This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home and on holiday during the Second World War.
This film documents a trip taken by Holmfirth Tradesmen to the countryside, Buxton and Belle Vue Zoo. Additionally, the film shows the devastation and destruction caused to buildings in Sheffield as a result of the Blitz during the Second World War.
A film that captures the people and events of Holme Valley throughout Second World War, this film shows some of the activities that took place such as War Weapons Weeks, a Royal Visit, a student nature walk, and a Victory bonfire.
This is a film that narrates the poem 'The Great Lover', by Rupert Brooke, to the accompaniment of Debussy piano music and images that represent the poem.
This film chronicles the life of the Horton family of Rotherham, from 1938 until 1950. The film highlights domestic and family life in Rotherham and the surrounding area during this time period.
This film by Kenneth Raynor captures the village of Swallownest during periods of heavy snow. This film demonstrates how a small Yorkshire community coped with (and enjoyed) the extreme weather conditions.
This is a film of the Kemp family on holiday in Norway, just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Made by a Sheffield filmmaker, this is a short film about Ryedale's Rievaulx Abbey, Bolton Priory, and Wharfedale's surrounding countryside.
This is a short amateur film made by K.G. Tofield which follows a group of people who go for a trek up some mountains in the Peak District in the heavy snow.
A short amateur film produced by Sheffield filmmaker, K.G. Tofield, `Monuments of the Past' shows the ruins of Bolton Abbey and Fountains Abbey and the picturesque landscape around them.
A documentary film taken in Sheffield during the Second World War, this film includes footage of the severe bomb damage suffered by Sheffield during the Blitz as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth tour of the damaged areas. It also shows a military parade civil defence exercises, including using gas masks, a barrage balloon, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), the ARP, and the Home Guard. Additionally there is footage of the Women’s Land Army as they work in the countryside.
Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film contains footage from a trip to Drigg on the west Cumbrian coast, the Muncaster Horticultural Show, a miniature train ride in Eskdale, Cumbria, and footage of men blowing up unexploded shells from World War Two. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This film was made by Sheffield-based filmmaker K.G. Tofield and looks at the changes that occur in nature during autumn. It was given a commendation by the Board of Amateur Cine World.
This film documents a holiday in Llandudno and Blackpool in the summer of 1942 during the Second World War.
BBC Nation on Film: This is the story of a newly discovered amateur archive: a record of life in post-war Britain. For twenty years a husband and wife recorded the life around them. It wasn't just a hobby, it was fascination with film. They captured middle class life in the north of England after 1945 but who were these forgotten film makers and what is their legacy?
This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1939-1941. The film captures family trips to Wales, London zoo and extended clips of the Lake District peaks.
This is a film of the Scott trials competition taking place in Swainby in the Cleveland Hills. The film is in two halves, the first showing the motorcycle trials, and the second showing a fun bicycle race over the same course as the result of petrol rationing during the Second World War. Taking place in winter and often humorous, the film vividly shows the difficulty of the terrain and the determination of the riders.
This travelogue explores the Bavarian cities of Heidelberg, Augsberg and Munich in summertime, followed by a sobering visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.
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 filmed between 1936 and 1941 in Dufaycolor and black and white by Middlesbrough dental surgeon and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film focuses on his son and daughter, Helen and Tony. Footage includes holidays in Northumberland, Yorkshire, and a Thomas Cook tour to Belgium and Luxembourg in 1939. The compilation also includes black and white footage of the Brown family and friends attending the christening of Tony in 1940, and of Tony as a baby in 1941.
This amateur home movie compilation of McQueen family holidays in Jersey and Norway, day trips and leisure time at home in Tynemouth, spans the years 1937 through to 1948. Footage includes Digging for Victory vegetable growing in Tynemouth and portraits of Mac McQueen in uniform as a Home Guard officer and his son Neil in Air Training Corps cadet uniform at the start of the Second World War.
A compilation of home movies, filmed principally around the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire, and made as an amateur newsreel service. The compilation includes footage of a 1937 family holiday to Northumberland, visiting Blyth, Bamburgh, and Seaton Sluice, a wedding during the Second World War, and footage of a swimming gala at Tynemouth Outdoor Pool in 1939.
Home movie compilation by Dr H. Brenton Porteous that captures winter scenes in Newcastle and surrounding countryside; biplanes and monoplanes at Woolsington airfield; Beadnell bay and harbour; High Force waterfall on the River Tees, and the building of an air raid shelter at Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, the home of Dr Porteous, and now the site of Whites Hotel. Also included are shots at the wedding of Dr H. B. Porteous (the filmmaker) and Dr Winifred Ormerod in 1926, with good examples of 1920s bridal wear.