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Sunderland .v. Newcastle Utd - Early Football Derby (1913/b&w/silent)
One of the earliest derby matches between Newcastle United and Sunderland in this rare silent film of the F.A. Cup fourth round replay on March 12, 1913." (3 minutes 18 seconds ©NRFTA)

Derby Day - Sunderland vs Middlesbrough (1970s/colour/sound)
Middlesbrough and Sunderland play a local football derby in the 1970s. (3 minutes ©NRFTA)

Ariel Views of Coalfields - North by Northeast (1975/colour/sound)
Aerial footage of the Durham and Northumberland coal fields including the Lynemouth pit, once one of the most modern of its day." (48 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Royal Opening - The Washington Galleries (1975/colour/sound)
Princess Anne opening The Galleries shopping centre in Washington in the mid 1970s. (54 seconds ©NRFTA)

Inside the Steelworks - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/sound)
Inside the Consett steel works men work at the furnaces producing steel. Hot metal blocks and rods roll down chutes. (2 minutes 41 seconds ©BBC)

Crowds at Durham Miners' Gala - Like A Candyman's Trumpet (1967/b&w/sound)
People drinking, eating and rowing boats at Durham Miners' Gala." (1 minute 26 seconds ©BBC)

Pigeons - The Bird Market (1950s/b&w/sound)
Durham miners indulge in their favourite pastime of keeping pigeons. (51 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Closure of Consett - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/sound)
Consett steelworks in County Durham on the eve of its closure. (1 minute 24 seconds ©BBC)

Police and Pickets - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/silent)
Demonstrators and pickets protesting about the proposed closure of the Consett steelworks. (50 seconds ©BBC)

Demolition - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/silent)
The destruction of one of the Consett steel works in one of the largest ever demolition schemes in Europe. (17 seconds ©BBC)

Consett Steel Works - When the Dust Settles (1999/colour/sound)
A tour round the Consett Steelworks in the Seventies. (1 minute 57 seconds ©BBC)

Inside a Shopping Centre - The Washington Galleries (1975/colour/sound)
Inside the new Galleries shopping centre in Washington New Town. (37 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Birthplace of ships - Sunderland Oak (1961/b&w/sound)
Sunderland was once the birthplace of ships, employing thousands of men in its yards. Go behind the scenes and watch film footage of a typical shipyard in the early 1960s." (2 minutes 56 seconds ©BBC)

The Largest Shipbuilding Town in the World - Sunderland Oak (1961/b&w/sound)
Views of Sunderland - once the largest shipbuilding town in the world - including the ships that made Wearside world famous. (1 minute 35 seconds ©BBC)

A Shipbuilder's Hard Life - Sunderland Oak (1961/b&w/sound)
A shipyard workers' life was a often a hard one as seen in this film footage of shipbuilding communities living close to the Sunderland waterfront. (3 minutes 15 seconds ©BBC)

Shipbuilders Talk Shop - Sunderland Oak (1961/b&w/sound)
Sunderland shipyard workers talk about the uncertain future of shipbuilding on the Wear as they have a tea break. (4 minutes 16 seconds ©BBC)

Welding - Sunderland Oak (1961/b&w/sound)
Riveters and welders working in the Sunderland shipyards of the 1960s. (2 minutes 38 seconds ©BBC)

Sunderland Shipbuilding - Sunderland - Setting for Industry (1966/colour/sound)
Sunderland's shipbuilding industry at its peak, looking at the challenges ahead and watching the launch of the Montrose." (1 minute 35 seconds ©NRFTA)

Men Working - Shipbuilding (1950s/b&w/silent)
Shipyard workers start work on a new ship. (3 minutes 53 seconds ©NRFTA)

Work in Progress - Shipbuilding (1950s/b&w/silent)
The shipyard workers illustrate the different stages of building a large vessel. (3 minutes 20 seconds ©NRFTA)

Nearing Completion - Shipbuilding (1950s/b&w/silent)
The vessels skeleton nears completion. (2 minutes 53 seconds ©NRFTA)

Welders and Riveters - Shipbuilding (1950s/b&w/silent)
Welders and riveters work on a ship down on the waterfront. (3 minutes ©NRFTA)

Construction Work - Shipbuilding (1950s/b&w/silent)
Construction work starts on a new ship being made ready for launch including the erection of the masts. (5 minutes 51 seconds ©NRFTA)

