A portrait of Scarborough, the seaside jewel of the northeast, the place and the people. A film on the changes Scarborough (and other seaside resorts in general) and its people have faced over the changing fashions of holidays and what people search for, and how they have adapted to such challenges.
The film captures snapshots of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1938. For the most part, the film was made in Somerset, but it also features shots filmed in Cardiff.
This colour home movie by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown records a ten day family skiing holiday in Wengen, in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland at Christmas,1950. The Browns learn how to ski on the nursery slopes and film professional ice skating, ice hockey and ski jumps.
This episode is the second in a series of travelogues presented by Kenneth Cope and Charlotte Allen looking at various parts of the region.
This sponsored film for the Tyne Improvement Commission, produced by Turners Film Productions, documents the shipping, trading, engineering, shipbuilding and passenger services along the River Tyne. The film records the industries that cluster along the Tyne focusing on wood, petroleum, coal, fish and iron ore. The services provided to shipping by the Tyne Improvement Commission and other authorities are documented, together with the transport facilities and sites available for new industries in the area. The film includes footage of the construction and launch of the 'Northern Star,' built by Vickers Armstrong’s Naval Yard in Newcastle, and launched by H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on June 27 1961.
Home movies made by Ruth Jacobson of family holidays between 1945 and 1947 that focus on her children and includes a visit to the coast at Alnmouth in Northumberland. Footage includes scenes at Wolsingham airfield (now Newcastle Airport) and the family's departure to Dinard in France.
A home movie filmed by Ruth Jacobson of the family taking cruise holiday around Norway and Iceland in 1952. The film shows the family onboard the cruise ship “Chusan” and various excursions that include Bergen and Mount Dalsnirba.
A home movie produced by Ruth Jacobson of a family cruise around the Mediterranean in 1952. The film includes life on board the S.S. [steam ship] Chusan, a British ocean liner and cruise ship. Locations visited include Gibraltar, Malta, Rhodes, Venice, Naples, Capri and Lisbon.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson featuring the family taking a holiday cruises aboard the cruise ship “Chusan” in 1955. The film mainly focuses on the activities and friends made onboard ship. The final part of the film shows the family visiting their daughter Pamela at Harrogate College for speech day as well as the whole family in the garden at home at Leasyde in Newcastle.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson of her family taking a Mediterranean cruise onboard the passenger liner S.S. Arcadia in the summer of 1957. Footage includes visits to Venice, Malta and views of the Stromboli volcano.
A home movie made by Ruth Jacobson a cruise holiday take by her and her husband Lionel around the West Indies aboard the S.S. Antilles in 1958. The film begins with passengers taking part on the “Mysteries of the Deep” ceremony, a traditional Equator-crossing initiation rite that commemorates a sailor's first crossing. This is followed by visits to a number of tropical locations including Martinique, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico as well as Caracas in Venezuela.
This film in the Hartlepool Council collection records a "Sports For All" sports day at Clairville Stadium in Middlesbrough, roller skating activities, and a holiday visit in 1978 of a group of students with learning disabilities from the Lynn Street Adult Training Centre.
Amateur home movie filmed by Dr. H Brenton Porteous, which features his son Ian playing golf and at play in the garden in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed around 1932; a winter ride through Newcastle upon Tyne in the snow around 1933; and a visit to the home of Kate Stephenson, daughter of the Mayor of Newcastle, Sir William Stephenson.
The second of two film made by Guy Nettleship of his first voyage as apprentice engineer aboard the factory whaling ship SS Southern Venturer in the South Atlantic. The film features graphic sequences of whale flensing aboard the Southern Venturer as well as the killing of a Sperm Whale while on board the catcher boat the SS Southern Brew. The final part of the film shows the arrival of the Southern Brew at the whaling station of Leith Harbour [also known as Port Leith] in South Georgia.
Made by amateur filmmaker George Cummin, this film documents a summer holiday in Jersey with girlfriend (and later wife), Norah, and a group of friends. The film uses both original amateur footage and commercial film and cartoon inserts as comic interludes, including Mickey Mouse sequences. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of amateur film from various trips in the 1950s and early 60s. Includes footage shot in London at a visit for an Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC) national event and at Heathrow Airport, family outings to Brancepeth Castle, County Durham, and Matfen in Northumberland. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This film by Ronald Pringle is of holidays taken in Paris in the early Sixties. Filmed in a travelogue style at some of the most famous landmarks in Europe.