About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
A look at the communities and industries that line the banks of the River Tyne.
A description of the river
'The film describes the river from its source near the Scottish Border, past Newcastle to the sea. The river has a rich historical background which included the wall built across Britain by the Romans, and the castles built in medieval times to keep out the Scots. The Tyne is the centre of many industries, such as paper, chemicals, coal, steel and shipbuilding.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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