An amateur travelogue by Peter Dobing and George Theaker takes us on the trail of British explorer Captain James Cook's early life and career in Yorkshire, taking in Marton, Easby Moor in the Cleveland Hills, Staithes, Wheeldale Moor, and Whitby.
Amateur travelogue around Teesdale in County Durham filmed by Peter Dobing and George Theaker, members of Darlington Cine Club, which won an Institute Of Amateur Cinematographers Ten Best competition Gold Star Award. Footage includes High Force waterfall and sheep herding in the snow.
This film is an amateur promotion of the varied roles for volunteers with the National Trust Yorkshire, filmed by volunteers John Alcock, Peter Dobing, George Theaker. Includes footage of musicians rehearsing for a performance, wood conservation, Malham Tarn Nature Reserve, restoration and preservation at the Treasurers House in York, the landscape at Roseberry Topping and Rievaulx Abbey in the North Yorkshire.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six report on the old tradition of 'Riding the Boundaries' in Morpeth, Northumberland. Locals start out from the town centre and drinks are served at the boundary field. There's an interview with Bob Rutherford that alludes to the state of the participants after a few 'stop offs' for drinks. This news item was first broadcast on 24 April 1975.
A Tyne Tees Television news teaser transmitted 2 June 1975 about the shortening growing season for farmers in the region. Features a general view of a snowy rural scene.
This amateur film shows family life in a small village in County Durham, probably Cornsay Colliery, including chidren on Christmas Day, with family trips to Knaresborough and the seaside.
Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news magazine report by Tony Cook about the hard life of a remarkable elderly woman farmer at an isolated farm in Northumberland, Miss Anderson, who runs the farm alone. This item was originally broadcast on 22 April 1977.
An amateur film produced by Alan Quinn primarily showing the rural landscape around the river Derwent near Winlaton Mill in Tyne and Wear. Filmed mainly during the winter months the film focuses on water travelling through the landscape both along the Derwent itself as well as a number of tributaries. The film also features an underground locomotive at work at the Clockburn Drift coal mine near Winlaton Mill which closed in 1983.
An amateur film produced by Alan Quinn that focuses on St Anne’s Catholic Church on Half Fields Road in the village of Winlaton Mill. The film features a service taking place and two priests speaking with their parishioners outside the church. The film also features two children playing in a playground and a phantom car ride through the local countryside. The final part of the film shows two gravestones in a cemetery with three men watching over them.
This amateur film by Alan Quinn records days out to Teesdale, County Durham and Northumberland as well as parties at home and children playing in the garden. The compilation also includes Pope John Paul II's visit to York.
This home movie filmed by Michael John Keane features his family taking a seaside holiday along the Yorkshire coast, views of a fast flowing River Tees and High Force, a trip to Stewart Park in Middlesbrough and footage from the Cleveland show. A visit to Staithes includes shots of women in traditional lace bonnets. Atmospheric views of Middlesbrough dock and the Transporter Bridge at dusk end this compilation.
Two archetypal 19th century characters, a self-made property owner and a skilled craftsman plasterer, discuss their lives and work, whilst a third character presents a political analysis of the long term decline of British capitalism from its 19th century heyday. This is the earliest political film produced by the Gateshead film workshop, Trade Films.
This amateur travelogue produced by Jack Mills explores the rich history of the five mile stretch of the River Tyne between Bywell and Wylam. As well as visiting many places of local interest, the film also speaks with some of its more fascinating and diverse characters who live and work around the Tyne.
An amateur film by John Scorer that records the filming of BBC period television series 'All Creatures Great and Small' in Reeth, Swaledale, North Yorkshire, in 1979. The film shows the BBC cast and production team on location followed by general views of rural Swaledale.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates recording a Newcastle Educational Committee visit with school children to rural Northumberland.
A home movie produced by Donald Oates of a family visit to the village of Elsdon in Northumberland.
A short amateur film made by Rebecca Patterson, described by the filmmaker as a cine poem, which records views near to her home including St Mary's Lighthouse at Whitley Bay, the Alcan Terminal near to Blyth and small boats at Seaton Sluice.