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Become a day tripper, visit the beach, or relive the fun of the fair from the Depression through to the affluent Sixties and Seventies, we take you on a journey through the leisure revolution.
Tourist in bikini (read about holiday habits in the fifties) Trendy boy (Find out what the first generation of teenagers got up to) Yemeni man at riot (Read about the little known Yemeni riots)

Dancing - Holidays At Home (1944/colour/silent)
Citizens dance their war worries away at a bop at Gateshead's Saltwell Park. (1 minute 42 seconds �NRFTA)

Saltwell Park - Holidays At Home (1944/colour/silent)
Families escape from the gloom of war time Gateshead with a trip to Saltwell Park. (55 seconds �NRFTA)

Sports Day - Holidays At Home (1944/colour/silent)
A children's sports day including the sack race and the 100 yards featuring mums and toddlers. (2 minutes 37 seconds �NRFTA)

Donkey Rides - Holidays At Home (1944/colour/silent)
Gateshead's Saltwell Park in 1944 when donkey rides were popular with children and their mums. (50 seconds �NRFTA)

Children's Fun Day - Holidays at Home (1944/colour/silent)
A children's fun day at Gateshead's Saltwell Park during the Second World War. (3 minutes 4 seconds �NRFTA)

Punch and Judy - Holidays at Home (1944/colour/silent)
A Punch and Judy show at Saltwell Park in Gateshead during the Second World War. (2 minutes 45 seconds �NRFTA)

Swimming Competition - Holidays at Home (1944/colour/silent)
This swimming competition at Shipcote Baths in Gateshead was designed to provide much-needed entertainment and light relief during World War Two. (2 minutes 56 seconds �NRFTA)

Street Celebrations - VE Day Celebrations (1945/colour/silent)
VE Day - war finally comes to an end with victory bonfires and street parties on Tyneside. (2 minutes 59 seconds �NRFTA)

Street Party - Queen's Silver Jubilee (1977/colour/silent)
The Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977 including the celebrations at a street party in North Tyneside. (2 minutes 59 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)

Trapped Cars - Holy Island Crossing (1930s/b&w/silent)
The Causeway at Holy Island catches out drivers who are trapped in high waters and can't make it back to mainland Northumberland. (1 minute 1 second �NRFTA)

Big Day Out - Redcar (1950s/colour/silent)
Redcar had plenty to offer visitors in the 1950s from donkey rides and sun bathing to beauty contests. (3 minutes 27 seconds © NRFTA)

Riot Photos - South Shields Yemeni Riots (1930/b&w/sound)
The Yemeni race riot unfolds as Arabs in South Shields were exposed to racial discrimination in the 1930s. (3 minutes 33 seconds �Shields Gazette)

Christmas Eve - The Brown Family Archive (1935/b&w/silent)
Christmas Eve celebrations in the Brown household in Middlesbrough during the mid 1930s. (1 minute 6 seconds �NRFTA)

Christmas Gifts - The Brown Family Archive (1935/b&w/silent)
The wealthy Brown family in Middlesbrough unwrapping Xmas presents including fur coats. (53 seconds �NRFTA)

Christmas Dinner - The Brown Family Archive (1935/b&w/silent)
The Brown family from Middlesbrough enjoy Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. (57 seconds �NRFTA)

The Jewish Community Coronation Parade - These We Have Loved (1937/b&w/silent)
Rare film footage of the Jewish community in Tyneside just before the outbreak of the Second World War. (2 minutes 24 seconds �NRFTA)

A Tour of Central Europe - The Brown Family Archive (1937/colour/silent)
Wealthy North East family, the Browns, take a grand tour of Europe and witness the beginnings of Nazism." (32 seconds �NRFTA)

Levens Goes Gay - Queen's Coronation (1953/colour/silent)
The Cumbrian town celebrates the Queen's Coronation in style. (2 minutes 45 seconds �NRFTA)

Children's Gala - Ashington Children's Sports Association (1954/colour/sound)
Local children singing, dancing and enjoying a sports day in the mid 1950s. (2 minutes 35 seconds �NRFTA)

At the Fair - The Hoppings (1950s/colour/silent)
The Hoppings was a great day out for the whole family with big dippers, side shows and carousels.
(3 minutes 36 seconds �NRFTA)

The Big Wheel - The Hoppings (1950s/colour/silent)
The Hoppings fun fair gets into full swing on the big wheel. (59 seconds �NRFTA)

Getting Ready for a Night Out - Teenagers on the Toon (1970/b&w/silent)
A girl applies lipstick with a brush and puts on a dress in the 1960s. (1 minute 56 seconds �BBC)

Teenagers on a Night Out - Teenagers on the Toon (1970/b&w/silent)
Teenagers enjoying a night out with live music. (2 minutes �BBC)

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)

All Dressed Up - Morpeth Pageant (1950s/colour/silent)
Children dress up ready for the Morpeth Pageant. (2 minutes 50 seconds �NRFTA)

Morpeth Pageant - Celebrating Morpeth (1950s/colour/silent)
Morpeth children celebrate the town's history in this annual pageant. (2 minutes 30 seconds �NRFTA)

A Trip to the Park - Ryton Park (1970/colour/silent)
Kids and their mums enjoy a day out in the park. (55 seconds �BBC)

Having Fun - Children at Play (1940s/b&w/silent)
Children of a wealthy family enjoy playing traditional games. (2 minutes 47 seconds �NRFTA)

Family at Play - Children at Play (1950s/b&w/silent)
Children enjoy themselves at play in this film from the Anne Rowan Collection. (34 seconds �NRFTA)

Puppy Dog Tales - Children at Play (1950s/colour/silent)
Children have a fun time playing with a group of puppy dogs. (2 minutes 41 seconds �NRFTA)

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