
Two short narrative based home movies produced by Peter Dobing and featuring members of his extended family. The family enjoy spring time in the garden at the family home in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington. In the second film Peter and sister Ann take a bike ride together through the countryside.
A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing of a four day family holiday to the Yorkshire coast, visiting Scarborough, Whitby and Goathland. The weather on this trip is terrible and the film includes many views of the family in rain coats soaked through. However, the rain doesn’t put them off visiting some interesting sites including a trip on the Scarborough Funicular, swimming in an open air pool and a journey on the North Bay Railway through Peasholm Park. At Whitby Peter and sister Ann climb to the top of West Pier Lighthouse and the film ends with the family visiting Mallyan Spout waterfall near Goathland.
A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing in 1951 of a family Christmas primarily made in the filmmaker's home in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington. The family make home-made Xmas crackers and decorate the Christmas tree. A trip into Darlington for some Christmas shopping is followed by the extended family enjoying drinks in front of a roaring fire before they all open their presents. The final part of the film, shot in colour, features portrait views of each member of the family and a decorated Christmas cake.
A narrative based home movie made by Peter Dobing in 1952 featuring the Dobing family in their garden in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington. The Christmas tree is ceremonially burned on a bonfire in the garden and the family turn their hands to planting Brydons Glorious Gladioli bulbs in the garden in spring. Work done, they enjoy a game of golf with hockey sticks featuring trick photography and finish off the day with bowls of ice cream in the garden.
This narrative-based home movie by Peter Dobing records a family holiday around North Yorkshire in 1952. The family visits the coastal towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hood's Bay, and travel to Staveley and the countryside near Knaresborough.
A fun parody of 1950’s science fiction films produced by Jack Lockhart as part of the 2013 Shimmer Festival in Whitley Bay in which a mysterious object from outer space in the shape in the Spanish City dome crashing into the sea near Whitley Bay. Using archive footage from the collections of the North East Film Archive, the film shows how the local population react to the strange object and send out a research party to investigate.
Amateur film made by John Percival Staddon in the early 60s of his grand daughter Anne maintaining her bike, assisted by mother, and practicing for her National Cycling Proficiency test.
This amateur film made by John Percival Staddon records a family trip travelling to Marsden on the north east coast and Piercebridge, on the River Tees near Darlington.
Home movie by John Percival Staddon of his grandchildren at the family home.
Amateur record of the Tynemouth Swimming Club Gala 12 August, 1933, made by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association.
An amateur film by George Theaker and Peter Dobing that records a fun 'It's a Knockout' style contest between local youth club teams taking place in the grounds of Haughton Comprehensive School in 1974.
A short amateur film produced by Peter Dobing and featuring his partner and cine club colleague, George Theaker, taking part in a Co-op charity fun run for North East Cancer Research around Bishop Auckland in County Durham on the 23rd June 1985.
An amateur documentary made by Peter Dobing and George Theaker in 1990 following the closure of the Shildon Wagon Works. The film includes footage shot as part of the 150th anniversary of the wagon works on the 24th September 1983 as well as film of the ‘cavalcade of steam’ taking place in Shildon in August 1975 as part of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington railway.
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.
An amateur record by George Theaker and Peter Dobing of a fun 'It's a Knockout' style contest between local youth club teams taking place in the grounds of Haughton Comprehensive School in Darlington in 1975.
An amateur record by George Theaker and Peter Dobing of a fun 'It's a Knockout' style contest between local schools teams taking place in the grounds of Haughton Comprehensive School, in 1978.
An amateur film produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker of the Darlington Cine Club recording an open day for visitors at the volunteer-led Tees Cottage Pumping Station, a Victorian waterworks in Darlington, which also has a blacksmith's workshop.
An amateur record of the Jeff Brownhut Promotions '79 Spectacular weekend event at South Park, Darlington, on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd June 1979, which includes fairground rides, a promotional (Osram) balloon ride, stunt riders and an aeronautical display.