An amateur film made by John H. Hall and Neil Bramwell of the construction of St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church in the Newbiggin Hall estate of Newcastle upon Tyne between 1965 and 1967. The film begins with views of a religious service taking place in a hall, possibly Tenant’s Hall, before the church was built. Construction begins on the church with foundations and building frames being installed. The foundation stone is laid in a service led by the Right Reverend Hugh Ashdown, Bishop of Newcastle on 10th December 1966. More work is carried out on the interior of the church and, with work completed, the film records the dedication service-taking place on the 2nd June 1967 also led by Hugh Ashdown. The final part of the film shows a number of religious services taking place in the new church including a communion, funeral and baptism. Following the main film, additional black and white footage show a service taking place in the church with views of the congregation.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a family trip into the Northumberland countryside near to Hadrian’s Wall and at home in the Fenham area of Newcastle on the 24th May 1952.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a family holiday to Beadnall in Northumberland in June 1952. The film shows two women and two young girls playing in the sand or paddling in the surf.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a family trip to Beadnall in Northumberland followed by the family playing cricket in the grounds of Otterburn Hall. The film ends with a young girl playing on a swing in the garden of the family home in Fenham, Newcastle.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of his family taking a walk through the countryside and on the beach at Beadnell in Northumberland. While on the beach the film shows the adults playing a version of beach tennis while his two daughters play with two different sized rubber rings in the surf.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of his daughters sports day taking place at the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School in Jesmond. The film also features a group of children parading along Harbour Road in Beadnell, a cyclist speeding past a house during a race and water-skiers off the coast of Beadnell.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws showing the family on holiday at Beadnell in Northumberland and at home in Fenham Newcastle. The film also shows his daughters attending a party and playing games in the garden.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws begins with a family visit to farm and a visit by his children’s grand-parent to Beadnell in Northumberland.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a trip to the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast. Filmed entirely from the boat the film contains many views of sea birds nesting on the rocks and in the cliffs. Seals are also filmed swimming in the waters nearby. There are also views of other fishing boats at sea taking tourists to and from the islands.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of the shipwreck of the MV Yewglen, which ran aground off Beadnell Point in Northumberland on the 27th February 1960. Filmed between February and October of that year, the films shows the ship after the initial disaster, with people looking over the wreck plus high winds and waves crashing over the vessel causing the bow section to come away. The final part of the film in October shows the now rusting vessel plus debris now strewn along the shoreline.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a trip into the Northumberland countryside with views across what is possibly the snow-topped Simonside Hills. The film changes to a sports day for his daughter’s school, the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School in Jesmond, showing pupils and parents taking part in various sporting events.
A collection of home movies made by Austen McOlvin Laws between 1951 and 1957 showing family and friends on holiday at Beadnell in Northumberland. As well as showing them playing in the sand and paddling and swimming in the sea, they are also filmed in the garden of their house. The film also features the family in their small sailing dinghy sailing the waters near the beach and harbour. The film ends with a family trip to the Farne Islands.
This film made by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson, although concentrating on activities in and around Newcastle also includes footage of a restored horse drawn mail coach, and the launch of a large tanker, possibly the Esso Northumbria. Footage also includes some film taken of stations on the well known North Tyneside railway loop, north of Newcastle.
This film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on steam engines and trains working throughout the North East region and beyond. Some filmed events include special railway enthusiasts excursions.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson shows working steam engines in the Tyneside area, with other footage showing lines and engines further afield, including Tebay on the West side of England and also the some final activity on a railway line about to close in Derbyshire.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson captures footage of steam engines at work and enthusiasts at a special gathering. Mostly filmed in the Tyne and Wear area.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson shows more of mid Sixties surviving steam engines at enthusiasts gatherings and in working situations, some based in the North East and some further afield.
Film maker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson explores steam railway traffic North of the Border and also in familiar Tyneside locations.
This film by steam engine and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson records various locations where enthusiasts focus on spotting steam engines and recording railway operations. On this occasion a special tour that ran through Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland is the focus of this film. The tour allows the enthusiasts to enjoy access to the engines and to be passengers on a steam hauled train.
An amateur film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on the rail network of the Southern region. Steam engines unique to the Southern network are in evidence, particularly the WCBB [West Country & Battle of Britain] class. Some of the footage is of special gatherings or excursions for steam railway enthusiasts.
An amateur film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates steam rail operations up and down the country as well as the North East. The film includes a special excursion by the Flying Scotsman and views of shunting engines believed to be at Southampton Docks.
This film is a compilation of footage of steam engines by enthusiast Chris Lawson filmed in urban and rural settings in the North East and beyond. The film includes footage shot of engines at work at the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company.
This film by Chris Lawson celebrates a local heritage railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This film shows early developments in the Seventies.
This film is a compilation of amateur footage taken by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson showing mainly steam engines operating on the British Rail network especially in the North East.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records steam engine traffic in and around the North East in the mid 1960's. The film also may be capturing some of the last passenger steam services to run as on the 12th August 1968 British railways imposed a ban on all mainline steam traffic.