Film insert of a Royal Navy ceremony for a sea burial on board HMS Abdiel in Hartlepool Harbour. Filmed for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme, this item broadcast on 16 January 1968. The ship was commissioned on 17 October 1967, designated by the Ministry of Defence as an ‘exercise minelayer’.
Tyne Tees Television interview with Chief Executive Sir John Hunter of Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders and film inserts on a shipyard strike at Swan Hunters, Newcastle upon Tyne, including aerial footage of shipyards and of a strike meeting. This news footage was included in a Look of the Month compilation, originally broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage showing a visit to Tyneside by John Durival Kemp, 1st Viscount Rochdale. The film shows him being escorted around a shipyard, possibly John Readhead and Sons at South Shields. This report was transmitted 1 May 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted on the 19th November 1968 showing various industrial views along the River Tees passing the Newport Bridge and heading towards the Transporter Bridge.
This amateur footage by Stephen Gray, an Environmental Health Department officer with Gateshead Council, records the return of HMS Illustrious to the Tyne following service in the Falklands War and a Newcastle Water-Ski Grand Prix (power boat racing) in Newcastle upon Tyne.
This is an amateur 'trainspotting' film made between 1978 and 1979 by Stephen Gray that records various British Rail diesel locomotives arriving and leaving Newcastle Central Station and York Station, plus footage of Gateshead Motive Power Depot in the snow and Boldon Colliery Station.
This amateur film footage by an environmental health officer at Gateshead Council, Stephen Gray, documents the streets and parks of South Shields, Gateshead, and Durham. It also includes footage of diesel locomotives at Durham, Carlisle, Newcastle upon Tyne and Boldon Colliery railway stations, a visit to Whitby and a school fete, probably in Gateshead.
Filmed report for the Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news programme, broadcast on 1 November 1976. Reporter Tony Cook spends time with three lighthouse keepers working at the Longstone Lighthouse on Longshore Rock off the Northumberland coast, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. One of the keepers, David Hindmarch, claims to have experienced a haunting at the lighthouse, said to be the ghost of Grace Darling.
This film is a meditative look at activity on the river Tees, split into three sections. The first and longest section looks at the work of the famous Transporter Bridge which links Middlesbrough on the south bank of the Tees with Port Clarence on the north bank. The next section follows the work of Foyboatmen, who assist with the mooring of large vessels coming into port. The final section looks at the area of Greatham Creek on the north side of the Tees with its fishermen and associated houseboats.
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.
Record of the recently launched Northern Star ocean liner manoeuvred by tugs into Palmers dry dock at Hebburn on the Tyne for the fitting-out process of the ship. [Some footage in this film also appears in NEFA 19259 Northern Star.]
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert showing HMS Kedleston, probably as part of the Fishing Protection Squadron, escorting herring fishing ships back up the Tyne after the arrest of one ship. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February 1975.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert consisting of general views of wasteland in Blyth proposed as the site for a new shipyard. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February1975.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert of a passenger ferry boat model. It is believed it was on display as a replacement for the Tyne-built Freda Cunningham, which operated as the Shields ferry from 1972 to 1993. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February 1975.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six report by Marion Foster about fishing vessel skipper George Fredrickson who's boat has gone missing along with his crew. This item was originally broadcast on 15 October 1968.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert consisting of general views of a shipyard gantry and crane at a shipyard, operated by two workers.This item was originally broadcast on 15 October 1968.
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.
This amateur film features footage of a collier travelling along the Tyne and construction and launches at John Readheads and Sons shipyards at South Shields, including the bulk carrier 'Demeterton' on the 26th January 1967 and the launching of another bulk carrier 'Himmerland' on 23rd May 1967.
Filmed from the yards of John Readheads and Sons shipyards at South Shields views of the Esso Northumbria as it is escorted along the Tyne towards the North Sea by tug boats in March 1970. This is followed by views of a fishing boat or trawler (BH21) on a carriage being reversed into a warehouse, possibly for repair
This film is a meditative look at activity on the River Tees, split into three sections. The first and longest section looks at the work of the famous Transporter Bridge, which links Middlesbrough on the south bank of the Tees with Port Clarence on the north bank. The next section follows the work of foyboatmen, who assist with the mooring of large vessels coming into port. The final section looks at the area of Greatham Creek on the north side of the Tees with its fishermen and associated houseboats.
A promotional video for Swan Hunter Shipyards based around the recently commissioned Ark Royal linking Swan Hunter as a technology company to the sophistication of the warship. The focus is on the company's use of computer technology to help improve efficiency.
A Gaumont newsreel that records the towing from Wallsend shipyards on the River Tyne of the steel Admiralty floating dock (AFD4), also named the Medway, built for the British Royal Navy by the Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson shipyard. It was bound for the River Medway in Kent.
Amateur 1950s documentary about Craghead in County Durham by the Headmaster and Assistant Master of Bloemfontein School, Craghead, Stanley, George Wheldon and Carol Reed. The film was as an educational aid in the classroom with £20 funding from the Miners Welfare Trust with sections on industry, work, school and leisure in the town. Footage includes workers at Craghead Colliery with coal transportion to Dunston Staiths, Gateshead, and women workers at the local Webwear factory.
Amateur footage by Arthur Philipson of the Ore Prince of Liberia arriving on the River Tyne and docking at Tyne Dock on South Tyneside.