The North East Film Archive is one of a network of regional film archives established to collect, preserve and show film made in, or about the North East of England. Our collections are non-fiction, and date from the early 1900s to the present day, providing a rich record of life in the region over the 20th century. Many of our films are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
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Children's Outing to Northumberland 1
Captivating amateur footage offers a snapshot of Jewish families from Tyneside enjoying precious holiday fun in the years before World War Two.
Amateur film 1937 2 mins
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Its a family affair as children and adults tuck into ice creams on a summer outing to Northumberland and fathers lark around for the camera carefree days for the vibrant Jewish community on Tyneside in the 1930s, despite the rising tide of fascism in Europe and imminent outbreak of World War Two.
This is one of two films, monochrome and colour, that record this Northumbrian outing for children (the location and filmmaker are unidentified), featured in a rare collection of footage by five different amateur filmmakers active in the life of the Jewish community in Newcastle and Gateshead between 1937 and 1962.
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