Sunderland Builds a Cargo Ship - A Ship is Born(b&w/silent)
Sunderland shipyard workers lay the foundations for the keel of a new ship. (3 minutes 51 seconds ©NRFTA)

School Life - Barnard Castle School (1947/b&w/sound)
Life at Barnard Castle School in County Durham. (3 minutes 29 seconds ©BBC)

School Dinners - Barnard Castle School (1947/b&w/silent)
A look around the school's kitchens as lunch is served. (2 minutes 16 seconds ©BBC)

Cross Country Running - Barnard Castle School (1947/b&w/silent)
A bracing cross country run with pupils from Barnard Castle School on their sports Day. (1 minute 39 seconds ©BBC)

The Early Railways - Locomotion (1993/colour/sound)
The early railway navvies were the unsung heroes of the building of the railways, constructing tunnels and cutting out of the hard rock. " (4 minutes 2 seconds ©BBC)

Railway Pioneers - Locomotion (1993/colour/sound)
Railway pioneers like Hackworth and Stephenson provided the innovations and technological breakthroughs for the golden age of rail. (3 minutes 45 seconds ©BBC)

Huland's Quarry - Stone Blasting(b&w/silent)
Visit Huland's Quarry in Barnard Castle where stone was blasted for ballast for LNER railways. Watch the workers digging and filling wagons. (1 minute 53 seconds ©YFA)

Blasting - Stone Blasting(b&w/silent)
Men blasting stone for ballast at a quarry in Barnard Castle in County Durham. Take cover as the explosives are set in place, the fuse is lit and the workers shelter from the massive blast." (3 minutes 25 seconds ©YFA)

From Quarry Face to Crusher - Stone Blasting(b&w/silent)
Visit Huland's Quarry in Barnard Castle and watch the progress of the blasting stone as it makes its way from the rock face to the stone crusher. (2 minutes 6 seconds ©YFA)

Sunderland Buses - Going Places (1950s/colour/sound)
A journey on a motor bus, with information on the history of public transport in the North East." (3 minutes 48 seconds ©NRFTA)

Glass Blowing - Sunderland - Setting for Industry (1966/colour/sound)
Glass blowers and automation at the Pyrex plant in Sunderland. (1 minute 36 seconds ©NRFTA)

Congratulations George - Mining Review 4 (1964/b&w/sound)
George Wilson, Britain's top mining student of 1964, takes us on a tour of his workplace." (2 minutes 18 seconds ©NRFTA)

Glass Blower - Glass Blowing (1950s/colour/silent)
Sunderland's expert glass blowers at work. (1 minute ©NRFTA)

Glass Blowers - Glass Making (1950s/colour/sound)
Sunderland's famous glass blowers at Pyrex demonstrate their skills and craftsmanship. (2 minutes 9 seconds ©NRFTA)

Preston North End vs. Sunderland - Coronation FA Cup Final (1953/b&w/sound)
Highlights from the Coronation Cup Final when Sunderland beat Preston North End 3-1 in an exciting game at Wembley. (2 minutes 22 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Winning Goal - Sunderland win the F.A.. Cup (1973/colour/sound)
Giant-killing Sunderland beat mighty Leeds United in one of the most memorable F.A.. Cup finals in football history. (2 minutes 41 seconds ©BBC)

Receiving the Cup - Sunderland win the F.A.. Cup (1973/colour/sound)
Sunderland's Ian Porterfield scores the winning goal in the 1973 F.A.. Cup final at Wembley. (2 minutes 53 seconds ©BBC)

Returning Home - Sunderland win the F.A.. Cup (1973/colour/sound)
Crowds celebrate as Sunderland return back home with the F.A.. Cup after a remarkable 1-0 victory over top First Division team Leeds United. (2 minutes 21 seconds ©NRFTA)

Olga Lishman Marries Cyril Arthur Smith - A Wedding in Houghton-le-Spring (1927/b&w/silent)
A family wedding in County Durham in the late 1920s. Be a guest at the wedding of Olga Lishman and Cyril Arthur Smith in Houghton-le-Spring. (1 minute 26 seconds ©NRFTA)

Wedding at St Michael's Church - A Wedding in Houghton-le-Spring (1927/b&w/silent)
Join the celebrations at the wedding of Sybil Lishman, enjoy some wedding cake, and see the groom kiss the bride. Watch out for the huge crowds of well-wishers." (53 seconds ©NRFTA)

