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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County of Northumberland
The toe-dipping delights and tranquillity of the Northumbrian Riviera and beyond.
Amateur film 1963 19 mins Silent
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Each Kodachrome memory leapfrogs the next in a film of family portraits and trips around old Northumberland. So distant in time and tempo, the historic riverside and Sunday Quayside market in Newcastle are all bustle but Lindisfarne is remarkably empty. The toe-dipping pleasure of sea and sand at Tynemouth, Cullercoats or St Mary's Island are still popular in the early 60s despite cheaper package holidays tempting more Brits to travel abroad.
Amateur film 1975 6 mins Location: Holy Island
Explore the remote and peaceful Holy Island of Lindisfarne in the northernmost part of England.
Documentary 1985 26 mins Location: Holy Island
The private face of a windswept island off the Northumbrian coast revealed by TV Mastermind presenter Magnus Magnusson.
Documentary 1986 26 mins Location: Holy Island
From holy days to holidays on the magical Northumbrian island of Lindisfarne.
Amateur film 1979 16 mins Location: Holy Island
A tour of Northumberland that reminds us that what once protected us, now itself needs protecting, as does the surrounding wildlife.
Amateur film 1957 20 mins Silent Location: Hexham
A personal portrait of a family tour of some historic Northumbrian sights in the mid-1950s, with Seahouses looking especially idyllic, wonderfully filmed in Kodachrome.
Amateur film 1963 11 mins Silent Location: Town Moor
A swinging 60s Hoppings bursts into life on Newcastles Town Moor with barkers and tasselled showgirls advertising Striptease for Fearless Pashion.
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
Children's 1954 59 mins Location: Goudhurst
Child actor Mandy Miller shines in this children's adventure set in the traditional hop picking season in Kent.
Short documentary 2020 19 mins
All Andy and Ben want to do is play basketball. When they join the under 16s league the boys and their new teammates take on opponents from around Yorkshire, and the challenges of growing up in inner city Leeds.
Musical 2019 13 mins
Exploring the conversation black people face when communicating their racial experience to white partners through a dynamic fusion of dance and dialogue.
Drama 2021 9 mins
Penny is experiencing post-millennium angst in Manchester. She is on the verge of a mental breakdown. Overweight and on the edge, an ordinary visit to the doctor becomes extraordinary.
Drama 2020 10 mins
A short but poignant piece on what it feels like to lose faith and trust in a friend.
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