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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South Shields Silver Jubilee Celebrations
One big happy family on the streets of South Shields for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee visit.
Amateur film 1977 6 mins Silent
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Queen Elizabeth II sails into Tyneside for a Silver Jubilee visit. The patriotic school kids of Monkton Junior School, South Shields, don their best Union Jack hats and wave their flags as the royal couple drive by in a flash (although a totter’s pony and trap is first on the scene). The trestle tables groan with cake and sandwiches at a street party in full swing on Wharton Street. There’s some dodgy disco dancing to end the celebrations … and not a punk in sight.
Ken Wright, the caretaker of Monkton Junior School and an enthusiastic amateur cameraman, was on hand to record on Super 8 film the anticipation and excitement of local celebrations in this coastal town at the mouth of the Tyne.
Jubilee on Film
Amateur film 1977 28 mins Location: Cuckfield
Cuckfield comes together to plan and celebrate the 1977 Silver Jubilee with contributions from the whole community.
Amateur film 1935 9 mins Silent Location: Great Hucklow
Gorgeous scenes of the Derbyshire village celebrating King George V's Silver Jubilee.
Home movie 1977 10 mins Silent Location: Aberbeeg
Streets are decorated, cakes are baked and the locals are in fancy dress as the community comes together to celebrate the Silver Jubilee.
Non-Fiction 1935 11 mins Silent Location: Stepney
A dazzling portrait of Stepney in high spirits, celebrating the 25-year reign of King George V.
Current affairs 1977 13 mins Location: Bath
A special report looks into the preparations for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and her subsequent tour of the South West.
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - St Paul's South - Arrival of Queen's Carriage Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - St Paul's South - Arrival of Queen's Carriage
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
Queen Victoria can just be made out under her umbrella in this sequence filmed in St Paul’s Churchyard during her Diamond Jubilee.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1980 4 mins Location: South Shields
Staying alive, from a single cell to a big bang. Blink and you’ll miss the end.
Amateur film 1980 8 mins Silent Location: South Shields
Going with the flow on the River Tyne at South Shields.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1983 5 mins Location: South Shields
Budgies for beginners: home comforts for birds explained to young pet owners.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1978 3 mins Location: South Shields
An uptempo look at man’s passionate obsession with time from first light to the dawn of the digital age.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1981 10 mins Location: South Shields
An engaging, hand painted animation of Rudyard Kipling’s origin tale about a work shy camel who gets the hump.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 4 mins Location: South Shields
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Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
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