This film made by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote looks at a number of locations in the North Pennines where lead mining once took place.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club about the River Tees, tracing the course of the river from Cauldron Snout falls in County Durham, downstream at High Force waterfall in Teesdale, and on to Middlesbrough and the launch from Smith's Dock of the semi-submersible oilrig Ocean Prince on the 25th July 1965. The film features views of the Tees Newport Bridge and Transporter Bridge.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook showing the building and opening of a Dunlop Company Ltd and India Tyres factory, possibly near Middlesbrough. The film shows the construction of both the factory units and office block, and the official opening on the 16th January 1969. A Nobles Transport articulated lorry delivers tyres to the factory and the film ends with a young boy, Martin Cook, coming out of the industrial unit pulling a fibreglass Dunlop green groundhog toy.
An amateur film produced by Betty Cook and Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club recording events taking place during and after a major fire at the Clarence Works of British Steel Chemicals at Port Clarence on August 23rd 1976.
An amateur film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club of a boat trip downstream along the River Tees on 7th May 1979. The film captures the industrial landscape of the area and passes under both the Newport and Transporter Bridges. As the boat travels further downstream larger cargo ships are moored at Tees Dock on the north bank of the river, while on the south side there are views of the Shell Teesport Refinery.
A short amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club showing Tees Towing Company tug boats escorting a cargo ship upstream along the river Tees to Middlesbrough Dock.
An amateur film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club looking at the history and operation of Middlesbrough Dock shortly before it is closed in 1980. The final part of the film shot short after the closure of the dock shows the dismantling of the dockside cranes which are seen being taken down the River Tees by tug boat.
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 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.
An amateur film made by John H. Hall and Neil Bramwell of the construction of St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church in the Newbiggin Hall estate of Newcastle upon Tyne between 1965 and 1967. The film begins with views of a religious service taking place in a hall, possibly Tenant’s Hall, before the church was built. Construction begins on the church with foundations and building frames being installed. The foundation stone is laid in a service led by the Right Reverend Hugh Ashdown, Bishop of Newcastle on 10th December 1966. More work is carried out on the interior of the church and, with work completed, the film records the dedication service-taking place on the 2nd June 1967 also led by Hugh Ashdown. The final part of the film shows a number of religious services taking place in the new church including a communion, funeral and baptism. Following the main film, additional black and white footage show a service taking place in the church with views of the congregation.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of the shipwreck of the MV Yewglen, which ran aground off Beadnell Point in Northumberland on the 27th February 1960. Filmed between February and October of that year, the films shows the ship after the initial disaster, with people looking over the wreck plus high winds and waves crashing over the vessel causing the bow section to come away. The final part of the film in October shows the now rusting vessel plus debris now strewn along the shoreline.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records the dwindling steam rail traffic of the mid to late Sixties in the North East region. In the first half of the film there is an emphasis on the engines working for the National Coal Board at a time when the mining industry was beginning to shrink. The second half of the film looks at the streamlined grace of the A4 Pacific locomotives and also the famous Flying Scotsman.
Chris Lawson, railway enthusiast and filmmaker records more of the North East region's steam traffic on the railways.
This film by rail enthusiast Chris Lawson adds to the extensive record the collection creates for steam traffic in the North East region and it's slow demise during the 1960's.
Chris Lawson filmmaker and railway enthusiast documents the working of a small rail service within the Pallion shipyard in Sunderland.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on National Coal Board steam engines which were often seen on railways in South East Northumberland. The film shows activities at the National Coal Board's junction at White Hill near Newcastle.
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 interview with Chief Executive Sir John Hunter of Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders and film inserts on a shipyard strike at Swan Hunters, Newcastle upon Tyne, including aerial footage of shipyards and of a strike meeting. This news footage was included in a Look of the Month compilation, originally broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage showing a visit to Tyneside by John Durival Kemp, 1st Viscount Rochdale. The film shows him being escorted around a shipyard, possibly John Readhead and Sons at South Shields. This report was transmitted 1 May 1968.
Mute roll in footage for a Tyne Tees Television news story transmitted 19 November 1968 about pollution on the River Tees.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted on the 19th November 1968 showing various industrial views along the River Tees passing the Newport Bridge and heading towards the Transporter Bridge.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Peter Holland interviews a man who is leaving his job at the Propytex Ltd factory in Hartlepool due to cash shortages within the company. The report was transmitted 15 October 1974.
Tyne Tees Television story to camera by reporter Peter Holland of a ‘work in’ by employees of the Propytex factory in Hartlepool. Includes interview with Mr Jack Richardson with regards the workers' position. 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.
Report on the arrival of the first supplies of oil at Shell UK’s Teesport Refinery for the Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news programme, broadcast on 16 September 1976.