A promotional film made for Northumberland County Council to encourage people to move to Northumberland. The film uses case studies of three families recently moved to the area. These include the Richardson family from Whitley Bay, the Target family from Killingworth and the Randall family from the Tyne Valley near Hexham. The film explores issues of housing, industry, shopping, nightlife, leisure activities and education.
A travelogue produced by the Planning Department of Northumberland County Council that documents Northumberland’s rural landscape, history and culture.
An amateur film made of a visit to Newcastle and Northumberland by a delegation from Czechoslovakia. The film records their visits to schools and colleges, an opencast mine and power station, the new town of Killingworth, and to the construction sites for Newcastle Civic Centre and the Tyne Tunnel. They also visit a number of tourist attractions including the Farne Islands.
An amateur film made of a school excursion aboard the ferry “The Tyne Queen” as it travels between Newcastle and North Shields in August 1965. The original film is not edited in sequence and begins at around the half-way point in the journey and goes through to North Shields before starting at the beginning of the journey at Newcastle Quayside and ending at the midway point. The film includes views of many of the companies whose shipyards were along the river including Vickers Armstrong, Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson and Hawthorn Leslie and Company.
An amateur film showing views and activities along the river Tyne around North Shields, Jarrow and South Shields. The films includes the departure of a Bergen Line ferry "Leda" from North Shields, St Paul’s Monastery at Jarrow and anglers fishing from Groyne Pier at South Shields.
Part professional and part amateur film of the wedding of Miss M. Barnes & Mr G.L.R. Collins at St George’s Church in Jesmond, Newcastle in 1938.
This amateur home movie footage features Baron Watson-Armstrong and Lady Armstrong at Cragside House, near Rothbury, Northumberland, as they entertain friends and survey their estate's grounds. The film also contains footage of the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, which was built with funds bequeathed by William George Armstrong in 1901.
A series of home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson between 1938 and 1940 that focuses on her daughters, Valerie and Pamela, in their first few months of life. The girls are introduced to various family members and close friends at home in Newcastle.
A series of home movie filmed by Ruth Jacobson between 1941 and 1944. The film documents her children Valarie, Pamela and Malcolm at home in Newcastle, visiting Stanhope in County Durham as well as on holiday with friends at Colwyn Bay, Wales.
Home movies made by Ruth Jacobson of family holidays between 1945 and 1947 that focus on her children and includes a visit to the coast at Alnmouth in Northumberland. Footage includes scenes at Wolsingham airfield (now Newcastle Airport) and the family's departure to Dinard in France.
A home movie compilation by Ruth Jacobson produced between 1949 and 1950 that focuses on the family enjoying leisure time at the family home in Gosforth in Newcastle as well as holiday visits with family and friends including a trip to Tynemouth.
An amateur home movie compilation filmed by Ruth Jacobson that includes scenes at a wedding in Manchester in 1951, the children playing in snow on New Years Day 1952, the daughter, Pamela's birthday party, and various occasions with their pets. The film includes scenes in Harrogate with other members of the Jacobson family and a holiday in Edinburgh.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson of her family between 1953 and 1954. The film shows daughter Valerie with friends on holiday in Bamburgh in Northumberland as well as scenes of the family at home in Gosforth, Newcastle playing with their pets (including their dog Beano). The final section of the film shows various scenes around Central Park in New York City during a trip to the United States of America in 1954.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of a family cruise around the Mediterranean in 1952. The film includes life on board the S.S. [steam ship] Chusan, a British ocean liner and cruise ship. Locations visited include Gibraltar, Malta, Rhodes, Venice, Naples, Capri and Lisbon.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson featuring the family taking a holiday cruises aboard the cruise ship “Chusan” in 1955. The film mainly focuses on the activities and friends made onboard ship. The final part of the film shows the family visiting their daughter Pamela at Harrogate College for speech day as well as the whole family in the garden at home at Leasyde in Newcastle.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson featuring her family enjoying their new house on Montagu Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. The first part of the film shows the house under construction followed by views of the family at home and in their new garden. The film also features a visit to Harrogate College where Ruth daughter Pamela is a student.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson of her family and friends at home in Gosforth, Newcastle during the summer of 1959. The film includes views of their previous home in Kenton Road, Newcastle.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of family and friends at home in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, during the summer of 1960.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of a family holiday to the United States of American between September and October 1960. The family travel to New York on the ocean liner R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth and film locations around the country including Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of a New Years Eve party taking place in the family home in Newcastle in 1960. Decorated to emulate the Moulin Rouge in Paris the film shows guests in fancy dress singing and dancing and enjoying themselves.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of a New Years Eve party taking place in Newcastle in 1961. The film includes a number of song and dance routines performed by guests.
A Tyne Tees Television news report on the popular regional sport of whippet racing taking place at Backworth on North Tyneside. The report shows both spectators and owners watching the fast-paced dog racing. Interview with Harry Seymour, President of the North of England Association of Whippet Clubs, about how and why the sport is so popular. The report was transmitted 18 October 1976.
A Tyne Tees Television Northern Life report with Anne Avery from a sports hall in Killingworth where a young girl is in training on a trampoline. This is followed by an interview with a man, possibly her trainer, who is asked about the British trampolining team and their prospects in an upcoming international competition. The young girl seen previously is then interviewed about her training routine and her ambitions, and the report ends with her performing again on the trampoline. The report was transmitted 18 October 1976.
A quirky amateur documentary that records some of the ship launches and maritime life on the River Tyne in the 1960s and 1970s. Footage includes Swan Hunter shipyard launches of the Royal Navy ship HMS Norfolk, the Tyne Pride and Esso Northumbria super tankers, river and harbour pilots on the Tyne, and the last voyage of a Fred Olsen Lines Norwegian cruise ship, Braemar. A home-recorded track of songs, actual sound, sound effects, and personal commentary accompanies the film.
A film made by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association to celebrate the Centenary of the Blaydon Races. The film follows various events taking place around Blaydon, Gateshead, and Newcastle including a boat race on the River Tyne. Many other sporting and social events are featured with the film culminates with a parade from the "Balmbras" public house to Blaydon.