Amateur record of the first Alnwick Fair in June 1969 filmed by Vic Cross.
This film by amateur filmmaker John Percival Staddon looks at places and events mainly around the Sunderland and South Shields area. The film begins in Sunderland with Billy Smarts circus parading through the town followed by a study of traffic in the town centre. A visit to a local attraction at the coast is Marsden Rock at South Shields. A brief visit to the night lights in Manchester, then to the North East coast at Seaburn. Next, south to Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire is followed by celebrations at a church in Houghton le Spring. Transport finishes the programme with the final remnants of the tram service in Sunderland and rare footage of the 'Halfpenny' Ferry on the river Wear.
An amateur film by John Percival Staddon which shows off the attractions of North East of England. A church fete begins the film (possibly St Chads in Herrington, Sunderland), followed by visits to North Yorkshire, including Newby Hall near Ripon and Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. Back up to Northumberland, the work of fishermen at Seahouses is documented. Views show Christmas lights in Sunderland, and the Shields Ferry service between North Shields and South Shields. The film ends with footage of the Borgsten, at the time of filming the largest ship to be built on the Wear.
Two short filmed acceptance speeches made by Brendan Foster on winning the North Sportsman of the Year award for the third year running.
Compilation of amateur films by Raymond James Paiton consisting of footage of a visit to Cragside house, near Rothbury in Northumberland with his wife Molly followed by events on Newcastle Town Moor including a performance of synchronised gymnastics, a display of military aircraft, the star attraction an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber, and the annual Hoppings fair. It concludes with family beach scenes on the coast, possibly to Cresswell in Northumberland.
Promotional film for British Shipbuilders about the delivery of bulk carriers Hupeh, built at the Deptford Yard, and the Sunderland Venture, the last SD-14 built at the Austin & Pickersgill Southwick yard, Sunderland. The ships are delivered to clients in Hong Kong, the Wahkwong Line and Taikoo Navigation Company, at a time of economic gloom for British industry.
A hand tinted narrative home movie of a bonfire night in 1948 at the family home in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington, produced by Peter Dobing, and featuring his sister Ann.
A compilation of short narrative-based home movies featuring family vignettes, including his sister Ann and Mrs Dobing, and a day trip to Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast by steam train, produced by Peter Dobing.
A narrative-based home movie produced by Peter Dobing of preparations for November 5th and his extended family enjoying bonfire night at the family home in Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington, in 1949.
A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing documenting preparations for a family Christmas in 1949 in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington, and Xmas Day celebrations.
A partially narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing of his family at Christmas in 1950. The film begins with members of the family performing a pantomime in which a witch trying to ruin the Dobing’s Christmas before being vanquished by fairy queen. The remainder of the film records members of the extended family arriving at the Dobing home in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington, to enjoy Christmas Day.
A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing in 1951 of a family Christmas primarily made in the filmmaker's home in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington. The family make home-made Xmas crackers and decorate the Christmas tree. A trip into Darlington for some Christmas shopping is followed by the extended family enjoying drinks in front of a roaring fire before they all open their presents. The final part of the film, shot in colour, features portrait views of each member of the family and a decorated Christmas cake.
An amateur documentary made by Peter Dobing and George Theaker in 1990 following the closure of the Shildon Wagon Works. The film includes footage shot as part of the 150th anniversary of the wagon works on the 24th September 1983 as well as film of the ‘cavalcade of steam’ taking place in Shildon in August 1975 as part of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington railway.
An amateur film produced by members of the Darlington Cine Club Peter Dobing, Derek Mathieson and George Theaker that documents the refurbishment and re-opening of the Darlington Civic Theatre, now Darlington Hippodrome. The official opening took place on the 28th November 1990 by the Mayor of Darlington Eric Roberts. The film also features the finale performance before refurbishment began of Cinderella featuring Jimmy Cricket, and possibly the first performance in the new theatre featuring comedy double act ‘Little and Large’.
Amateur footage, probably filmed by a friend of James Dudfield Rose FRCS, which records an annual summer gala at Boldon; a trip to High Force waterfall; and the Venture horse-drawn stage coach (owned by Mr. Priestman of Shotley Bridge), on a journey from the Punch Bowl Hotel, Edmundbyers, County Durham, where a stuffed dummy hangs from the pub sign (perhaps representing a highwayman).
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.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six mute news insert of the wedding in Gateshead of two performers from the Hoffman Circus. This item was broadcast on 24 April 1975.
Amateur film recording a service for the 40th Anniversary Service of the Boys Brigade.
Amateur footage of the Durham Miners Gala in 1953 including the crowds at the Old Racecourse, gathering at the Cathedral for the special service and general views shot from Durham Cathedral tower.
This amateur film produced by Alan Quinn records the 100th birthday celebration of Jessie Barbar taking place at the Huntley Well Social Club at Winlaton Mill on the 4th December 1978. As well as footage of people wishing Jessie the best, the film also features people drinking, chatting and enjoying themselves at the club
This amateur film produced by Alan Quinn records the 101st birthday celebration of Jessie Barbar taking place at the Huntley Well Social Club at Winlaton Mill on the 4th December 1979. Jessie sits across from a man in mayoral chains and she and the other patrons listen to a number of singers performing on a nearby stage.
This is an amateur film produced by Alan Quinn that records a series of parties and formal dinners taking place inside one home in the Gateshead suburb of Sunniside.
An amateur film made by Alan Quinn showing a street party on Naylor Avenue in Winlaton Mill to celebrate the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on the 29th July 1981.
This amateur film, produced by Alan Quinn begins with a horse trotting event taking place at Rowlands Gill near Gateshead. A wedding at the Church of St Joseph’s in Blaydon is followed by a visit to Durham City and what is believed to be a wedding event taking place at Newcastle Racecourse. The remainder of the film records events, activities as well as many decorative gardens at the National Garden Festival at Gateshead, including a strongman competition featuring Geoff Capes.
This amateur film made by Alan Quinn shows horses being paraded and judged at event at Rowlands Gill. Other horses are driven along Station Road, one pulling a sulky, the other a heavy wooden cart.