This amateur film about Filey was made by Kathleen Lockwood and contains footage of Filey, its fishermen, and the surrounding countryside. There are also shots of Holker Hall in Cumbria and the Honley Show in Huddersfield in 1978.
This film is from the Kathleen Lockwood collection and contains footage from a medieval fair that is put on in the village. There is also footage from other activities that take place in the Holme Valley.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this is a film taken of the Denby Dale Pie Festival, an annual event which takes place in Denby Dale near Huddersfield. The festival is famous because the pie makers bake a huge pie each year, parade it through the village on the back of a lorry and then hand out portions of the pie to the many people who have come from far and wide for the day.
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.
Made by Leeds-based filmmaker Jack Eley, this is a light-hearted film about a thief whose robbery is foiled by the work on the Rural Constabulary. Harewood House is used as the setting for the film.
This film captures two walks taken by the Rothwell Footpath Group in Yorkshire in 1979, one in winter and one in summer.
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises images of family orientation, Swinton Band and a village fete, during the year 1948. The Cooper family owned a shop - 'R.S Kitchen Ltd' who supplied the band with their instruments.
The long-running soap opera, Emmerdale, is filmed on location in the village of Esholt, near Bradford. This film documents how Esholt is changed into the fictional village of Beckindale for the television programme. It also examines the effect the series has on the village and its people.
This film contains footage of a tour around Linthwaite and shows many of the residents and the activities they get up to. The film was made by local schoolteacher and filmmaker Lucy Fairbank.
This film captures the day's events of the Halifax Show, an agricultural show held at Shibden Park in August, 1954.
This documentary focuses on the preservation efforts of the Yorkshire countryside made by Yorkshire Naturalists' Trust founded in 1946 and now known as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The film outlines the problems that project developments of roads and buildings are destroying the surrounding countryside and its skyline. Information is given about preservation and the various nature reserves in Yorkshire that the public can visit and to which they can donate funds. Explanations of the different seasons, the wildlife and plant life found in those seasons, and the effect that building development has on the countryside are strong themes in this film.
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 film featured pageant celebrations in the village of Oulton, outside Leeds. The film was made by John Paul Volter, the village chemist, and features procession for the Carnival Queen and the Comic Band, a long-standing local tradition.
This is a film from a collection of home movies made by Jack Johnson of Pontefract. It shows Jack and his wife visiting various places in Yorkshire as well as includes an Armistice Day parade Pontefract.
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.