Amateur travelogue by Harry A Soloman, an early member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association, featuring scenes at Newcastle upon Tyne, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Wylam and Durham.
This is a short amateur comic sketch about an artist invited to exhibit at the Laing Gallery, made by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association. It received a commendation at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival in 1953.
An amateur production adapted from the Edgar Allen Poe story, produced and directed by Doug Collender. This was an experiment in low light filmmaking, the darkened scenes bathed in red light.
This film is a meditative look at activity on the River Tees, split into three sections. The first and longest section looks at the work of the famous Transporter Bridge, which links Middlesbrough on the south bank of the Tees with Port Clarence on the north bank. The next section follows the work of foyboatmen, who assist with the mooring of large vessels coming into port. The final section looks at the area of Greatham Creek on the north side of the Tees with its fishermen and associated houseboats.
This film was produced for the King's College students' rag appeal to help raise the money to buy a house in Jesmond and convert it into a hostel and training centre for polio sufferers to live in, an idea masterminded by Joe Fisher from Gosforth who had contracted polio in Burma in 1945.
An amateur film produced by Chris Anderson, with the assistance of Jackie Dodd and Dave Holder, recording local children from the Witton Park and Woodhouse Close areas of Bishop Auckland as they prepare for and participate in a pageant recreating the story of England for the Bishop of Durham John Habgood. The film begins and ends with the Bishop marching through the town followed by the children and onlookers.
An amateur film made by Chris Anderson and Peter Moore recording events and activities taking place as part in Woodhouse Close Carnival in Bishop Auckland during 1976. The film features a number of parades through the area featuring ‘The Bishops Woodhouse Close Estate’ juvenile jazz band as well as football matches for the boys and games of netball for the girls and swimming events taking place in the local pool.
An amateur film produced by Chris Anderson that records a number of sporting events taking place around the Woodhouse Close area of Bishop Auckland, possibly as part of the area carnival week in 1976. At a number of locations local teams of girls take part in games of rounders while the boys play five-a-side football.
An amateur film made by Chris Anderson of Newcastle United playing what is believed to be Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James Park in Newcastle. Filmed from the side-line near one of the goals it captures of some of the game's action as well as the crowds in the stands. The film as well as the game ends with the pitch being invaded by supporters. Although not known, the game may have taken place on Saturday 17th December 1977 where Newcastle beat Wolverhampton 4-0.
An amateur film produced by Chris Anderson of a football match between Bishop Auckland Football Club and Preston North End taking place at Bishop Auckland on the 14th December 1974. Preston North End won the game 2-0.
A home movie by Chris Anderson of a family day trip to the beach at Redcar during the summer of 1976.
An amateur film produced by Chris Anderson begins with a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee street party taking place in Woodhouse Close area of Bishop Auckland. This is followed by local residents working together to build an adventure playground for their children including a home-made zip-line on which the children are seen riding. A bonfire is lit, sausages and beans served and music is provided by two men playing guitar and banjo to which both adults and children are seen dancing. Sadly, the playground is only short-lived as the film ends with the site empty having been cleared by the local council.
Tyne Tees TV Today at Six filmed news insert broadcast on 21 February 1973 of a student march for bigger grants in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Tyne Tees TV Today at Six filmed news insert broadcast on 21 February 1973 of the Royal Marine band playing a trumpet fanfare.
An amateur film produced by Norah Cummin recording her and husband George’s activities during 1948. The film features Norah with friends visiting St Mary’s Island near Whitley Bay at Easter and travelling with George to Holy Island or Lindisfarne Castle during Whit. They take their summer holiday to Scarborough spending most of their time inside Peasholm Park. The film features a number of sporting events including cricket as well as a football match featuring Newcastle United playing at St James Park in Newcastle during the autumn. The film ends at Christmas with a window display in George’s music shop and with him dressed as St Nicholas.
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.
An amateur film by John Scorer that records the filming of BBC period television series 'All Creatures Great and Small' in Reeth, Swaledale, North Yorkshire, in 1979. The film shows the BBC cast and production team on location followed by general views of rural Swaledale.
An amateur film by John Scorer that records May Day festivities at Marden Bridge Middle School, Whitley Bay in 1979. The film shows school children enjoying various activities on the school fields, including the traditional Maypole Dance.
An amateur film by John Scorer that records a trip to Bamburgh Castle by Marden Bridge Middle School, Whitley Bay, in 1979.
An amateur film by John Scorer that records the annual May bank holiday Whitley Bay Carnival in 1979. The film shows crowds lining the streets of Whitley Bay to watch the street parade festivities of folk dancing and national dress.
A short amateur film made by Rebecca Patterson, described by the filmmaker as a cine poem, which records views near to her home including St Mary's Lighthouse at Whitley Bay, the Alcan Terminal near to Blyth and small boats at Seaton Sluice.
A Gaumont newsreel that records the towing from Wallsend shipyards on the River Tyne of the steel Admiralty floating dock (AFD4), also named the Medway, built for the British Royal Navy by the Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson shipyard. It was bound for the River Medway in Kent.
A Gaumont newsreel that records crowds strolling through Jesmond Dene park, Newcastle upon Tyne, on a Sunday during race week at Gosforth Park.
A Gaumont newsreel documents the crowds visiting Hopping’s Fair on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, including adventurous men and women on a zip-wire ride.
This staged Gaumont comedy sketch documents a crowd watching an entertainer in drag at The Hoppings fair on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne attacking a news cameraman with an umbrella. The intention may have been to poke fun at suffragettes using it as propaganda against the movement.