An amateur film made by Walter Gowland showing various events taking place around Hartlepool as part of the corporation carnival. Events featured include water skiing, street parades and a fair. The second part of the film features the family visiting the countryside, a running event and footage of the art deco bus station at Seaton Carew.
An amateur film made by Walter Gowland of Hartlepool showing views in and around Ward Jackson Park in Hartlepool and Hartlepool itself, a family visit to a stately home in Derbyshire and ends at Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.
An amateur film made by Walter Gowland showing various events taking place in Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool. This is followed by a stock car rally taking place in sand dunes. The final part of the film shows his wife Noreen and two sons Peter and Keith walking in the countryside and through an industrial site.
A compilation of home movie films documenting the Morton family picnics, walks, and visits to towns and attractions around the north of England. The film includes a trip to Seahouses beach, the Farne Islands, rambling along the Cleveland coast between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Staithes, spring-time walking in Farndale Nature Reserve, and a visit to Bishop Auckland Castle Park.
A local topical newsreel of the opening of the Transporter Bridge across the river Tees at Middlesbrough on the 17 October 1911.
A Civil defence training film on rescue, first aid and transportation techniques, which shows a typical situation that may confront Civil Defences Corps in wartime or in peacetime. The film was made by the West Hartlepool Civil Defence Corps some time between 1948 and 1968.
An impressionistic record from dawn till dusk of the sights and sounds of working life on the River Tees, made by three students at Teesside College of Art, Brian Bryne, David Eadington and Roger Schindler. This film looks at the range of activity on the River Tees, including the work of the Tees Harbour Port Authority, dredging activities and oil platform manufacture.
This film looks at the coastal town of Saltburn and the keen band of sea anglers who congregate at the end of Saltburn pier in all weathers, day or night. The film gives an account of how the pier and the beach attract those looking for an alternative to unemployment or those pursuing a new hobby in retirement.
A film produced by Middlesbrough Borough Council Engineers showing the demolition of Marton Hall, in what is now Stewart Park in Middlesbrough during May 1960. Marton Hall at this time was dilapidated, and the council made the decision to demolish the hall. A huge fire broke out during the demolition and some of this film may have been taken prior to the fire. The film concentrates on workmen working on the roof salvaging metal sheet, probably lead and other valuable or salvageable building material.
This film looks at the demolition of Gjers Mills Ironworks (Ayresome Ironworks), one of many of the large ironworks that were operating along the Tees at Middlesbrough during the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
This is a Borough of Middlesbrough council record of the clearance of 'slum' housing in the St Hilda’s area of Middlesbrough at the end of the 50s.
An account of the fabrication of Britain's first permanent steel oil production righ. Shows the preparation of the yard where the rig was built, and traces its construction through to the float out and sinking in BP's Forties oil field.
Amateur film produced as a background film for the teaching of geography. It looks at the development of Middlesbrough following the discovery of ironstone in the Eston Hills, near Middlesbrough.
Well-made amateur film documenting the activities of the Middlesbrough Cooperative Society, produced by Middlesbrough cine-club founder Wilf Shaw. Includes footage of dairy and bakery operations, coal deliveries, local area stores, and the construction of new Co-operative buildings on Linthorpe Road.
A film made by Turners Film Productions for the North East Development Council that looks at the merits of living and working in the North East. The film is presented by George Chetwynd, the director of the North East Development Council as a guide. The film assesses road, rail, sea and air transport communications, new building developments and showcases the new industrial estates. The film finishes with a look at the natural amenities of the region, which might tempt newcomers to explore further.
An amateur film made by John Fraser, a farm labourer, showing farming activities taking place on and around Hart Warren Farm, Middle Warren Farm and Throston Grange Farm near Hartlepool in around 1964.
A film made at the newly completed Lackenby works of Dorman Long & Co. Ltd at Middlesbrough. Filmed in two parts the film shows the two stage process of steel production from ingot to finished product.
An amateur mystery drama by members of the Tees-Side Cine Club, filmed around the Cleveland countryside.
This first part of the drama made by members of the Tees-side Cine Club. Filmed partly at Marton Hall near Middlesbrough the story follows an older woman who participates in an experiment that will rejuvenate her into a young woman.
This film is a short comedy made by the members of the Tees-side Cine Club. A man is reprimanded by his wife for neglecting a hedge that needs trimming. Following the purchase of a new set of shears he seems possessed by some inner mischief and wreaks havoc in and around the streets of Middlesbrough.
A film made by Donald Raymond Clark of the Middlesbrough College of Education Cine Club begins with a trip across the Transporter bridge in Middlesbrough with views around the docks which evolves into a mini drama. The filmmakers then explore some of the many old streets in the town centre and finally look at some aspects of public transport in the town.
A record of the working life and industrial landscape of ICI's Billingham Wharf, and the official opening on October 15th 1935 of the Coal Hydrogenation Petrol Plant of ICI Billingham, by former National Labour Party Prime Minister, M.P. James Ramsay MacDonald.
Billingham Film Unit production for the ICI Heavy Organic Chemicals Division documenting trials for a Dracone (D4) barge (a long, nylon and synthetic rubber flexible floating tube), which is towed from the Tees at Middlesbrough to Holland and back. The Dracone was invented by Newcastle-born, renowned engineer and Head of Cambridge University Engineering Department, Professor William Rede Hawthorne in 1955. The Fiery Cross tug boat, owned by the Tees Towing Company in Middlesbrough, is used in the trial for ICI. Footage includes shots along the River Tees and a view of the Transporter Bridge at dawn. Music and commentary accompanies this short documentary feature.
A series of work motion studies in slow motion of ICI female workers filling ICI polythene sacks with granules of concentrated compact feed or fertiliser on automated machine. Filmed during WWII.
Work motion studies in slow motion of ICI women workers on the production line filling ICI polythene sacks with granules of concentrated compact feed or fertiliser. Filmed during WWII.