This film was donated by Mr H.G. Sanders of Harrogate who was in the removal business in the 1930s. He was a driver in one of the decorative vehicles in this film which documents the Coronation celebrations in Harrogate, 1937.
This film documents a civic ceremony for the West Yorkshire regiment that takes place in the Museum Gardens in York on 21st June, 1944. It includes parades and marches watched by the Lord Mayor of York, local dignitaries and senior members of the military.
This film shows the fundraising efforts of Settle, a village located in North Yorkshire. The Wings for Victory Week funds went towards the purchase of a new aircraft to help the War Effort. The film includes crowds in Settle’s market square as well as a parade.
Made over a number of years, this is a film compilation of films documenting Mayoral Parades and Armistice Day processions in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
This film documents the visit of Princess Mary to Malton in 1928, an event for which most of the town has turned out to greet her. Her visit includes the inspection of the Red Cross and Ambulance Brigade as well as the opening of the British Legion Club.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a re-enactment of a battle between the Royalist and the Parliamentary armies, presumably the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a number of events which take place in 1959 including an annual sports day and awards ceremony at St. Peter's School in York as well as the presentation of the British Empire Medal to William Thackray.
This film features part of a Military Parade which took place in York as well as some school sporting activities at the Mount School.
This is an early film of a parade following a service in York Minster in 1911.
This film shows a Memorial Day procession and shots of Harrogate Stonefall Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film captures some of the well-known landmarks in York as well as the annual cycle rally on the Knavesmire.
This film documents the opening of a Police exhibition in a John Lewis store by the Mayor of Harrogate. The film shows VIP's being given a tour of the exhibit and several speeches made at the opening ceremony. The exhibit was called 'The police are always at your service exhibition', which displayed police equipment, documents and fashions from various periods.
This film documents a day of Civic pageantry, in Harrogate, for the Royal Baths extension, which was opened by the Lord Mayor of London Sir Frank Bowater. The film follows the arrival of the special guests at Harrogate station, and documents the ceremonial procession through the city. The film concludes with brief snippets from the bath, where the Lord Mayor samples some of Harrogate’s famed water.
This is the first part of a film showing some of the events at the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September 1971, as part of the York Pageant. There are also some views of York Cathedral and a fire. The film begins looking at the outside of the South Transept of York Minster, the West End, the Rose window and the West Tower. From on top of the tower there is a view down onto the road below. There is a fire in an old ruin (possibly near the East transept). The film switches to the York Pageant with the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September. With a fabricated castle background, there is a heraldic display with jousting and sword fights. One person gets dragged along by a horse. There is more jousting as the film comes to an end.
The following is the second part of a film showing some of the events at the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September 1971 for the York Pageant.
This is a film of the celebrations in York to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It shows the decorations in the city centre, a school parade, a fancy dress and an armed forces parade to the Minster.
This film, made by G. Trafford Drayton of the Tower Cinema in York, documents the Grand Military Torchlight & Searchlight Tattoo. The tattoo took place from the 16-20th July, 1929 at York Racecourse and includes musical rides, performances by military bands, an air display, and a peace pageant. The Calvary started a Musical Ride and Trick Ride in 1914 and continued until 1938 when their horses were taken from them on mechanization prior to World War II. Currently, this is the oldest film known to exist featuring the Musical and Trick Rides.
This film, made by G. Trafford Drayton of the Tower Cinema, York, features film covering the events surrounding the First World War as well as the unveiling of York’s three memorials dedicated to those who fought and died in the war. The film taken during the war is expected to have come from a variety of newsreels which were most likely screened at the cinema.
This film, made by G.Trafford Drayton of the Tower Cinema in York, documents a Tattoo presented by Sir Charles Harrington in 1926 and the Grand Military Torchlight & Searchlight Tattoo. The Grand Military Tattoo took place from the 16-20th July, 1929 at York Racecourse and includes musical rides, performances by military bands, an air display, and a peace pageant. The Calvary started a Musical Ride and Trick Ride in 1914 and continued until 1938 when their horses were taken from them on mechanization prior to World War II. Currently, this is the oldest film known to exist featuring the Musical and Trick Rides. The film appears to run fast in places due to technical issues with original filming.
This is a collection of four films made by a Beverley filmmaker, possibly Peter Robinson. The first is of a steam fair, the second of a trip to York, the third showing the inside of Beverley Minster and the fourth showing a Remembrance Day commemoration.