A home movie showing a visit to the large gardens at Chesters and briefly Newbrough Lodge both near Hexham in Northumberland.
A home movie showing preparations for and crowds waving as Queen Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, as she is driven through Gateshead on the 18th March 1948. She is on her way to Gateshead Maternity Hospital where she is to open a new extension. The final part of the film shows views of Bamburgh Castle.
An amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, records a school trip to Hadrians Wall in Northumberland showing children and staff exploring the Roman remains in this famous location. The film briefly shows another educational trip to High Force.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, of a school visit to London. The film shows the journey by coach along the motorway and their time in the capital, which included a trip to London Zoo.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, of a school visit to London shows the pupils and staff taking a bus tour around London and along the river Thames before heading home back to Norton.
This amateur footage by Stephen Gray records two events in the 1980s: the first is a York Run that starts from the Knavesmire, and the second is the demolition in 1987 of tower blocks on the Nursery Farm Estate in Gateshead. The towers were commissioned by Felling UDC and completed in 1968. The consulting architect and engineer for this development was John Poulson. The compilation also includes brief footage of the film-maker's colleagues in the Environmental Health Department of Gateshead Council and on site at slum housing due for demolition.
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 by David Williams that uses maps, plans, engravings, archive photographs as well as moving images to tell the story of how during the during the 19th century Durham City was connected to the railway via a series of branch lines.
An industrial film that shows the construction, opening and extended use of the Derwent Reservoir in County Durham. The film includes the opening of the reservoir by Princess Alexandra in July 1967 and then goes on to examine the reasons for building it and some of the technical innovations and difficulties that had to be developed or overcome. The film ends showing how the reservoir, as well as providing water for the region has also developed into a leisure facility with fishing and sailing now well established.
A travelogue that takes a look at the course of the River Tyne from the countryside to the sea. Using the device of a Canadian Merchant Seaman who is curious about his family background, he shares a train journey with a schoolteacher who tells him the history of Northumberland and the development of industry in the area. The rural life and scenery of the mid – 1940’s is captured as well as that of industrial Tyneside.
Incomplete Tyne Tees Television news report for Northern Life broadcast on 20 September 1976 about the closure of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge until funds are raised for repairs. The item is mainly a piece to camera with the Transporter Bridge in the background, but contains some general views of the bridge. Report by Peter Holland.
Stock footage of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge filmed from the South Bank of the Tees for a Tyne Tees Television news report for Northern Life, originally broadcast on 20 September 1976. The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge is closed until funds are raised for repairs. Traffic is disrupted and a temporary bus service is in place.
An amateur study by John Percival Staddon shows the colours, the weather and attractions at home in the North East and North Yorkshire of the four seasons.
An amateur film made by John Percival Staddon that records views of attractions and landmarks in the Lake District and North Yorkshire.