Graham Relton

Manager: YFA and NEFA

Graham joined the Archive in October 2007 to project manage YFA Online; an ambitious project working with communities across the region to select and make accessible over 50 hours of the YFA's collections online. “I am a proud Yorkshireman with a background in the Arts and Heritage sector. My role as Archive Manager is varied but my main aim is to make the YFA's moving image collections accessible to new audiences in both innovative and traditional ways. I don't want Yorkshire's film heritage to sit on a shelf in a vault gathering dust, I love to get our films out to the communities in which they were made or made about. "

Favourite Film

"My knowledge of the collections keeps growing week by week and I usually have a different favourite film every other day but if I had to plump for one it would have to be 'Ower Bit Bog Oil’, a fantastic cine club production made by a gentleman called Eric Hall that documents the traditional game of ‘Knur and Spell’ in the 9160s. The film captures a rich Yorkshire dialect and a way of life long gone.”