An amateur film made by Michael Gough of events and activities taking place in and around the city of Durham as part of the 800th anniversary of the granting of a charter to the city by Bishop Hugh de Puiset in 1079. The film includes a history of the city, a parade of marching bands and people in historic costumes, an event at Durham Racecourse, a hog roast, English Civil War re-enactment, a Mystery Play and a medieval market. On Palace Green Durham University’s graduation ceremony takes place. The final scenes are of Durham Miners Gala featuring Prime Minister James Callaghan.
This tongue-in-cheek promotional film was produced for the North East Region of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (NERIAC), which hosted the national IAC Annual General Meeting and film festival in Newcastle in October 1987. It was written and directed by Michael Gough, a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association. Includes time-lapse footage of South Shields-born animator Sheila Graber at work.
This documentary short by Chester-le-Street Amateur Cine Society looks at an exhibition at the recently opened Beamish Museum and Beamish Hall in the 1970s, where visitors attend a classic car rally and look around Home Farm, still being renovated. There’s also a focus on the renovation and testing of steam engines and the electric tramway in operation.
This film is a detailed amateur record of some of the architectural heritage of County Durham, but also includes the Penshaw Monument, built in memory of John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham.
This amateur compilation by filmmaker Ronald Pringle includes experiments in filming from a television screen as well as footage of a students' rag day in Glasgow, and town and country landscapes in Scotland, particularly in the Glasgow area.
This amateur film by Ronald Pringle shows footage taken in the centre of Paris in 1971.
The films represented here by amateur filmmaker Ronald Pringle appear to be additional footage, possibly edited from other films in the collection shot between the 1960s and 1970s.
Amateur filmmaker Ronald Pringle documents his trips to Paris between 1965 and 1969.
This film by Ronald Pringle is of holidays taken in Paris in the early Sixties. Filmed in a travelogue style at some of the most famous landmarks in Europe.
Amateur filmmaker Ronald Pringle goes walkabout along the King’s Road, Chelsea, London. The young people make the King’s Road a place to meet and check out the latest fashions, not only in the shops but also to see what their contemporaries are wearing. Ronald Pringle captures the sights of an emerging ‘hippie’ fashion and culture that manifested itself in the Summer of Love in 1967.
A local topical film of the Jarrow Carnival, showing an amazing variety of costumes and bands, filmed from two different vantage points.
A documentary produced by Miranda Films about South Shields born artist Alf O’Brien. Interviewed by Alfred Corlett at his home Alf talks about his early developments as an artist as well as his inspirations and influences. Alf is filmed walking the streets of South Shields as well as the beach near his beloved Marsdon Rock.
An amateur film that records the opening night of a new exhibition by the artist Eric Scott at the Bede Gallery in Jarrow on the 11 December 1991. The film shows people wandering around the gallery looking at the art both hanging on the walls and in display cases.
A film made of the opening ceremony for a photographic exhibition taking place at the Viking Centre in Jarrow on the 15th July 1995. The exhibition displays historic images of the town and its people and was curated by Vince Rea of the Bede Gallery as part of part of the town's 150th anniversary festival. As well as the official opening by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, the film shows people looking around and discussing the images that they see.
An amateur record of the opening night of an exhibition of works by The Loughborough Group shown at Bede Gallery as part of its twenty-fifth anniversary on the 19 July 1995. The Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Maisie Stewart opens the exhibition and as well as views of the guests looking at the art the camera the film also captures a number of the featured artists talking about their work. The film ends with views of all their work on display.
A film believed to show the opening night of a new exhibition at Bede Gallery in Jarrow of artist Ray Masters. The film begins with patrons looking around the exhibition and discussing his work. Following this an impromptu discussion with Ray Masters who talks about his development as an artist as well of some of his work on display.
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.
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 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.
This is a film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote showing the sights and attractions in Bruge in Belgium.
This film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote records a visit to Venice. All the well known landmarks in this historic place are captured.
This film by South Shields filmmaker records a visit to Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast during August and September of 1965. At the time of filming Dubrovnik was in Yugoslavia, but is now in Croatia.