An amateur film made by local toyshop proprietor Leslie Brown of the Queen's coronation celebrations taking place in London as well as Stockton-on-Tees in June 1953. The film begins with edited highlights from a commercial title showing coronation preparations taking place in London as well as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth itself. The second part of the film begins with the coronation of the ‘Stockton Coronation Queen’ taking place inside the Globe Theatre. This is followed by views of decorated shops and department stores around the town as well as market stalls set up around the town hall. Inside Ropner Park, the film records Stockton’s Coronation Gala with views of many decorated floats and a procession of costumed children lead by the Stockton Coronation Queen. The final part of the film records the Stockton Mayor’s Sunday and a parade of military as well as civilian personnel along the High Street.
Title: Coronation London
An amateur film made by Stockton-on-Tees toyshop proprietor Leslie Brown of a family holiday to Dinard on the Cote d’Emeraude of Brittany, France in July 1955. The film begins with the filmmaker's son Tony Brown preparing to leave the family home in Norton near Stockton and the family flying from Newcastle Municipal Airport to Dinard. Arriving at their destination, the family enjoy the local beach, visiting the local market and take a boat journey to the town of St Malo. The film ends with the family flying home and Tony unloading suitcases from the family car.
An amateur film made by local toyshop proprietor Leslie Brown of the visit to Stockton-on-Tees by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh on Monday 4th June 1956. The film begins with the arrival of the royal couple and a civic reception taking place outside the town hall watched by patriotic crowds. Crowds also line the route along the High Street as the royal motorcade travels past. At Stockton Racecourse, the royal couple are filmed being driven past the 1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment. The final part of the film shows the Royal Yacht Britannia docked at Tees Dock before heading out to sea.
An amateur film made by Stockton-on-Tees shop owner Leslie Brown begins with a short sequence of a vintage car rally making its way along Stockton High Street. The majority of the film consists of a family holiday to the West Highlands of Scotland, but begins with a with a visit to Edinburgh Castle. The family then take a mail steamer from Fort William to Oban along Loch Linnhe and then another steamer from Oban along the Sound of Mull to Tobermory where watch dancing and sports as part of the Mull Highland Games. From Tobermory they continue to travel by steamer to the Isle of Staffa to visit Fingal’s Cave and finally onto Iona before heading back to Oban. The final part of the film shows a visit to Glencoe and a number of Highland cattle in a field.
An amateur film made by Stockton-on-Tees shop owner Leslie Brown of the 84-mile round trip by train from Fort William to Mallaig in the West Highlands of Scotland. Filmed from the trains observation car the film records the mountainous countryside passed along the route as well as some of the sites including the Glenfinnan viaduct. From the railway journey, the film changes to shows a number of bagpipe marching band performing in a fields watched by a crowd. The final part of the film is at a zoo where a monkey in a cage eating a packet of cigarettes and a number of bears play and perform for the crowds in their enclosure.
A home movie made by J. Donaldson of Stockton-on-Tees begins with a family trip to the beach at Seaburn near Sunderland. A man carrying a small child is accompanied by three women who have fun together on the sand. The film cuts to show rides inside an amusement park possibly Seaburn’s Ocean Beach Park. A phantom car ride following a Reliant Regal cuts to show a set of animated titles. The film ends with a man coming out of a gate and getting into a car.
An amateur film made by Cyril Hall that focuses on a traction engine rally, possibly the Masham Steam Rally in North Yorkshire. As well as footage of the many engines no display, both full sized and models, the film records other activities taking place around the site including children enjoying the many fairground rides and a hot air balloon in the shape of a beer bottle flying through the sky. As well as steam power, including a steam powered thresher, the film also includes footage of a vintage car rally travelling along a winding road and traditional farming taking place near Holme-on-Spalding-Moor in East Yorkshire where a team of horses plough, harrow and roller a field.
