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 last of Sir Alec Issigonis’ designs launched in 1969. The new Civic Centre was opened in 1968.
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 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 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.
Two archetypal 19th century characters, a self-made property owner and a skilled craftsman plasterer, discuss their lives and work, whilst a third character presents a political analysis of the long term decline of British capitalism from its 19th century heyday. This is the earliest political films produced by Gateshead film workshop, Trade Films.
Political documentary by Trade Films workshop of Gateshead about the traditional view of 'industrial Britain'. Taking the economic history of industrial Britain as its starting point, the film brings together a disparate range of material in which the individual is defined in relation to a labour force and this relationship is seen in the context of state intervention. Locations include the River Tyne waterfront and Byker estate in Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Crowley's Ironworks at Swallwell, Gateshead, on the River Derwent.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.