An amateur film made by Michael John Keane of the Cleveland Playbus taking part in an annual rally that in 1978 took place in Nottingham. As well as views of the many playbuses taking part in the rally, the film also features a visit by a number of local dignitaries. The film ends with everyone involved having a bit of fun playing a game of football using an over-sized ball.
This amateur film made by Michael John Keane records local children's play on the Cleveland County Playbus visiting Eston, Hemlington and Billingham. The final part of the film shows a playbus taking part in the 9th Playbus Rally in Birmingham followed by a phantom ride in the bus as it drives back to Middlesbrough.
An amateur film made by Alan Quinn that documents an event at the Huntley Well Social Club at Winlaton Mill.
An amateur film made by Chris Anderson along with his sisters Susan and Carol that looks at their home town of Bishop Auckland. The films shows many of the town attractions and shopping facilities as well as sporting and leisure activities. The final part of the film highlights the educational facilities available, from infants to adults.
Amateur film made by Bishop Auckland local Chris Anderson that records the juvenile jazz band performances and the many street parties taking place around the Woodhouse Close area of Bishop Auckland for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. These events were coordinated by Jackie Dodds and Dave Holder of the Bishop Auckland Family Service Unit.
This 1970s amateur film by students at the Teesside College of Art Visual Communication Course looks at the life of Middlesbrough steel plater, Bert Earl, who works as a local chimney sweep in his spare time. This portrait contains footage around South Bank, including Harcourt Road.
Amateur record of the opening of the Northumberland Boy Scouts camp swimming pond at Gosforth Park in 1933, filmed by an early member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association, Harry A. Soloman.
An amateur cinemagazine compilation of events and street scenes around Newcastle upon Tyne and Tyneside between 1929 and 1935, documented by members of Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
Amateur or educational documentary in two parts on the sport of wildfowling using manually propelled gunning punts in the north east, filmed off the Northumberland coast near Lindisfarne. The punt gun was a massive smooth bore gun.
A day in the life of a city in an amateur film portrait of Newcastle upon Tyne, its street scenes and architecture, made by an early member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association, S. J. Rosslyn Smith.
Amateur film by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association member S. J. Rosslyn Smith documenting one of the joyful street parties in Newcastle upon Tyne celebrating the coronation of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as King and Queen of the United Kingdom on 12 May 1937.
Amateur film of Newcastle upon Tyne's Hoppings fair at the Town Moor and the race meeting at Gosforth Park in June 1936 by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association member S. J. Rosslyn Smith.
An amateur film by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association member S. J. Rosslyn Smith of three vicars acting as Air Raid Precautions (ARP) wardens.
Amateur film by S. J. Rosslyn Smith of the wedding at Whitley Bay of Miss Frances Mary Temple and Mr Frank Fratonby (of Cullercoats), which took place at St Paul's Church, 18 June 1945, with the reception at the seafront Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. The wedding took place during World War Two.
This amateur cinemascope footage by Doug Collender shows Newcastle upon Tyne in the 1960s with architecture and street scenes in and around the city, including street decorations at Christmas and Newcastle Airport.
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.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine feature on fashion with Newcastle-upon-Tyne's modern Civic Centre interiors and exteriors as backdrop, shot by cameraman Ray Jackson. Also showcased is the new Austin Maxi, the the last of Sir Alec Issigonis’ designs launched in 1969. The new Civic Centre was opened in 1968.
This mute Tyne Tees Television Newsview report documents the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Peterlee, Durham and Newton Aycliffe on 27 May 1960.
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.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage of floods in the market town of Morpeth in 1963 when the River Wansbeck burst its banks and people were evacuated from their homes.
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. [Please note that the picture runs a little fast in this production but the sound is correct.]
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.