A 30 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries to promote their Gold Tankard range that features a barman filling a glass tankard with beer and taking a drink.
A 15 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries to promote their bottled and canned Golden Export beer to be drunk at home. The advert begins on a busy public house, followed by a can of Golden Export being opened and poured into a glass. The advert ends on a view of a bottle and can with a party taking place in the background.
A 30 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries filmed at The Fairfield public house at Stockton-on-Tees featuring both English professional wrestler Jackie Pallo and ITV sports commentator Kent Walton helping with a delivery of beer to the pubs modern conditioned cellar.
A report from the BBC documentary series ‘Look Stranger’ on the use of Percheron draft horses by Vaux Breweries in Sunderland. The film shows horses being prepared before being sent out onto the streets of the town to deliver the locally produced beer. The film ends back in the tack room at Vaux were young apprentices polish the bridle brasses and leathers ready for the following day.
An amateur instructional film produced for landlords of Vaux Breweries public houses to help them with the daily maintenance of their establishment both outside and in. The first part of the film focuses on the landlord of The Duke of Albany in Washington walking around the outside of his establishment making notes on a clipboard. Inside he does the same. In the second part of the film a barmaid and landlady work to clean and prepare the bar area of The White Lion pub in Houghton-le-Spring in readiness for opening. The film also includes exterior views of other Vaux pubs in the Sunderland area.
Promotional film for British Shipbuilders about the delivery of bulk carriers Hupeh, built at the Deptford Yard, and the Sunderland Venture, the last SD-14 built at the Austin & Pickersgill Southwick yard, Sunderland. The ships are delivered to clients in Hong Kong, the Wahkwong Line and Taikoo Navigation Company, at a time of economic gloom for British industry.
An amateur film produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker of the Darlington Cine Club recording an open day for visitors at the volunteer-led Tees Cottage Pumping Station, a Victorian waterworks in Darlington, which also has a blacksmith's workshop.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert consisting of general views of a shipyard gantry and crane at a shipyard, operated by two workers.This item was originally broadcast on 15 October 1968.
This amateur film by Stephen Fairbrother looks at the Ryhope Engine Museum near Sunderland, based at the Ryhope Pumping Station, which was built in 1868 to supply water to the Sunderland area. The station ceased operation in 1967 only a few years before this film was made and after 100 years of continuous use.
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.
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.