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Scenes at the Exchange Walk to Hexham & Haltwhistle
Intriguing early film of competitive speed walkers in Northumbria
Documentary 1914 6 mins
This intriguing early film follows competitors in the 'Exchange Walk' - a speed walking competition from Newcastle to Hexham and Haltwhistle, between members of firms associated with the Newcastle Exchange.
The walk to Hexham was just over 23 miles while the Haltwhistle route was 40.5 miles - no mean feat! Filming the event also presented its challenges: the Newcastle Daily Journal reported that a "cinematograph operator" - that's a cameraman to you or me - was injured when his motor car swerved to avoid some cyclists along the route.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What Can be Done To-Day
Comedy 1938 6 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
It’s no use crying over spilt ink ... a cautionary comic office tale of calamity and dilly-dallying on Tyneside.
Amateur film 1965 5 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A young boy’s generosity costs him dear when he is conned out of his mother’s cash for ice cream.
Magazine and Review show 1976 3 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A ringside seat in Newcastle upon Tyne to see some women warriors of wrestling in a 1970s All Stars promotion.
Ivy Was Doing the Washing When They Came
Comedy 1962 12 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
A surreal 60s soapbox mockery of advertising and the traditional British washday? It’s anyone’s guess!
Clock-wise or a Good Start for the Day
Advert 2 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Start the day the Andrews way with a strikingly crisp cartoon advertising a Toon tonic in Technicolor.
City of Newcastle C.B.S. Annual Show
Amateur film 1956 7 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Bird fanciers converge in Newcastle for the annual battle of the budgies.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete