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19876 Visit of King Queen Gateshead 08 copy

We're delighted to welcome you to our updated and enhanced website for the North East Film Archive. We hope that you'll enjoy exploring the site, which features a selection of great films from our collection - free to view online - including documentaries, newsreels, advertisements, and home movies.

We're always interested to hear about any film collections featuring the North East of England, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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19876 Visit of King Queen Gateshead 08 copy

A Bridge through Time

NEFA and Transporter Explore Rivers Film Heritage

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Historic footage of the region's bridges, industries and rivers held in the North East Film Archive has been explored and made more accessible to researchers and the public through a link-up between NEFA and the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project.


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Craig Hornby

Director - A Century in Stone

Eston-born filmmaker and founder of Pancrack pictures, Craig Hornby, pays tribute to Wilf Shaw and the lost and found 1930s documentary films of this Middlesbrough clockmaker who later developed windshields for Concorde.

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Archive Detectives

Northumbria Police collection revealed

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We have been following clues and uncovering evidence on a new collection donated to the archive and can now reveal our findings online. Discover more about three new films from the Northumbria Police collection that we have recently added to our website. Made between the 1940s and 1950s, the films capture life in the North East during both war and peace and include a royal visit to Newcastle, Coronation celebrations in Gateshead and festivities in Morpeth to mark the centenary of Northumberland Constabulary.


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A Bridge through Time: NEFA and Transporter Explore Three Rivers Film Heritage

Jul 16, 2014

Historic footage held in the North East Film Archive of bridges, industries and rivers throughout the region has been explored and made more accessible to... Read more

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