This film by Chris Lawson celebrates a local heritage railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This film shows early developments in the Seventies.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson shows family holiday at Sandsend near Whitby and a cross country race taking place at Rossall School, Fleetwood in Lancashire.
An amateur film made by Chris Lawson of a saloon car racing believed to be taking place at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson of the Northumberland County Show taking place at Corbridge and a family holiday to Sandsend.
A home movie by Chris Lawson captures family holiday activities at Sandsend near Whitby. The film incudes views of both of the nearby town of Whitby as well as the river Esk.
This film is of holiday footage of Whitby taken by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson .
A home movie by Chris Lawson of a family holiday to Sandsend that features a man and boy manoeuvring a small boat into the sea. The film also features brief views of a miniature railway and ends with a view of Fountains Abbey.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks at the early days of two main heritage railways, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson shows steam engines and railway activity at the North Yorkshire Moors heritage railway.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks at steam railways in Wales and in North Yorkshire. The Wales footage includes their distinctive narrow gauge railways.
Railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records a motor racing event near Edinburgh and family holiday film at Sandsend near Whitby. Saloon and sports cars of the period are tested to the limit in the racing event. At Whitby the less frenetic progress of boats and small ships are filmed as they enter and leave the harbour.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson captures an important moment in one of the country's oldest heritage railways, as it is officially opened for passenger services, on the 1st May 1973.
Phil McDonnell interview with Davy Jones, British lead singer with American pop band The Monkees for the Tyne Tees Television news magazine Late Look originally broadcast on 15 February 1967.
Film insert of an empty Grosmont Station and railway tracks on the closed Grosmont to Pickering line for an item on the attempt to preserve and re-open this part of the original Whitby and Pickering railway, broadcast on the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme on 16 January 1968.
Earle Bailey report about the raising of the toll at the Ha'Penny Bridge (also known as Halfpenny Bridge) for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 12 June 1969. Bailey interviews the toll keeper Bill Hyde and the driver of a pony and trap using the bridge, which is subsidised by Lady Margaret Winsome Ringrose-Wharton.
A home movie showing a family group visiting the towns of Harrogate and Ripley in North Yorkshire.
A home movie of a day excursions or holidays to North Yorkshire, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
A home movie of a family excursion around the Yorkshire Dales and Wensleydale taking in the Kilburn White Horse and a stall along a road selling cheese. The film also features views of a waterfall.
A commercial travelogue presented by Royal Sutcliffe in which a couple travel by train to Yorkshire to explore the county. They begin their journey in York before visiting Harrogate, Fountains Abbey, Ripley, Byland and Rievaulx abbeys and Helmseley where they watch a woman weave on a loom. They travel onto the coast visiting Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough before visiting Lord Derwent's Estate on the outskirts of Hackness. The final part shows views of Filey, Bempton Cliffs where men collect eggs, Flamborough and Bridlington where the film ends.
An amateur film made by Cyril Hall that focuses on a traction engine rally, possibly the Masham Steam Rally in North Yorkshire. As well as footage of the many engines no display, both full sized and models, the film records other activities taking place around the site including children enjoying the many fairground rides and a hot air balloon in the shape of a beer bottle flying through the sky. As well as steam power, including a steam powered thresher, the film also includes footage of a vintage car rally travelling along a winding road and traditional farming taking place near Holme-on-Spalding-Moor in East Yorkshire where a team of horses plough, harrow and roller a field.
An amateur film made by Cyril Hall begins with views of people riding a miniature railway around a small track. This is followed by two men being interviewed for the media about a number of miniature steam engines and carousels on display in front of them. The film changes to show displays of traction engines and other events taking place as part of the Masham Steam Rally taking place in North Yorkshire on the 17th July 1983. Views of waterfalls, including High Force, are followed by the Middlesbrough Newport Bridge being lifted and lowered again to allow a ship or barge to pass underneath. The film ends with Cyril himself playing one of his street organs outside the Station House Visitors Centre at Castle Eden Walkway Country Park at Christmas.
A promotional film produced by Turners Film Productions for C.A. Parsons Company. The film looks at the different types of turbine generators produced by the company for both conventional as well as nuclear power generation within the UK as abroad. The film also goes into detail looking at how Parsons turbine generators are produced and installed at various sites around the UK, Canada and Australia.
This film by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, records an outing by the school where pupils and staff explore their locality, this time it is the magnificent area surrounding Osmotherley, in North Yorkshire.
This amateur footage by Stephen Gray records two events in the 1980s: the first is a York Run that starts from the Knavesmire, and the second is the demolition in 1987 of tower blocks on the Nursery Farm Estate in Gateshead. The towers were commissioned by Felling UDC and completed in 1968. The consulting architect and engineer for this development was John Poulson. The compilation also includes brief footage of the film-maker's colleagues in the Environmental Health Department of Gateshead Council and on site at slum housing due for demolition.
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.