An amateur film produced by Betty Cook and Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club recording events taking place during and after a major fire at the Clarence Works of British Steel Chemicals at Port Clarence on August 23rd 1976.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of a Royal visit, possibly by Queen Elizabeth II, to RAF Finningley near Doncaster in South Yorkshire where she is attending a military parade. The visit may possibly be related to Betty Cook’s husband Arthur who served in the RAF during World War Two.
An amateur film by Leonard Winter of the Cleveland Cine Club of decorated streets, events and parades taking place in and around Middlesbrough as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
A Tyne Tees Television news report with Dennis Ramshaw transmitted 31 March 1967 on the Aden emergency. Filmed from a moving vehicle, the camera follows a military Land Rover as it drives along a road and comes to a stop beside a large building or compound. As the camera follows the vehicle, the reporter talks about the current situation and about the 1st Battalion of the Northumbrian Fusiliers who are serving there.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Phil McDonnell interviews comedian Tony Hancock on his return home from entertaining the troops in Aden. He talks about the visit and why he went as well as about performing to a live audience rather than on television for his show Hancock’s Half Hour. This report was transmitted 26 July 1967.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted 19 November 1968 showing firefighters at Fenham Barracks in Newcastle demonstrating the use of foam to put out a fire.
Film insert of the arrival of Labour government Secretary of State for Defence Denis Healey at military barracks in Barnard Castle for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 25 November 1968.
A Tyne Tees Television report with Ann Avery who is testing out a new type of bullet resistent glass by allowing herself to be shot at through the glass with a Colt 45 revolver. This report was transmitted 14 September 1976.
An early home movie showing a family on holiday in Europe, taking in Switzerland and Paris. The film shows relatively carefree citizens and holiday makers enjoying the landscape and culture of the region at a time when turmoil was not too far into the future.
A home movie begins with a family visit to the Lake District possibly visiting family, before returning to the region and travels along the Northumberland coast taking in Bamburgh, Seahouses and Berwick upon Tweed. The film ends with views of a snowy Gateshead.
A home movie of excursions or holidays to Northumberland with views of well-known wild cattle at Chillingham and the surrounding Cheviot Hills. A military parade takes place on Tyneside and the film ends back in Northumberland.
A short home movie that concentrates mainly on the County Durham area includes visits to famous landmarks such as Raby Castle and Bowes Museum. The film ends with a royal visit to the region.
An amateur film of the visit to Stockton-on-Tees by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh on Monday 4th June 1956 made by Leslie Brown, owner of a record and toy shop on the High Street. The film records the arrival of the royal couple, a civic reception taking place outside the town hall watched by patriotic crowds, and a drive through the streets. At Stockton Racecourse the 1st Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment march on to the course and are inspected by the Queen. The final part shows the Royal Yacht Britannia anchored at Tees Dock before sailing out to sea.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, shows a police dog handling demonstration followed by a variety of games played by the children in the school grounds.
This film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, shows some of the childrens' activities at the school including examples of handicraft and also of a demonstration of police dog handling.
This amateur footage by Stephen Gray, an Environmental Health Department officer with Gateshead Council, records the return of HMS Illustrious to the Tyne following service in the Falklands War and a Newcastle Water-Ski Grand Prix (power boat racing) in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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.
A short amateur film of mistaken identity produced by pupils of Caldercote Junior School in Leicester. The film tells the story of a schoolboy who believes he sees a man loading a gun in a car beside the school. He tells his teacher who doesn’t believe him. The following day the teacher, after seeing newspaper headlines of a gunman on the loose, speaks with the police offering them the car registration written down by the boy the previous day. Going to the house where the car is registered, the police expect to find the gunman, but instead discover that the gun seen by the pupil is in fact a toy belonging to a small child. The film ends with the pupil receiving a letter of thanks from Leicester City Police. The teacher in the films is believed to be David Williams who assisted with this production. The film also features David’s son Simon as the small boy playing with the toy gun.
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.
Amateur footage made by Richard Annand of a Red Cross parade taking place on Palace Green in Durham in 1953, possibly related to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The film also includes views of Richard’s family at home near Durham.
An amateur film made by the Neesham family of Redcar of a visit to London during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on the 2nd June 1953. The first part of the film shows various views across the city of some of the decorated buildings along The Mall, outside Westminster Abbey and along Oxford Street. The second part of the film shot from the crowds waiting for the Royal procession to pass captures some of the various military bands, platoons of soldiers and other personnel marching past. The final part of the film captures the Gold State Coach passing, and the young Queen inside waving at the crowds.
An amateur film of an award presentation to the sergeant of the 5th Battalion North Riding Home Guard, which takes place at Marton, near Middlesbrough, in winter. The film was shot by Lionel 'Dick' Saltmer, owner of a ladies outfitters on Corporation Road in Middlesbrough and member of this Home Guard unit.
Compilation of amateur films by Raymond James Paiton consisting of footage of a visit to Cragside house, near Rothbury in Northumberland with his wife Molly followed by events on Newcastle Town Moor including a performance of synchronised gymnastics, a display of military aircraft, the star attraction an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber, and the annual Hoppings fair. It concludes with family beach scenes on the coast, possibly to Cresswell in Northumberland.
Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert showing HMS Kedleston, probably as part of the Fishing Protection Squadron, escorting herring fishing ships back up the Tyne after the arrest of one ship. This news item was first broadcast on 5 February 1975.