A short comedy by Betty Cook and members of Cleveland Cine Club about a man (Leonard Winter) walking into a park to draw a picture of a scene on a pad of paper that, as it develops, turns into something 'unexpected'.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of a wedding taking place in a small rural parish, location unknown.
An amateur film made by Eddie Nelson of the Cleveland Cine Club of the parade of sailing ships leaving the river Tyne as part of the 1986 Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race.
An amateur film made by members of Cleveland Cine Club showing the supersonic airliner Concorde's visit to Teesside Airport, Middleton St George, now Durham Tees Valley Airport, on the 11th December 1982. Concorde's appearance was paid for by former footballer and airport station manager for British Midland Eddie Kyle to mark the launch of his travel agency and get publicity for the airport.
A home movie produced by Eddie Nelson from the Cleveland Cine Club between 1981 and 1983 showing a young family and the growth of their son from a new-born baby to toddler.
An amateur film made by John Parsons of the Hartlepool Cycling Club recording a number of cycling events taking place around the region. The first race featured is a 10-mile time trial club event taking place on the evening of 25th May 1971 from Sappers Corner on the A689 to Wynyard in County Durham and a return to start. This is followed by the third stage of the 1971 Milk Race taking place on the 2nd June showing the start of the race at Durham and riders crossing Westerdale Moor in North Yorkshire. The final event featured is the seniors and juniors Crescent Criteriums circuit race around the Newton Aycliffe Trading Estate in County Durham on the 17th March 1972.
An amateur film made by John Parsons, with the assistance of his future wife Anne Watson, recording two cycling events for the Hartlepool Cycling Club. The first event featured is the Junior Hartlepool Trading Estate Road Race taking place on the 9th April 1972. This is followed by the Cleveland Wheelers 2 Up Time Trials taking place around Nunthorpe near Middlesbrough on the 23rd April 1972.
Footage originally broadcast on 28 June 1967 for the Tyne Tees Television Late Look news programme on Newcastle’s Town Moor Hoppings. Reporter Clyde Alleyne visits the annual travelling fun fair and interviews showmen and women, including a well-known performer who billed himself as 'Davey Jones the Irish Leprechaun', travelling with Robert Campbell and Jennie Jepson’s show. Interviews discuss the economics of attending the fair and the effect of the rain on profits that year, held one week later to avoid a clash with a re-scheduled Race Week.
A Tyne Tees Television interview with the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Tyne Tees reporter and announcer Clyde Alleyne talks to Martin Luther King about aspects of race relations in the USA and England. The interview is believed to have taken place during Martin Luther King's visit to the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on the 13 November 1967, where he received an honorary degree.
An amateur film by Ken Wright of Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee events taking place around South Shields on the 15th July 1977. The film begins with the arrival of the Royal yacht Britannia into the River Tyne. This is followed by shots of the royal motorcade and Queen Elizabeth II waving at the waiting crowds outside South Shields Town Hall and along John Reid Road. The film then shows a street party taking place in Wharton Street with long tables laid out in the road and the street and terraced houses decked out in bunting and Union Jacks. The film ends with the adults making a toast to the Queen and children dancing in the street.
Amateur film of private sector housing conditions, including slum clearance properties, in the Old Durham Road area of Gateshead, filmed between 1982 and 1984. The first sequences record the "Tyneside flats", a form of domestic housing found primarily in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland urban areas. The film also documents the demolition of the slums. The filmmaker, Stephen Gray, worked for Gateshead Council as an Environmental Health Officer.
Amateur film by Stephen Gray that documents the 1986 Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Races along the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, and the firework display the night before the start of the race.
Amateur film by Stephen Gray that documents the National Garden Festival in Gateshead held between May and October 1990, comprised of four areas: Norwood, Riverside, Dunston and Eslington Park, and including Dunstan Staiths on the south bank of the River Tyne. The film records attractions such as representations of European landmarks like the Tower of Pisa and Louvre Pyramid, horticultural displays, folk dance entertainment, and the monorail, road train and vintage trams that serve as transport for visitors.
This amateur film by Stephen Gray records life on the River Tyne from the South Shields riverside, including pilot boats helping ships navigate downriver, fishermen, sailing boat activities, and locals enjoying some stormy weather along the Shields pier.
An amateur film produced by Wilfred Bunting recording the processions of colourful floats, many representing local companies and organisations, costumed children and juvenile jazz bands parading through the town of Newton Aycliffe in County Durham as part of The Great Aycliffe Town Carnival during the years 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1979.
A short promotional film, possibly by Jim Steel of Selldeck Ltd, showing his newly manufactured bale-handling sled working in a field near to the company’s base at East Moorhouse Farm, near the village of Matfen in Northumberland.
An amateur film made by Peter Dobing of the Darlington Video Film Makers showing the final lifting of the Tees Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough on the 18th December 1990.
An amateur film made by Derek Mathieson showing the changing seasons taking place inside Darlington’s South Park from summer to winter.
An amateur firm by Derek Mathieson of the annual Cleasby and Stapleton combined fete taking place on the village green at Stapleton near Darlington in June 1984.
An amateur film produced by Derek Mathieson between 1979 and 1980 about the restored Crakehall Water Corn Mill in the village of Crakehall, North Yorkshire. The film includes an interview with Colonel Whitaker Holmes who has restored the derelict mill to full working order. He is also filmed inside the mill grinding the corn using the power of the Crakehall Beck.
This film taken by filmmaker Ronald Pringle in Glasgow, shows the colourful student tradition of the rag week. Where students in the city entertain and possibly alarm citizens into parting wit their money for good causes.
An home movie recording of Gibbon family outings in the North East of England, with visits to the beach, the countryside and famous places such as Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire and Barnard Castle in County Durham. Also there is a celebration or pageant with a parade of fancy dress, floats and jazz bands.
A compilation of nine short reels of film made by Maurice Brunton and Geoff Spark from the Teesside Film Club of the Middlesbrough Scouts Gang Show for 1953. The show was performed by local scout groups at Middlesbrough’s Empire Theatre between February 9th to 14th of that year. The films shows the Scouts in choirs, singing songs in small groups and doing extravagant costume presentations and sketches.
An amateur film by Maurice Brunton of the Corpus Christi procession through the grounds of Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic church on the corner of The Avenue and Eastbourne Road, in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough in May 1965.
An amateur film by Maurice Brunton showing the activities of a Middlesbrough Scouts camp in the Lake District.