CineSecrets: Amazing footage shows glory days of Sunderland's glassmaking industry

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This amazing footage shows glassmaking in full swing in the golden days of the industry in Sunderland.

The gorgeous shots capture the magic of glassmaking in the August edition of CineSecrets.

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

Every month, we reveal a hidden gem showing historic Sunderland on film from the precious collections of the region’s North East Film Archive.

We’ll release a treasure from the archive on our website and onto our Facebook page.

You’ll see the sights and sounds, the faces, changing landscapes and industries of the area. You’ll experience special events just as they happened and watch everyday lives and the region’s rich past unfold on screen.

TELL US YOUR STORIES

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

If these films spark your own memories or you spot a familiar face, then please let us know. Any nuggets of information, or tales about the people or the locations featured all help to tell the amazing stories of our past – so pop them in the comments section below.

CineSecrets is just a tiny fragment of a vast catalogue of film collected and preserved by the North East Film Archive.

It’s part of North East Film Archive’s major new project NORTH EAST ON FILM, which will re-connect the people and communities of the region with their film heritage and provide important glimpses into our history through special screenings, events and online collections.

CineSecrets: Sunderland has been specially curated with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

To find out more about #NorthEastonFilm visit:

http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/north-east-on-film

This film shows people working in a glassmaking factory and we have three questions for you to think about:

Which Sunderland building had the first stained glass window in England?

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still taken from North East Film Archive footage

Which world-famous glassware brand was made in Sunderland?

What material used as ballast in ships was re-used to make glass?

Watch our 90 second clip and test your memory. We’ll see you in 1 week where we reveal the CineSecrets answers - and share some of your comments!

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still from North East Film Archive footage

Glassmaking in Sunderland. Still from North East Film Archive footage