An amateur film made by Cyril Hall begins with views of people riding a miniature railway around a small track. This is followed by two men being interviewed for the media about a number of miniature steam engines and carousels on display in front of them. The film changes to show displays of traction engines and other events taking place as part of the Masham Steam Rally taking place in North Yorkshire on the 17th July 1983. Views of waterfalls, including High Force, are followed by the Middlesbrough Newport Bridge being lifted and lowered again to allow a ship or barge to pass underneath. The film ends with Cyril himself playing one of his street organs outside the Station House Visitors Centre at Castle Eden Walkway Country Park at Christmas.
Tyne Tees Television Newsview magazine interview with a young American man and woman hitchhiking in the North East to save money.
Brief Tyne Tees Television Newsview magazine insert of 'Canny Lad' in a greyhound race and the crowd.
A promotional film produced by Turners Film Productions for C.A. Parsons Company. The film looks at the different types of turbine generators produced by the company for both conventional as well as nuclear power generation within the UK as abroad. The film also goes into detail looking at how Parsons turbine generators are produced and installed at various sites around the UK, Canada and Australia.
Three amateur film made between 1995 and 1996 by Albert Austin, former Newcastle City Council’s Chief Building Surveyor. The first film looks at the Town Moor School, a temporary school built on the Town Moor in Newcastle for children of those working at the fair. The second film is of the Newbury Show in Berkshire featuring the Kennet Morris Men performing. The third and final film records Beaver Scouts celebrations taking place inside St George’s Church Hall in Jesmond, Newcastle as part of their 100th anniversary.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, showing the children and staff of the school exploring the landscape around the reservoir at Cow Green and the nearby waterfall Cauldron Snout in the North Pennines.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, shows a police dog handling demonstration followed by a variety of games played by the children in the school grounds.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, shows pupils and staff from the school exploring the sights and industry of the North Pennines, taking in Cow Green reservoir and High Force near Middleton-in-Teesdale. The final part of the films shows pupils at the school walking along an upturned bench.
An amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, records a school trip to Hadrians Wall in Northumberland showing children and staff exploring the Roman remains in this famous location. The film briefly shows another educational trip to High Force.
This film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, shows some of the childrens' activities at the school including examples of handicraft and also of a demonstration of police dog handling.
This film by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, records an outing by the school where pupils and staff explore their locality, this time it is the magnificent area surrounding Osmotherley, in North Yorkshire.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, of a school visit to London. The film shows the journey by coach along the motorway and their time in the capital, which included a trip to London Zoo.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, of a school visit to London shows the pupils and staff taking a bus tour around London and along the river Thames before heading home back to Norton.
This short amateur film by Stephen Gray documents a trip to Tanfield Railway (the world's oldest railway and a former colliery waggonway). This standard gauge heritage railway opened up to passengers in 1982. The line runs from a southern terminus at East Tanfield, Durham, to Sunniside, Gateshead, with the main station at Andrews House, near Marley Hill engine shed.
This amateur footage by Stephen Gray records two events in the 1980s: the first is a York Run that starts from the Knavesmire, and the second is the demolition in 1987 of tower blocks on the Nursery Farm Estate in Gateshead. The towers were commissioned by Felling UDC and completed in 1968. The consulting architect and engineer for this development was John Poulson. The compilation also includes brief footage of the film-maker's colleagues in the Environmental Health Department of Gateshead Council and on site at slum housing due for demolition.
This amateur footage by Stephen Gray, an Environmental Health Department officer with Gateshead Council, records the return of HMS Illustrious to the Tyne following service in the Falklands War and a Newcastle Water-Ski Grand Prix (power boat racing) in Newcastle upon Tyne.
This amateur film by Stephen Gray documents the Sport Aid Run in Gateshead on 25 May 1986, a world-wide event to raise money for African famine relief, which was a continuation of Bob Geldof's Band Aid and Live Aid campaigns.
This short amateur film by Stephen Gray documents the 'Run With the Stars' Newcastle Theatre Royal Appeal event in the mid-1980s. Includes the celebrity guests Alan Robson of Metro Radio and Wendy Gibson, BBC Look North presenter.