An amateur film by Bob Wrightson recording various events and activities taking place in the village of Murton in County Durham during the 1970s. Events recorded include a costume parade as part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977 and the dedication of a memorial plaque in 1976 to local Victoria Cross recipient William McNally. The film also records a number of important local events such as the construction of the new A19 motorway around the village and the demolition of the Rex Cinema on Knareborough Road. The film also records a number of winters when the village was covered in snow.
An amateur fiction film made by Bob Wrightson telling the story of a young girl, Pauline, who goes in search of berries in the fields around the village of Murton in Country Durham. While on her journey she is chased by an older boy who is wearing a pair of tights over his head. However, she is saved by a group of small children who come to her rescue and chase the boy away. The film ends with her continuing her journey and picking berries before making her way home.
A compilation of films made by members of Middlesbrough Fire Brigade made between 1961 and 1963 showing exercises and training events taking place at their fire station on Park Road South in Middlesbrough. The film also includes a journey along the River Tees and views of a real fire taking place on farm land.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman showing various views of the city of Durham. The film also shows a family celebrating Christmas and a Christmas pudding with a sparkler in it.
This film made by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote looks at a number of locations in the North Pennines where lead mining once took place.
This film produced by Eva and Douglas Morris looks at the sights around the cathedral and castle in Durham City.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook showing the presentation of a new standard to the 608 Squadron taking place a Middleton St. George RAF Station on the 1st November 1959. The standard is now on display at York Minster.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club about the River Tees, tracing the course of the river from Cauldron Snout falls in County Durham, downstream at High Force waterfall in Teesdale, and on to Middlesbrough and the launch from Smith's Dock of the semi-submersible oilrig Ocean Prince on the 25th July 1965. The film features views of the Tees Newport Bridge and Transporter Bridge.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of Cleveland Cine Club looks at the craft of lapidary, which involves the polishing of stones and the mounting of them for costume jewellery, trophies and other decorative items. The film looks at the finding of suitable stones out in the field and the various processes involved to produce a finished item for display.
An amateur film by W. Stogdale of the Cleveland Cine Club of the caves, beach and cliffs at Blackhall Rocks on the Co. Durham coast between Horden and Hartlepool.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club of a visit to Teesside Airport [now Durham Tees Valley Airport] near Middleton-St-George in July 1983. The film shows a group looking around a hanger containing various small aircraft, speaking with members of the airport fire service and looking around the control tower. The film also contains views of various aircraft taxiing along the runway.
An amateur film made by members of Cleveland Cine Club showing the supersonic airliner Concorde's visit to Teesside Airport, Middleton St George, now Durham Tees Valley Airport, on the 11th December 1982. Concorde's appearance was paid for by former footballer and airport station manager for British Midland Eddie Kyle to mark the launch of his travel agency and get publicity for the airport.
An amateur film made by John Parsons of the Hartlepool Cycling Club recording a number of cycling events taking place around the region. The first race featured is a 10-mile time trial club event taking place on the evening of 25th May 1971 from Sappers Corner on the A689 to Wynyard in County Durham and a return to start. This is followed by the third stage of the 1971 Milk Race taking place on the 2nd June showing the start of the race at Durham and riders crossing Westerdale Moor in North Yorkshire. The final event featured is the seniors and juniors Crescent Criteriums circuit race around the Newton Aycliffe Trading Estate in County Durham on the 17th March 1972.
An amateur film produced by Wilfred Bunting recording the processions of colourful floats, many representing local companies and organisations, costumed children and juvenile jazz bands parading through the town of Newton Aycliffe in County Durham as part of The Great Aycliffe Town Carnival during the years 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1979.
An amateur film made by Derek Mathieson showing the changing seasons taking place inside Darlington’s South Park from summer to winter.
An home movie recording of Gibbon family outings in the North East of England, with visits to the beach, the countryside and famous places such as Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire and Barnard Castle in County Durham. Also there is a celebration or pageant with a parade of fancy dress, floats and jazz bands.
This film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on steam engines and trains working throughout the North East region and beyond. Some filmed events include special railway enthusiasts excursions.
This film by steam engine and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson records various locations where enthusiasts focus on spotting steam engines and recording railway operations. On this occasion a special tour that ran through Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland is the focus of this film. The tour allows the enthusiasts to enjoy access to the engines and to be passengers on a steam hauled train.
This film made by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at steam locomotives in the North East at a time when steam traffic was beginning to decline across the country.
Filmmaker and steam railway enthusiast Chris Lawson documents steam railway traffic in the North East in the mid Sixties. The film shows trains working in a local coal mine as well as views of the Flying Scotsman.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at contemporary rail traffic in Germany and railway activites at Shildon in County Durham.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast captures an important event in railway history, the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway taking place at Shildon in 1975. Many surviving engines from the steam era converge at Shildon in County Durham for a celebration of an enduring form of transport thanks to important innovations developed in the north east of England.
Tyne Tees Television footage showing a crew of eight rowers warming up before taking to a river, possibly the Wear near Durham, where they are filmed rowing on the water as part of a training exercise. This report was transmitted 26 July 1967.
Film insert of the aftermath of a fire in a house with the fire brigade in attendance in Esh Winning, a mining village in County Durham. The item was broadcast as part of Tyne Tees Television’s Six Five news programme on 16 January 1968.
Film insert of the arrival of Labour government Secretary of State for Defence Denis Healey at military barracks in Barnard Castle for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 25 November 1968.