Amateur compilation of miscellaneous footage shot at locations around the world between 1927 and 1932, which includes China, Japan, possibly Burma, Canada, and the United States of America. The film concludes with film of a British wedding, unloading a tractor at a dock, and a London trip. World travel was probably undertaken on the luxurious Japanese trans-Pacific NYK - OSK passenger shipping line popular between WWI and WWII, with calls at Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco. There may be glimpses of Japan’s military and colonial expansion into China in the 1930s. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This amateur drama, with location shoots around Hexham, Northumberland, pits two farmers against each other over a right of way on their land with disastrous consequences. The dispute turns violent and threatens the romance between their son and daughter, but is resolved when the crime is blamed on a gipsy. This film is a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
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 Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) compilation of documentary footage (and outtakes), shot between 1929 and the early 1930s, features various local events including an air show at Cramlington Aerodrome (home of the Newcastle Aero Club); the opening of the North East Coast Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 14 May 1929; highlights of an historical pageant of Newcastle and the North that takes place at Leazes Park, Newcastle, between 20 - 25 July 1931; the final of Northumberland Amateur Golf Championship 16 June 1934; YMCA Sports in Newcastle on 15 July 1933 featuring Olympics runner Alec Burns; the Tynemouth Swimming Club Gala on 12 August, 1933; Northumberland v. English Bowling Association bowling matches in Gosforth on 18 September 1933; brief footage of potshare bowling on the Town Moor, Newcastle; and a staged celebration for the birthday of James Cameron Senior, one of the founders of the Newcastle & District ACA.
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.
Compilation of amateur footage of various motorcycle events in the north east in the 1950s and a test promotion for Dot motorcycles at St Andrew’s Motors, Newcastle upon Tyne. The film may be outtakes, or a rough cut for a film. The work was a commission by St. Andrew’s Motors (SAM) and produced by amateur filmmaker George Cummin (Conway Films), with assistance from film units at the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). Includes footage of speed trials on a beach, believed to be the Redcar to Coatham stretch on the Cleveland coast. Most of the motorcycle events are fully recorded in other film productions in the Newcastle & District ACA collection.
This amateur documentary records the changing city of Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas through urban decline and renewal in 1984, and some of the special events taking place that year, including the Hoppings, the Great North Run and the arrival of the Golden Hinde on the Tyne. Footage includes the dismantling of the Old Redheugh Bridge; the repainting of the Tyne Bridge; construction of the Metro Centre, Gateshead; development of the Nissan car manufacturing plant; closures of Woolworths, Fenwicks, Callers and J T Parrish department stores, the ABC Haymarket Cinema and Wills cigarette factory; and the new Eldon Square shopping centre. Signs of industrial action at Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend are also documented. The film is a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
Miscellaneous amateur film footage from the 1950s and 1960s in the collection of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). Includes outtakes of a Durham Miners’ Gala in the late 50s and the Centenary of the Blaydon Races in 1962, and surreal staged scenes (suggested as “dreams”) including a chess game in a suburban road between two women, which may be sequences from ACA film production shoots.
Amateur footage ‘behind the scenes’ on some of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association (ACA) film productions. Also includes a record of the refurbishment of the cine club’s headquarters at Ship Entry’s, off Bigg Market, the opening, and a launch event to attract members at the club’s new temporary headquarters in the YMCA.
This is a compilation reel of miscellaneous footage shot by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association (ACA). The film includes home movie footage of James Cameron and family. Cameron was a founder member of the cine club in 1927. The remaining sequences mostly document Newcastle ACA filmmaking activities, including an outing to Jedburgh Abbey and the Flodden Monument in Northumberland.
Miscellaneous footage and outtakes in the collection of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA), filmed between the 1930s and 1960s. Includes film of a Christmas performance on stage at the cine club’s headquarters down Ship’s Entry, Newcastle upon Tyne, and various caravan footage, including a trip to Whitley Bay and a Caravan Club of Gt Britain and Ireland event at a racecourse.
A compilation of documentary footage shot between 1929 and 1936 by Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) of various film shoots at Ravensworth Castle on 7 April 1929, the Lake District in 1929, and a staged pagan ritual in 1936. Also features two cine club outings to the seaside at Cresswell in Northumberland in 1929 and 1930, with choreographed Busby Berkeley-style routines on the beach.
This documentary study compares traffic congestion in central Newcastle upon Tyne during the Christmas period in the early 1960s with the city centre in the late 1960s after urban re-development. Footage includes the busy shopping street of Northumberland Street, the main A1 England to Scotland road at the time, and the city centre around 1967 when pedestrian schemes and the start of the urban motorway programme demanded by city leader T Dan Smith were underway. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of amateur film shot between 1934 and 1939. Footage includes club and family outings to Keswick in the Lake District, Warkworth in Northumberland, the Blackpool Illuminations, the Braemar Gathering and Highland Games and other locations in Scotland. James Cameron Senior, one of the original founder members and Secretary of Newcastle & District ACA, appears in some sequences. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Record of the official opening of a Scout’s swimming pool in Gosforth Park on 1st July 1933 by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
A newlywed wife attempts to make a cake for her husband’s birthday with disastrous results. The wife buries the burnt cake in the garden of their new build home but her husband accidently discovers it. This 1960s comedy short was a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
An accident with a junk shop purchase frees a benevolent but incompetent genie into a modern home, where he fails to conjure up a banquet and becomes addicted to the TV. This comedy short was produced by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). Includes footage of a fashionable 1960s living room interior.
A married couple disagree on what present to buy for their son’s homecoming when the father, looking to recreate the lost hobby of his youth, has his heart set on a Hornby model train set. This short amateur fiction film was a Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production, and was the cine club’s first 8mm production.
A middle-aged bachelor can’t believe his luck when the wrong parcel is delivered to his home and he receives a 7 day’s free trial of a tantalising Moroccan slave girl. This is a comedy short by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
A man wins a pair of kitsch china dogs on a Bingo game at the Hoppings on Newcastle’s Town Moor and has trouble getting rid of them. This comedy short includes documentary footage of the travelling fairground rides, and show booths such as Ron Taylor’s Excelsior Pavilion boxing booth, at an annual city event held in late June. This film was a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
Made by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) amateur filmmakers, Gus Galloway and Joe Clark, this is a dark tale about a henpecked husband and amateur photographer who plots revenge on his nagging wife during a photo shoot.
A comic scenario on how not to load film in a changing bag, staged on the cliffs at Cresswell, Northumberland, by a cast and production team from the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers (ACA). The location shoot probably took place following a car rally organised by the cine club in 1963 and features scenes on the beach.
Two friends driving on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead are annoyed by a rattle in their car. Attempts to trace the problem result in one of the men being trapped in the boot and an escapade with an opportunist thief. This short fictional film was made in the 1960s by a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production team.
This amateur documentary with some commentary records The Lord Mayor's grand parade to inaugurate the Newcastle Festival of 1971. It was commissioned from the Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) by the Tyneside Junior Chamber of Commerce (TJCC).
A road trip soon takes a sinister turn for a woman who stops at a lonely, rural petrol station on the A19 and finds herself in the driving seat with an unwelcome passenger. Claustrophobically-framed shots inside the car and quick cutting rack up the suspense in this well-made amateur thriller. This film is a Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.