Amateur film that records activities at the Ralph Gardner High School in North Shields. Schoolboys take part in cookery and dancing lessons and work on sailing boat repairs. The film includes footage of Christmas decoration preparations and dining hall scenes.
A compilation of clips that capture scenes from a 1949 stage performance of the ‘Married Women’ pantomime.
A promotional film for the Washington Development Corporation that celebrates Washington past, and the planning and public consultation for the region’s future urban development as a new town.
A record of a large scale civil defence exercise carried out in Newcastle and Gateshead with the participation of Durham County Fire Brigade. The film was produced by Newcastle & Gateshead Joint Fire Service.
Home movie compilation of different Taylor family visits and holidays. Footage includes many shots of the Taylor's young daughter Sue.
Promotional film for Smith's Dock and Clarke Chapman & Company documenting the conversion of the tanker Prospero to bulk carrier. The film contains footage of work at Smith's Dock, North Shields.
This amateur film records a WACAR inter-club sports day. The annual event was organised for employees of Wright Anderson, Armstrong Whitworth, Redheugh Iron & Steel, and Clarke Chapman engineering firms in Newcastle and Gateshead, and probably took place at the 'WACAR' Associated Sports Clubs ground in Dunston, in sight of the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line, or possibly at Eslington Park, Gateshead. Events include boys’ and girls’ sprints, long distance running, walking, and high jump, tug of war, quoits, and a short awards ceremony.
This amateur film records a Clarke Chapman company sports day in 1951 at Eslington Park in Gateshead. Events include boys’ and girls’ sprinting, long distance running, walking race, beanbag relay, and high jump. There is also a men's tug of war.
Amateur record of a sports day at Eslington Park, Gateshead, in 1953 for employees of WACAR (Wright Anderson & Company Limited, Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Company Limited and Redheugh Iron & Steel Company). The second part of the film features the Gateshead engineering firm Clarke Chapman and Company’s sports day also taking place in summer 1953.
This film is an amateur record of Gateshead firm Clarke Chapman and Company works sports day at Eslington Park, featuring men's tug o' war, men's long jump competition, women's sprint, and long distance competitors finishing. Includes group portraits and shots of the crowd.
This film is an amateur record of a Clarke Chapman and Company works sports day in Gateshead, probably at Eslington Park.
An amateur film produced by Betty Cook from the Cleveland Cine Club of the Royal Air Force Exhibition taking place on the Town Moor at Newcastle in 1969. As well as exhibitions showing all areas of service life and equipment, the highlight of the event was the visit by the new Harrier Jump Jet. Accompanying Betty is her husband Arthur who fought as a pilot during World War Two and who gets special access to view the aircraft along with their son Martin.
An amateur film made by Eddie Nelson of the Cleveland Cine Club of the 1986 Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race along the River Tyne showing ships moored on both the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides. The film shows crowds wandering along the river and includes shots of an artist painting the scenes. The film also features the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and her visit of one of the ships. Betty Cook was the President of the Cleveland Cine Society and the North East Cine Society.
Amateur record of Clarke Chapman sports days and fetes in the late 1960s, which focuses on children's events rather than serious sports. The events take place at Old Ford, the Clarke Chapman sports field in Gateshead.
A record of various stages in construction of Thompson House, an urban redevelopment project in the Groat Market area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department. The building housed the new Evening Chronicle offices. The film includes interesting views of the surrounding buildings and skylines revealed by the empty site.
A record of the urban redevelopment of the Queens Square area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department in 1964.
A record of the urban redevelopment of the Scotswood Road area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Council Planning Department in 1963.
A record of the urban redevelopment of Blandford Street West in Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Council Planning Department in 1963.
A record of the urban redevelopment of Pilgrim Street in Newcastle, both before and during the construction of the Swann House Roundabout, for the Central Motorway East ring road and office complex. The film was commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department, and filmed in 1964. Footage includes shots of the construction of Swan House, designed by architects Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall (RMJM).
A detailed promotional film of the construction, launch and fitting-out of the Shaw Savill cruise liner, the Northern Star, at the Vickers-Armstrongs Shipyards, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne. Footage includes the start of manufacture (the laying of flat keel plates) on April 28th 1960, the naming ceremony and launch performed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on June 27 1961, and extensive shots of the interior decoration of the ship.
A sponsored film by Turners Film Productions of the ceremony at the launch of the cargo ship MS Katherine at William Doxford & Sons Ltd (Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd) on 16 March 1964 from the Pallion yard. Includes footage of the construction of her sister ship in the next berth.
This wedding of Elizabeth Anne Webster and Norman Kincaid, held at St Gabriel's Church, Heaton, Newcastle, in 1954 was filmed professionally by Turners of Newcastle. The film was made as a demonstration film, likely for showing at Turners' camera shop on Pink Lane in Newcastle, to show off the company's filmmaking skills to potential clients.
Various stock shots of Newcastle, Gateshead and the surrounding areas produced by Turners Film Productions highlighting some of the modern architectural styles of the mid 1960s.
Promotional film of the Turners Photo Fair for amateur camera enthusiasts held at the Old Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, in May 1963, and filmed by Turners Film Production team on the 6th and 8th May. The film features footage of a largely male audience of amateur photographers and the women modelling on staged set constructions in the exhibition.
Sponsored film by Turners Film Productions that promotes the modernised shipbuilding operations of Austin & Pickersgill at their Southwick and Wear Dock Yard in Sunderland, where large assembly shops and prefabrication processes were introduced in 1960. Footage includes the launch ceremony of the Scottish Trader. The film features music and a commentary that stresses good labour relations at the yard. The yard was demolished in 1990.