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. These include Marske Castle, Danby Castle, Whorlton Castle near Swainby, Wilton Castle, Stockton Castle and Yarm Castle. 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.
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.