A short amateur film of mistaken identity produced by pupils of Caldercote Junior School in Leicester. The film tells the story of a schoolboy who believes he sees a man loading a gun in a car beside the school. He tells his teacher who doesn’t believe him. The following day the teacher, after seeing newspaper headlines of a gunman on the loose, speaks with the police offering them the car registration written down by the boy the previous day. Going to the house where the car is registered, the police expect to find the gunman, but instead discover that the gun seen by the pupil is in fact a toy belonging to a small child. The film ends with the pupil receiving a letter of thanks from Leicester City Police. The teacher in the films is believed to be David Williams who assisted with this production. The film also features David’s son Simon as the small boy playing with the toy gun.
A home movie produced by David Williams featuring his family begins with his wife and son Simon on the beach at Crimdon Dene near Hartlepool. This is followed by a day travelling Hadrian’s Wall visiting Corbridge Roman Station, the Temple of Mithras and Housesteads Roman Fort. Another day trip to Upper Weardale follows with the family enjoying the moorland landscape and visiting the then derelict Killhope lead mine. The final part of the film features the family walking a section of the river Tees from Barnard Castle, through Startforth to High Force waterfall near Middleton-in-Teesdale where the film ends.
A home movie made by David Williams begins with a visit to the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire in 1966. The film changes to show the family in a garden with his wife Rosemary playing with a group of small children. Christmas celebrations in 1965 follow which includes a visiting African family and a model railway. A visit to Lindisfarne or Holy Island comes next with views from a car crossing the causeway and the family walking around the island and looking at rock pools. While on the island they see signs advising visitors that Roman Polanski's film ‘Cul-De-Sac’ is currently in production there. The final part of the film shows the family visiting High Force waterfall near Middleton-in-Teesside in County Durham.
A short student drama produced by member of David Williams class at Bede College in which a woman and her child come to the aid of another woman while walking along the banks of the River Wear near Durham.
An amateur film made by Richard Annand of a Red Cross parade taking place on Palace Green in Durham in 1953, possibly related to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The film also includes views of Richard’s family at home near Durham.
An amateur film recording a wedding taking place in Redcar on 7th February 1955 begins with the bride and her father posing for a photographer outside the church. Following the service, a small crowd watches the happy couple as they pose for official photographs along with their friends and family. At the reception views of the cake as well as the groom making a speech. The film end with the couple leaving the reception venue and arriving at their new home together.
This home movie made by the Neesham family of Redcar predominantly featuring the young family playing with their children, alongside family and friends, in the gardens of a number of houses. The film also features the family taking a walk through a new housing estate and participating in a schools sports day. The film also features a wedding that not only features the couple posing with the families for photographs, but also the reception taking place inside a hall. The final part of the film shows the family visiting Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire and views of the many animals there.
A home movie made by the Neesham family of Redcar that begins with a young family at home enjoying a day in the garden. The remainder of the film shows a coach trip through Europe taking in the cities of Vienna, Venice, Pisa and Paris as well as some of the surrounding countryside. The final part of the film shows airplanes taking off from an airport and views of an aircraft travelling through the sky.
A home movie made by the Neesham family of Redcar begins with them beside a lake in the Lake District. The film then shows various views of the family together at home or with relatives that focus on their youngest child who starts the film as a baby, and grows into a toddler. The family are also seen visiting Albert Park in Middlesbrough where the father and toddler take a ride on a miniature railway. The final part of the film features dancers performing country and western routines as well as one individual performing various native American dances. The film ends with views of some of the exotic animal at Twycross Zoo.
A home movie produced by William Taylor of Tynemouth that focuses of his daughter Janet from a small baby to her 1st birthday. The film begins with a family Christmas with William and his wife opening presents while Janet sits in a chair nearby. The remainder of the film features both parents playing with their daughter around the family home and garden as well as the mother bathing and feeding the child on a number of occasions. The film also uses some brief stop motion sequences to show babies bottles appearing and disappearing. The film ends with Janet’s first birthday party which features a birthday cake.
A home movie made by William Taylor of Tynemouth begins with two girls enjoying a Christmas at home with their parents. The film changes to show two boys sitting at a table eating their breakfast followed by them visiting a fairground, possibly Spanish City at Whitley Bay, where they are seen taking a number of rides. The film changes to show views of a trip to Sweden which focuses on the two girls seen previously playing on a number of rides in a playground and visiting a zoo. The family take a journey to the Arctic Circle and the girls go sledding. The film changes to show the two girls swimming together in an outdoor pool and the film ends on the ferry journey back to the United Kingdom.
An amateur film of the wedding of John Dixon and Mavis Jackson taking place at All Saints Church in Lanchester, County Durham on the 7th September 1968. The film begins with the groom and best man arriving at the church followed by guests, bridesmaids and finally the bride and her father. Following the service, the wedding party poses for photographs for before leaving for the reception-taking place at the Freemason's Arms in nearby Consett where they are seen arriving and going inside. The film also shows inside the venue, but is very dark. The film ends with a woman working in a small kitchen.
An amateur film produced by John Dixon of the wedding of Susan and Peter Goodwin at The Church of St John the Baptist in the village of Quebec, County Durham. The film begins with guests arriving at the church including the bride and her father. Following the service, the film shows the happy couple being directed for their official wedding photographs while other wedding guests stand around watching.
An amateur film made by Lionel Saltmer showing the newly married Mr and Mrs Bousfield and guests leaving St Mary's Parish Church, West Acklam, near Middlesbrough on the 24 January 1945.
This Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news insert features a woman feeding a lamb rescued from the River Wear in Durham with a baby bottle of milk, and was originally broadcast on 7 May 1975.
A selection of family films made by John Percival Staddon at home and on holiday. The first film involves the assembly of a model railway which leads to a young girl dreaming about full size trains. Other sections include bicycle maintenance and passing a road safety test. The final part shows a family on holiday and visits to the Durham coast at Marsden and countryside around Piercebridge.
A 15 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries to promote the Vaux Sportsman Competition in which competitors could win one of two detached houses.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton of a family picnic in the Northumberland countryside followed by show jumping, sheep herding and a hound trail taking place as part of the Rothbury Show. The film also features the family playing with a West Highland Terrier and a man working on a beehive.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a boy on a tricycle travelling along St Julien Gardens in Newcastle followed by his mother. This is followed by boys competing in a sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a school sports day taking place at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth, Newcastle featuring both young girls and fathers taking part in various races. Following this there is a presentation of prizes to pupils by a female dignitary. The second part of the film features the Paiton family watching a farmer turn hay in a field and the children feeding chickens in the yard believed to be Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton opens on his wife and children climbing rocks on a beach followed by a combine harvester working a field of wheat or other cereal crop. A man washing pieces of a vintage lamp a second man and boy work to repair a tractor in the farmyard, possibly at Rothley Park Farm near Morpeth in Northumberland. In a field the tractor cultivates the earth and the film ends on boys taking part in a sports day at Newlands Preparatory School in Gosforth.