This film features large hunts and goes onto show clips from various horse races including a short sequence at Beechers Brook at the Grand National. More hunt gatherings follow, and the camera follows one horse practising jumping.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a family motor trip to the Pyrenees; from Bordeaux via Lourdes and Andorra to Biarritz.
This is an idyllic film by Charles Chislett that captures four children holidaying with their families in the Yorkshire Dales. The filmmaker shows his son and daughter and two other little girls as they wander around and play in the many famous landmarks such as Buttertubs Pass, Aysgarth Falls and historic towns such as Richmond. The film also captures the process of making Wenslydale cheese. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the different areas that the families visit in the Yorkshire Dales. There are also extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a family holiday touring Ireland, featuring his children Rachel and John. They visit many historic sites, including the Puck Fair at Killorglin.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a tour he and his wife Grace took of Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Aden and the Suez Canal.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Patterdale & Hellvelyn at a time before mass tourism.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights around Eskdale in Cumberland at a time before mass tourism.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights around Buttermere in Cumberland at a time before mass tourism.
The Lyke Wake Walk was started by a local farmer, Bill Cowley, in the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1955. He pointed out that one could walk 40 miles (64 km) over the high moors of north-east Yorkshire from east to west (or vice-versa) on heather all the way (except for crossing one or two roads). He issued a challenge that walkers took up with great enthusiasm, challenging them to walk it in less than 24 hours from Scarth Wood Moor, near Osmotherley at the western extremity of the moors, to Ravenscar on the coast.
This film, made by Harrogate-based filmmaker Fred Brackenbury, is from the Nowell collection and contains a mixture of footage from a trip by the Brackenbury's to the country, a performance by Morris Dancers and the children on Goldsborough farm in Knaresborough.
This short travelogue documents a journey round the principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees region between France and Spain. It emphasises the area’s historically tranquil and peaceful nature, apparently not to be found in other areas of Europe.
Magazine film featuring short travelogues about the Lake District, Oxford, Blackpool, Edinburgh and London. A commentary offers anecdotes about the various trips and illuminating information about the places visited.
Holiday travelogue exploring the Finistère department of Brittany, France. Titles and a commentary provide insight into the various sights and Breton traditions, including St. Michael’s Mount, Quimper pottery manufacture, and the beaches of Dinard and St. Lunaire.
Holiday travelogue of a journey to the Côte d’Azur and Alps region of southwest France, with enchanting views of mountains and lavender fields.
This film, made by Eric Hall, featurs Italy seen through its myriad waterways, from the alpine lakes to the canals of Venice.
Short holiday travel film by Eric Hall, which shows some of the sights of Barcelona before visiting a traditional bullfight.
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.
Made by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall, this holiday travelogue visits some of the most famous castles of the Loire region of France. The film includes extensive intertitles to identify the places visited.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
Made by Leeds photographer Charles Pickard, this film was taken on a trip to Sidmouth, Devon, home of the Wesley Guild. The Wesley Guild is a worldwide Christian organisation aimed to retain young people within the Wesleyan Church. The film includes extensive intertitles describing the film’s content.
Home movie compilation by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown that records the young Brown family enjoying a wartime holiday at home in Middlesbrough during the Second World War. After the war has ended, there are visits to the seaside resort of Redcar in 1945 and extensive travel in North Wales in 1946. The closing colour film sequence documents the demolition of air-raid bomb shelters in a Middlesbrough street during October 1946.
Home movie compilation by Tom H. Brown, with comic intertitles throughout. The film captures leisure time fun and games with Tom and Kate Brown, family and friends in the countryside and coastline around North Yorkshire and County Durham, including Kilton Woods, Hutton Rudby and Blackhall Rocks on the North Sea coast. The film includes a brief trick film sequence entitled 'Levitation By Professor Shampooski,' and dancing with the filmmaker's great grandmother, Mary Ann Corby. A record of the 1930 Mayor’s Sunday procession through Middlesbrough concludes the compilation.
Amateur home movie of family holidays spent in a cottage in Weardale, County Durham, with trips to Northumberland locations. The film features footage of a cattle market, dog racing, men’s gymnastics, a gymkhana, and a children’s parade of marching juvenile jazz bands in Allendale.
Amateur colour travelogue by Middlesbrough based filmmaker Tom H. Brown that records a holiday in the Scottish Highlands with his wife, Kate. The film focuses on the architecture, mountain scenery and lochs that they visit.
A home movie showing various scenes in and around Newcastle, North Shields, Holy Island and Lindisfarne in Northumberland as well as Housesteads Roman Fort along Hadrian’s Wall. The film includes footage of both the Hoppings Fair taking place on the Newcastle Town Moor as well as the horse-drawn Blaydon Bus seen during the centenary celebrations of the Blaydon Races in 1962. The film also includes footage of fishing boats and the market at North Shields Fish Quay and a visit to Lindisfarne and Lindisfarne Priory.