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 promotional film for the Country Model Laundry Ltd of Jesmond Road in Newcastle upon Tyne. The film shows the all-women workforce busy in the laundry.
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.
A short comedy believed produced by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association featuring Walter Clark and his wife Sylvia Harding. The film tells the story of a young man who waits nervously for what the film initially indicates is his wife giving birth, but is in fact the waiting room of a dental surgery where his wife is having a number of extractions.
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.
This is a poetic promotional film by Kip Halsey for North Tyneside Council showing a day in the life of St Mary's Island in winter. The film focuses on the birdlife that roosts on the island as the tide ebbs and flows. The film is accompanied by music performed on the Northumberland small pipes.
Amateur footage recording the Bearpark and Esh Colliery Band performing and marching alongside the Bearpark Lodge banner through the villages of Esh Winning on Friday night and Bearpark on Saturday morning before the 1983 Durham Miners Gala on the 15th July. The band with their banner also participate in the gala and proudly march through the city passing The County Hotel where current and future Labour Party leaders Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock are in attendance. The 1983 gala was important as it was their centenary year.
This amateur travelogue produced by Jack Mills explores the rich history of the five mile stretch of the River Tyne between Bywell and Wylam. As well as visiting many places of local interest, the film also speaks with some of its more fascinating and diverse characters who live and work around the Tyne.
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.
Amateur home movie compilation that consists of a number of different events and locations including footage of the pond in Swanland Village near Kingston on Hull; a garden party for the Hull Braves Guild held in the Porters Gardens, Swanland; the annual Hull Fair; the Humber river front at Ferriby; Sunday School sports; and the filmmaker's bees.
A 1970 Walter Willson advertisement for a promotion of Ardmona tinned fruit from Australia at their self-service grocery stores in the North East.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates featuring various North East Centre Caravan Club meetings taking place around the region between 1948 and 1949. Although sites at both Whitley Bay and Gosforth Park in Newcastle feature, the majority of the film takes place at Eshwood Lodge near New Brancepeth in County Durham where the club had a man-made boating lake. The film captures Caravan Club members taking part in sporting activities including a women's tug-o-war and sack races.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates that records a trip March 1941 of staff and students of King's College, Newcastle, to carry out a cartographic survey around the River North Tyne at Bellingham in Northumberland.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates of the Royal Agricultural Society of England or Royal Show taking place at the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, July 1956 showing animals being judged, old and new farm machinery as well as a children’s fancy dress parade.
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.
This Gaumont newsreel documents the loading and unloading of ships on Newcastle Quayside using a steam winch. It is also a portrait of some of the young boys watching on the Quayside, many shoeless and dressed in ragged and mucky clothes.
A short amateur film made by Alan Quinn of a wedding predominately showing the happy couple posing for photographs outside the church and leaving for the reception in a white Rolls-Royce car.
This Turners documentary presented by John Grundy is a nostalgic meander through one aspect of the social history of Newcastle upon Tyne and a review of a thousand years of shopping in the city, its evolution as a major retailing centre from the days of the street trader on the Quayside and the creation of the first department stores in the world, to the rise of Eldon Square. The film includes many stills of photographs, adverts, illustrations and other archive material to tell the story of Newcastle's retail history.