Rushes recording the visit by Anne, Princess Royal to open the new Hylton Road Block of the Sunderland District and General Hospital on Thursday 26th May 1994. In the first part she arrives by car and is greeted by executives of the local NHS Trust as well as a small crowd of well wishers. In the second part she takes a tour of the hospital speaking with a number of patients and members of staff. The final part of the film records the official unveiling of a plaque commemorating both the Royal visit as well as opening of the new block.
This camera roll filmed by Dave Cave for Northern Electric begins with Newcastle United Football Club players posing for official Euro 96 photographs at their training grounds at Darsley Park in Newcastle alongside representatives of both Northern Electric and the St John Ambulance. In the second part of the tape shot at St James Park the camera focuses on a number of Newcastle players on the pitch during an unknown game.
Interview with celebrated South Shields-born writer James Mitchell for Tyne Tees TV Newsview Magazine, broadcast on 11 May 1965.
Documentary by the Durham University Film Group on working class Northumbrian poet Tom Pickard and the international centre for poets in Morden Tower, Newcastle, founded by the poets Connie and Tom Pickard in March 1964. A narrator describes Pickard’s move to Northumberland, survival as a poet, his influences and events at the Morden Tower poetry centre. The venue has hosted readings by celebrated poets that include Basil Bunting in 1965 and the American beat poets, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso. Footage includes a performance by Alan Jackson and the Living Mythology blues jazz group
This amateur film in the Sir Joseph Reed collection records the opening of Joseph & Jane Cowen Training School for Maimed Soldiers & Sailors at Benwell Grange in Newcastle, possibly in September 1917; the unveiling of the Memorial to the Tyneside Irish & Scottish Brigades at La Boisselle by Marshall Foch, an Elizabethan costume garden party at the home of Sir Joseph Reed, and shots of the family probably filmed at Hethpool House, Kirknewton, near Wooler.
Home movie footage by a member of the Reed family of a local Women’s Institute (WI) event with sports, lunch and performance held in the grounds of Horton Grange, near Dinnington, in the 1920s or 1930s. This was the home of Lady and Sir Joseph Reed, part-proprietor and Manager of the Evening Chronicle.
This amateur home movie documents leisure time with the McQueen family and friends in their home town of Tynemouth, visits to the island of St. Mary’s, Rothbury, and locations in Norfolk, Cumbria, Windsor and London. Footage includes the visit of HRH Queen Mary to Blickling Hall, Norfolk, for a St. George’s Day pageant.
This amateur home movie compilation of McQueen family holidays in Jersey and Norway, day trips and leisure time at home in Tynemouth, spans the years 1937 through to 1948. Footage includes Digging for Victory vegetable growing in Tynemouth and portraits of Mac McQueen in uniform as a Home Guard officer and his son Neil in Air Training Corps cadet uniform at the start of the Second World War.
Home movie footage in the McQueen family collection of the weddings in Tynemouth of Jack Welford and Pat Peel, Olive McQueen’s childhood friend; the christening of their daughter in Monkseaton; and the wedding of Pam Reid to Leonard Vagg.
This amateur home movie compilation in the McQueen family collection contains footage from the 1950s of domestic scenes, a friend’s wedding and several family holidays both abroad and in the UK, which include Arran in Scotland and the Lake District.
An amateur home movie in the McQueen family collection that documents family and friends gathered for the christening of Tony Neasham.
Home movie footage by an amateur filmmaker that features the 1st Dinnington Scouts and guides groups in sports day celebrations at Dinnington, near Newcastle, concluding with an evening firework display. The film also records an open-air dramatic pageant in the grounds of a large country house estate, performed by women.
This sponsored film by Turners of Newcastle shows the opening of the new rugby ground next to the Great North Road in 1955, Gosforth Rugby Football Club, and also covers a Rugby Union match between Gosforth Park and Cambridge University, Saturday l7 September 1955.
