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.
This is a film from the Nowell collection showing the Nidderdale valley and river, and some of the towns and villages. The film focuses on people enjoying themselves outdoors and on various leisure pursuits.
This is a film made by a local man of a year in the life of his household and neighbours in the village of Acaster Malbis. The film features his house and the camping and caravan site which both back onto the River Ouse. There is also footage of the river flooding and his family at Christmas. Throughout the film, the filmmaker provides running commentary, usually in a humorous fashion.