An amateur film made by Tom Johnson of the Billingham and District Cine Club giving a taste of the outward bound, sporting, and craft activities on offer at Billingham Technical College.
An amateur film produced by Tom Johnson of the Billingham & District Cine Club that documents the events surrounding the Billingham Week Festival in 1964 with folk dance, music, parades and sports. This film comes with music and a commentary.
An amateur film made by Tom Johnson of the Billingham and District Cine Club of traditional dress and dance on show at this folklore festival in Billingham. Troupes from Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland, and Ukraine perform on stage and in the streets of Billingham.
A documentary produced and directed by Karen Partridge and David Bellamy Associates Ltd that looks at the hidden kingdom of wildlife, both plant and animal, around the industrial complexes of ICI Chemicals and Polymers and British Steel on Teesside. The film is narrated by Joanna Lumley.
A film presented by ICI Ecology Officer Ken Smith, this in-house promotional film looks at the work being done by ICI on Teesside to improve the wildlife and ecology around their site. The films also shows how others are helping with conservation work.
David Bellamy is our guide in a source to sea story of the River Tees and the challenges to the health of the river and the environment that have come with increased population and industrialisation especially in the lower reaches of the river. The film is sponsored by ICI as a contribution to European Year of the Environment (1987).
Industrial film produced in 1932 that records the process of steel production, from the quarrying of ironstone and limestone to the manufacture of steel at the Teesside blast furnaces and foundry of Dorman Long, on the south bank of the River Tees in Middlesbrough. This film was commissioned by Dorman Long to document the processes involved in producing the steel for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Record of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent opening the Accident Centre at Middlesbrough General Hospital on the 20 May 1959. The film shows the princess arriving at the hospital, introduced to various dignitaries and touring the new facilities. Includes footage of the princess visiting a newly built housing estate and meeting a family of ten at one of the houses.
A film made by Turners Film Productions to commemorate the launching of the tanker Teesfield from Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd at Haverton Hill, Stockton-on-Tees on the 24 February 1959.
Sponsored film showing the sea trials and transfer of the bulk carrier "Livanita" from Smiths Docks Company Ltd at South Bank near Middlesbrough to its Norwegian owners A/S Ugland's Rederi in March 1962. The film includes footage of the ship's lifeboat being tested.
An industrial film made at Smiths Docks Company Ltd in Southbank, Middlesbrough highlighting a new CCTV camera system which had been installed aboard the cargo ship Manchester Commerce. The Manchester Commerce was built at Smiths Dock for Manchester Liners. The launch took place on 12 March 1963, and the ship was completed in June 1963.
This film records the launch of the “Athelfoam” tanker from Smiths Docks Company Ltd, Southbank in Middlesbrough on the 22 May, 1951. The ship was built on the Tyne for the Athel Line and was involved in the transport of molasses. The film shows the arrival of guests, a reception and the launch ceremony attended by a huge crowd of locals including many school children. [Please note some opening sequences run too fast.]
Camera rushes for the ITV World in Action current affairs programme about North Sea Oil, which follows construction of a steel semi-submersible drilling rig at Smith's Dock, South Bank, Middlesbrough, for the Burmah Oil Company. It was launched in July 1965.
Sponsored film by Turners Film Productions showing the launch of the"Athelsultan" at Smiths Dock Company, Southbank, Middlesbrough on the 9th November 1950, by Mrs F.H. Formby.
An amateur film compilation made around 1930 of Stockton High Street on market day; hiking near to Cauldron Snout waterfall in Teesdale, County Durham, and High Cup Nick in Cumbria; the wedding of Malcolm Bone; and fly fishing.
A group of retired workers revisit Skinningrove Works, an iron and steel plant, to observe new machinery and processes in action on the factory floor.
A Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news report on a row over the condition of Saltburn pier transmitted 18 October 1976. The head of the pier was lost to severe storms two years previously and the local council is currently working to stabilise and repair what is left. Interview with a workman on the pier who believes the condition of the whole pier is very dangerous with the structure possibly falling into the sea within the next three years.
A short amateur film showing the launch ceremony for the Royal National Lifeboat "City of Leeds" at Redcar in August 1951. Her Royal Highness Princess Mary attends for the christening ceremony. The "City of Leeds" lifeboat remained in service until 1965 and saved 31 lives.
An amateur film produced by the Saltburn-by-the-Sea Centenary Committee, and probably filmed by Alderman W.H. Loraine, records the many formal and informal events that took place in the town to celebrate its centenary in 1961. The film opens with a message from Sir William Worsley, Bart., Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the North Riding of Yorkshire, followed by the crowning ceremony of the Centenary Princess, Patricia Bowers. The film also shows a visit by the Bishop of York, the Most Reverend Arthur Michael Ramey to take part in a special service and parade held at Saltburn Parish Church.
A Tyne Tees Television Newsview magazine report originally broadcast on the 24th September 1964. Reporter Jack Clarke joins five divers from Redcar as they take part in a training dive to explore a local wreck.
Amateur filmmaker and Egglescliffe Cine Club member, Tom Hudson captures scenes from the 1948 Yarm Fair, an annual event when the High Street is transformed into a fairground for three days in October, and from a traditional English garden fete held in the grounds of the Egglescliffe Rectory, Butts Lane, in the summer of 1948. The film records some of the surviving traditions from the days when Yarm Fair was primarily a commercial agricultural fair for farmers and traders, such as the Saturday morning running of horses for sale up and down the High Street, known as the “Riding of the Fair.” The filmmaker focuses much attention on recording the camera conscious visitors who attend both events, and there are good examples of 1940s women’s fashion in the sequence on Yarm Fair.
Home movie record of the 1963 wedding day of Middlesbrough dentist Tom H. Brown’s son, Tony T. Brown, to Beryl K. Dobson, shot by Tony’s godfather Frank Joyner. The couple then document their own honeymoon preparation and travel to Ireland for a camping holiday, via Northumberland and Scotland. The couple’s Austin Seven Mini car, a British icon of the 1960s, appears in several holiday sequences.
This is an ICI Billingham Film Unit travelogue with an unusual premise and title. The film promotes the North East as a marvellous place to live and work and includes footage of engineers, scientists and draftsmen at the ICI Billingham chemical works and the many social pursuits available for workers: sports at Billingham Synthonia and Wilton Hall Clubs, rowing and sailing on the Wear,Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank and rock climbing. The film also tours around local Teesside villages and towns such as picturesque Norton and Stockton-on-Tees on a busy market day. The coastal towns of Saltburn, Staithes (including women in traditional Staithes bonnets) and Whitby are explored as well as the iconic cities of Durham, York and Newcastle (including night time Hoppings scenes on the Town Moor). The final scenes capture the remote landscapes of Weardale and the world of the hill farmers.
Promotional film for The North East Industrial and Development Association that looks at North East England. Deals mainly with industry but also looks at the landscapes of rural areas and the coast..
A film in the Hartlepool Council collection that documents a holiday visit to Scarborough in 1977 by a group of students with learning disabilities from the Lynn Street Adult Training Centre. The film also features the students at a sports day in Clairville Stadium in Middlesbrough.