Compilation of amateur home movies of the Bond family from Newcastle upon Tyne and Whitley Bay, which include visits to the Hoppings fairground at the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick Fair and a daughter's First Holy Communion in Whitley Bay.
An amateur film made by John W. McHugh and Robert Wilson for the County Borough of Gateshead of various coronation celebrations taking place around the borough in 1953.
An amateur mystery drama by members of the Tees-Side Cine Club, filmed around the Cleveland countryside.
Amateur film of activities at the Maccabi Youth Club, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, probably in the late 1930s. Includes footage of gas mask and protective clothing practice sessions. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
Amateur film footage by Monty Rosen and Jack Messing, that records the dedication and official opening of the new Maccabi House sports and social club at Windsor Crescent by Lord Nathan, and some of the traditional and general cultural activities taking place, including table tennis, football match and dancing. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
This amateur film documents a Catholic wedding, believed to have taken place at St Aidan’s Catholic Church, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, and a reception at a convent following the ceremony. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Amateur film that records a religious vocation exhibition in the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, organised by the Roman Catholic Church, which took place between 15th and 22nd June, 1952. The film was shot by a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) and includes footage of the Pontifical High Mass on the last day of the event.
This amateur cine club production is a film within a film within a film. The Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) hold a meeting at their cine club headquarters down Ship’s Entry, off Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne. The members are bereft of ideas for their new production. The Secretary floats the bare bones of an idea about a new member joining the club, a story which subsequently plays out in this film as a series of flashbacks. The story recounts the member’s secret search for ‘treasure’ hidden in the cellar of the club house, following the lead of a letter written centuries ago, discovered in an old diary. A short, colour costume drama insert pieces together a dark story of religious persecution and murder, which took place at the club house at Ship’s Entry in the 17th century. Includes location footage of a delapidated Quayside area in the 1950s.
A compilation of amateur film that follows the annual Roman Catholic Corpus Christi festival parade through the centre of Middlesbrough along Albert Road and Borough Road, heading towards the grounds of Newlands Convent School. The second film shows hundreds of junior school children from schools in Middlesbrough attending a large country dance festival in Stewart Park. This was also an annual event during the school summer term. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This costume drama was produced by Arthur G. Greaves and the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). It tells the story of the tragic romance of Lady Olga Rivers and Paul Beverley, friends since childhood. In the 16th century, during the reign of Henry VIII, Lady Olga’s father is executed and an evil Duke seizes her home and land, and demands that she marries his son. Lady Olga instead seeks refuge in a convent with her lady companion and sends word to Paul who has taken up his post as Admiral in the King’s fleet. Paul Beverley returns to rescue his lover. Locations used in the film include Durham Castle and Cathedral.
An amateur film made by Michael Gough of events and activities taking place in and around the city of Durham as part of the 800th anniversary of the granting of a charter to the city by Bishop Hugh de Puiset in 1079. The film begins with a history of the city taking in a number of views as well as footage from Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island. A parade into the city by marching bands and people in historic costumes is followed by a view from Durham Racecourse showing children’s rides, a hog roast and an English Civil War re-enactment. There are views of a performance of a Mystery Play and on Durham Market Place there are views from a medieval market including singing mistrals and folk dancing. On Palace Green there are views of Durham University’s graduation ceremony. The final part of the film shows the procession of banners and bands past The County Hotel as part of the Durham Miners Gala featuring Prime Minister James Callaghan.
This film by the Chester-le-Street Amateur Cine Society records rehearsals and, perhaps, part of a performance of the Pageant of Chester le Street, which took place nightly at Lumley Castle between 26 June and 1 July, 1967. The event marked the Septecentenary of the Parish Church 1267-1967 and was a presentation by the Restoration Committee of the Parochial Church Council. The focus is on performers, many of them children, in the grounds and on the balconies of the castle. The scenes include many casual moments and a recreation of the legend of the Lambton Worm.
This is a film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote showing the sights and attractions in Bruge in Belgium.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club recording a ceremony for the laying of a foundation stone for the new St Mary's Cathedral in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough on Sunday 3rd November 1985. The foundation stone was blessed by Bishop Augustine Harris, Bishop of Middlesbrough.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of a wedding taking place in a small rural parish, location unknown.
An amateur film by Maurice Brunton of the Corpus Christi procession through the grounds of Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic church on the corner of The Avenue and Eastbourne Road, in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough in May 1965.
An amateur film made by John H. Hall and Neil Bramwell of the construction of St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church in the Newbiggin Hall estate of Newcastle upon Tyne between 1965 and 1967. The film begins with views of a religious service taking place in a hall, possibly Tenant’s Hall, before the church was built. Construction begins on the church with foundations and building frames being installed. The foundation stone is laid in a service led by the Right Reverend Hugh Ashdown, Bishop of Newcastle on 10th December 1966. More work is carried out on the interior of the church and, with work completed, the film records the dedication service-taking place on the 2nd June 1967 also led by Hugh Ashdown. The final part of the film shows a number of religious services taking place in the new church including a communion, funeral and baptism. Following the main film, additional black and white footage show a service taking place in the church with views of the congregation.
Stock film footage of the Alston area filmed from a train travelling on the Haltwhistle to Alston railway line for Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 19 February 1975.
Film inserts of the installation of Hugh Lindsay as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle and a Phil McDonnell interview with Bishop Lindsay for Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 19 February 1975.
A sombre film made by students of Bede College in Durham about memory and death. The film is played to Adagio in G Minor by Tomaso Albinoni with a commentary given by two men reading from Dostoevsky and the short fable ‘The Invention of the Devil’ by Franz Kafka. Filmed at night, views of Durham Cathedral are followed by a young woman walking through a churchyard. She looks at a gravestone before going inside and sits at a pew looking mournful. The film ends with her getting up and leaving.
An amateur film by David Williams of The Gospel Story in Flowers festival taking place inside St Nicholas' Church on Durham's Market Place in July 1996. The film begins with the church being prepared for the festival and the flowers arriving. A sermon is given in the church followed by various views of the many displays of flowers that have all been designed to tells the story of the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus from the St John's Gospel. A musical concert follows next and a sermon given by Fiona Castle. The film ends on a violin solo with piano accompaniment comes next intercut with more views from around the church.
An amateur film by David Williams of a memorial service taking place beside the Bede College Memorial Cross in Durham in memory of the Bede Men who fell at Gravenstafel Ridge on the 25th April 1915. The film shows various speeches being given, prayers said and hymns sung with music provided by The Burah Band of the Durham Light Infantry who stand nearby. Following the playing of ‘The Last Post’ , a wreath is laid and the service brought to a close. The film part of the film shows the Burah Band performing on stage.
A home movie made by the Neesham family of Redcar recording a number of Roman Catholic processions, events and services relating to Sacred Heart Church in the town. The film begins with views from possibly two Corpus Christi Processions taking place both in the countryside as well as a town. This is followed by a group of women attending a religious garden party of event in the grounds of a large house. A procession of civic dignitaries and religious leaders are filmed entering the Church of the Sacred Heart, possibly in Redcar, as part of a religious service. Views show a number of Catholic clerics leaving a church are followed with another religious service taking place in the ruins of a church or abbey where the film ends.