A Trip to the Seaside - Going Places (1952/colour/sound)
A trip to the seaside on the number 20 bus from Sunderland to Seaburn beach for a family day out. (2 minutes 10 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Seaside - Welcome to Roker and Seaburn (1980s/colour/sound)
A look at the Sunderland seaside from the 1920s to the present day. (3 minutes 42 seconds ©NRFTA)

Shove Ha'Penny - Pub Games (1960s/b&w/sound)
Men in a Durham pub play Shove Ha'penny and explain the rules of the game. (4 minutes 20 seconds ©NRFTA)

The History of a Sunderland Beer - Double Maxim (1999/colour/sound)
The history of Vaux's popular Double Maxim beer. (59 seconds ©BBC)

The Vestry Pub - Sunderland's Last 'Men Only' Pub (1960s/b&w/sound)
The last bastion of male only drinking in Sunderland - The Vestry public house. (3 minutes 58 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Coalface - A River Speaks (1950/b&w/sound)
The days when 'king coal' reigned in the Durham coalfield - above ground at the pit head and below ground to the coalface. (1 minute 32 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Pit - British Coal: 40 Years On (1951/b&w/silent)
Miners worked in cramped conditions underground where work was often backbreaking, dehumanising and dangerous." (2 minutes 43 seconds ©BBC)

Sorting the Coal. - British Coal: 40 Years On (1951/b&w/silent)
Women were often employed above ground at the pits, sorting the coal." (20 seconds ©BBC)

Going Down the Pit - British Coal: 40 Years On (1951/b&w/silent)
Underground at a North East mine with men working at the coal seams. (1 minute 15 seconds ©BBC)

The Modern Pit - British Coal: 40 Years On (1951/b&w/silent)
Modern cutting machinery made life easier for miners in the pit during the 1950s. (2 minutes 15 seconds ©BBC)

The Durham Miners' Gala - British Coal: 40 Years On (1951/b&w/silent)
Miners at their annual Gala in Durham city centre, meeting national politicians like Labour's George Brown." (31 seconds ©BBC)

The Miners' March - Like A Candyman's Trumpet (1967/b&w/silent)
The marching miners, the pipe bands and the crowds at the Durham Miners' Gala." (4 minutes 15 seconds ©BBC)

Big Day Out - Like A Candyman's Trumpet (1967/b&w/sound)
Crowds at the Durham Miners Gala enjoying their day out and watching the political speeches. (1 minute 26 seconds ©BBC)

The West Stanley Pit Disaster - Deep Divisions: Coal and Class in County Durham (1909/b&w/silent)
The 1909 West Stanley Pit Disaster was one of the worst ever - 160 men were killed in a tragic accident which devastated a mining community. (1 minute 24 seconds ©BBC)

Looking Forward - Mining Review 4 (1966/colour/sound)
How the coal mining industry was brought up to date in the mid 1960s - with a look at computers, machinery, and new technology." (5 minutes 56 seconds ©NRFTA)

Looking Back - Mining Review 4 (1960s/b&w/sound)
Sid Chaplin on a tour around the former pits and colliery houses of County Durham. (2 minutes 2 seconds ©NRFTA)

Underground - Mining Review 4 (1960s/b&w/sound)
Sid Chaplin goes underground at former pits in County Durham. (1 minute 52 seconds ©NRFTA)

Miners - Working the Coal Face (1930s/b&w/silent)
Miners descend in cages to work at the coal face whilst the 'Belles of the Diamond Field' work at the pit mouth. (3 minutes 51 seconds ©NRFTA)

Chemical Factory - Glaxo (1950/colour/sound)
A look at the facilities and staff in the Barnard Castle Glaxo Laboratory , including the sterilisers." (3 minutes 28 seconds ©BBC)

Golden Age of Rail - Locomotion (1969/colour/sound)
The railway pioneers worked around the clock to pioneer major engineering advances. (30 seconds ©BBC)

Steam Trains - Everybody's Doin' It (1930s/b&w/sound)
Old locomotives steam across the countryside. (52 seconds ©BBC)

Mining Disaster - West Stanley Pit Disaster (1970s/b&w/sound)
Former miners recall the West Stanley Pit Disaster in which 168 workers lost their lives. (4 minutes 14 seconds ©NRFTA)

Mining Underground - West Stanley Pit Disaster (1970s/b&w/sound)
Miners discuss the harsh and difficult conditions underground at West Stanley pit. (1 minute 47 seconds ©NRFTA)

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