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.
A home movie made by Daniel Webster, believed a vice-principle of Bede College in Durham, of his family made between 1947 and 1957. The focus of the film is his two children who are seen growing from children to adults. The film records a number of domestic scenes of the family such as Christmas and holidays to the Lake District, Scotland and Ulster. The film includes a number of acted sequences featuring family members as well as shots 50's domestic scenes. The film also includes views from two Durham Miners Gala (1952 and 1955?) as well as motorbikes at Belmont Park and the Durham Regatta showing rowers on the river Wear.
An amateur film produced and narrated by David Williams comparing the postage stamps of the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho with their real-life locations visited on a trip to the country in 1972 by special invitation of King Moshoeshoe II. The film begins at the border with South Africa followed by views of the capital city Maseru including the Lesotho Royal Palace where the king is filmed being mobbed by his people. The film includes a number of excursions to visits some of the countries well known attractions including the prehistoric dinosaur tracks in the western parts of the country, the cave paintings at Ha Barona and a special excision by aircraft to see the Maletsunyane Falls. As well as a commentary, the film also features a musical track sung in the local dialect.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of tree felling at Monk Wood near Whitfield in Northumberland and transportation to the filmmaker's sawmill in Hexham. Features footage of operations at J.M. Jackson's Bridge End Sawmill in Hexham and lumberjacks taking part in a number of woodcutting competitions at the Northumberland County Show, Corbridge.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of a number of steam rallies taking place at Nafferton in Northumberland between 1973 and 1975. As well as steam and petrol powered agricultural machinery in action, the film also captures horses ploughing the field. Large crowds wander the site looking at the various steam powered machines on display including a large circular saw as well as a threshing machine.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of a steam rally-taking place at Anick Grange near Hexham in June 1978. As well as views of various steam powered and vintage tractors and other agricultural machinery, the film records various events taking part on a showground including a game of tug-o-war between a group of men and a traction engine. The film ends on felled trees in a field and a steam powered engine powering a circular saw that is being used to turn the felled trees into sections of timber.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson that focuses on his friend John Dodds of Sillywrea Farm near Hexham in Northumberland. The film shows John and others using Clydesdale horses to work the land ploughing, cultivating and harrowing the earth. Horses are also filmed mowing grass in a meadow and moving logs in a wood. As well as footage of John Dodd, the film also include film of an agricultural show, most likely the Northumberland County Show at Corbridge. In these sections cattle are displayed on a show field and two men take part in Cumberland wrestling.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of the Stocksfield Show at Stocksfield near Bywell in Northumberland in 1982. The film begins with exhibitors arriving on site to set up stalls both inside a number of large marquees and outside on a field. Views show various stalls and exhibitions around the site are recorded as well as other events taking place on a showground including dancing, tug-o-war, Cumberland wrestling and a sheep dog herding a gaggle of geese into a pen.
Amateur record of the North Tyne and Redesdale Agricultural Society Show at Bellingham on 28 August in the 1960s filmed by Vic Cross.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a school sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle featuring both young girls and fathers taking part in various races. Following this there is a presentation of prizes to pupils by a female dignitary. The second part of the film features the Paiton family watching a farmer turn hay in a field and the children feeding chickens in the yard believed to be Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with views of the Royal Agricultural Society Show taking place on the Town Moor at Newcastle. A small boy is filmed looking around the site at the various displays of agricultural machinery. The second part of the film shows proud parents watching their boys taking part in various sports day events at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton opens on his wife and children climbing rocks on a beach followed by a combine harvester working a field of wheat or other cereal crop. A man washing pieces of a vintage lamp a second man and boy work to repair a tractor in the farmyard, possibly at Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland. In a field the tractor cultivates the earth and the film ends on boys taking part in a sports day at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth.
A Tyne Tees Television news report presented by Phil McDonnell and transmitted 2 June 1975 about the shortening growing season for crops in the northern region.
Two archetypal 19th century characters, a self-made property owner and a skilled craftsman plasterer, discuss their lives and work, whilst a third character presents a political analysis of the long term decline of British capitalism from its 19th century heyday. This is the earliest political film produced by the Gateshead film workshop, Trade Films.
Political documentary by Trade Films workshop of Gateshead about the traditional view of 'industrial Britain'. Taking the economic history of industrial Britain as its starting point, the film brings together a disparate range of material in which the individual is defined in relation to a labour force and this relationship is seen in the context of state intervention. Locations include the River Tyne waterfront and Byker estate in Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Crowley's Ironworks at Swallwell, Gateshead, on the River Derwent.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates of the Royal Agricultural Society of England Show taking place at the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, July 1956.
This home movie produced by Christine Hanley features men at work on Layton House Farm near Sedgefield dipping sheep, ploughing a field and bailing hay. The film also includes a visit to Seahouses where an Amphicar sails around the harbour and also shows views of birds and seals during a visit to the Farne Islands. A holiday to the highlands of Scotland and a phantom car ride through France are included, as well as footage of guests at Christine’s and husband Frederick’s wedding in 1964.
This home movie produced by Christine Hanley of harvest time on Layton House Farm near Sedgefield in County Durham shows a combined harvester working to gather wheat or other cereal crop from a field. The remainder of the film features a number of roman candle fireworks being set off in a garden.
This home movie produced by Christine Hanley shows a potato harvest taking places at Layton Hall Farm near Sedgefield in County Durham.