A narrative based home movie produced by Peter Dobing in 1951 of a family Christmas primarily made in the filmmaker's home in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington. The family make home-made Xmas crackers and decorate the Christmas tree. A trip into Darlington for some Christmas shopping is followed by the extended family enjoying drinks in front of a roaring fire before they all open their presents. The final part of the film, shot in colour, features portrait views of each member of the family and a decorated Christmas cake.
A narrative based home movie made by Peter Dobing in 1952 featuring the Dobing family in their garden in the village of Haughton-le-Skerne, now part of Darlington. The Christmas tree is ceremonially burned on a bonfire in the garden and the family turn their hands to planting Brydons Glorious Gladioli bulbs in the garden in spring. Work done, they enjoy a game of golf with hockey sticks featuring trick photography and finish off the day with bowls of ice cream in the garden.
A fun parody of 1950’s science fiction films produced by Jack Lockhart as part of the 2013 Shimmer Festival in Whitley Bay in which a mysterious object from outer space in the shape in the Spanish City dome crashing into the sea near Whitley Bay. Using archive footage from the collections of the North East Film Archive, the film shows how the local population react to the strange object and send out a research party to investigate.
Amateur film made by John Percival Staddon in the early 60s of his grand daughter Anne maintaining her bike, assisted by mother, and practicing for her National Cycling Proficiency test.
This amateur film made by John Percival Staddon records a family trip travelling to Marsden on the north east coast and Piercebridge, on the River Tees near Darlington.
Amateur record of the Tynemouth Swimming Club Gala 12 August, 1933, made by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association.