This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of Peter, his son, at school. The film includes footage of football and cricket matches between students and the teachers as well as a father son match.
This is a film of Kathy Cole and her family visiting St Katherine's Teacher Training College in Liverpool which Kathy attended. A short section at the end of the film features a holiday in France.
This film was part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection and contains footage of a large selection of baby animals. There are shots of a group of children playing with some of these animals as well as pretending to carrying out a variety of adult chores.
The following is an educational filmstrip which contains information washing and the architecture of Wakefield.
This is a film of a family and friends holidaying on a boat on the Humber. Also included in this film are other events, including a wedding, time spent on a farm, an excursion on board the Queen Mary, and time at a school.
This is the fifth of a series of films made by Derrick Walton of his son, Adrian, from birth through childhood. This film covers Adrian’s 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th birthdays. It also shows his first day at school, marching with the Cubs at Skipton Gala Christmas, and visiting Jodrell Bank.
This is the sixth of a series of films made by Derrick Walton of his son, Adrian, from birth through childhood. This film covers Adrian’s 9th, 10th, and 11th birthdays, his first day at secondary school, marching with the Cubs at Skipton Gala Christmas, and playing rugby.
This is the third of a series of films made by Derrick Walton of his daughter, Gillian, from birth through childhood. This film covers from Gillian’s 5th birthday through to her 7th birthday as well as her first day at school.
A documentary made by Encyclopaedia Britannica, this film follows a "typical" English family who live in York. The film explores different aspects of the family's life including work, school, home life, and leisure activities.
This documentary is a promotional film that profiles the Newton Chambers Factory, based in the Thorncliffe Valley near Sheffield. It closed down in the early 1970s but was an important manufacturing works that was involved in producing ironwork such as tanks, gas holders, and even domestic range ovens. It also had a large chemical output often used as a base for disinfectant products. Through a combination of voiceover and footage that captures life at the factory, the film tells the story of Newton Chambers history to present day 1953, and how it was at the heart of the community employing most of the people from the surrounding area.
This film is an appeal to the community for donations to the Newland Orphanage.
This is an appeals film from 1960 highlighting the work of the Sailors' Children's Society. It features the Newland Estate in Hull as well as the branch houses at the seaside.
This is a film presented by Brian Rix which explains the purpose and need of the Sailors’ Children’s Society.
A film made by Ernest Taylor of the Open Day at Hunmanby Hall School.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
Made by Bill Freeman, this film contains a variety of footage from the 1950s including scenes of Hilderthrope Primary School, Bridlington Spa, and a school sports day.
Part of the Freeman collection, this film contains footage from a school trip to a variety of places in Yorkshire taken during the 1950s including Goole Docks, Hull Docks, Beverley, York, The Ouse, Driffield Station, Bridlington Harbour, back to school at Old Hilderthorpe.
This is a film taken from two different times spanning two generations of the Wainwrights, featuring Richard and his son Martin, from the Martin Wainwright Collection.
Part of the Wainwright Collection, this film documents the Princess Royal arriving at Roundhay Park for the Leeds Flower Show. It also includes footage of children from St Agnes PNEU School in Headingley at a Sports Day in Beckett Park, Leeds as well as some scenes of a baby and boy in a garden.
Part of the Wainwright Collection, this film includes footage of the Wainwright family at Mundesley, at a sports day at Sheringham, and at Streete Court and at a school at Shrewsbury.
A film from the John Wilkinson collection showing a parade of scouts and other youth groups and the Brookhouse Junior School Open Day of 1964.
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.
This is a film from the Taylor family collection. It shows scenes from the family at home and out in the countryside, as well as holidaying at the seaside. There is also a school sports day and a Home Guard drill and photo.
This film is a fictional drama that aims to highlight the importance of cycling road safety. The narrative focuses on a traditional family as they prepare to go off for a cycling trip. Innumerable references are made to the necessity of adequate cycling precautions, with the dialogue also trying to evoke the normalcy of home life in the 1950s. The narrative climaxes with the son being involved in a cycling related accident.
Pocket Money is the first of two short films about fairness in the collection where disabled and non-disabled young people have worked together to make the film, and where they can succeed as equal partners. The second film is called Cash in the Palace. It was created as part of the York Inclusive Young Filmmakers Pilot devised and delivered by Accessible Arts & Media in partnership with the Yorkshire Film Archive. It was made by students with learning difficulties, and disabilities from Applefields School and mainstream students from neighbouring St. Aelred’s RC Primary School, York, as well as their teachers and support staff.