A home movie made by Daniel Webster, believed a vice-principle of Bede College in Durham, of his family made between 1947 and 1957. The focus of the film is his two children who are seen growing from children to adults. The film records a number of domestic scenes of the family such as Christmas and holidays to the Lake District, Scotland and Ulster. The film includes a number of acted sequences featuring family members as well as shots 50's domestic scenes. The film also includes views from two Durham Miners Gala (1952 and 1955?) as well as motorbikes at Belmont Park and the Durham Regatta showing rowers on the river Wear.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of a number of steam rallies taking place at Nafferton in Northumberland between 1973 and 1975. As well as steam and petrol powered agricultural machinery in action, the film also captures horses ploughing the field. Large crowds wander the site looking at the various steam powered machines on display including a large circular saw as well as a threshing machine.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of a steam rally-taking place at Anick Grange near Hexham in June 1978. As well as views of various steam powered and vintage tractors and other agricultural machinery, the film records various events taking part on a showground including a game of tug-o-war between a group of men and a traction engine. The film ends on felled trees in a field and a steam powered engine powering a circular saw that is being used to turn the felled trees into sections of timber.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson that focuses on his friend John Dodds of Sillywrea Farm near Hexham in Northumberland. The film shows John and others using Clydesdale horses to work the land ploughing, cultivating and harrowing the earth. Horses are also filmed mowing grass in a meadow and moving logs in a wood. As well as footage of John Dodd, the film also include film of an agricultural show, most likely the Northumberland County Show at Corbridge. In these sections cattle are displayed on a show field and two men take part in Cumberland wrestling.
An amateur film made by John Martin Jackson of the Stocksfield Show at Stocksfield near Bywell in Northumberland in 1982. The film begins with exhibitors arriving on site to set up stalls both inside a number of large marquees and outside on a field. Views show various stalls and exhibitions around the site are recorded as well as other events taking place on a showground including dancing, tug-o-war, Cumberland wrestling and a sheep dog herding a gaggle of geese into a pen.
A short amateur film by John Martin Jackson recording the crowds and ships taking part in the Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Race in July 1986. The Polish sail training ship Dar Mlodziezy and the Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern are featured docked along the Newcastle quayside being looked over by the crowds of onlookers. The Dar Mlodziezy is also filmed travelling along the river Tyne.
Amateur record of the Tees-Side Bond Club Gymkhana of 1970, featuring many Bond Minicars and 3-wheeler (also known as a micro-car or bubblecar) enthusiasts. It was made by Middlesbrough resident and Cleveland Cine Society member Leonard Winter. The film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This film by amateur filmmaker John Percival Staddon looks at places and events mainly around the Sunderland and South Shields area. The film begins in Sunderland with Billy Smarts circus parading through the town followed by a study of traffic in the town centre. A visit to a local attraction at the coast is Marsden Rock at South Shields. A brief visit to the night lights in Manchester, then to the North East coast at Seaburn. Next, south to Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire is followed by celebrations at a church in Houghton le Spring. Transport finishes the programme with the final remnants of the tram service in Sunderland and rare footage of the 'Halfpenny' Ferry on the river Wear.
An amateur film by John Percival Staddon which shows off the attractions of North East of England. A church fete begins the film (possibly St Chads in Herrington, Sunderland), followed by visits to North Yorkshire, including Newby Hall near Ripon and Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. Back up to Northumberland, the work of fishermen at Seahouses is documented. Views show Christmas lights in Sunderland, and the Shields Ferry service between North Shields and South Shields. The film ends with footage of the Borgsten, at the time of filming the largest ship to be built on the Wear.
This amateur film made by John Percival Staddon records the assembly of a model railway in the family garden and features a narrative where Staddon's young daughter falls asleep and dreams of full size trains. Sequences of steam and diesel trains on a line to Middlesbrough are then shown.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing members of the Northumbrian Motor Club taking part in races around a circuit as well as their annual driving tests at Gosforth Park in Newcastle. The film begins at a racing circuit with cars speeding past as part of a race. Following a Morris Minor driving up and down a country road or track, members take part in a timed driving test near to a large latticed metal building. The film ends with vehicles driving along a country road and a vintage car turning into a field where other cars are parked.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing members of the Northumbrian Motor Club taking part in their annual driving tests and trials. The film begins at Wallsend Dene where members attempt to drive their cars up a steep incline. The film then changes to Gosforth Park in Newcastle where they compete in time trials around a series of constructed courses.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton begins with a number of vehicles driving carefully along a snow covered road and a snow plough clearing the route. This is followed by members of the Northumbrian Motor Club participating in their annual driving tests beginning at Wallsend Dene with cars attempting to drive up a steep muddy incline followed by them taking part in a series of against the clock driving test including a skid track taking place at Gosforth Park in Newcastle.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club driving tests taking place at Gosforth Park in Newcastle in 1960. The film records a large number of cars completing six against the clock tests watched by groups of spectators.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing members of the Northumbrian Motor Club competing against one and other in a series of against the clock driving tests taking place at Gosforth Park Racecourse in Newcastle. In the second part of the film, believed to be at Wallsend Dene, drivers compete in a trial in which they attempt to drive up a steep incline and along muddy country tracks. Cars featured taking part include Morris Minors, Mini Minors, Ford Anglias as well as more sporting vehicles such as a Triumph Roadster.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of a Northumbrian Motor Club rally taking place around Northumberland. The film begins at the Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge near Morpeth where male and female drivers prepare for the start of the rally. Cars leave one at a time and arrive at a checkpoint along a country road where they perform a reversing manoeuvre. More views shows the vehicles travelling through the rural landscape and crossing a ford and the film ends with them arriving at the finish in the grounds of a large country house.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club rally taking place around Northumberland. Beginning at Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge near Morpeth competitors head off in the Northumbrian countryside. Along a country road two women and a man stand chatting, the man playing with a large flag. Around a bend a number of cars drive past and the film ends on a group in a field competing in a game of tug-o-war.
The first of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins with competitors getting ready to start the rally and car driving onto a road. Various views show the vehicles driving along a series of country road. The film ends on a woman putting on lipstick and cars parked beside a building
The second of two amateur films made by Raymond James Paiton of the Northumbrian Motor Club Ashington Car Rally taking place in and around Northumberland. The film begins on a line of cars taking part in the rally parked along a road followed by them travelling along a track through a wood and up a hill. At a checkpoint an official looks over a vehicles. The final part of the film shows the arrival of cars at the end of the rally and officials taking down information.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton of the ‘Blagdon Sprint’ high-speed trials organised by Raymond and believed to be taking place on the Blagdon Estate at Seaton Burn on the outskirts of Newcastle. The film begins with views of spectators looking over the various cars taking part in the sprint event. From the starting line views of cars getting underway and speeding around the circuit. The film ends with spectator looking over the cars after the race.
An amateur film made by Raymond James Paiton showing a veteran car rally, where the vehicles are from the early twentieth century, taking place possibly on the Town Moor in Newcastle. The film begins on a series of veteran cars being driven past followed by owners taking part in a series of fun games involving the vehicles measured against the clock.
A home movie made by Raymond James Paiton begins with crowds looking over various stalls and drinking cups of tea as part of a fete taking place at Whitefield Hall near Hepple in Northumberland. The film changes to show two women and a man in a garden followed by a crowd looking at shop window display. The final part of the film shows a man on a motorcycle driving along a suburban road and two cars parked on a country road.