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.
Sponsored film by Turners of Newcastle that documents the 1961 launch of the cargo ship Vasilios R, built by Austin & Pickersgill at their Southwick shipyard. Footage features many crowd and VIP guest shots.
Turners Film Productions footage recording the construction of the Northern Star. An edited section of this footage was used in the Turners film, "Northern Star".
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
Professional film that records the visit of a young Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to locations in Tyneside on October 29th 1954, including Monkseaton, Tynemouth, Newcastle and Gateshead. The film contains many good scenes of crowds, parades and views of areas of Newcastle since demolished, including Ellison Place, part of Blackett Street, and the old Royal Arcade in Pilgrim Street.
A promotional film by Turners Productions for the Norwegian firm Kavli, the Primula cheese makers. The film elaborates on the historical links between Norway, Scarborough and the North East of England. It documents the Kavli chain of cheese production from Norway to the UK base for Primula cheese manufacture in Gateshead’s Team Valley, opened in 1959. Includes footage of the Festival of Norway in Scarborough in 1966, which celebrated the founding of the town by Viking settlers 1,000 years previously, and the automated production process for Primula cheese and Kavli crispbreads in the Kavli factory at Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead. Kavli first set up operations in Cramlington back in 1936.
Record by Turners of Newcastle of the launch on 14 May 1976 of the bulk carrier vessel Jadran from the Deptford yard of Sunderland Ship Builders Ltd. on the River Wear, built for shipping company Atlantska Plovidba, Dubrovnik, (then Yugoslavia).
A sponsored film by Turners Film Productions of the launch of the bulk carrier ship August Pacific at the North Sands shipyard of William Doxford and Sunderland Shipbuilding & Engineering Company on the 5 March 1969. The sponsor was Mrs Y. D. Chowgule of Pacific Bulk Carriers Ltd.
Record of the construction and launch of the Mocamedes from Bartram and Sons shipyards at South Dock, Sunderland. The ship was launched on the 26 September 1946 and completed in March 1947. The film includes a portrait of shipyard workers with more than fifty years experience of building ships at Bartrams.
A Turner Film Unit sponsored film for Robert Bowran demonstrating the manufacture and packaging of Bowran Paints in Pelaw, Gateshead, and its uses. These include the painting of ships at Teesport (now PD Ports), the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle and the Tees Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough, Dunston Power Station in Gateshead, the exterior of the Stork Margarine Works in Bromborough on the Wirral, and the Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Scheme situated on the west bank of Loch Lomond, Scotland. This promotional film also features good footage of the steel-making process (possibly at the Shotton Steel Works in North Wales and also at Scunthorpe at John Lysaght's Normanby steelworks, part of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds.). [Note that footage of steel production and interior at Dunston Power Station have been speeded up in this Turners production.]
Tyne Tees Television coverage of Dr Martin Luther King Jr receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law in King's Hall at Newcastle University on the 13th November 1967.
A promotional film produced for Joshua Wilson & Brothers Ltd by Turners Films Production that looks at the VG Foodstores network of small food retail shops and supermarkets in the North East of England. The region is served by the Joshua Wilson food distribution company, located in Durham, and is the largest in Europe. All aspects of running a VG grocery store are covered, not only food distribution, but layout, architecture, and advertising
A detailed sponsored documentary by Turners Film Productions for Vaux Breweries on pigeon fancying and pigeon racing in the North East of England covering Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and North Yorkshire. Experts and participants explain breeding, selection, training, exhibition, racing and diet as the voice-over commentary gives an overview of the sport or hobby, and its importance to the largely male membership of the 'Up North Combine'. Footage of races include the Vaux-Usher International Gold Tankard Pigeon Race cross-channel from Beauvais in France, and scenes at the North of England Homing Union Show, held in Newcastle, are featured.
A Turners Film production of the launch of the Esso Northumbria from Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend, Newcastle on the 2nd of May, 1969. The Esso Northumbria, a 250,000 tonne oil tanker (or supertanker), was the largest vessel, at that time, to have ever been built in Britain. The ship was scrapped in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1982.
A film produced by Turners Film & Video Productions for Tyne & Wear County Council looking at the different types of domestic and commercial waste produced in the city of Newcastle, and how recycling can recover valuable materials from waste at the new Byker Reclamation Plant.
This film depicts the building of the PPS Howdon Yard on the north bank of the River Tyne near Wallsend for the British engineering group William Press (now AMEC). A converted ship repair yard is used for the construction of power generation modules (platforms) destined for the North Sea oil and gas fields. Footage includes interior shots of Newcastle Weather Centre and Cullercoats Radio Station in operation, a history of the old Howdon dockyard, demolition and clearance of the old dockyard buildings, aerial shots of the industrial Tyne river landscape, but most of the film consists of a record of the construction of modules under contract.
A promotional film produced by Turners Film Productions for the Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company looking at the needs as well as provisions of water to the Newcastle area. The film follows the construction and workings of The River Tyne Abstraction Scheme and the Palin Laboratories in 1977.
A dramatised account of the re-opening during World War Two of the Tyneside shipyards closed down during the Depression. This film was a propaganda film made for the Ministry of Information in 1944, with a cast drawn from the progressive People’s Theatre in Newcastle, and a script written by Jack Common. Includes excellent footage of women conscripted into shipbuilding and heavy engineering jobs during the war, training as welders, fitters, electricians, riggers and drillers.
A record of the launch of the tanker, T.S.S. Busiris at the North Sands shipyard of Joseph L. Thompson and Sons on the River Wear in Sunderland in 1960.