This is a film of York, showing the city centre and a charity pram parade in a housing area. It isn’t known where the title ‘Collacoats’ derives from.
The film discusses the different architectural features of the city of York. It questions whether new buildings and old should be placed in such close proximity and the effect of doing so.
This is a documentary film on being young in York, using interviews with present day teenagers and adults who were teenagers in the 1960s, illustrated with images from archive film and photographs. It highlights the difficulties of being young and the lack of activities for young people in York today. It also shows young people out on a Saturday night and some projects for young people.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson showing the introduction of cycle routes in York City Centre.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson which features York during the floods in the winter of 1978-1979. The film includes footage of many of York's popular landmarks which were affected by the flood.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of rainy day in York in 1985, capturing a typical wet day that summer.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a typical day at York Market.
This is a film documenting work being done in Leeds to clean up the rivers, waterways, and restore old buildings. The film was made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers.
Part of the John Turner collection, this is a film showing street scenes in Hull and of Pearson Park in Hull. It shows children playing, teenagers in groups in the streets and the park, as well as a cricket match and an event in York.
This is a film showing street scenes in Hull and of Pearson Park in Hull, from the John Turner Collection. It shows children playing, the Hull Fair, and a Hull University students vs. staff football match, and an event in York.
The film begins in Hull Fair, with people on the rides and playing games, such as darts and on a rifle range. People are riding on the dodgems, and playing a game to win gold fish. There is a large queue at the chips stall. A group are huddled over what appears to be a table football game. The film then returns to the derelict area, with workmen building near some caravans, where a girl sits looking through a picture book. Some toddlers run around a garden, and small boys play in the rubble. Two small girls play at making tea on a doorstep. In the background there is a church with a tower. The builders are mixing up cement. Children climb through wire get to a large pile of logs. There is more washing hung out to dry between the houses. A girl runs off with a sandwich.
This short film shows the High Street in Northallerton.
This short film features different buildings and sites on Bootham Road in York.
Despite the title, this film shows several interesting places in the North Riding of Yorkshire during the early part of the 20th century. Destinations include Richmond Castle and the Waterfalls at Aysgarth.
This documentary focuses on the preservation efforts of the Yorkshire countryside made by Yorkshire Naturalists' Trust founded in 1946 and now known as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The film outlines the problems that project developments of roads and buildings are destroying the surrounding countryside and its skyline. Information is given about preservation and the various nature reserves in Yorkshire that the public can visit and to which they can donate funds. Explanations of the different seasons, the wildlife and plant life found in those seasons, and the effect that building development has on the countryside are strong themes in this film.
This footage was taken between 1955 and 1959 and shows events and activities from Judith Simpson's toddler years. Included are scenes of her with parents and relations, playing with toys, learning to walk, playing in the sea, and looking after her younger brother.
This film is from a collection of films made by Leeds based filmmaker Jack Goldberg. The collection consists of footage from family holidays, weddings, family food shop, and family activities. As the family are Jewish, there are a lot of interesting insights into the family traditions, foods and religious customs. This film consists of footage from the wedding of Lynne Collins (n?e Goldberg).
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
A hundred years on from a ground-breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton compares the lives of the jobless in 1910 with their modern-day counterparts. A century ago single mums lived on the brink of starvation - now our costly benefits system means that children do not go hungry. But has the welfare state created new problems? And as the government embarks on the biggest shake-up of benefits for a generation, what lessons can we learn from research into unemployment carried out a hundred years ago? Originally transmitted 29th October, 2010
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film shows a greenhouse, flowers planted in Harrogate town centre, and a few streets in the town.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film shows footage of a flower show and scenes from Harrogate, and also features locations in Knaresborough and York. The film includes intertitles which identify the different locations and events including the crowning of Harrogate's Floral Queen.
This film is part of the C.H.Wood collection and comprises a promotional film made for Wallace Arnold Tours. This film features a housewife who, when overwhelmed with her tasks and work at home, treats herself to a daytrip to Scarborough with two of her friends. The film features well-known sites in both York and Scarborough.
This is a film that appears to be made as a test having bought a new camera. After showing some of the family neighbourhood, the film shows York City Centre as it was in 1968 before pedestrianisation.
This is a film sowing the outside of York Minster and the surrounding area taken form on top of one of the towers.
This film was made by amateur filmmaker Fred Brackenbury and is part of the Nowell collection. This film promotes Harrogate as a town to visit due to the variety of activities and entertainment, as well as the beautiful sights that can be seen there.
Made by York-based filmmaker Paul Richardson, this film is a series of rushes which were used for a promo for One & Other TV. The film captures glimpses of York in autumn and winter, 2011 including footage of York Market, Stonegate decorated for Christmas, the riverbanks of the Ouse, and York Minster. Most of the film is shot in the low autumn sunlight with a few scenes shot at night.