A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws showing the family on holiday at Beadnell in Northumberland and at home in Fenham Newcastle. The film also shows his daughters attending a party and playing games in the garden.
An animated advertisment made to promote the re-developed Fenwick department store on Northumberland Street in Newcastle, which included the construction of the corner development. The advert features a fashionable woman unveiling new areas of the store including a new toy department, hair salon and delicatessen while travelling on the new escalators and elevators.
A stop-motion animated advertisement for the Fenwick department store on Northumberland Street in Newcastle. Produced to promote their first Christmas display window in 1971, the films feature a number characters from the popular BBC children's television programmes Camberwick Green and Trumpton. The advert is narrated by John Le Mesurier.
A short animated advertisement based around the 1975 Fenwick's Christmas window of ‘Aladdin’ in which a genie of the lamp tells Aladdin what is happening at Fenwick Newcastle at Christmas.
A promotional film about the history of the family run Fenwick department stores made as part of the company’s 100th anniversary in 1982. The film uses a mixture of paintings, historic photographs and Fenwick's own archive material to tell the story of the development of the company from the arrival of John James Fenwick, the founder of the company, in Newcastle in 1868 to the present day. The film capturing some of the company’s key milestones including the opening the first store in Newcastle in 1882, their first store in New Bond Street, London in 1891 and the 140,000sqft store at Brent Cross in London opened in the 1970s.
This is a Tyne Tees Television interview with Hollywood actress Jayne Mansfield in Newcastle, originally broadcast on 31 March 1967. Ms Mansfield is in the region performing cabaret in both Newcastle and South Shields. She responds to a negative news report in the Daily Mirror about her show and talks about what she thinks of the people of the north east. Report by Bob Langley.
Reporter Marion Foster interviews the famous Jarrow author Catherine Cookson about her new book ‘The Round Tower’ and the north east character for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news magazine transmitted 1 May 1968.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine report transmitted 19 November 1968 on a new production of William Shakespeare’s Richard II taking place at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle by the Prospect Theatre Company with an interview with the lead actor Ian McKellen.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Martin Young interviews American singer, actress and dancer Eartha Kitt at The Five Bridges Hotel (later known as the Swallow Hotel), Gateshead, following her successful performance in South Shields the previous night. She is asked if her performance changes for different types of audience, about the difference between her public image to her private life and about her image as a sex symbol and old-fashioned millionaire chaser. This report was transmitted 6 April 1971.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Phil McDonnell interviews Paul and Linda McCartney on the stage of Newcastle City Hall where they will be performing in their band Wings. The report, transmitted 11th July 1973, begins with views of the crew setting up on stage followed by the couple being asked about performing again to live audiences and what has changed in his music since the days of The Beatles
Phil McDonnell introduces this atmospheric news feature on Newcastle United’s 1974 FA Cup Final defeat against Liverpool at Wembley on 4 May for this Tyne Tees TV Today at Six Cup Special. The focus is on the empty city streets and fans watching the match on televisions at home and in a local pub. Includes vox pops with fans. This was broadcast on 14 May 1974.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Peter Holland interviews rock and roll star Tommy Steele from the stage of the Sunderland Empire where twenty years ago he made his stage debut as frontman for ‘The Steelmen’. He recollects that first night and is asked about pop stardom and the course of his career since then. This report was transmitted 14 September 1976.
A report on women’s professional wrestling for the Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news magazine programme broadcast on 16 September 1976. The piece features interviews with British professional, and former British and European Ladies Champion, Mitzi Mueller and her opponent Lolita Loren (?) (real name Chrissy Thompson) who take part in a Brian Dixon All Star Wrestling promotional tour in Newcastle upon Tyne. Includes fight footage and vox pop with a man in the audience.
This home movie shows a number of favourite North East destinations for a family to relish the open air, either in the countryside or next to water such as Derwentside in County Durham and Tynemouth. More of a holiday excursion appears later in the film as the family visit the west country before returning north again.
Home movie footage filmed by J. Donaldson of Stockton-on-Tees of a family trip to the beach at Seaburn near Sunderland. Includes footage of amusement park rides, possibly at Seaburn’s Ocean Beach Park.
Three amateur film made between 1995 and 1996 by Albert Austin, former Newcastle City Council’s Chief Building Surveyor. The first film looks at the Town Moor School, a temporary school built on the Town Moor in Newcastle for children of those working at the fair. The second film is of the Newbury Show in Berkshire featuring the Kennet Morris Men performing. The third and final film records Beaver Scouts celebrations taking place inside St George’s Church Hall in Jesmond, Newcastle as part of their 100th anniversary.
This short amateur film by Stephen Gray documents a trip to Tanfield Railway (the world's oldest railway and a former colliery waggonway). This standard gauge heritage railway opened up to passengers in 1982. The line runs from a southern terminus at East Tanfield, Durham, to Sunniside, Gateshead, with the main station at Andrews House, near Marley Hill engine shed.
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.
An amateur film which begins with a procession of decorative floats and a juvenile jazz band parading along a road, believed to be in Sunderland. Due to the political messages of some of the floats the event may relate to a local student rag week. The remainder of the reel features views of a football match taking place in Spain and views from a hotel veranda.
A short amateur film by John Martin Jackson recording the crowds and ships taking part in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Race in July 1986. The Polish sail training ship Dar Mlodziezy and the Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern are featured docked along the Newcastle quayside being looked over by the crowds of onlookers. The Dar Mlodziezy is also filmed travelling along the river Tyne.
A travelogue that takes a look at the course of the River Tyne from the countryside to the sea. Using the device of a Canadian Merchant Seaman who is curious about his family background, he shares a train journey with a schoolteacher who tells him the history of Northumberland and the development of industry in the area. The rural life and scenery of the mid – 1940’s is captured as well as that of industrial Tyneside.
Amateur documentary footage of the annual Hoppings travelling fair on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the 1934 Northumberland Plate race meeting at Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, probably filmed by Mr S.J. Rosslyn Smith, who later became chairman of Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
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.