An amateur film produced by George Cummin in which his character 'SAM' (based on the acronym for St. Andrews Motors) looks back at various motorcycle and car rallies that took place around the region in 1955: a veteran and vintage car rally from Whitley Bay to Newcastle upon Tyne, Weardale’s Arthur Emerson Memorial Trial motorbike scramble event, the first ever Catterick Garrison Hill Climb, North Yorkshire, featuring racer Angela Brown in an Aston Martin and the Belmont Senior Grand National Scramble at Belmont Park, Durham.
Home movie of 1930s seaside holidays in Saltburn-by-the Sea on the Cleveland coast, North Yorkshire, and (probably) along the East Sussex coast, including Brighton. Includes footage of the well-known Pierrot performers Bert Grapho and Billy Jackson’s Jovial Jollies, who played the summer seasons in Saltburn from 1899 until the final performance in September 1939. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Miscellaneous mid-1930s home movie footage of amateur filmmaker and dance band musician George Cummin’s bachelor days playing in Whitby, his marriage to Norah, their early life and visitors in Whitby, including a brief record of the Whitby Regatta, and their honeymoon holiday to Switzerland, the Alps, towns on Lake Lucerne, Lake Logarno, Berne with its bear pit tourist attraction, and the Rhine Falls, travelling via Dover and Ostend. George Cummin was a member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association.
A creative amateur travelogue of a marathon hike through the Yorkshire moors and dales in the 1930s, made by George and Norah Cummin. From their home in Newcastle upon Tyne, the couple travel to Swaledale and Wensleydale, visiting various North Yorkshire locations and attractions, including Richmond, Hawes, York, Knaresborough, Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey. They also tour the Yorkshire coast travelling to Runswick Bay, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough. The film includes footage of the Ripon Hornblower in the ‘Setting the Watch’ ceremony. George and Norah Cummin were members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
As a professional saxophone player in a dance band in the 1930s, George Cummin produced this humorous narrative home movie with his wife Norah, documenting a summer spent in Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, where he was engaged to play at the Whitby Spa for the season. The film includes footage of circus elephants on the beach and a staged band performance at the Whitby Spa Theatre Café. Includes commercial newsreel footage. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Made by George Cummin, this is a compilation of miscellaneous amateur and commercial footage, which includes an outing to Warkworth, Northumberland, with the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA), of which he was a member, and holiday footage of Devon featuring his wife, Norah Cummin, and friends. Footage of professional and women’s cricket matches are also included. The professional games featured may document the West Indian cricket team’s tour matches in England in 1950.
A compilation of documentary and holiday film shot during the early 1930s by members of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). Footage includes a civic event in Newcastle upon Tyne, possibly an annual Mayor’s Sunday; an international rugby match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, London; an Air Show at Cramlington Aerodrome, home of the Newcastle Aero Club, with shots of famous women aviators, Amy Johnson and Constance Ruth Leathart, who later flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War Two; and general views of Scarborough including the Grand Hotel.
This Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) compilation consists of miscellaneous commercial and amateur film, offcuts and outtakes, and short productions shot between 1933 and the early 1950s. There is one brief sequence of archive footage of a fairground ride from the early 1900s. The amateur sequences include a sports event and silver wedding presentation in the seaside town of Whitby in 1948; a Northumberland Lawn Tennis County Open Championship in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, during the 1930s; a Newcastle & District ACA short comedy about a packet of Brand X cigarettes; and a Newcastle & District ACA picnic outing.
This home movie documents a family’s summer holiday in a caravan at Wallis’s Cayton Bay Holiday Camp, near Scarborough, on the North Yorkshire coast in the 1950s, including group games at the camp. It was made by Middlesbrough amateur filmmakers Leonard and Jean Winter. Some scenes are staged for the camera, a characteristic of many of their holiday films and beach trips. Leonard Winter also worked with the Cleveland Cine Club. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Made by amateur filmmaker Leonard Winter, this is a compilation of well-composed post-war seaside holiday footage, documenting trips to Southend-on-Sea, Whitby and Saltburn between 1946 and 1951. The film also chronicles the early childhood of Jean and Leonard Winter’s daughter, Maureen, born in Lambeth in 1947. Leonard Winter was later a member of Cleveland Cine Club. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of miscellaneous amateur and commercial footage, which includes shots of the British light biplane bomber, the Fairey Fox 3; a fancy dress parade in Northallerton to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI in May 1937; and three weddings, including one wedding filmed during World War Two. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, George and Norah Cummin take a retrospective look at their lives during World War Two using amateur film, commercial newsreel footage and cartoons. The couple were members of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
Made by amateur filmmaker Robert Brunger, this compilation records the 1974 Skelton Carnival, which was introduced in 1966 to unite villagers in Cleveland’s ironstone mining region. Skelton teens parade in platform boots with glam rock props, and there are juvenile jazz bands and a Carnival Queen in this July parade of floats. The parade snakes down the High Street to the recreation ground, where events include motorcycle stunt riders in Native American costume and a giant hot-air balloon that takes to the skies. The compilation also includes general views of the Skinningrove Works in 1970 under British Steel Corporation’s public ownership.
An amateur film by Derek Mathieson following members of the Darlington Video and Filmmakers on a walk through the countryside around the village of Reeth in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
Compilation of amateur footage that documents Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) outings to the seaside town of Portpatrick at Easter, 1934, and the Yorkshire Dales in 1935.
This film by amateur film maker Ronald Pringle, a member of the Craven Pothole Club, showing potholers exploring Gaping Gill underground river and caves in North Yorkshire. The film develops into a dramatic story of potholers lost in caverns underground as the waters from Fell Beck which feed into Gaping Gill become torrential and dangerous.
A Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news report dated the 11 February 1976 about the release of a new book on the histories of Cleveland castles by Robert Woodhouse. The film begins by following reporter Peter Holland as he visits the locations for some of the castles mentioned in the book, some of which no longer exist. These include Marske Castle, Danby Castle, Whorlton Castle near Swainby, Wilton Castle, Stockton Castle and Yarm Castle. At each of the sites, he gives a history of the place and the people who lived there from details in the book. He then interviews Mr Woodhouse about his book, the reason for writing it and why it is important.
Compilation of two films made by Betty Cook showing two air shows taking place at what was then Teesside International airport, now Durham Tees Valley airport, near Darlington, in August 1965 and RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire in September 1958. Both films feature various types of civilian and military aircraft performing aerobatics and low flybys.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of motor racing taking place at Croft Circuit near Dalton-on-Tees in North Yorkshire. The film features two races that include both Formula 3 and sports cars. The film also shows preparations before each race and action from the pit lanes.
An amateur film by Eddie Nelson of the Cleveland Cine Club showing various leisure activities taking place in and around the Teesside area.
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 firm by Derek Mathieson of the annual Cleasby and Stapleton combined fete taking place on the village green at Stapleton near Darlington in June 1984.
An amateur film produced by Derek Mathieson between 1979 and 1980 about the restored Crakehall Water Corn Mill in the village of Crakehall, North Yorkshire. The film includes an interview with Colonel Whitaker Holmes who has restored the derelict mill to full working order. He is also filmed inside the mill grinding the corn using the power of the Crakehall Beck.
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 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.