A film from the Ibberson family collection documenting the export trade and sale of Sheffield steel goods, from their family business.
Part of the Freeman collection, this film features footage of a trip to the Yorkshire Dales in 1949, Bolton Abbey, Blackpool 1949/1948, Leamington, Stratford on Avon, Chester 1946, and a Reunion at Devonshire Hall, Leeds in 1952.
This reference tape contains copies of the following films:
Close Up North (Disappearing Coast)
Port of Hull
New Heart for a City
This footage was taken between 1955 and 1959 and shows events and activities from Judith Simpson's toddler years. Included are scenes of her with parents and relations, playing with toys, learning to walk, playing in the sea, and looking after her younger brother.
This film is part of the C.H.Wood collection and comprises a promotional film made for Wallace Arnold Tours. This film features a housewife who, when overwhelmed with her tasks and work at home, treats herself to a daytrip to Scarborough with two of her friends. The film features well-known sites in both York and Scarborough.
This film is part of the Beck Collection and features Sheffield during the Second World War. The film also includes brief footage of Churchill’s visit to Sheffield.
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.
This Tyne Tees Television documentary profiles the North East comedian and club entertainer Pauline Patricia Brennan (nee Petty), better known under her stage name, Scarlet O'Hara. She reminisces about her impoverished post-war childhood in the working class Rye Hill area of Scotswood, in Newcastle’s West End, her husbands, and the start of her career working as a singer and stand-up comic at working men’s clubs and pubs in the region. The programme was originally broadcast on 12th March 1981 as part of the series Northern Scene, later featuring as part of the networked About Britain series.
This is a compilation of colour home movie footage, filmed between 1946 and 1947 by Middlesbrough based dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film consists of portraits of the filmmaker’s father, Tom Brown Senior, and his son and daughter, Tony and Helen, and an interesting scene in which Tom Brown performs a tooth extraction on his six year old son in the garden. Another sequence captures aerial views of the coastline and urban Teesside region, filmed in 1947 from a British light aircraft, the Auster Autocrat. Footage includes family travel in Switzerland and the Alps in the summer of 1947, and holidays in North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and the Scottish Border.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
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.
Compilation of miscellaneous amateur film shot between 1934 and 1938 in Scotland, including footage of the Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, in 1938, and holiday trips to Arbroath, Edinburgh and other Scottish locations. Also includes brief sequences of a military parade in Newcastle upon Tyne, and rugby union matches, possibly the 1938 Home Nations Championship, with Scotland playing Ireland in Edinburgh and England at Twickenham, London. This film is probably the work of James Cameron Senior, one of the original founder members of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
This amateur drama contrasts the lives of two brothers employed in marine engineering on Tyneside, with heavy industry such as shipbuilding hit hard by the Depression in 1930s Britain. One brother shirks work and evening classes, and turns to womanising, gambling and crime. The other works hard and is successful. The film includes footage of the annual Hoppings travelling funfair held on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, the new Brough Park Greyhound Stadium in Byker, and of Whitley Bay. This fiction film is a Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
Compilation of documentary footage shot in Newcastle upon Tyne between 1929 and 1935 and reprinted with soundtrack. Includes film of the Quayside Sunday market; street market sellers in Newcastle, the Hoppings (or Temperance Festival) on the Town Moor in June 1931; the Northern Command Tattoo at Ravensworth Castle, Lamesley, Gateshead, in July 1934; the visit of comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to Tynemouth in July 1932 for a civic reception, where they preside over a charity event at the Plaza Palace hotel; night time footage of neon cinema signs; heavy snow on the winter streets of central Newcastle; Newcastle United and the St James Park football ground; and ice skating on the boating lake at Paddy Freeman’s Park in Jesmond. The footage was filmed by members of Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
Made by amateur filmmaker Leonard Winter, this is a compilation of well-composed post-war seaside holiday footage, documenting trips to Southend-on-Sea, Whitby and Saltburn between 1946 and 1951. The film also chronicles the early childhood of Jean and Leonard Winter’s daughter, Maureen, born in Lambeth in 1947. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This is a compilation of two films produced by amateur filmmaker Leonard Winter. The first was made in 1938 with members of the West Norwood Cycling Club and is a semi-fictional record of a camping holiday at a farm near Chiddingstone, Kent. The second film is a romantic drama filmed in Kent, south and central London. This compilation film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
Compilation of amateur documentary and fiction films, which includes footage of a holiday in Margate, the Hoppings travelling fair on the Town Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Northumberland Plate race meeting at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park, probably filmed by Mr S.J. Rosslyn Smith, a later chairman of Newcastle ACA. Finally, there is a short comedy by Burleigh Productions called ‘Harmony’ about filmmakers entering an amateur competition. These films are part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of various events of relevance to him taking place during 1951. The film records a family trip to the beach at Whitley Bay and views of terraced streets both in Wallsend and Batley in West Yorkshire where children are filmed playing in empty plots possibly the result of World War Two bomb damage. Nurses pose with children at a hospital near Morpeth and a boy takes a bike ride near Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The film ends with crowds looking over two Royal Navy ships moored along the Newcastle Quayside.
A variety of topics are covered in this home movie including views of rough seas, a family business premises and also a gentleman tests his riding skill on an old penny farthing bicycle.
This amateur film footage by an environmental health officer at Gateshead Council, Stephen Gray, documents the streets and parks of South Shields, Gateshead, and Durham. It also includes footage of diesel locomotives at Durham, Carlisle, Newcastle upon Tyne and Boldon Colliery railway stations, a visit to Whitby and a school fete, probably in Gateshead.