The collection now has a physical home at the West End Library, Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Here you can search through all the titles using the paper catalogue, and watch the films on DVD on the Archive for Change monitor.
The collection is accessible Mondays 9am-4pm and Thursday 2-4pm, in the same corner as the West Newcastle Picture History Collection. Please ask the volunteers for assistance. Access & viewing is free.
Please note the DVD’s are not available to hire or purchase, if you have any enquiries please get in touch
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 277 4100
Archive for Change is a unique film collection that brings together archive film material alongside recent footage and personal stories of home, place and change from Benwell, Scotswood and Elswick in Newcastle’s West End.
The collection includes approximately 50 short films, newsreels, archive clips and interviews with residents dating from 1905 to present day. Documenting some of the key moments in the West End over the last century, the films highlight the voices of those who have lived through these many changes, including industrial history, housing & regeneration, employment and community action.
Working with the collection
The collection is free to access and welcomes interest from individuals, community groups, schools and universities for a variety of uses, including local research or history, educational work and creative projects.
The project aims to enable residents and groups within the West End to continue making films about the area. If you are thinking of making a film and need to access training or equipment, get in touch to find out what we can offer.
Adding to the collection
If you have a film about the West End that you would like us to copy and add to the collection, please contact us.