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.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary in which footballer Jack Charlton returns to his family home in Ashington, Northumberland in the summer of 1971. Charlton visits the old family home in which he and his brothers grew up and runs into old neighbours. He takes his two boys to a whippet race and to an old mill near the coast where he played as a boy. In a local working mens club, he enjoys a drink and a game of bingo with his father and brother. At his parents house, he sits around the table for a family meal before heading into town where he watches a local brass band perform.
A documentary-drama produced by The Home Mission Department of the Methodist Church of Great Britain on the importance of faith, and in particular the Methodist faith, in the daily lives of miners. The film begins with footage of working life down the mine and then life for the miner at home. This is followed by two scripted sequences that look at the history of Methodism and why Methodism is important for today’s miners in comparison to Communism. The final section of the film shows Methodist minsters and preachers at work in local communities around County Durham and South Wales and includes footage from a Durham Miners Gala.
An amateur film compilation by Bill Sones showing the Durham Miners' Gala as well as home movie footage around Durham of family life and day trips.
A pastel animation produced by Sheila Graber and based upon the short story by Sid Chaplin. Narrated by north east broadcaster Mike Neville the film tells the story of Geordie, a miner, and his love for his pigeons and the trials and tribulations of his passion which is very popular around the region. The face of Sid Chaplin is used as Geordie.