Film ID:
YFA 2089



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Part of the Hainsworth Collection, this film includes footage of the family at their home in Pudsey, days out on the beach in Bridlington, and three weddings.

The film opens with family scenes of adults and children in a garden of Priestroyd House, Pudsey. It was the home of Samuel Cordingley and his wife Nancy. The family is then in the garden at Moorfield House, Gildersome , home of Ernest Bates and his wife Joyce

The next scene takes place on a beach at Port Erin, Isle of Man. The family relaxes and plays in the sand. There is also a man preaching from an Evangelical beach mission pulpit for the Children's Special Service Mission (CSSM ).

The extended family are next at home Priestroyd House, Pudsey in the garden, with two sisters in identical dresses.

Easter 1953, and the family is on a day out in Bridlington. The beach and seafront stores can be seen, including the “Empire”. 

The some women are playing tennis at Moorfield House, Gildersome. The older man present is Ernest Bates's father.

This is followed by a short clip of terraced housing in Clara Street, Farsley. The street has been decorated with a lot of bunting in celebration of Coronation Day, June 2, 1953. Dr Eileen H, wife of Peter is woman in St John Ambulance uniform with some of her four sons.

Next there is a close-up of a church sign - Duke Street Trinity, Methodist Church, Southport. Following this are scenes of the wedding of Margaret Barlow's daughter Rachel and Jack Kinnings. There is footage of the couple and guests outside of the church.

A second wedding seems to be taking place at a registry office, with the newlyweds being showered with confetti.

The third wedding on this reel takes place at St. Lawrence church in Pudsey. There is a close-up of the sign followed footage after the wedding of Ann Cordingley and Robert Powell. Again, the newlyweds and wedding guests can be seen outside of the church.

There are several extended family scenes including interiors and exteriors at Eastfield, Easterly Road, Roundhay, Leeds. The family congregate in the living room, and they also are pose for the camera outside of the house.  Among them are three boys, one in a cowboy outfit.  Adults and children join hands in the garden and do ring-a-ring-a-roses.

A fleet of coaches (J W Kitchen & Sons, Bradford, Stanningley, and Pudsey) are lined up near a factory, to set off for Morecambe to celebrate Christopher Cordingley's 21st birthday. All the employees at Cordingley's Priestroyd Mill, the building which can be seen in the background, have been invited. One coach is damaged in accident.  They pose for a cameraman in motorcycle gear.  On arrival they have a formal dinner with speeches and a presentation.

The next portion of the film includes scenes in the garden of Priestroyd House which also show an Austin Somerset Convertible and other high end cars of the time. There is a little girl (Susan Bates) playing with a hand puppet of Sooty and teasing a dog.

The film closes with beach scenes at Bridlington and Hainsworth family farm and holiday home, Madge Hill Farm, near Pateley Bridge.