Two short amateur films by Kenneth Osborne-Grant begins with a holiday to Brighton including views of airplanes taking off. The second film shows a wedding in which the guests are filmed arriving, the bride and groom being photographed and then being driven away.
Two local topical newsreels film believed made 1923 and possibly 1924 features two different Mayors of Jarrow. In the first film Councillor Andrew Pattie makes a speech to a crowd followed by views of Palmers War Memorial. The second film a different mayor, possibly Councillor William Joseph Hardy, watches as gifts are presented to local children.
A local topical film of the Jarrow Carnival, showing an amazing variety of costumes and bands, filmed from two different vantage points.
A promotional film made for Palmers Hebburn Co. Ltd highlighting the various products and services offered by the company. The first part of the film shows their constructional engineering works at Hebburn and steel frames under construction for a building. The second part of the film documents the ship repair and construction yards at Jarrow including the construction of a new cargo ship, the ‘Afghanistan’.
A documentary produced by Miranda Films about South Shields born artist Alf O’Brien. Interviewed by Alfred Corlett at his home Alf talks about his early developments as an artist as well as his inspirations and influences. Alf is filmed walking the streets of South Shields as well as the beach near his beloved Marsdon Rock.
An amateur film that records the opening night of a new exhibition by the artist Eric Scott at the Bede Gallery in Jarrow on the 11 December 1991. The film shows people wandering around the gallery looking at the art both hanging on the walls and in display cases.
A film made of the opening ceremony for a photographic exhibition taking place at the Viking Centre in Jarrow on the 15th July 1995. The exhibition displays historic images of the town and its people and was curated by Vince Rea of the Bede Gallery as part of part of the town's 150th anniversary festival. As well as the official opening by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, the film shows people looking around and discussing the images that they see.
An amateur record of the opening night of an exhibition of works by The Loughborough Group shown at Bede Gallery as part of its twenty-fifth anniversary on the 19 July 1995. The Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Maisie Stewart opens the exhibition and as well as views of the guests looking at the art the camera the film also captures a number of the featured artists talking about their work. The film ends with views of all their work on display.
A film believed to show the opening night of a new exhibition at Bede Gallery in Jarrow of artist Ray Masters. The film begins with patrons looking around the exhibition and discussing his work. Following this an impromptu discussion with Ray Masters who talks about his development as an artist as well of some of his work on display.
Amateur footage filmed by George Bond of a street party down Ocean View in Whitley Bay to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in May 1977.
A film made by members of the Middlesbrough and later Teesside Fire Brigade recording various events and activates the brigade were involved in between 1961 and 1972. The film includes official HM Inspection and demonstrations taking place at their fire station on Park Road South in Middlesbrough. The film also records the official opening of a new fire station along Seaton Carew Road near Billingham in 1972. Less formal events are also recorded, including a sports day at Clairville Stadium and participation in a parade along Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough believed part of the celebrations to mark for the inauguration of Teesside County Borough in 1968.
A compilation of films made by members of Middlesbrough Fire Brigade made between 1961 and 1963 showing exercises and training events taking place at their fire station on Park Road South in Middlesbrough. The film also includes a journey along the River Tees and views of a real fire taking place on farm land.
A compilation of events and activities recorded by members of the Middlesbrough Fire Brigade showing demonstrations, exercises and presentations taking place in and around their headquarters on Park Road South in Middlesbrough. The film also shows various parades of vintage and modern appliances travelling around Middlesbrough.
An amateur film made by John Parsons showing the construction of steel jackets for the Forties Bravo oil platform built for British Petroleum and the Thistle Alpha platform built for Burmah Oil. Construction work took place at the Graythop yard of Laing Offshore near Hartlepool between May 1975 and May 1976. Mr Parsons was a Mechanical Draftsman at Laing Offshore during the production of this film.
A Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news report dated the 11 February 1976 about the release of a new book on the histories of Cleveland castles by Robert Woodhouse. The film begins by following reporter Peter Holland as he visits the locations for some of the castles mentioned in the book, some of which no longer exist. At each of the sites, he gives a history of the place and the people who lived there from details in the book. He then interviews Mr Woodhouse about his book, the reason for writing it and why it is important.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of various events of relevance to him taking place during 1951. The film records a family trip to the beach at Whitley Bay and views of terraced streets both in Wallsend and Batley in West Yorkshire where children are filmed playing in empty plots possibly the result of World War Two bomb damage. Nurses pose with children at a hospital near Morpeth and a boy takes a bike ride near Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The film ends with crowds looking over two Royal Navy ships moored along the Newcastle Quayside.
A short amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman recording a student procession through the streets of Newcastle as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain celebrations.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman showing various views of the city of Durham. The film also shows a family celebrating Christmas and a Christmas pudding with a sparkler in it.
A home movie made by Victor Sidney Carman of a Christmas party taking place inside a prefab house in Wallsend in around 1951. The film begins with a woman laying out a Christmas goose on the table. The family are also seen eating both the main course as well as cakes and sandwiches with tea. A group of children are seen dancing and playing together in a room. Back around the table they all eat again. The film ends with a man waltzing around a room with a girl.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of family events taking place during 1952. There are family scenes, including a children’s birthday party, taking place in the garden of a family’s prefabricated house in Wallsend as well as a family trip to St Mary's Lighthouse and Spanish City funfair at Whitley Bay. The film includes views of the Newcastle Quayside at night with traffic crossing the lit up Tyne Bridge.
An amateur film by Victor Sidney Carman showing the FA Cup being paraded around St James Park by Joe Harvey and the victorious Newcastle United following their 1952 victory over Arsenal. Shot from a position close to the pitch the film shows huge crowds crammed in the surrounding stands. The team mascot dressed in his long striped jacket keeps the crowds excited by clapping. They erupt in excitement as the cup is seen being carried around the edge of the pitch. The film ends with views of speeches being made from a platform built into one of the stands which is seen being filmed by a number of camera crews.
An amateur film by Victor Sidney Carman of the annual Hoppings fair taking place on Newcastle’s Town Moor in around 1952. As well as views of the crowds enjoying the many rides and attractions, there are views of the Billy Smart Circus taking place inside a circus tent. The film ends with views of the fair at night.
A home movie made by Victor Sidney Carman begins showing various scenes around Jesmond Dene in Newcastle in the snow and East Anglia in the rain. From a speeding train returning to the region views of York as well as Durham before crossing the river Tyne into Newcastle. Family scenes on the beach at Whitley Bay are followed by what is believed to be South Shields where the Festival of Britain Guinness Festival Clock is filmed in action.
A home movie by Victor Sidney Carman of a holiday to Suffolk begins with a railway journey followed by views of the village of Mendlesham. During his visit he records activities around the village as well as surrounding countryside including farmers work in the fields. The film also records visits to other nearby towns including Bury St Edmonds. The film ends with views from the train heading back home.
A short amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman looking at the countryside around the town of Hexham and the river Tyne in Northumberland. People play a ball game on a cricket pitch and views around Hexham itself.