Film ID:
YFA 5790

HOBBIES EXHIBITION 1952

1952

Visitor Tabs

Description

This short film shows an exhibition of hobbies organised by Shipley Rotary Club, with members’ pastimes such as model making and rope knots on display.

Title – Hobbies Exhibition Oct 1952
Title – Sponsored by Shipley Rotary Club

An early Renault motor car is parked in a rain-soaked street in Shipley.  A sign attached to a fence announces a hobbies exhibition.  Passers-by gathered on the pavement watch the car drive off. A hand holds up a flyer which reads ‘Rotary Club of Shipley – Your Hobbies Exhibition’.

Title – Opened by Mrs Wilcock J.P.

A woman wearing a ceremonial brass chain observes the proceedings in a hall filled with people and displays of their various pastimes. She stands on a stage and is presented with a bunch of flowers.
One of the stalls has a large display of English honey. Next, a flag for the Scouts is seen which reads ‘RS Boy Scouts – Angus Rhodes’, followed by a display of knots.

Title – Hard working inner wheels

A line of women stands behind a table, including the filmmaker’s wife, Mary Hall, on the far left. A large display of painted miniatures, including horses and military figures, can be seen on a table top. Another stand is covered with painted ceramics. 

Mrs Wilcock, the Justice of the Peace, makes her way round the exhibitors, chatting to various people. Mary Hall offers round a bag of sweets. Further displays are shown, including model boats, aeroplanes and a railway set with several trains.

Title – Pres. Jonathan takes a breather

Three older men stand together talking, with one smoking a cigarette. Other people mill around, chatting and looking at the displays.

Title – The organizing genius Rotarian Arthur Taylor

A man who stands talking to a woman behind a stall covered with glass bottles turns to look at the camera. The film ends with another look at the hall and the flags hung from the rafters.

Title – The End