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Queen at Invincible launch
Meet the Royal Family and celebrate important royal occasions. Watch the King opening the Tyne Bridge in 1928. Watch our present Queen unveiling ships and new buildings in the 1980s.
Coronation celebration (watch children join in the festivities) The Queen (Watch the opening of a nuclear power station) Tyne Bridge (Watch the royal opening in this 1928 film)

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)

The Jewish Community Day Out - These We Have Loved (1937/colour/silent)
A Coronation parade involving the Jewish community celebrates the Queen's ascension. (2 minutes 24 seconds �NRFTA)

Correction Hill Fancy Dress Parade - Queen's Coronation (1953/b&w/silent)
Children don their fancy dress costumes in order to celebrate the Queen's Coronation. (2 minutes 48 seconds �NRFTA)

Correction Hill Coronation Party - Queen's Coronation (1953/b&w/sound)
Families hold a party in honour of Her Majesty's Coronation in Cumbria. (1 minute 42 seconds �NRFTA)

Crowning the Sedbergh Queen - Queen's Coronation (1953/colour/silent)
The crowning party in Sedbergh as Cumbrians celebrate the Queen's Coronation with their own regal event. (1 minute 12 seconds �NRFTA)

Kendal's Coronation Carnival - Queen's Coronation (1953/colour/silent)
Celebrations for the Queen's Coronation as local people in Kendal hold a street parade and party. (3 minutes 7 seconds �NRFTA)

Kendal's Coronation Parade - Queen's Coronation (1953/colour/silent)
Celebrations for the Queen's Coronation with local people in Kendal. (4 minutes 24 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)

Weight Lifting - Great Harwood Celebrates (1953/colour/silent)
The Queen's Coronation is celebrated in Great Harwood with a weight lifting demonstration. (54 seconds �NWFA)

The Queen Visits a Cotton Mill - Lancashire Royal Visit (1954/b&w/silent)
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on their visit to Lilac Cotton Mill in Manchester. (57 seconds �BBC)

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)

The Launch - Building the Big 'Un (1969/b&w/sound)
Princess Anne launches the Esso Northumbria tanker in Wallsend, and toast the achievements of the Tyneside shipbuilders who made the 1350 feet long ship" (2 minutes 56 seconds �BBC)

The Launch - I Name This Ship Invincible (1977/colour/sound)
Crowds arrive for the launch of the Invincible at Barrow with Her Majesty the Queen. (3 minutes 14 seconds �NRFTA)

Preparations & Arrival - Queen's visit to Stockton (1956/b&w/sound)
Teesside prepares for a royal visit including images of crowds, children being brought in by train, soldiers, nurses and civic dignitaries." (5 minutes 58 seconds �ICI Film Collection)

Crowds welcome the Queen - Queen's visit to Stockton (1956/colour/sound)
Crowds welcoming the Queen to Stockton on her 1956 visit to the ICI chemical plant. (2 minutes 16 seconds �ICI Film Collection)

The Queen visits a Chemical Plant - Queen's visit to Stockton (1956/colour/sound)
The Queen opening ICI's Wilton chemical plant on Teesside in the mid 1950s. (3 minutes 30 seconds �ICI Film Collection)

Launching a Rig - Rig Building (1980s/colour/sound)
The growth in North Sea oil and gas led to the building and launch of rigs on the Tees and Tyne including this rig built at Smiths' Dock. (50 seconds �NRFTA)

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