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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“Let’s Dream” Introducing Clarkson-Richardson Wedding
A beautiful memento of a post-war wedding in Jarrow on South Tyneside.
Amateur film 1949 9 mins Silent
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A handsome couple from Jarrow dream about the perfect wedding while browsing through publicity shots of glamorous Hollywood movie stars. On Saturday 18 June 1949 the lovers, Eleanor Richardson and Douglas Clarkson, get hitched for real at Jarrow Grange Christ Church in South Tyneside. Their wedding film is a class act by a friend and amateur cine enthusiast, Thomas Lawson, who once worked as a cinema musician in Derby in the late 1920s.
Amateur film 1982 4 mins Location: Harrow
Everyone's home in Harrow to witness Lady Di's debut as a Royal and a record-breaking winter causes chaos in 1981.
Drama 1986 83 mins Location: Derry / Londonderry
The bar flies prepare for the big day with betting, boozing and banter. But will best man Billy break more than his ma’s heart before the wedding?
Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten
1947 1 mins Silent
Royal nuptials at Westminster Abbey, attended by the great and good including King George VI and Winston Churchill
Non-Fiction 1923 5 mins Silent
The wedding of Queen Elizabeth II's future parents, as later incarnated by Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in 'The King's Speech'.
Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey Princess Mary Wedded to Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey
Non-Fiction 1922 8 mins Silent
Newsreel of the lavish royal marriage, which was probably the biggest British newsreel story of the decade.
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Silent
The sartorial build up to the lavish nuptials of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
Non-Fiction 1923 13 mins Silent Location: Jarrow
Thirteen years before the famous Jarrow Crusade, here we see the other side of Tyne siders: their humour, inventiveness and ingenuity.
Amateur film 1959 8 mins Silent Location: Jarrow
A glimpse of happiness in the 1950s at a Jarrow wedding beside the ruins of a Benedictine monastery.
Campaigning film 1972 42 mins Location: Glasgow
They're young, unemployed and on the march - from Glasgow, Liverpool and Swansea to London.
Campaigning film 1936 31 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
Poverty and hunger compels angry, jobless workers - including Jarrow's crusaders - to make a historic march to London to petition government.
Documentary 2019 16 mins
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
Music video 2019 8 mins
A conceptual film following musical artist Jords’ quest to serendipity. The Tree of Life’ is the cornerstone of the film as he battles to triumph through grief.
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