This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson shows steam engines and railway activity at the North Yorkshire Moors heritage railway.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks at steam railways in Wales and in North Yorkshire. The Wales footage includes their distinctive narrow gauge railways.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson travels to Germany to record his holiday excursions and take footage of railways, particularly steam hauled trains.
Railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson films a colliery railway near South Shields, a sailing ship at Whitby, an Advanced Passenger Train undergoing trials and steam engines pulling passenger trains.
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.
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.
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.
Film insert of an empty Grosmont Station and railway tracks on the closed Grosmont to Pickering line for an item on the attempt to preserve and re-open this part of the original Whitby and Pickering railway, broadcast on the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme on 16 January 1968.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Bill Hamilton interviews Alan Francis Pegler, owner of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, on the platform of Newcastle Central Station. They discuss the current running of the locomotive on the London to Edinburgh route, and the romance of steam over diesel. They also talk about the current British Rail modernisation programme and the cost of running the engine. This report was transmitted 1 May 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted 19 November 1968 and filmed from a racing car as it speeds around a track.
Geoff Druett report about the roll out of a new one-way road system in Newcastle city centre for Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 25 November 1968.
Earle Bailey report about the raising of the toll at the Ha'Penny Bridge (also known as Halfpenny Bridge) for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 12 June 1969. Bailey interviews the toll keeper Bill Hyde and the driver of a pony and trap using the bridge, which is subsidised by Lady Margaret Winsome Ringrose-Wharton.
Two film inserts for the Tyne Tees TV Today at Six news programme on 18 April 1974.
Tyne Tees Television report transmitted 15 October 1974 on a surprise strike by Newcastle bus drivers following suspensions of eight conductors the previous day. The public were not informed, which has caused chaos in the city. Interview with Alan Bull, Chairman of the local branch of the PTE union, about the situation.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage showing traffic jams and pedestrians on the streets of Newcastle during an unannounced bus strike. This report was transmitted 15 October 1974.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage of a new road bridge at Allerdene near Gateshead which has cracks. Includes general views of flats, possibly sheltered housing, and the Royal County Hotel at Durham. The report was transmitted 15 October 1974.
A compilation of home movie footage covering a number of excursions or events around the Whitley Bay and Gateshead
A variety of topics are covered in this home movie including views of rough seas, a family business premises and also a gentleman tests his riding skill on an old penny farthing bicycle.
A commercial travelogue presented by Royal Sutcliffe in which a couple travel by train to Yorkshire to explore the county. They begin their journey in York before visiting Harrogate, Fountains Abbey, Ripley, Byland and Rievaulx abbeys and Helmseley where they watch a woman weave on a loom. They travel onto the coast visiting Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough before visiting Lord Derwent's Estate on the outskirts of Hackness. The final part shows views of Filey, Bempton Cliffs where men collect eggs, Flamborough and Bridlington where the film ends.
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.