This is a film of a family at home, and includes footage taken at Meadow Bank, Brick and Moody’s farm, Newstead, Roehampton, and the Norfolk Broads.
This is film of a school production of Sleeping Beauty, possibly in Rotherham, as well as footage of the family at home and on holiday at the seaside.
This film is a record of a Nativity Show in Rotherham in the early 1970s.
This is a film of most likely the re-opening of Rotherham Town Square after the pedestrianisation, with a display of country dancing.
This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. It documents two family holidays, one in Brittany, 1961 and the other in Italy, 1962. In the first they tour Dinard, St-Malo, Quimper and Rennes, while in the second they visit Naples, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Rome.
This film by Alan Sidi gives a brief view of some of the dancing and music from the Scunthorpe International Folk Festival of 1969, featuring performers from, among other places, Turkey and Yugoslavia. The performers may well have come from the Billingham International Folklore Festival which took place the week before.
Geoff Druett follows the progress of the Sheffield Barbershop Chorus, Hallmark of Harmony, as they attempt to win the National Barbershop Championships with the help of legendary barbershop singer Lloyd Steincamp.
This Yorkshire Television production is a portrait of 74 year old Dr Helena Hamilton piloting her De Havilland Hornet Moth at Doncaster airport on a snowy winter’s day in 1988. Helena shows her passion both for flying, vowing to continue until she is no longer able, and for her beloved plane, something she’s not willing to sell at any price.
This documentary looks at Denby Grange Colliery which is closing for two weeks while its workers go on a club trip to Scarborough. The documentary follows the workers while they are on their holidays including: one group who have a boozy day out at Scarborough, a competition involving a local allotment society display at the Wakefield Show, Harold Blessard hustles the local darts players for pints in a pub in Bridlington, and face worker Ted Pickles who spends his two week holiday with his family in Mablethorpe with a Punch and Judy show and performs as a clown in the James Brothers Circus.
This is the second of a series of four themed programmes made by Yorkshire Television that aired in 1987 about life on the Manor Estate of council housing in Sheffield, consisting of events on the Estate and interviews with, mostly unidentified, residents. This one focuses on residents who have been made redundant and who are trying to move on. It shows four unemployed steelworkers trying to renovate a tool making workshop, Mal Middleton, who has written a script, ‘Bird Fancier’, produced by the BBC, unemployed workers who are scavenging the derelict houses, and Sheffield Wednesday footballer Mel Sterland. It was first transmitted on 10th August, 1987.
This is the third of a series of four themed programmes made by Yorkshire Television that aired in 1987 about life on the Manor Estate of council housing in Sheffield, consisting of events on the Estate and interviews with, mostly unidentified, residents. This one focuses on what residents do in their spare time, including pigeon fanciers, fishing, gardening, youth playing on slot machines, boys boxing and down the pub on a Friday night. It was originally transmitted on 17th August, 1987.
This is a film of coronation celebrations taking places in various mining villages in South Yorkshire. The film was made by local cinemas looking to promote their films.
This amateur drama follows the transformation from wimp to He-Man of a pampered, upper-class son, whose character-building vacation on the Tyneside coast is cut short by a violent assault. Locations include the grounds of Wentworth Castle and the Whitley Bay Spanish City fairground. This film is a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association (ACA) production.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club showing the Merlin Parachute Club parachuting from the Doncaster Parachute Centre. The film begins with views of the airport and pilots looking over their planes. The aircraft taxi to the runway and members of the club get on-board. There are views filmed from the ground as well as in the plane of people jumping and coming into land.