An amateur film produced by Chris Anderson of a football match between Bishop Auckland Football Club and Preston North End taking place at Bishop Auckland on the 14th December 1974. Preston North End won the game 2-0.
An amateur film produced by Chris Anderson begins with a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee street party taking place in Woodhouse Close area of Bishop Auckland. This is followed by local residents working together to build an adventure playground for their children including a home-made zip-line on which the children are seen riding. A bonfire is lit, sausages and beans served and music is provided by two men playing guitar and banjo to which both adults and children are seen dancing. Sadly, the playground is only short-lived as the film ends with the site empty having been cleared by the local council.
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.
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.