Footage of children from the Pendower Hall Special School, Newcastle upon Tyne, attending a royal motorcade; views of a vintage car show; and a record of the children’s trip to Bad Ischl in Austria.
Compilation of amateur home movies of the Bond family from Newcastle upon Tyne and Whitley Bay, which include visits to the Hoppings fairground at the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick Fair and a daughter's First Holy Communion in Whitley Bay.
A short amateur film that focuses on the multi-lane cascade slide inside Spanish City at Whitley Bay run by the Knell family. The film features James ‘Jimmy’ Knell assisting at the bottom of the slide. Jennifer Knell collects the fares. The film also features other attractions inside the amusement park including a children’s carousel, orbiter and swing rides.
A short amateur film documenting a man’s departure by ship from the Newcastle Quayside aboard the ferry Parkeston, busy seaside scenes at Tynemouth, and a brief look around the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. The film features a pre-dominantly musical soundtrack, and a few sound effects of the sea.
An amateur travelogue and holiday film briefly exploring locations in Northumberland and Edinburgh, before documenting the 1934 Newcastle Festival military parade, a circus funfair in Newcastle, and a whirlwind 24-hour trip to London.
A Pathe Pictorial film shows views around Tynemouth including the statue of Admiral Lord Collingwood and the Longsands, people enjoying the beaches both at Tynemouth and Whitley Bay and swimmers at Table Rocks pool, Whitley Bay.
Local topical newsreel of events and processions taking place during the Tynemouth Carnival in August 1930.
Comprehensive amateur city documentary on Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed in the 1950s. The film records Newcastle's historical architecture and monuments; annual ceremonies such as Remembrance Day and a church parade; health services; shopping and the Sunday morning market on the Quayside; factories; colliery; transport and Central Railway Station; industry and docks on the River Tyne; sporting events such as Newcastle United at St James' Park, Gosforth races, the Newcastle Race Week Festival, known as the Hoppings on the Town Moor; and Newcastle nightlife featuring rock and roll dancers at the Walkerdene youth centre.
Amateur travelogue that explores town, country and seascapes of Northumberland including Lindisfarne, Seaton Sluice, and Morpeth, the city of Newcastle including the Quayside Sunday market and Jesmond Dene, and the North Tyneside coastal towns of Tynemouth, Cullercoats, and St Mary's Island. Footage also features hiking and camping along Hadrian's Wall and a visit to Edinburgh in Scotland.
This amateur home movie compilation includes family excursions in the Newcastle area and the wedding of the filmmaker's brother, Edgar Dean Wilson during wartime, probably in Derbyshire.
An amateur film made by John W. McHugh and Robert Wilson for the County Borough of Gateshead of various coronation celebrations taking place around the borough in 1953.
An amateur film by Ronald Torbet showing various activities taking place in and around the North Dock, Sunderland. The film shows cargo ships arriving on the River Wear both to be repaired and to unload cargo. The film also features sailing dinghies from the Sunderland Yacht Club, based at the North Dock (now Sunderland Marina), Sunderland Harbour, and the Wear steam ferry WF Vint crossing the Wear.
A home movie by amateur filmmaker Ronald Torbet featuring his two sisters, Vera and Maureen, his brother, James Alan Torbet, and parents at home in Bright Street, Roker. The film also features a cricket match between Bede and Monkwearmouth and crowds attending a football match taking place at Roker Park, the home of Sunderland Association Football Club (SAFC).
An amateur film by Bernard Woodhouse showing crowds enjoying the Newcastle Quayside Sunday market in the 1960s.
Amateur film of activities at the Maccabi Youth Club, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, probably in the late 1930s. Includes footage of gas mask and protective clothing practice sessions. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
Amateur film footage by Monty Rosen and Jack Messing, that records the dedication and official opening of the new Maccabi House sports and social club at Windsor Crescent by Lord Nathan, and some of the traditional and general cultural activities taking place, including table tennis, football match and dancing. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
Amateur film that records a number of events within the Jewish community in Newcastle upon Tyne in the 1950s as follows: a WIZO (Women's International Zionist Organization) bazaar for Israel during the annual celebration of Shavuot (Festival of Weeks, or Reaping, concluding the season of the grain harvest in Israel, Whitsun); a birthday party for two elderly Jewish women; the laying of the foundation stone of the new Gosforth and Kenton Synagogue in 1954 with Lionel Jacbson; a ceremony for the dedication of a new ambulance to Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie, who was born in Newcastle. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
Amateur film footage of Friendship Club members (a Jewish social club for older people) on a boat trip on the River Tyne, with shots of members in the boat cabin, and on deck in the sunlight. A woman begins to take a tray of fudge or toffee round people on the trip.This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
Amateur film footage of the B'nai Brith dinner for the new President of the Jewish Association of Newcastle in the mid 1950s, exchange visits of the Leeds and Newcastle Jewish Friendship Clubs; the renowned circus performer Nicolai Poliakov, who made his name as 'Coco the Clown,' visits Newcastle with a circus on the Town Moor, probably during the Hoppings,and attends the Friendship Club as an Honorary member. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
Amateur film footage of Newcastle Friendship Club members (a social club for older people) on a summer outing and picnic down the River Tyne, the ceremony for the consecration of the new wing of the Joel Intract Memorial Home of Rest for Aged Jews, Sunderland, 1962, and general scenes of Jesmond Dene Public Park in Newcastle. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
Sponsored film by Turners Film Productions for the Washington Development Corporation (WDC) that highlights the design, benefits, and regeneration opportunities of the New Town development of Washington. Includes interviews with residents, an ex-coal miner's reminiscence of Washington's former mining industry, and Princess Anne opening "The Galleries" shopping centre.
An amateur film produced by staff and pupils of Hebburn Clegwell Boys Modern School, now Hebburn Comprehensive School, showing them putting together a production of the comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at the school in 1952. The film shows the pupils not only rehearsing but also working to build sets and props. The film also shows the all-male cast performing various scenes from the play including a number of boys playing the Major-General’s daughters.
An amateur city travelogue of Newcastle upon Tyne during the late 1950s. The film includes footage of the Newcastle Quayside Sunday market, traffic passing around Grey's Monument, Eldon Square, and ships on the River Tyne including the hopper barge ''Bessie Surtees' travelling up river through the opened Swing Bridge. The film also shows activities night and day at the Hoppings annual travelling fun fair, taking place during the last week of June.
An amateur film by J.H. Lawson that shows the victory parade of the Newcastle United football team as they return to Newcastle with the FA Cup after beating Blackpool. The team were greeted by ecstatic fans outside Central Station in 1951. This film also shows the team's homecoming after winning the FA Cup in 1952.
This amateur film shows the Queen's route down Northumberland Street during her visit to Newcastle in October 1954 and the return of the FA Cup in the hands of the triumphant Newcastle United football team in 1955.