Compilation of amateur home movies of the Bond family from Newcastle upon Tyne and Whitley Bay, which include visits to the Hoppings fairground at the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick Fair and a daughter's First Holy Communion in Whitley Bay.
This amateur cine club production is a film within a film within a film. The Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) hold a meeting at their cine club headquarters down Ship’s Entry, off Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne. The members are bereft of ideas for their new production. The Secretary floats the bare bones of an idea about a new member joining the club, a story which subsequently plays out in this film as a series of flashbacks. The story recounts the member’s secret search for ‘treasure’ hidden in the cellar of the club house, following the lead of a letter written centuries ago, discovered in an old diary. A short, colour costume drama insert pieces together a dark story of religious persecution and murder, which took place at the club house at Ship’s Entry in the 17th century. Includes location footage of a delapidated Quayside area in the 1950s.
This costume drama was produced by Arthur G. Greaves and the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). It tells the story of the tragic romance of Lady Olga Rivers and Paul Beverley, friends since childhood. In the 16th century, during the reign of Henry VIII, Lady Olga’s father is executed and an evil Duke seizes her home and land, and demands that she marries his son. Lady Olga instead seeks refuge in a convent with her lady companion and sends word to Paul who has taken up his post as Admiral in the King’s fleet. Paul Beverley returns to rescue his lover. Locations used in the film include Durham Castle and Cathedral.