This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. This film shows families picnicking on the seafront as well as the aftermath of severe flooding in York at the Holgate Road junction of Acomb and Poppleton Roads.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This is a film made by Doug and Norah Brear, of Wakefield Cine Club. It features the couple making a bird box and observing the behaviour of the blue tits that nest in it. The film is narrated by their young daughter.
This is a film of children at Sutton School for the Deaf, in Hull, on an outing to Flamingo Park and Sewerby.
This is a film of children at Sutton School for the Deaf, in Hull, putting on a performance of Cinderella.
This reel contains various filmed events in the year 1935, firstly a waterlogged road after the Wharfe River burst its banks in Otley. Also included is a fishing trip in Skipbridge, on a beck running off the river Nidd and then some footage of more experienced fishermen in Scarborough bay. After this there is various footage of the Jubilee celebrations and decorations including an airfield show and a street party finally concluding with footage from a day out at Belle Vue amusement park near Manchester.
Made by Roger Teale, this short film documents a trip to the Farne Islands, a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland which are famous for their puffins. The film includes footage of the boat trip to the islands.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
Made by Leeds photographer Charles Pickard, this is a travelogue to Germany just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Extensive intertitles appear throughout the film to describe the accompanying images.
This amateur film by Walter Gill looks at the sand and marsh area known as Seal Sands at the mouth of the Tees. It examines the thriving wildlife in the area despite the close proximity of heavy engineering and chemical industries.
A tour of the moorland around Upper Teesdale and an analysis of the potential impact of the proposed Cow Green Reservoir development, required to meet the sponsor's needs at its chemical factories. The film was produced by the ICI Agricultural Division Film Unit in 1966. Examples of rare flora growing in the valley are shown and naturalists' opinions about the effect of flooding are given.
A short ICI Billingham Film Unit documentary that discusses how recent improvements to ICI plant machinery and chemical processes have helped to dramatically decrease pollution.
This film from the Billingham Film Unit Just Billingham cine magazine series shows ICI Billingham's dependency on local water supplies, with a look at the Tees Valley reservoirs.
ICI Agricultural Division Film Unit production for Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Board promoting their cause for the building of a new dam and reservoir at Cow Green, Tees Valley. It presents the argument that reservoirs can be absorbed into a landscape and not spoil the natural landscape. Includes shots of three hikers near Balderhead reservoir on the Pennine Way in Teesdale, Selsett Dam and the Lune, and walkers at Cauldron Snout on Tees, Cow Green.
A Tyne Tees Television production as part of the About Britain series looking at the farming community at Botton Village, near Whitby in the North York Moors, run by the Camphill Village Trust. The film follows a number of workers and farms who featuring its residents and co-workers, community inhabitants and working practices.
This Tyne Tees Television edition of the ITV series About Britain was first broadcast regionally on 1 May 1973. The documentary follows the Braes of Derwent Hunt along the borders of County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland where R. S. Surtees, the creator of Jorrocks, once rode. It was acclaimed by some as the finest film on foxhunting ever made at the time. Includes arguments for and against this traditional blood sport.
A Tyne Tees Television production for the Channel 4 Television series First Edition, which chronicles the musical development and background of Northumbrian musician Kathryn Tickell. The film features her performing on stage with the group Lindisfarne as well as with members of her extended family in and around her home town of Wark-on-Tyne. She is also filmed performing alongside local musicians Joe Hutton, Willy Taylor and Will Atkinson as well as Alistair Anderson following being a judge at the Rothbury Music Festival. Through the film Kathryn learns about the importance of music not only within her own family, but throughout the history of Northumberland as a place.
This home movie by Middlesbrough amateur fillmaker Tom H. Brown consists of close-up sequences of a variety of British land birds, from egg to adult.
A Tyne Tees Television programme presented by Bob Tyrell on some of the good and bad aspects of the North East. The film begins in a butchers shop in Ponteland village before moving on to look at the new housing estate at Darras Hall. The film then looks at pollution in the river Tyne and the problems of slum housing in Newcastle. The film ends with an interview, as a local Headmaster describes the issue of low educational aspirations on Tyneside. The programme was transmitted on the 15th January 1968.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
Film sponsored by Northumbrian Water Authority to promote the activities of pollution monitoring at the Water Research Centre (WRC) in Northumberland. Hidden away in a non-descript riverside shed is a high-tech water monitoring facility where live rainbow trout are used to detect changes in river pollution.
A film commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council Parks Department as part of their campaign for the Northumbria In Bloom and Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competitions. The film celebrates the private and public gardens, parks, and landscaped streets and promenades of West Hartlepool. A commentary and background music accompanies the film.
Sponsored by Norhumbrian Water, this film by Turners Film & Video records the Kielder reservoir construction project in all its stages, from mapping the area by plane to the final impounding. The scheme was conceived in the mid 1960s. The reservoir was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1982.
Promotional film for Scott and Turner's Delrosa rose hip syrup, which depicts the harvesting, production and health benefits of the product. Includes footage of children paid to pick rose hips, and women working in the Delrosa factory at Coxlodge, Fawdon, on Tyneside.
Sponsored film that documents the construction of the Shell Refinery at Teesport, begun in 1964 by the contractors Press and Costain. The film contains detailed footage of construction work from reclamation of tidal mud flats near the mouth of the River Tees to the finished refinery. Includes many aerial shots of the site.