Made during the 1940s, this film contains footage of Christmas parties. Children eat and play, and in the final scene, Father Christmas gives presents to children.
This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton. This film contains footage from family life in Malton. There are shots of Christmas in the Folliott-Ward household, the children playing with puppies and a party for a Golden Wedding Anniversary.
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 captures a huge dramatised pageant which took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds in 1946 involving various enactments of historical events.
This film is an amateur documentation that captures a Yorkshire family over a period of two years during World War Two. The film shows family outings, home life and other significant events during the war, and also perfectly demonstrates how normal life could be. One of the main events shown in this film is the Pudsey carnival.
From filmmaker John Horsfall W. Benson, this film documents a few events including horse jumping in Ripponden, winter time snow play, summer fun in the community swimming pool, a wedding, and children playing at tea time in the back garden.
This film documents a Second World War 'Wings for Victory Week' in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. These events were held throughout Britain to help raise money for the War Effort. This event specifically was to help buy aircraft for the RAF. This film is unusual as it has a long sequence where people dressed in Victorian costume perform a waltz to a large crowd.
This film, from the Cyril Higginson collection, shows a group of adults and children having fun outdoors during the 1940s and 1950s. The shots include the group having fun and games in a garden in the countryside, playing a game of tug-of-war and a garden party in Riddlesden in West Yorkshire.
In 1962, a Civil Defence Rally was held in West Park, Hull. This rally was different from previous events as it brought together all defence volunteers from across the Yorkshire region. This film documents the activities surrounding the event from initial preparations, set up in the park, defence displays, informational marquees, and musical entertainment and is accompanied by commentary explaining the events.
Made by the Todmorden Youth Club Film Unit, this film documents a Thanksgiving Pageant which was performed in September, 1945.
This film documents Salute the Soldier events in Todmorden as well as the Youth Organisation of Todmorden presentation of a pageant of English History during the visit of Lady Mountbatten in May, 1944.
This is a film made by Vaughan and Co. of Hull of a carnival procession and parade though Preston, in East Riding.
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.
An amateur film in both colour and black and white, filmed and edited by John W. McHugh of the Gateshead Police Photographic Unit. Shot in June 1944, the film documents many of the community activities taking place in both Saltwell Park and the Shipcote Baths in Gateshead as part of the government “Holidays at Home” initiative during 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.