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.
Tyne Tees Television footage transmitted 11 July 1973 of the 2nd round Gillette Cup cricket match between Durham and Essex taking place at Ropery Lane in Chester-le-Street. The report shows various balls being played. Essex won the match by seven wickets with 86 balls remaining.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage of Sacriston swimming baths transmitted 15 October 1974.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage of a new road bridge at Allerdene near Gateshead which has cracks. Includes general views of flats, possibly sheltered housing, and the Royal County Hotel at Durham. The report was transmitted 15 October 1974.
A home movie filmed in both colour and black and white of holidays or shorter excursions in Scotland and the North East of England including Barnard Castle in County Durham and Warkworth Castle in Northumberland.
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.
A home movie showing a family taking a trip by car into the County Durham countryside around High Force waterfall. The family are then filmed in Northumberland visiting Cragside and Bamburgh before finishing in Seahouses watching the fishing boats being unloaded.
A short home movie that concentrates mainly on the County Durham area includes visits to famous landmarks such as Raby Castle and Bowes Museum. The film ends with a royal visit to the region.
A home movie showing a family trip into the countryside of northern County Durham on the border with Northumberland. The film also feature a budgerigar, a family pet.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, showing the children and staff of the school exploring the landscape around the reservoir at Cow Green and the nearby waterfall Cauldron Snout in the North Pennines.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, shows a police dog handling demonstration followed by a variety of games played by the children in the school grounds.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, shows pupils and staff from the school exploring the sights and industry of the North Pennines, taking in Cow Green reservoir and High Force near Middleton-in-Teesdale. The final part of the films shows pupils at the school walking along an upturned bench.
An amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, records a school trip to Hadrians Wall in Northumberland showing children and staff exploring the Roman remains in this famous location. The film briefly shows another educational trip to High Force.
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 film by Gateshead film-maker Stephen Gray records a trip on the Weardale Railway Steam Special from Darlington to Eastgate and Stanhope on Sunday, 28 March 1993, the start of a campaign to keep the line open with the formation of the Weardale Railway Preservation Society.
A home movie of a family believed to from the Spennymoor area of County Durham begins with a woman and small girl walking through sand dunes looking at a colony of Terns. This is followed by a school sports day in which boys take part in various sporting and gymnastic events on the lawn of a large house. The final part of the film made after the 18th February 1941 following the worst blizzard conditions since 1888 shows the effects of heavy snow around the Spennymoor area including people walking past huge banks of snow and men working to clear the streets.
A home movie made by Daniel Webster, believed a vice-principle of Bede College in Durham, of his family made between 1947 and 1957. The focus of the film is his two children who are seen growing from children to adults. The film records a number of domestic scenes of the family such as Christmas and holidays to the Lake District, Scotland and Ulster. The film includes a number of acted sequences featuring family members as well as shots 50's domestic scenes. The film also includes views from two Durham Miners Gala (1952 and 1955?) as well as motorbikes at Belmont Park and the Durham Regatta showing rowers on the river Wear.
An amateur public awareness film made by Durham City Council with the assistance of Durham Rotary and Round Table to remind residents and visitors to the city to pick up litter and dispose of it correctly. To illustrate the point, the film follows a family on a day out in Durham who drop litter wherever they go. They even manage to flaunt good practice when eating and drinking near a litter bin. The film features views of some of Durham’s well known locations.
A short amateur film that features views of a number of steam locomotives crossing the Durham Viaduct into Durham railway station, including the A4 class locomotive ‘Falcon’. The film also features a de-railed steam train being removed from an embankment.
Amateur footage of steam trains travelling along various branch lines around Durham. Trains are filmed passing though stations and through urban and rural landscapes.
A short amateur film believed made as part of a training exercise by students of Bede College in Durham. The film shows crowds of shoppers walking around the many stalls set up on Chester Market in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. One salesman sells shoes from the back of a van.