An amateur film made by Edward Robert, a Durham County Inspector of Schools and pitman's son, recording the river Tees from its rural source through to industrial areas on the banks of the river around Middlesbrough, and the estuary as it flows into the North Sea.
An amateur film made by Edward Roberts of traditional working life on a hill sheep farm in Weardale. The film includes footage of lambing season and sheep shearing with hand clippers. The filmmaker, son of a miner from Mount Pleasant, was at the time County Inspector for Schools in the Durham City, Spennymoor and Weardale areas.
Home movie footage of bonfire night celebrations in rural north Northumberland, and scenes of a family at leisure at Whitley Bay beach, and exploring the Roman ruins around Hadrian's Wall.
A comprehensive amateur travelogue through the rural and urban landscape of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear filmed by Vic Cross.
A compilation of home movie footage and commercial films produced or compiled by William Gargate, a policeman from Leadgate near Consett. Includes sequences of a family feeding lambs on a farm, and exploring rugged countryside and waterfalls in the Thorpe Thewles or Teesdale area.
An amateur film made by Walter Gowland showing various events taking place around Hartlepool as part of the corporation carnival. Events featured include water skiing, street parades and a fair. The second part of the film features the family visiting the countryside, a running event and footage of the art deco bus station at Seaton Carew.
A home movie and travelogue documenting family life as well as visits to urban and rural beauty spots around the North of England: Newcastle upon Tyne, the Lake District, and Northumberland. The film includes rare footage of the Newcastle Illuminations, showing an array of shops, restaurants, theatres, and cinemas lit-up with bright and sometimes animated neon signs.
An amateur film believed to be the work of Alice Littlefield. The first part of the film shows Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire with extensive views in and around the abbey ruin as well as Fountains Hall. The second part of the film shows a young girl giving a small dog a bath followed by her and her family on a beach enjoying themselves. The final part of the film shows the family on a farm.
An amateur home movie recording travel in Northumberland, principally in Alnwick, and in Scotland.
A visual record of ships, yachts, and cruise liners leaving the River Tyne, filmed both from the riverbank and aboard a number of ships. The film also includes views of the coastline around Marsden Rock.
This is an amateur home movie by Frank Wilson and Jack Barron of a holiday in and around Lake Lugano in Switzerland in 1965
Part two of an amateur travelogue by Frank Wilson that records a holiday in Switzerland travelling to Lucerne, Fluelen, the Rhine Falls, Schynke Platte, Harder Kulm. The spectacular scenery of mountains and valleys is caught on camera, along with contemporary city and townscapes.
An account of the wreck of the Greek ship Adelfotis II, on Hearn Sands, South Shields in 1963. The film, shot by Tyne pilot Captain G.W. Purvis, is a poetic document of the harsh winter, the busy River Tyne, the storm which saw the wrecking of the Adelfotis II - as well as its dismantling, and the arrival of spring.
An amateur record of the visits of various historic and military ships to Tyneside between 1984 and 1986. The film was made by River Tyne pilot boat captain, Capt. G.W. Purvis.
A home movie by Captain G W Purvis documenting family Christmas celebrations, wintery and springtime weather, and a portion of Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee visit to Newcastle: her arrival on the HMY Britannia, and her motorcade passing through a city street.
This amateur home movie compilation includes family excursions in the Newcastle area and the wedding of the filmmaker's brother, Edgar Dean Wilson during wartime, probably in Derbyshire.
This amateur film by Frank and Edgar Dean Wilson shows family life at home in the garden, a modest New Year toast and a trip to the Lake District, which includes a boat trip.
Home movie compilation by Frank and Edgar Dean Wilson of a holiday in Switzerland and a poolside fashion parade.
An amateur film by Ronald Torbet of the Bedan Scout’s from Sunderland summer camp at Milfield in Northumberland in 1957. The film begins by showing many of the day to day activities around camp including morning inspection and cooking around the campfire which includes the making of home-made duff. The final part of the film shows the boys and their Scout Master paddling a home-made canoe along a river, possibly on the River Till.
An animated film produced by Sheila Graber with music performed by Tom Gilfellon. The history of the River Tyne, from the source in Scotland to the mouth at South Shields, is pictured using pastel, paintings, drawings, personal photographs and documentary film footage.
A charming animation on the keeping of frogs and other amphibians as pets. The film looks at the types of environments frogs like to live in. The film also looks at toads and newts and how best to look after them. This children's cartoon was created by celebrated South Shields animator Sheila Graber for a children’s television series that was broadcast around the world in the 1980s.
An amateur film made of the Guisborough Grammar School Scout camp to Howick in Northumberland in August 1933. The film begins with the troop hiking across Swirral Edge towards Helvellyn in the Lake District. The film cuts to their camp at Howick and shows them playing in the sea and on the sand at Sugar Beach and visiting Bamburgh Castle. The film also includes views of activities taking place around camp including them cooking a meal and practising flag semaphore. The film also features the boys playing games around camp including quoits. The film ends with the troop packing up and a train arriving at a station.
An amateur film made by members of Guisborough Grammar School of a two week cruise during July and August 1937 aboard the B.I. Troopship “Nevasa” to Norway and Denmark.
Amateur film produced as a background film for the teaching of geography. It looks at the development of Middlesbrough following the discovery of ironstone in the Eston Hills, near Middlesbrough.
A film made by Turners Film Productions for the North East Development Council that looks at the merits of living and working in the North East. The film is presented by George Chetwynd, the director of the North East Development Council as a guide. The film assesses road, rail, sea and air transport communications, new building developments and showcases the new industrial estates. The film finishes with a look at the natural amenities of the region, which might tempt newcomers to explore further.