A highly visual essay on the North East of England, set to a specially composed musical score. A range of images, often using time lapse, double exposure and slow motion, combine in a colourful montage to present an overview of the region's history and development.
This short promotional film is a Bell & Howell advert for home cine 8 equipment for the amateur filmmaker, showing cameras, projector and family film footage. Glamorous female presenters help to sell the product. The film was made by Turners Film Productions for Rank Precision Industries Limited, and would have been screened in the Turners camera shop in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
This film documents sporting events at the WACAR Associated Sports Clubs Seventh Annual Inter-Company Sports day held at Eslington Park, Gateshead, including an egg & spoon race, high jump, tennis, cycle races and bowls. Children also enjoy a Punch and Judy Show. WACAR comprises Wright Anderson & Company Limited, Clarke Chapman, Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Company Limited and Redheugh Iron & Steel Company sports clubs.
Sponsored film by Turners Video for Japanese firm Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, or NMUK, made to promote their new car manufacturing plant in Sunderland and their first production, the Nissan Bluebird.
Amateur record of a small area of North Heaton in Newcastle, filmed around 1967 prior to redevelopment.
This promotional film is a look behind the counter of the Turners stores in Pink Lane and Blackett Street, a Newcastle photographic shop that grew into a film makers' mecca. Includes footage of Newcastle city centre in the 1940s, including the Side, Central Station and the Tyne Bridge. The film was produced by Turners Film Productions company, which operated between the 1930s and 1995.
Promotional film for Scott and Turner's Delrosa rose hip syrup, which depicts the harvesting, production and health benefits of the product. Includes footage of children paid to pick rose hips, and women working in the Delrosa factory at Coxlodge, Fawdon, on Tyneside.
A short film promoting Turners' colour photo processing service. Includes footage of Turners Pink Lane shop in Newcastle and shots of lab technicians at work developing film and printing customers' orders.
This sponsored film for the Tyne Improvement Commission, produced by Turners Film Productions, documents the shipping, trading, engineering, shipbuilding and passenger services along the River Tyne. The film records the industries that cluster along the Tyne focusing on wood, petroleum, coal, fish and iron ore. The services provided to shipping by the Tyne Improvement Commission and other authorities are documented, together with the transport facilities and sites available for new industries in the area. The film includes footage of the construction and launch of the 'Northern Star,' built by Vickers Armstrong’s Naval Yard in Newcastle, and launched by H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on June 27 1961.
A promotional film made by Turners Film and Video Production for Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers Limited that shows how and why the Sunderland Echo newspaper is important to the local communities in and around Sunderland. The film also shows the production of an edition from the writing of a story to the printing and distribution of the finished product. The film shows how the paper uses the latest computer technologies and how it is printed using the offset lithographic printing process.
An amateur film shot in Newcastle during some of the worst winter weather recorded in the region in February 1941. The film shows various suburban and city centre streets under snow and people and vehicles attempting to negotiate them. The film also shows two well dressed women walking beside the River Tyne at Corbridge, a ladies garden party and three people exploring the ruins of a stone structure, possibly a Roman site near to Hadrian's Wall.
An amateur film made by James Cameron of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association of a trip to Germany in June 1939. The film begins from a ship leaving Newcastle, crossing the North Sea and travelling along the Dutch coast to Cologne in Germany. Views of the city and its people are followed by a trip by paddle steamboat along the River Rhine to Coblenz and then Berlin. While visiting the city and nearby Potsdam he records life just before the outbreak of World War Two including what is believed to be a member of Sturmabteilung (SA) on the street handing our pamphlets. The film also includes views of the Berlin Wintergarten which was destroyed by Allied bombing in June 1944. The final part of the film records the journey back to England via Ostend and London before arriving back in Newcastle by train.
An original camera roll by Mr B.H. Cooper as part of a production into the making of cathode ray tubes (CRT's) for television sets filmed at the Thorn AEI factory at Sunderland.
A documentary film that follows the campaign organised by the miners and citizens of the villages of Blackhill and Scremerston in Northumberland to fight the National Coal Board's decision to close the Blackhill Colliery. Following their defeat the film then follows them in their efforts to open a private drift mine at Allerdean.
A series of short home movies made by Robert Wrench showing family activities takeing place around Newcastle, Whitley Bay and Romford in Essex between 1924 and 1935. The films include footage of his wife Susan, daughter, Mary Elizabeth Wrench (later Richardson), and her children Robert, Susan and Thomas William Richardson. The film also includes footage from the Royal Air Force Display at Farnborough in 1929.
A short promotional film for North East Water featuring a montage of industrial and regional locations intercut with those of rural and flowing water.
An amateur film made of events and activities taking place as part of the centenary celebrations for Ryton Urban District Council in 1963. Events featured include a swimming competition at the open air pool in Ferndene Park, a formal dinner dance with a bagpipe marching band and a procession of miners banners, decorated floats and a juvenile jazz band along Main Road in Ryton. The presence of the centenary queen features at many of these events watching over proceedings or presenting prizes.
An amateur film made of events taking place to celebrate the centenary of the Blaydon Races in 1962. The film records various events including a road and bicycle race, a military band performing in Eldon Square, Newcastle as well as a procession of floats and marching juvenile jazz bands passing St Cuthberts church in Blaydon. The film also shows a sulky [harness] race taking place in Blaydon and ends with a fireworks display.
An amateur film recording events taking place as part of the High Spen Community Association 5th Annual Carnival on the 6th June 1968. The film shows a parade of five local juvenile jazz bands marching along Strothers Road and Ramsey Street in High Spen to a large exhibition fields where they perform in competition. There are views of a children’s fancy dress competition and the film ends with medals and trophies being presented for both the fancy dress and jazz band competitions.
An early topical newsreel of the opening of St. Aloysius Infant School in Hebburn in June 1928. The film shows a procession of marching bands, banners and children down Argyle Street, traveling from St Aloysius Church to the new infant school. Joseph Thorman, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, and other priests follow behind in open top horse-drawn carriages. At the church Bishop Thorman blesses the new Catholic Sunday school building and gives a speech to the crowd. The film ends with group portraits of children.
A Siren Film & Video documentary for Channel Four in which Tom Pickard, poet and documentary filmmaker, returns to the shipyards in Sunderland for 6 months. During this period the Austin and Pickersgill yard experiences a financial crisis and two ships are launched onto the River Wear. The film was originally broadcast on 23 February 1987.
This film documents the building and launching of the Esso Northumbria in 1969 as well as it's departure from the River Tyne in March 1970. At the time this tanker, built by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on Tyneside, was the largest vessel to have been built in Britain.
Advertising film by Turners Film Productions for James A. Jobling & Company of Sunderland that promotes their cooking and serving dinner ware to the canteen trade in hospitals, schools and colleges. Includes footage of the stringent tests applied to the product, which demonstrate its legendary resistance to breakage, and its hygienic qualities.
Sponsored film of the launching of the Katsina Palm from the shipyards of Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson in 1957 in Newcastle. The Katsina Palm was built for the Palm Line shipping company, and destined to work primarily in West Africa. The ship was capable of carrying 10,000 tons of cargo and could travel at 14 knots; she was launched by the wife of the Palm Line’s director, Mrs A. Hoffman.
A short promotional film made for North East Water about their new water treatment works at Whittle Dene, 12 miles west of Newcastle which opened in May 1992. The film looks at the history of the site and how it has provided water to Tyneside for more than 150 years. The film also looks at why a new works was need, its development as well as the topping-out ceremony with construction nearly completed.