Local topical newsreel showing the weddings of Una Victoria, Olga and Sybil Lishman, daughters of Mr & Mrs John Lishman, at St Michael’s Church in Houghton-le-Spring between 1926 and 1927. John Lishman was a Houghton entrepreneur who opened the Coliseum and Grand theatres. The film shows guests, the bride and her father arriving at the church, followed by shots of the happy couples leaving the church.
A Tyne Tees Television programme looking at herring fishing industry off the North Sea coast. The film features two vessels; the Royal Navy ton-class minesweeper HMS Soberton and the drifter fishing boat the Welcome Boy. The film follows both ships as they head out into the North Sea from North Shields to fish with drift nets or to patrol as part of the Fishing Protection Fleet. Both return to port and the daily catch is auctioned at North Shields fish market. The final part of the film shows men and women cleaning, preparing and smoking herring which is then loaded onto lorries and driven away.
Amateur film showing the visit by Lord Louis Mountbatten to Tyneside on Tuesday 24 October 1978 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the launching of the HMS Kelly, a vessel he commanded. Mountbatten visits South Shields Town Hall, British Shipbuilders yard and the Sea Cadets Training Unit at Hebburn, and Tyne Dock.
This amateur footage filmed by Eric Lyon between September 1964 and March 1967 shows the various stages of construction of Scotswood Bridge over the River Tyne in the West End of Newcastle, from the laying of the foundations to the laying of the road surface during various seasons of the year. Includes footage of the old Scotswood Chain Bridge in use before construction and what appears to be demolition of the bridge once the new bridge had been opened.
This is an ICI Billingham Film Unit travelogue with an unusual premise and title. The film promotes the North East as a marvellous place to live and work and includes footage of engineers, scientists and draftsmen at the ICI Billingham chemical works and the many social pursuits available for workers: sports at Billingham Synthonia and Wilton Hall Clubs, rowing and sailing on the Wear,Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank and rock climbing. The film also tours around local Teesside villages and towns such as picturesque Norton and Stockton-on-Tees on a busy market day. The coastal towns of Saltburn, Staithes (including women in traditional Staithes bonnets) and Whitby are explored as well as the iconic cities of Durham, York and Newcastle (including night time Hoppings scenes on the Town Moor). The final scenes capture the remote landscapes of Weardale and the world of the hill farmers.
An amateur film made by Harry Winship, Traffic Inspector for South Shields Borough Police, to highlight the dangers caused by people walking in between moving traffic to cross roads in South Shields. It was shot while driving around town in an Austin Somerset unmarked police car on a busy Saturday afternoon sometime after 1952. Locations include Market Place, Ocean Road and Kings Road. The first sequence is footage of Marsden Rock.
Promotional film for The North East Industrial and Development Association that looks at North East England. Deals mainly with industry but also looks at the landscapes of rural areas and the coast..
A promotional film made by Turners Film Production in association with the The British Tourist Authority and Washington Development Corporation. In 1792, England's Garter King Of Arms, Sir Isaac Heard, requested information from George Washington, America's first President and former Leader of the Revolution, about his ancestry and family origin. It began a search to trace an ancestry which has occupied the interest of American and British genealogists for nearly two hundred years. This film reveals the full ancestry of George Washington, based on the genealogical evidence.
A compilation of amateur films by Mr. Kenneth Osbourne-Grant that record a parade of juvenile jazz bands along Alexandra Road in Ashington, launch of the Newbiggin Lifeboat, and a Whitley Bay beauty contest and the Blackpool Illuminations.
This film documents a test launch of the Cullercoats Lifeboat 'Isaac and Mary Bolton' which was in service between 1951 and 1963. [Some brief sequences are running fast.]
Tyne Tees Television news feature about the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital's (formerly the Lying-in Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne) maternity flying squad who attend to a home emergency involving a pregnant woman, in urgent need of a blood transfusion during child birth.
Amateur film compilation that records a Newcastle Battalion of the Boys Brigade drill exercise at Byker and camp scenes at Warkworth in Northumberland; the Boys Brigade parade and gymnastics at the 1929 North East Coast Exhibition held on the Town Moor; and further scenes at the camp at Warkworth.