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.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of the annual Newcastle County Budgerigar Society (CBS) show in 1956. Taking place inside a hall the film shows visitors looking over cages of birds set up on tables around the room. In another room, people relax over a cup of tea and women in a kitchen prepare and serve drinks. The film ends with winners posing for a camera and a group of men chatting outside.
A home movie believed to have been made by Victor Sidney Carman focusing on a young family between 1968 and 1975. The film follows the progress of a girl and boy from babies showing them often playing on a swing or a slide in a children's play area at Heaton in Newcastle. They are also filmed with their mother at Hexham and South Shields. The film also records a number of steam rallies as well as a visit by the Sir Nigel Gresley steam train to the region.
This film made by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote looks at a number of locations in the North Pennines where lead mining once took place.
A film by Lilian Wincote that looks at the work done by J. W. Hodge, a removal and storage firm in South Shields. The removal firm is run by the founder's daughter Marjorie Hodge who has been in charge since 1945.
This film by South Shields amateur filmmaker Lilian Wincote is about the village of Ovingham in Northumberland and includes it's famous Goose Fair, which has ancient origins. The film also gives an impression of village life.
This film produced by Eva and Douglas Morris looks at the sights around the cathedral and castle in Durham City.
This film by Fred Palin looks at the pleasures of walking in the countryside being blighted by fly tipping and litter. Probably filmed in the Cleadon Hills near South Shields it explores the effect of discarded rubbish has on what should be a pleasant walk.
This short film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote concentrates on the traditional New Years celebrations in Allendale, Northumberland. The celebrations involve tar barrels, set on fire and paraded around the village.
This film by Fred Palin is a short comedy about a man trying his utmost to get rid of a faulty coin. He finally does but there is a twist in the tale.
This film is of a visit to Brussels in Belgium by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote. The film may have been produced during the time she was working with UNESCO or UNICEF.
This film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote shows the Catalonian coastal village of Sant Feliu and the sardine fishermen who make a living from the sea.
This film by Lilian Wincote of South Shields is of a visit to Ravello, a resort town set 365 metres above the Tyrrhenian Sea by Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and is home to iconic cliffside gardens.
This is a film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote showing the sights and attractions in Bruge in Belgium.
This film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote records a visit to Venice. All the well known landmarks in this historic place are captured.
This film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote is of a visit to the Amalfi coast in Southern Italy. Views of the coast and the old town of Amalfi appear in the film.
This film by South Shields filmmaker records a visit to Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast during August and September of 1965. At the time of filming Dubrovnik was in Yugoslavia, but is now in Croatia.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook showing the presentation of a new standard to the 608 Squadron taking place a Middleton St. George RAF Station on the 1st November 1959. The standard is now on display at York Minster.
Compilation of two films made by Betty Cook showing two air shows taking place at what was then Teesside International airport, now Durham Tees Valley airport, near Darlington, in August 1965 and RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire in September 1958. Both films feature various types of civilian and military aircraft performing aerobatics and low flybys.