Amateur record of Clarke Chapman sports days and fetes in the late 1960s, which focuses on children's events rather than serious sports. The events take place at Old Ford, the Clarke Chapman sports field in Gateshead.
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
A detailed sponsored documentary by Turners Film Productions for Vaux Breweries on pigeon fancying and pigeon racing in the North East of England covering Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and North Yorkshire. Experts and participants explain breeding, selection, training, exhibition, racing and diet as the voice-over commentary gives an overview of the sport or hobby, and its importance to the largely male membership of the 'Up North Combine'. Footage of races include the Vaux-Usher International Gold Tankard Pigeon Race cross-channel from Beauvais in France, and scenes at the North of England Homing Union Show, held in Newcastle, are featured.
Record by Turners of the Co-operative Wholesale Society's (CWS) Family Fare Exhibition, held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1955, and a Co-operative fashion show (without an audience) featuring summer dresses, evening wear and bridal wear, a common feature of CWS Family Fare Exhibitions.
Amateur film of the official opening of Gosforth Park Scout Camping and Training Ground in Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1932, by Lord Baden-Powell. Footage includes inspection of the camp, the march past of thousands of guides and scouts at a huge rally, and scenes of activities at the camp after the opening.
A compilation of home movies, filmed principally around the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire, and made as an amateur newsreel service. The compilation includes footage of a 1937 family holiday to Northumberland, visiting Blyth, Bamburgh, and Seaton Sluice, a wedding during the Second World War, and footage of a swimming gala at Tynemouth Outdoor Pool in 1939.
This amateur film by Frank Wilson is a compilation of the Wallsend Co-Op Sports Club’s social events of 1955, including a dance at Wallsend's Carville Road Hall, coach trips to Bamburgh (featuring a cricket match) and Berwick for a picnic, and a men's bowling contest on Tyneside.
This amateur home movie filmed by G. R. Davison shows the Stoutt family and friends enjoying days out and visits around the North East. Footage includes a race meet at High Gosforth Park racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 11 April 1955 where Major Petch is a judge; a trip to Castle Howard stately home in North Yorkshire; a visit to Tynemouth with the Plaza hotel and outdoor pool featured; the beach at Crimdon Dene and finally a visit to the Lake District. The group enjoy picnics, crazy golf, jokey games of cricket with a tennis racket, and there's a glimpse of the Guiness Clock. Features some 50s fashionable frocks.
Early amateur film of the Boys Brigade camp at Horden, with boys from the Newcastle Battalion.
Amateur film of a range of Boys Brigade activities in Newcastle in the 1950s, which includes an annual camping trip at Dalton in 1956, taking a religious exam, the visit of the Hawick Boys Brigade Pipe Band, and sports in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Record of activities at the 1960 Floral and Musical Fete held in Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, between 20th and 23rd July. This amateur film includes footage of a parade along Scotswood Road, Clayton Street, Northumberland Street and the Haymarket, led by the Mayor of Newcastle’s ceremonial carriage, with floats and marching regiments or bands from many local youth organisations. At Exhibition Park, the Floral Queen is crowned and various displays take place, such as formation marching, group exercises, a mummer’s play performed by Cubs and Scouts, St John’s Ambulance first aid demonstrations, dog show and gymkhana.
This film records the Floral and Musical Fete held at Exhibition Park in Newcastle between 26 and 29 July, 1961. The film features views of the exhibition show ground; the planning committee in a meeting; youth organisations preparing for the show, practicing displays, and building floats; the release of racing pigeons following the crowning of the 1961 Floral Queen; and the parade. Finally, the Floral Queen presents winners of the flower and vegetable show with trophies.
A home movie recording scenes from the life of the son of Dr H Brenton Porteous, from the age of 6 weeks to two and a half years old, shot at the family home in Osborne Road, Jesmond, in Newcastle. There is also footage of holiday trips to Edinburgh and Cornwall around 1931.
Home movie produced by Dr H. Brenton Porteous of Dr Harry Wilson's wedding in 1928, a GP doctor from Osborne Road, and scenes from a visit to Berwick upon Tweed with good footage of a disappearing method of traditional salmon fishing on Goswick sands.
Amateur home movie filmed by Dr. H Brenton Porteous, which features his son Ian playing golf and at play in the garden in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed around 1932; a winter ride through Newcastle upon Tyne in the snow around 1933; and a visit to the home of Kate Stephenson, daughter of the Mayor of Newcastle, Sir William Stephenson.
A home movie record of various family holidays around Northumberland, two annual Ashington Sports Days, and family celebrations. The film includes camping, visits to the seaside at Blyth, views of Tynemouth outdoor swimming pool, and picnicking in rural Northumberland.
Dance performance in aid of Dr Barnardo’s Homes by children at the Margaret Cross School of Dancing at Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 18th February 1954. Footage includes school presentation of certificates with the Lord Mayor of Newcastle in attendance.
Footage of men and women practising ballroom dance sequences for the Margaret Cross School of Dancing.
Record of the CWS Family Fare Exhibition hosted by the Newcastle Co-operative Society in its centenary year, 1960, which includes queuing for the exhibition, arrival of dignitaries and guests of honour, opening speeches, interesting displays around the exhibition, and a fashion show.
Early local topical of the annual Seaton Burn Flower Show and amateur sports that took place at the Recreation Ground on Saturday 30 August 1919, nine months after the end of World War One. The film focuses on the crowds of local people enjoying both events. Whilst the mainly female audience is pictured at the flower show, no footage of the horticultural displays is included. The athletics and sports include quoits, sprint races and high jump events.
Amateur colour film of activities at St Cuthbert's Church of England School in the late 1950s to early 1960s. Features a variety of childrens' games, exercise and dance in the school yard.
An amateur film by Ronald Torbet of a League Division Two football match between Sunderland Association and Swansea Town football clubs taking place at Roker Park in Sunderland on the 1st September 1962. Brian Clough plays for Sunderland as a forward. The film records goals by Swansea Town's Kenny Morgans and Sunderland’s Stan Anderson. The final score is Sunderland 3 Swansea Town 1.
A comprehensive amateur travelogue through the rural and urban landscape of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear filmed by Vic Cross.
Amateur footage of a Good Friday parade and a sports day at South Shields, street views in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and views from a train travelling from London Kings Cross to Newcastle.
Amateur record of a trip from Newcastle to Spain and Gibraltar aboard the troop-ship-turned-passenger-ship MS Dunera. The film includes views of river and sea traffic, games aboard the ship, and footage of towns visited on the Iberian Peninsula. This may have been a trip by children of Pendower Hall Special School, Newcastle.