This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at railway traffic in the North East region in the early 1970s. Features in the film are two famous and familiar sights if the steam age, the Green Arrow locomotive and the distinctive streamlined shape of a class A4 Pacific locomotive. The latter part of the film looks at working colliery locomotives followed by a test run of a new high speed train.
This film made by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson concentrates on a particular class of locomotive. The Black Stanier class was familiar on the LMS (London Midland & Scottish) lines. The latter part of the film shows street views of Newcastle.
This film made by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks some of the local service trains in Newcastle then moving further afield to film railway activity in Germany.
In this film railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at contemporary rail traffic in Germany.
In this short sequence railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records more of the remaining steam engine traffic in the North East & Cumbria during the 1960's. This film was photographed in the Lake District region and possibly in the Carlisle area.
Railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records a motor racing event near Edinburgh and family holiday film at Sandsend near Whitby. Saloon and sports cars of the period are tested to the limit in the racing event. At Whitby the less frenetic progress of boats and small ships are filmed as they enter and leave the harbour.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson captures an important moment in one of the country's oldest heritage railways, as it is officially opened for passenger services, on the 1st May 1973.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast captures an important event in railway history, the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway taking place at Shildon in 1975. Many surviving engines from the steam era converge at Shildon in County Durham for a celebration of an enduring form of transport thanks to important innovations developed in the north east of England.
An animated advertisment made to promote the re-developed Fenwick department store on Northumberland Street in Newcastle, which included the construction of the corner development. The advert features a fashionable woman unveiling new areas of the store including a new toy department, hair salon and delicatessen while travelling on the new escalators and elevators.
A stop-motion animated advertisement for the Fenwick department store on Northumberland Street in Newcastle. Produced to promote their first Christmas display window in 1971, the films feature a number characters from the popular BBC children's television programmes Camberwick Green and Trumpton. The advert is narrated by John Le Mesurier.
A short animated advertisement based around the 1975 Fenwick's Christmas window of ‘Aladdin’ in which a genie of the lamp tells Aladdin what is happening at Fenwick Newcastle at Christmas.
A promotional film about the history of the family run Fenwick department stores made as part of the company’s 100th anniversary in 1982. The film uses a mixture of paintings, historic photographs and Fenwick's own archive material to tell the story of the development of the company from the arrival of John James Fenwick, the founder of the company, in Newcastle in 1868 to the present day. The film capturing some of the company’s key milestones including the opening the first store in Newcastle in 1882, their first store in New Bond Street, London in 1891 and the 140,000sqft store at Brent Cross in London opened in the 1970s.
Interview by reporter David Taylor for the Tyne Tees Television Late Look news programme, originally broadcast on 15 February 1967, with George Chetwynd on his new appointment as Deputy Chairman of the Land Commission. Chetwynd was previously the director of the North East Development Council for five years.
Phil McDonnell interview with Davy Jones, British lead singer with American pop band The Monkees for the Tyne Tees Television news magazine Late Look originally broadcast on 15 February 1967.
A Tyne Tees Television news report with Phil McDonnell transmitted 31 March 1967 on a rent tribunal decision to reduce the rent on a derelict attic room in a slum property in Newcastle, rented to a Matthew Maddison. The report opens with interior views of the derelict state of the room followed by an interview with Mr Maddison about living here and the tribunal decision.
This is a Tyne Tees Television interview with Hollywood actress Jayne Mansfield in Newcastle, originally broadcast on 31 March 1967. Ms Mansfield is in the region performing cabaret in both Newcastle and South Shields. She responds to a negative news report in the Daily Mirror about her show and talks about what she thinks of the people of the north east. Report by Bob Langley.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage from a boat, possibly a lifeboat, at sea in choppy waters. A man grabs hold of the vessel as a wave crashes against the boat This footage was transmitted 31 March 1967.
A Tyne Tees Television news report with Dennis Ramshaw transmitted 31 March 1967 on the Aden emergency. Filmed from a moving vehicle, the camera follows a military Land Rover as it drives along a road and comes to a stop beside a large building or compound. As the camera follows the vehicle, the reporter talks about the current situation and about the 1st Battalion of the Northumbrian Fusiliers who are serving there.
A Tyne Tees Television news report on a union meeting taking place inside Middlesbrough Town Hall. This is followed by an interview with two union officials outside the town hall about the reason for said meeting. This report was transmitted 26 July 1967.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Phil McDonnell interviews comedian Tony Hancock on his return home from entertaining the troops in Aden. He talks about the visit and why he went as well as about performing to a live audience rather than on television for his show Hancock’s Half Hour. This report was transmitted 26 July 1967.
Tyne Tees Television footage transmitted 26 July 1967 showing parrots performing various tricks for a crowd. One parrot drives a car, another peddles a scooter and another rides a bicycle along a high wire.
Tyne Tees Television footage showing a crew of eight rowers warming up before taking to a river, possibly the Wear near Durham, where they are filmed rowing on the water as part of a training exercise. This report was transmitted 26 July 1967.
Teaser trailer for an interview with Charlton Heston for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme, originally broadcast on 16 January 1968.
Tyne Tees television presenter Bob Langley interviews the Hollywood actor Charlton Heston for the Six Five news programme originally broadcast on 16 January 1968. He is in Newcastle to promote his new film, Will Penny, a cowboy movie.
Film insert of the aftermath of a fire in a house with the fire brigade in attendance in Esh Winning, a mining village in County Durham. The item was broadcast as part of Tyne Tees Television’s Six Five news programme on 16 January 1968.