This film is part of Free
The finish of the final race at Stockton race track
Non-Fiction 1896 1 mins
We have George Henderson, a Stockton-on-Tees exhibitor and collector, to thank for some of our earliest films. This film, purportedly of Stockton Races in 1896, could well be what it says, though we have no corroborating evidence. Either way, it’s an interesting view taken of the final race of the day with the traditional invasion of the track by the punters.
Several men cover their faces as they pass the camera looking like they don’t want to be recognised - perhaps worried that the boss or the missus might be watching. This suggests a degree of familiarity with film which may indicate that the date is rather later than 1896.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Sunderland
Durham Light Infantry veterans collect their medals for valour in the Boer War.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: St Helens
Members of this Friendly Society stream past the camera.
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
The annual championship meeting of England's premier athletics association.
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Accrington
Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Carlisle
The circus comes to town in wintery Carlisle.
Bailey's Royal Buxton Punch and Judy Show in Halifax (1901) Bailey's Royal Buxton Punch and Judy Show in Halifax (1901)
Documentary 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Halifax
Classic Victorian Punch and Judy show against a magnificent view of Halifax town.
Amateur film 1978 7 mins Location: Stockton-on-Tees
Hawaii it is not, but the weather does not put these competitors off taking part in this Teesside river carnival.
Home movie 1947 5 mins Silent Location: Stockton-on-Tees
A charming portrait of school boys from Stockton on Tees in the first age of austerity.
Documentary 1956 29 mins Location: Stockton-on-Tees
Beautiful documentary record of the royal visit to Teesside in 1956, shot in gorgeous Kodachrome.
Non-Fiction 1925 19 mins Silent Location: Darlington
A grand parade of locomotives to celebrate 100 years of railways and the world’s first passenger trains
Documentary 1953 21 mins Silent Location: Stockton-on-Tees
Portrait of an innovative housing renewal scheme in Stockton-on-Tees - on which rests the future of many an urban slum.
Non-Fiction 1910 4 mins Silent Location: Stockton-on-Tees
Residents of the Cleveland market town smile for the camera in this lively film of Stockton High Street on market day.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.