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.
Spoof version of ICI Billingham Division Film Unit cine magazine short feature of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's visit to the Billingham factory on Monday afternoon, 14th October 1963. Prince Philip tours the ICI Billingham works, including the Engineering School at the Education Department, and pays a visit to the Synthonia Club sports ground. An irreverent and very amusing music track and commentary have been added to the original feature.
ICI Billingham Film Unit footage of employees leaving work from I.C.I at the Billingham West Gate - by foot, bicycle and car, shot from high angle.
Silent film ‘pratfalls’ and piano accompaniment feature in a comedy farce by the ICI Billingham amateur theatre group, The Smoker, filmed around Stockton-on-Tees. Two salesmen for Fisons and ICI compete to sell fertiliser to a farmer, with varying degrees of success. The two endure calamities in equal measure as an explosion and seduction finally win the pitch for the old-fashioned ICI salesman.
Amateur film footage by a senior ICI manager, Mr Bridger, that records ICI ammonia factories at Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, set up to produce agricultural fertiliser and explosives for the war effort, the Tyne at Ovingham and Thomas Berwick’s grave, the pond at Norton, and footage of social events and sports days in the 1950s at a variety of ICI clubs, in Prudhoe, Billingham in 1956, and Clitheroe, Lancashire.
The final of a three part Tyne Tees Television documentary presented by Mike Neville, in which he journeys down the Tees. The journey takes in the source of the river and follows the it's progress through wild countryside, small villages and towns, showing how the river Tees has contributed to peoples lives and industry. The film finally reaches the mouth of the river on the east coast where towns such as Yarm, Stockton and Middlesbrough have over the years been historic ports and the site of major heavy industries on both the north and south sides of the Tees. This edition was originally transmitted on the 11 October 1962.
A film made by the Cleveland Cine Club for Middlesbrough Constabulary promoting the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme, an initiative to teach safe cycling to children. We follow schoolboy Paul as he rides his bicycle around the streets of Linthorpe Middlesbrough, in a casual and irresponsible manner. Following a near miss with a car at a busy road junction and strong advice from a concerned friend, Paul takes the National Cycling Proficiency test. He progresses through different stages of the test to become a model cyclist, culminating in the presentation of a badge and certificate by Middlesbrough's chief constable.
A film produced by the R.S.P.B.[Royal Society for the Protection of Birds] Film Unit from the footage shot by local filmmaker James Monro shows the wealth of bird life and other wildlife living in close proximity to some of the largest chemical and heavy engineering industrial sites in Europe around the mouth of the River Tees near Middlesbrough. The film also illustrates the challenges that such an environment creates where land is reclaimed for the use of man; if birds and other wildlife are to survive and thrive how do we ensure that their habitat is protected?
An amateur film made by members of Guisborough Grammar School of a sports day taking place in the school grounds. The film shows various races and events taking place from the serious to the fun.
A second reel of amateur film made by members of Guisborough Grammar School of a sports day in the school grounds. The film shows various races and events taking place from the serious to the fun.
An amateur film made by members of Guisborough Grammar School Scout Troop of a camping trip to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire in August 1937. Footage follows of commercial aircraft operations at Croydon airport in the 1930's
This film is believed to be the Hartlepool Rovers' Diamond Jubilee match at the Old Friarage Field, Hartlepool Headland, on Saturday April 22nd, 1939. The match features R F Oakes and his International XV and Hartlepool Rovers XV. A Sunday reception is held at Greystones, Elwick Road, Hartlepool, Neville Horsley's residence, with guest Bob Oakes and his International XV team, many of whom were players in various Yorkshire Rugby Union teams.
This film is a record of the opening of West Hartlepool Airport on the 15 April 1939 by the Lord Mayor of West Hartlepool and other dignitaries including the Secretary of State for Air, Sir Kingsley Wood, and Lord Londonderry. A number of contemporary aircraft are on show, including RAF and civilian planes.
This amateur film looks at a wood products manufacturer in the docks area of Hartlepool. The firm specialises in pit props. The film concentrates on the wood yard and its environment, and provides panoramic views of Hartlepool Docks, Headland and coastline.
This amateur film records a trip to Whitby for a group of boys from Holy Trinity School, Yarm Lane, Stockton. After some hard physical work the boys at the school are treated to a day out in Whitby. They take a tourist boat out to sea and also visit the abbey. Then after collecting some souvenirs they head home by coach across the moors to Stockton.
A comic advertising film that uses a mixture of live action and Monty Python style animation to describe the importance of television adverting in the Tyne Tees Television region. Featuring Clive Dunn as the ‘plain advertising man’ and Johnny Vyvyan as a waiter in a restaurant, also the film features the voice of Richard Wattis who helps put across the message of the film.
Promotional film produced for Reyrolle Technology, part of Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group, and their British Short Circuit Test Station at Hebburn. The film shows testing carried out at the centre and it's international accreditation, its confidentiality and independence in the testing of electrical equipment. The final part of the work looks at other work done at Hebburn, including the development of new industrial standards, and being able to work off-site.
A father and daughter search for hidden treasure on Saltburn beach after the discovery of a buried pirate’s map. Which turns out to be a restaurant promo. This comedy short was produced by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Leonard Winter, and stars Leonard Winter, his daughter Maureen, and wife Jean. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association collection.