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The Big Red Van
The big red community media van spends the day in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Documentary 1974 19 mins
The community media van set up by the Inter-Action Trust spends the day in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a local tenants association and children, who learn how to use the video equipment. In 1973 the Inter-action Trust had set up a travelling van and crew equipped with media facilities intended for use in disadvantaged communities around the UK.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle Brown Ale Monument
Advert 1972 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Workmen clean an oversized bottle perched on a factory chimney. At lunch, two beers are delivered to them by helicopter.
Please Do Not Walk on the Grass
Amateur film 1970 17 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Home and Away No. 4
1955 16 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Swan Hunter’s Neptune Yard, Newcastle, and fishing at Loch Aweside.
Opening of the New Benton Bank Tram Route
Non-Fiction 1913 7 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
3 June 1913: a new tram route from Newcastle is opened. See the first car to go down the incredibly steep bank!
Whitley Bay (Northumberland Coast)
Promotional 1926 16 mins Location: Whitley Bay
Pack your swimming trunks and a time machine - Whitley Bay in the 1920s is the next hot holiday destination.
Scenes at the Exchange Walk to Hexham & Haltwhistle
Documentary 1914 6 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Intriguing early film of competitive speed walkers in Northumbria
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.