A film made by the British Coal Video Unit in March 1994 to celebrate the retirement of the four pit horses still working at Ellington Colliery near Ashington in Northumberland. The film shows the horses at work underground at Ellington before being brought to the surface to the waiting media. The film ends with them being taken to their new stables not far from the mine itself.
An amateur film made by Maurice Clyde about the Sunderland Renal Unit at the Royal Infirmary in Sunderland. The film shows staff and patients on the ward receiving dialysis and includes interviews with patient Ray Downey, a well know local charity worker and kidney transplant patient, and a Elizabeth Lannister who has worked at the hospital about the move of the unit to the Sunderland General Hospital.
An amateur film by Maurice Clyde showing the landing of the last Vulcan XL319 aircraft at Sunderland Airport at Usworth near Sunderland on the 21st January 1983.
An amateur film made by Maurice Clyde of two flights aboard a light aircraft taking in views across the region both north and south of Newcastle Airport. In the first flight the aircraft flies north along the Northumberland coast from Walkworth to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The second flight flying south takes in Chester-Le-Street and Durham City, then onwards to the coast and Seaham and Sunderland before heading back to Newcastle.
An amateur film made by Cliff Lyon of an open day at the Sunderland Maritime Heritage centre on Church Street in Sunderland in 2008. The film follows those in attendance looking around at exhibits and listening to members of the society talking about the history of shipbuilding in the city. The film includes an informal interview with a one of the visitors, George Jackson a former shipbuilder from Glasgow who talks about his experiences working on Royal Navy vessels built on the Clyde in the build-up to and during World War Two.
A short promotional film made by Turners Film and Video Productions with narration by Michael Rodd. Made for the Tyne and Wear Transport Executive shortly before the opening of the Tyne and Wear Metro system the film explaining the need for as well as construction and operation of the new Tyne and Wear Metro integrated transport systems.
An amateur film made by Michael Gough of his and wife Linda's honeymoon to North Africa where they visit Tangiers and Morocco followed by Gibraltar and then Malaga on the Costa del Sol in Spain.
This amateur film by Michael Gough, a member of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association, records the return home of Second Division team Sunderland Association Football Club after winning the FA Cup against Leeds United in 1973. The film includes celebrations in the street and at Roker Park stadium, and footage of the start of the last home match of the season against Queens Park Rangers the day after. Sequences of stills of the FA Cup match, Sunderland fans and players open and close the film.
An amateur film made by Michael Gough, accompanied by the music of Vivaldi, about the tourists who visit the city of Venice in Italy. The film shows views around the city on land as well as water and includes views of the many visitors who come to the city.
A romantic comedy written by David Stephenson and directed by Michael Gough made in and around Sunderland about a lonely man (Jim Rowell) who joins the Match-A-Mate Marriage Bureau to find love. The film follows him on a series of disastrous dates before realising that the woman who works at the agency (Linda Gough) is the woman for him. The film ends with the two of them getting married in church.
An amateur film by Michael Gough showing himself and other members of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers' Association making a film about the centenary of the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in Cumbria.
A short comic film by Michael Gough, with wife Linda behind the camera, of a BBC North East film crew shooting members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers' Association (ACA) shooting a film on the Gateshead Quayside. The BBC production entitled ‘Moviesmakers Special’ was a special programme transmitted in 1977 as part of the association’s 50th anniversary. The film features Michael Gough as the main protagonist of the ACA film and the film switches between each of the two film crews in a disjointed manner.
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 includes a history of the city, a parade of marching bands and people in historic costumes, an event at Durham Racecourse, a hog roast, English Civil War re-enactment, a Mystery Play and a medieval market. On Palace Green Durham University’s graduation ceremony takes place. The final scenes are of Durham Miners Gala featuring Prime Minister James Callaghan.
A home movie made by Michael Gough of a family Christmas featuring his wife Linda and two children. The film begins with them playing in the snow and Linda and the children making Christmas pudding. After being put to bed Santa arrives to deliver all their presents and the film ends with the extended family opening them on Christmas morning.
A children’s animated film produced by Michael Gough about a young boy called Charlie Clyde who is never satisfied and so runs away from home. While on his adventure he falls into a stream and is swept away by the current. Realising his terrible mistake and wishing he was at home in bed, he is rescued by a man and his dog. The film ends with him tucked up in bed with his favourite teddy bear having learned his lesson.
A home movie by Michael Gough of a family holiday to Holland accompanied by a street organ musical track. During their holiday they visit a number of traditional markets in towns such as Gouda and Edam and take part in a flower festival in the town of Rijnsburg. The film ends with a trip on the canals around Amsterdam and the family feeding pigeons.
This tongue-in-cheek promotional film was produced for the North East Region of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (NERIAC), which hosted the national IAC Annual General Meeting and film festival in Newcastle in October 1987. It was written and directed by Michael Gough, a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association. Includes time-lapse footage of South Shields-born animator Sheila Graber at work.
This amateur film documents a day out on the Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway (KWVR), taking a steam train journey between Oxenhope and Keighley, calling at Haworth and Oakworth. This 1970s film was made by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Leonard Winter who also worked with the Cleveland Cine Club. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of amateur footage that documents Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) outings to the seaside town of Portpatrick at Easter, 1934, and the Yorkshire Dales in 1935.
An experimental amateur comedy short about a neurotic man whose luck runs out. The faces of the actors are not seen throughout the production as it is shot with a focus on just feet and hands with many close-ups. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This amateur compilation consists of miscellaneous footage filmed at special events in London and at a busy 1930s lido in a park. The film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Amateur footage of Middlesbrough Rugby Union Football Club in action at Acklam Park, Middlesbrough, on Teesside, probably shot in the 1950s. A small crowd of spectators in a stand watch as the teams play. There are good close shots from the sideline of action on the pitch, including scrums, and footage of goal kicks. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
A man discovers an eye with dysfunctional magical powers washed up on a beach. This amateur comedy uses trick photography and was produced by Middlesbrough filmmaker, Leonard Winter. Leonard, his wife Jean and daughter Maureen also star in the film. It was filmed during a post World War Two seaside trip to Druridge Bay in Northumberland, and features wartime anti-invasion defence structures on the beach. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This well-made, partly staged, amateur film by Leonard and Jean Winter documents their daughter’s 7th birthday party and Leonard’s performance as a magician for the children. Leonard and Jean Winter were members of the Cleveland Cine Club. The film was probably shot at their home in Lancaster Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
The gender roles are reversed in this 1950s short amateur film by Leonard Winter that stages a narrative scene for the camera on a family’s seaside holiday with his wife and daughter, camping at St Crispin’s Camp. Leonard Winter was also involved in the Cleveland Cine Club. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.