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 promotional film produced by Turners Film Productions for Austin & Pickersgill Ltd Southwick Shipyard in Sunderland looking at the SD14 shelter deck cargo ship built by the company highlighting its reliability as a vessel as well as the speed at which the company can turn around construction. The film showcases the work of Austin & Pickersgill in the design, construction, fitting out and sea trials of a number of SD14 vessels built at the yards.
A Turners Film and Video Unit sponsored film about the St John of God Community Care centres and housing produced on 10 June 1992. These include Rockcliffe Court ,Thornborough House near Leyburn, White Lodge, Mowbray Road, South Shields, and Coulby Newham and Hemlington, where care for the disabled offers an enhanced quality of life over traditional ward-based institutions.
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.
A record of the 1962 ship launch of the M.V. British Cavalier, built by Joseph F. Thompson and Sons shipyard on the River Wear in Sunderland.
Record by Turners of the Co-operative Wholesale Society's (CWS) Family Fare Exhibition, held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1955, and a Co-operative fashion show (without an audience) featuring summer dresses, evening wear and bridal wear, a common feature of CWS Family Fare Exhibitions.
Record of a Co-operative fashion show of summer dresses, evening wear, bridesmaid and bridal wear, held in a marquee during the CWS Family Fare Exhibition in Newcastle, 1955. The footage may be outtakes of the event. The models, of different ages, parade solely for the camera and the event is staged without an audience. The fashion shows were a regular feature of these trade shows.
Amateur film of the official opening of Gosforth Park Scout Camping and Training Ground in Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1932, by Lord Baden-Powell. Footage includes inspection of the camp, the march past of thousands of guides and scouts at a huge rally, and scenes of activities at the camp after the opening.
A compilation of home movies, filmed principally around the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire, and made as an amateur newsreel service. The compilation includes footage of a 1937 family holiday to Northumberland, visiting Blyth, Bamburgh, and Seaton Sluice, a wedding during the Second World War, and footage of a swimming gala at Tynemouth Outdoor Pool in 1939.
This amateur film by Frank Wilson is a compilation of the Wallsend Co-Op Sports Club’s social events of 1955, including a dance at Wallsend's Carville Road Hall, coach trips to Bamburgh (featuring a cricket match) and Berwick for a picnic, and a men's bowling contest on Tyneside.
A catalogue of work and play at the Linskill Girls High School in North Shields, filmed by the staff and students of the school. The film documents all aspects of the school day, and after-school activities such as sport, drama, music, and gardening.
A promotional tour of Newcastle shot by Turners Film Productions, taking a look at the city’s architecture and its civic art and facilities.
Two short films recording civil ceremonies and urban development plans around the city of Newcastle.
This film shows the area around the Coast Road and Chillingham Road roundabout, Newcastle, before redevelopment. We see A. Hogg, Tobacconists, on King Edward Road, and the North Heaton garage.
A Dorian News Film record of the launching of the Ilesha Palm on 28 June 1961 from Swan Hunter's Neptune Works. The Ilesha Palm was a cargo ship built for the Palm Line shipping company in 1961 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson on the River Tyne in Newcastle, destined for trading with West Africa. The ship was launched by Flora Azikiwe, wife of Nigerian president Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe.