This is an idyllic film by Charles Chislett that captures four children holidaying with their families in the Yorkshire Dales. The filmmaker shows his son and daughter and two other little girls as they wander around and play in the many famous landmarks such as Buttertubs Pass, Aysgarth Falls and historic towns such as Richmond. The film also captures the process of making Wenslydale cheese. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the different areas that the families visit in the Yorkshire Dales. There are also extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a family holiday touring Ireland, featuring his children Rachel and John. They visit many historic sites, including the Puck Fair at Killorglin.
This film contains footage of a tour around Linthwaite and shows many of the residents and the activities they get up to. The film was made by local schoolteacher and filmmaker Lucy Fairbank.
A film made by local filmmaker Ernest Taylor just after the Second World War tracing a journey across Wensleydale.
This film documents a holiday in Ilfracombe just after the war showing Lynmouth and Lynton before the flood.
This film takes a look at some of the related events of the Walkington Victorian Hayride. The Hayride was an annual fundraising event taking place in East Yorkshire, and it was one of the largest processions of horse-drawn wheels in England.
This film takes a look at some of the related events of the 1979 Walkington Victorian Hayride. The Hayride was an annual fundraising event taking place in East Yorkshire, and it was one of the largest processions of horse-drawn wheels in England.
This film documents some of the events which took place in Walkington from 1973-1974. Events include a fancy dress competition, sports events, and the Walkington Victorian Hayride. The Hayride was an annual fundraising event taking place in East Yorkshire, and it was one of the largest processions of horse-drawn wheels in England.
This film documents the events which took place at the Walkington Carnival in 1979 including a Wellie throwing competition and a children's musical performance.
Taken during a day out, this film includes footage of a walk through the countryside in May, 1978.
This is a film showing various aspects of family life including playing in the garden, visiting people on a farm and on holiday.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this travelogue shows families enjoying many of the placesand historical sites around Wharfedale.
This is a film made by a local man of a year in the life of his household and neighbours in the village of Acaster Malbis. The film features his house and the camping and caravan site which both back onto the River Ouse. There is also footage of the river flooding and his family at Christmas. Throughout the film, the filmmaker provides running commentary, usually in a humorous fashion.
This is a documentary on a farming family in Eskdale, part of the Yorkshire Television series Once In A Lifetime, originally broadcast on 3rd April, 1973. It shows the daily life of the Raw family – John and his wife Dot, and their three daughters and two sons – on their fifty acre farm in Fryup Dale, North Yorkshire. The main story is of the children’s wish to have a pony, but there is also tension between mum and eldest daughter, emerging from adolescence.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This film begins with content of a family cricket game on a quiet country road, a rousing speech made to large crowd at an event in a park and finishes with footage of a boy opening presents on his birthday and playing a game of football with friends.
A Tyne Tees Television production for the Channel 4 Television series First Edition, which chronicles the musical development and background of Northumbrian musician Kathryn Tickell. The film features her performing on stage with the group Lindisfarne as well as with members of her extended family in and around her home town of Wark-on-Tyne. She is also filmed performing alongside local musicians Joe Hutton, Willy Taylor and Will Atkinson as well as Alistair Anderson following being a judge at the Rothbury Music Festival. Through the film Kathryn learns about the importance of music not only within her own family, but throughout the history of Northumberland as a place.
Home movie compilation by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown that records the young Brown family enjoying a wartime holiday at home in Middlesbrough during the Second World War. After the war has ended, there are visits to the seaside resort of Redcar in 1945 and extensive travel in North Wales in 1946. The closing colour film sequence documents the demolition of air-raid bomb shelters in a Middlesbrough street during October 1946.
Home movie compilation by Tom H. Brown, with comic intertitles throughout. The film captures leisure time fun and games with Tom and Kate Brown, family and friends in the countryside and coastline around North Yorkshire and County Durham, including Kilton Woods, Hutton Rudby and Blackhall Rocks on the North Sea coast. The film includes a brief trick film sequence entitled 'Levitation By Professor Shampooski,' and dancing with the filmmaker's great grandmother, Mary Ann Corby. A record of the 1930 Mayor’s Sunday procession through Middlesbrough concludes the compilation.
Amateur home movie of family holidays spent in a cottage in Weardale, County Durham, with trips to Northumberland locations. The film features footage of a cattle market, dog racing, men’s gymnastics, a gymkhana, and a children’s parade of marching juvenile jazz bands in Allendale.
A promotional film made for Northumberland County Council to encourage people to move to Northumberland. The film uses case studies of three families recently moved to the area. These include the Richardson family from Whitley Bay, the Target family from Killingworth and the Randall family from the Tyne Valley near Hexham. The film explores issues of housing, industry, shopping, nightlife, leisure activities and education.
Promotional film for The North East Industrial and Development Association that looks at North East England. Deals mainly with industry but also looks at the landscapes of rural areas and the coast..
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
An amateur film believed to be the work of Alice Littlefield. The first part of the film shows Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire with extensive views in and around the abbey ruin as well as Fountains Hall. The second part of the film shows a young girl giving a small dog a bath followed by her and her family on a beach enjoying themselves. The final part of the film shows the family on a farm.
This short narrative holiday film is by amateur filmmaker and member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA), George Cummin, and his wife Norah Cummin. George and Norah take a week’s holiday at a cottage in Weardale, County Durham. George decides to make a film of the holiday and settles down to write the script, but is not inspired. Whilst his wife rambles, gardens and does the housework, George repeatedly falls asleep in a deckchair and fails to script the film. On the last day he finally decides on the title and rewards himself with a nap.