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.
This film is part of Free
Durham City Bus Travel
A rough and ready student film goes on the buses in Durham, from early morning to the fag end of the day smokers still allowed in the 1970s.
From the collection of:
A Bede College film student samples public opinion about the corporation buses and captures a day in the life of a hard-pressed public service that had upped its fares. Theres plenty of 70s flavour on the streets of Durham City in this charming documentary short, including a glimpse of a boy on a coveted Raleigh Chopper bike. A rag-and-bone man still plies his trade from a horse-drawn cart as people take to their cars in ever greater numbers and desert the buses.