This film is a compilation of local events around the town of Scissett during the 1930s. Included are garden parities, 1937 Coronation celebrations, swimming and diving, and an excursion by the Dearne Valley Wheelers to Stamford Bridge.
This is an entertaining film made by keen Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall about the local game of Knur and Spell. It features many aspects of the game and has an accompanying commentary in a Yorkshire dialect.
The Badsworth, the southernmost Yorkshire Hunt, extends from Pontefract to the Derbyshire borders. This is probably the oldest established Hunt in Yorkshire, taking its name from Badsworth Hall, about five miles south of Pontefract, the seat of Mr. Thomas Bright, who inherited the Badsworth estates from his grandfather in 1720, and then founded the Badsworth Hunt. Part of the Wakefield Museum Collection, this is a short film of the Badsworth Hunt.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film includes footage of the family farm showing many of the tasks which take place on a farm such as the process involved in haymaking as well as clear shots of the animals which they raise.
A film by Eric Bolderson of a fox hunting meet, possibly set at the Badsworth Hunt in West Yorkshire.
Made by Mercury Movie Makers, this film documents a sports day and fete which take place in Arncliffe village in order to raise funds to put towards the rebuilding of the village hall. Arncliffe is a small village in North Yorkshire whose houses, cottages, and other buildings face in towards a large green, and outwards to green hillsides etched with limestone scars. The village was the original setting for the fictional village of Beckindale in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm, from its inception in 1972 until the relocation to Esholt.
Entertaining short film which documents a day’s whippet racing at Bingley, near Bradford. A commentary in a strong Yorkshire accent explains the particulars of the sport and the local area.
This short film shows a day at a trotting race. A jovially narrated commentary explains the history and practice of racing horses with sulkies, the single-seater carts seen in the film.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of the Lowther Horse Driving Trials and Country Fair taking place at Lowther Castle near Penrith in Cumbria that features HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.