Film ID:
YFA 4081

HORNSEA POTTERY ADVERTISEMENTS

1969-1978

Visitor Tabs

Description

Founded in 1949 by brothers Colin and Desmond Rawson, Hornsea Pottery originally produced affordable souvenirs for Hornsea's growing tourist market. The company eventually expanded, making stylish tableware items, and became the biggest employer in the area in the 1960s. This reel of film is comprised of a number of short advertisements for the pottery and the onsite company attractions.

1. This is a short advertising film made by Hornsea Pottery Company displaying all the attractions of their family centre.

The film begins with cars arriving at Hornsea Pottery, where children are playing on a climbing frame, and people are going around the Tea Gardens near the garden centre. The film shows the pottery shop, miniature zoo, cafe and finishing with the kiddie cars.

2. This is a short advertising film made by Hornsea Pottery Company displaying all their attractions. It is accompanied by a whimsical voiceover.

The film begins with cars arriving at the Hornsea Pottery free car park where children are playing on climbing frames. There are parrots, monkeys climbing on an elderly man, doves and the kiddie cars.

3. This is a short advertising film made by Hornsea Pottery Company displaying all their attractions geared towards a typical young family.

The film opens with an Heirloom mug, and then a young family arrives in a Ford Capri ('H' reg). They walk through the outside cafe, visit the aviary, play area with a slide, shop, garden centre and look at the ducks. They then go on the factory tour, the commentator reads out the address. After a short interlude, the young couple are briefly shown again walking through the garden centre.

4. This is a short advertising film made by Hornsea Pottery Company displaying all their attractions geared towards a typical young family.

The film opens with a colourful painting of visitors to Hornsea Pottery. This is followed with a picture of people on a factory tour and a series of photos: of the shop, picnic area, children's playground, a horse and cart ride. The advert closes with colourful map showing Hornsea Pottery's location.

5. This is a short advertising film made by Hornsea Pottery Company displaying all their attractions geared towards a typical young family.

The film opens with a sign for Hornsea Pottery followed by a family arriving in their car. Having parked the car, they go on the factory tour where they see some of the processes involved in making the famous pottery. Then they see the shop, the cafe, the children's playground and goats. End title: 'Hornsea Pottery at Lancaster and Hornsea'