An amateur film by Betty Cook of Cleveland Cine Club looks at the craft of lapidary, which involves the polishing of stones and the mounting of them for costume jewellery, trophies and other decorative items. The film looks at the finding of suitable stones out in the field and the various processes involved to produce a finished item for display.
An amateur film made by a member of the Cleveland Cine Club of performers and spectators at the 12th International Billingham Folklore Festival in 1976
A quirky stop-motion animation produced by Betty Cook with the assistance of M. Sheret and Anno Wilson of the Cleveland Cine Club telling the story of a Martian who lands on earth. Letters on a newspaper sandwich board are re-arranged on the ground by the Martian to reveal the films true intention.
An amateur film by members of the Cleveland Cine Club showing the Haverton Hill Silver Band performing for a crowd at an outdoor event.
A short amateur film by members of Cleveland Cine Club showing the Haverton Hill Silver Band practicing in a hall.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tyne Tees Television library archive footage from Pathe of an exciting jazz dance competition and jazz band.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Reporter Phil McDonnell interviews a mechanic from West Hartlepool, Harry Ashleigh, who plays his bagpipes on the beach at West Hartlepool, dressed in the full regalia of a Gordon Highlander. This news magazine item featured in a Tyne Tees TV Look of the Month compilation, originally broadcast on 28 October 1968.
A fashionable young woman models a radical fur hat on the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne on her way to a staged blind date. This Tyne Tees TV news magazine feature takes a witty look at one of the wackier creations of Simone Mirman, a milliner who learned her trade with Schiaparelli and designed hats for the royal family, actors and aristocrats. The off screen vox pops with shoppers and the commentary add some mischievous banter to this piece, highlighting gender relations on the streets of the North East in the 1960s. It is not known if this item is a final edit. It appeared in a Look of the Month compilation broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Reporter Marion Foster interviews the famous Jarrow author Catherine Cookson about her new book ‘The Round Tower’ and the north east character for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news magazine transmitted 1 May 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage transmitted 1 May 1968 showing the opening of a library inside a static caravan.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine report transmitted 19 November 1968 on a new production of William Shakespeare’s Richard II taking place at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle by the Prospect Theatre Company with an interview with the lead actor Ian McKellen.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Martin Young interviews American singer, actress and dancer Eartha Kitt at the The Five Bridges Hotel (later known as the Swallow Hotel), Gateshead, following her successful performance in South Shields the previous night. She is asked if her performance changes for different types of audience, about the difference between her public image to her private life and about her image as a sex symbol and old-fashioned millionaire chaser. This report was transmitted 6 April 1971.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Brian Shallcross interviews Brian Shelton, the Artistic Director of the Forum Theatre, Billingham, and director of a new production of ‘The Clandestine Marriage’. The story continues with an interview with actress Michelle Dotrice who is performing in the play about her role, her career and her famous farther Roy Dotrice. This report was transmitted 6 April 1971.
Charlotte Allen reports from London about fashion for tall women for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 4 October 1971.