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.
Amateur travelogue around Teesdale in County Durham filmed by Peter Dobing and George Theaker, members of Darlington Cine Club, which won an Institute Of Amateur Cinematographers Ten Best competition Gold Star Award. Footage includes High Force waterfall and sheep herding in the snow.
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.
An amateur film produced by members of the Darlington Cine Club Peter Dobing, Derek Mathieson and George Theaker that documents the refurbishment and re-opening of the Darlington Civic Theatre, now Darlington Hippodrome. The official opening took place on the 28th November 1990 by the Mayor of Darlington Eric Roberts. The film also features the finale performance before refurbishment began of Cinderella featuring Jimmy Cricket, and possibly the first performance in the new theatre featuring comedy double act ‘Little and Large’.
Amateur documentary film produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker recording rehearsals and preparations for the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ produced and directed by Muriel Jones and Brian Kent and performed by residents of the village of Haughton-le-Skerne in Darlington. It took place in the village hall on Stockton Road.
This short amateur film by George Theaker and Peter Dobing records the sea life found at the edge of the shore from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, and includes digging for cockles.
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.
Amateur film by Jarrow-born James Dudfield Rose of the Boldon Cricket, Tennis, Bowling Club Grand Gala Day, South Tyneside, on Wednesday 6 July 1933 featuring ladies & gents cricket match and a game of Shove Ha'penny.
Amateur film of a cruise to the Farne Islands from Seahouses featuring Elsie Adelaine Richardson (future wife of the filmmaker), shot by James Dudfield Rose with intertitles by Elsie. Includes some footage of Souter Lighthouse and lobster fishermen at Seahouses.
Amateur footage by Jarrow-born James Dudfield Rose, probably filmed on a holiday trip towards the end of 1930s, recording Alnwick, Berwick and the surrounding area of Northumberland, close to Dunstan Hall, which became the filmmaker's home in 1950. Includes the Lion Bridge over the River Aln. This film of the visit ends at the Scottish fishing village of St Abbs.
Amateur footage, probably filmed by a friend of James Dudfield Rose FRCS, which records an annual summer gala at Boldon; a trip to High Force waterfall; and the Venture horse-drawn stage coach (owned by Mr. Priestman of Shotley Bridge), on a journey from the Punch Bowl Hotel, Edmundbyers, where a stuffed dummy hangs from the pub sign (perhaps representing a highwayman).