Film ID:
YFA 511

HOLMFIRTH OX ROAST AND LOCAL EVENTS

1932

Visitor Tabs

Description

This is film featuring various events in Holmfirth, including the local circus of The Ladringlo’s.

The film begins with a girl and a man walking around some old buildings.

Intertitle – The Ladringlo’s

There is an acrobatic circus performance on a revolving wheel outside.  Then there is a procession through Holmfirth with girl guides and a float with boys shovelling hay.  Children are wearing historical costumes and traditional dress from other countries.  Others are in fancy dress and there is a group wheeling decorated cycles, some with mannequins on them.  A hog is being roasted on an open fire.

Intertitle – Crowning Glory of Holme Valley Queen (Oct. 13th 1932).  Holmfirth Shopping Week.

The Holme Valley Queen heads a parade, possibly accompanied by her father, and takes her seat on the throne.  She then makes a speech after another man has addressed the crowd before she is led away, followed by her entourage.

Intertitle – Some views of Holmfirth

An elderly man, possibly the vicar, poses for the camera, followed by several women wearing aprons.

Intertitle – Homebridge Church

The church is shown in the distance.

Intertitle – Holmfirth from Waterside

There is a view over the valley.

Intertitle – From Hollingreave

Again the valley is shown from another view.

Intertitle – Holmfirth Alterations
Intertitle –Impromptu

There is a site where a building has been demolished, and the beginnings of a new building being watched by several men, one in a white overcoat.  A truck drives past as pedestrians walk by.

Intertitle –Deliberate

There is a new building and another derelict site, with a factory behind it.  Cars are parked in the street.  The site overlooks a river.  There are several tall chimneys.  A man is ascending one of them on a ladder.

Intertitle – Sheep roasting Holme.

A sheep’s carcass is on a spit.  There is a man ladling fat over it and a crowd looking on.  A man in a white coat arrives.
The film switches to a man on a bicycle in fancy dress, followed by a marching brass band and a procession with various floats, one of them advertising ‘Brooks’.  There is a float for ‘Radio Platt’, and one for ‘The New Moon’.  There are lots of spectacular floats and people in fancy dress, with the Boy Scouts at the rear.

Intertitle – Jubilee Day; Old Folks Motor Ride

People get off a bus with ‘Green and white Motors’ written on the side.  There is crowd on a street watching as another bus pulls off, with a shop across the road for Battye’.  A group of elderly people are sitting on a bench.

Intertitle –  The Waggon that went too far.

A group of men stand looking over a wall, behind which stands a large gas cylinder and the town.  Down below a car is resting at the bottom of a bank with two men attaching a chain to it.  A traction engine has arrived to pull it back up, watched by a large crowd.  A policeman oversees the situation as the car is hauled along by the traction engine.