This is an account of a significant event in British caving history, and a film that has become legendary in caving folklore. It features two divers, Geoff Yeadon and Oliver Statham (aka Bear), who over several years explored and plotted the caving system beneath the moors of Ingleborough before completing the dive from Keld Head to West Kingsdale Master Cave, beneath Ingleborough in North Yorkshire, on January 16th 1979. This Yorkshire Television production was first broadcast on 21st February 1979 to 20 million viewers.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This is a film of children at the 21st Avenue School in Hull on a trip to Wheeldale Moor and Whitby.
This is a documentary made by Yorkshire Television, part of the Northern Line series, about the Camphill community in the village of Botton, in the North York Moors. The village is unique in its catering for people with learning difficulties. The programme presents the history and philosophy of the community, based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner, and shows the work and activities of those with learning difficulties and the co-workers, with interviews from both groups.
Made by Henry Foster and William Holden, this is the story of Stanley Barahm, a man who is the black sheep of his family. When he leaves home, Stanley runs into an ex-champion boxer who trains him to be strong and self-reliant. After the family treasure is stolen, Stanley helps to hunt down the culprits, changing the way the family think of him. The film was shot in York and includes many intertitles to help tell the story.
A short amateur film detailing the travels of a middle class family from Leeds, travelling to Scarborough as a family then Knaresborough and Wales as a group of young adults. The film includes extensive intertitles describing their journeys.
Journalist Bill Mitchell's job is to chronicle the lives of the people who inhabit the landscape he loves - the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. His magazine, The Dalesman, has a circulation of 56,000 but it is estimated to be read by more than half a million people every month. These readers are scattered not just throughout Yorkshire, but can be found in Bhutan and the Falklands. Now, after forty years as reporter and editor, Bill Mitchell - one of the best-loved characters - is to retire. Alan Bennett narrates and Richard Whiteley reports on Bill's travels as he meets shepherds, farmers and other true Dales folk.
This film has presenter Michael Clegg visiting a Yorkshire Fishing Authority fish farm at High Costa Mill, Marton Lane, near Pickering, and joining their teams in their patrol boats aiming to prevent illegal fishing on the River Esk and in the North Sea off the coast of Whitby.
Every day at Fylingdales, the Early Warning Missile Base high on the North York Moors near Whitby in North Yorkshire, 5000 space objects come under the day-and-night questioning of 100-ton radar scanners. The basic function of Fylingdales is to alert the West to possible Russian nuclear ballistic attack. Three 'golf-balls' dominate Fylingdales, along with a smaller listening-ear dome which analyses interference from unwanted radio and television signals. This documentary provides a fascinating insight into the function of Fylingdales. We visit the operation room, accessed by a secret 800 metre long tunnel, and find out about the 700 people who man this highly-secret, self-contained township. Peace protestors and CND supporters have their say too.
This is a programme in the Clegg’s People series, with Michael Clegg interviewing three people working in Yorkshire in different artistic fields about their work. First up is renowned animal sculptor Sally Arnup, talking about her impressive bronze figures. She is followed by landscape and wildlife painter Neil Spillman, explaining his methods as he sits with easel on Skipworth Common. And lastly, Jon Gresham gives a tour of his wonderful Penny Arcadia Museum at the then Ritz Cinema in Pocklington.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary that investigates the conflict between environmentalists and limestone and gritstone companies quarrying in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire National Parks. It is presented by comedian, folk singer and environmentalist Mike Harding and includes interviews with interested parties for and against the quarrying. A number of quarries are seen and discussed: Ribblehead, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ingleton Quarry, Giggleswick, Kilnsey Gray, Arcow Quarry and Helworth Quarry, both at Helmworth Bridge, Swinden Quarry near Grassington and Cool Scar Quarry at Kilnsey, in Yorkshire; and Topley Pike Quarry and Eldon Hill Quarry in Derbyshire.
A documentary using archive photographs and readings from the period which portrays the decline of lead mining in Swaledale in the second half of the nineteenth century, painting a bleak picture of the lives of the lead miners who bargained as individuals for work. It also focuses on the efforts of Sir George Denys to keep lead mining going. The programme was orginally transmitted 18/04/1976.
This YTV documentary, first broadcast on 18th January, 1982, was made just two years before the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85, giving an optimistic view of the future of coal mining in South Yorkshire. The new £400 million coal complex of Selby is nearing completion, and interviews with the local council, the NCB and miners reveal high hopes that it will lead to more coal fields opening and more jobs for the area. It includes interviews with miners, NCB representatives and other interested parties.
This is a Yorkshire television documentary about the Sunley family, Joe, Connie and daughter Mary, who breed Cleveland Bay horses and run a farm without electricity near Whitby. The film focuses on Mary and her difficulties in marrying and leaving with her fiancée Jim. The programme was originally transmitted on 14th May, 1974.
This is a film made by Stanley Carr of Snainton, showing several fox hunts on a number of different occasions around Howe Bridge, in the Low Marshes between Malton and Pickering, and around Hackness in the North York Moors. The film shows extensive footage of the hunts, some seemingly unsuccessful, beaters, or terrier men, unearthing foxes in a covert, and at the end a fox being caught by hounds.
This is a film showing the Duchess of Kent unveiling two plaques commemorating the opening of the North Yorks Moors Railway on May 1st, 1973. It also shows some of the work done to the station at Pickering, a journey along the line and the family of the filmmaker, Hugh Newsam.
This is a short film which focuses on the seagulls at the North Yorkshire coast.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, out on an event in York with other Scout, Cub and Girl Guide groups.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, out on their annual summer camp near West Witton, North Yorkshire.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, out on holiday at the Youth Hostel in Osmotherley, North Yorkshire.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, out on their annual summer camp in Great Towers, south of Bowness, near Lake Windermere.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, on a trip to Stump Cross Caverns and Brimham Rocks.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, out on a summer camp to Hambleton.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, out on holiday to Norway. It includes footage of the group leaving England as well as their campsite in Norway.
This is the first of three films taken by John Spencer while he was working at Wrathmire Farm. The farm was run by the Chapman family, and the film shows life on the farm in Upper Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales. This film also includes an agricultural show and livestock auctions.