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 Lilian Wincote of South Shields is of a visit to Ravello, a resort town set 365 metres above the Tyrrhenian Sea by Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and is home to iconic cliffside gardens.
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.
A mystery film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club featuring founding member Betty Cook as the mother looking for her two children who disappear in a wood.
A short artistic film by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club showing a young woman (Julie Allan) walking through snowy park and posing for the camera.
An amateur film by Leonard Winter of the Cleveland Cine Club of a walk through the Cleveland countryside taking in the various rural scenes of plants and farm animals in fields.
An amateur film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club about nature that shows various views of flowers and birds feeding in a garden. The film also shows a birds nest with eggs and chicks being fed by the adults.
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.
An amateur film by W. Stogdale of the Cleveland Cine Club of the caves, beach and cliffs at Blackhall Rocks on the Co. Durham coast between Horden and Hartlepool.
An amateur film by Eddie Nelson of the Cleveland Cine Club showing various leisure activities taking place in and around the Teesside area.
A short promotional film, possibly by Jim Steel of Selldeck Ltd, showing his newly manufactured bale-handling sled working in a field near to the company’s base at East Moorhouse Farm, near the village of Matfen in Northumberland.
An amateur film made by Derek Mathieson showing the changing seasons taking place inside Darlington’s South Park from summer to winter.
An home movie recording of Gibbon family outings in the North East of England, with visits to the beach, the countryside and famous places such as Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire and Barnard Castle in County Durham. Also there is a celebration or pageant with a parade of fancy dress, floats and jazz bands.
An amateur film by Maurice Brunton showing the activities of a Middlesbrough Scouts camp in the Lake District.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a trip to the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast. Filmed entirely from the boat the film contains many views of sea birds nesting on the rocks and in the cliffs. Seals are also filmed swimming in the waters nearby. There are also views of other fishing boats at sea taking tourists to and from the islands.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a trip into the Northumberland countryside with views across what is possibly the snow-topped Simonside Hills. The film changes to a sports day for his daughter’s school, the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School in Jesmond, showing pupils and parents taking part in various sporting events.
A collection of home movies made by Austen McOlvin Laws between 1951 and 1957 showing family and friends on holiday at Beadnell in Northumberland. As well as showing them playing in the sand and paddling and swimming in the sea, they are also filmed in the garden of their house. The film also features the family in their small sailing dinghy sailing the waters near the beach and harbour. The film ends with a family trip to the Farne Islands.
This film made by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson, although concentrating on activities in and around Newcastle also includes footage of a restored horse drawn mail coach, and the launch of a large tanker, possibly the Esso Northumbria. Footage also includes some film taken of stations on the well known North Tyneside railway loop, north of Newcastle.
This film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on steam engines and trains working throughout the North East region and beyond. Some filmed events include special railway enthusiasts excursions.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson shows working steam engines in the Tyneside area, with other footage showing lines and engines further afield, including Tebay on the West side of England and also the some final activity on a railway line about to close in Derbyshire.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson shows more of mid Sixties surviving steam engines at enthusiasts gatherings and in working situations, some based in the North East and some further afield.
This film by Chris Lawson celebrates a local heritage railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This film shows early developments in the Seventies.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson of the Northumberland County Show taking place at Corbridge and a family holiday to Sandsend.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson capturing a hockey match taking place near Rossall private school in Fleetwood, Lancashire and a family holiday to Bavington in Northumberland.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson, shows a winter landscape in Northumberland, possibly Bavington where the Lawson family had a cottage or house and also motor racing at Ingliston near Edinburgh.