This film was commissioned by the City of York to document the restoration of Fairfax House after it had been acquired by York Civic Trust. It shows in detail the state of the building prior to restoration, the work of restoration, and how it looked on completion when it was opened to the public.
This film is a compilation of people, places and events in 1936 and 1942. It covers the choir at York Minster School, repair work taking place at York Minster, Worksop College, erecting electricity pylons in Stillington, and National Prayer day in Stillington in 1942.
Master craftsmen in York demonstrate their skills at recreating frightening gargoyles.
Made by Reverend Underwood, this film documents some of the changes which took place in the small North Yorkshire village of Carleton-in-Craven during 1969.
This film shows the various stages of the restoration of Ripon Cathedral.
This is a film of the Rowntree Dunollie Rest House in Scarborough and includes footage of the Official Opening in 1947 and the activities of the Home and residents. Those who worked for Rowntrees were also part of a community within which the welfare and interest of employees are cared for in many ways both at work and after. The company was behind the creation of local schools, sports clubs, libraries and art houses, and in 1947, a new departure a holiday home in Scarborough to provide a sanctuary for those suffering with stress and ill health.
This is a film of the arrival to York Minster of a new bell, ‘Great Peter’, in 1927. The bell was cast at Taylor's Bellfoundry in Loughborough on 22nd April, 1927. It arrived in York on Tuesday, 20th September at 2.45 p.m. and was welcomed with a special service outside the cathedral at 4 p.m. The formal dedication service was held on Saturday, 22nd October, 1927.
This film shows the mill at Linton Falls just before it was demolished. It includes footage of the new houses that went up in the area as well as the mill chimney being demolished.
This film documents some of the building work in Amerdale at the time that Amerdale Hall was about to undergo refurbishment.