This is a Yorkshire Television documentary on Scarborough favourite, the violinist and bandleader Max Jaffa. The programme pays tribute to him as he prepares to play his last season of concerts at the Spa, aged 74, after 27 years there. There are interviews with Max Jaffa, his wife, contralto Jean Grayston, and his fans.
This is one of several exceptional films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This is a film of the Sealed Knot Society recreating a Civil War battle at Hambleton Hough. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack from the 1970 film ‘Cromwell’ with Richard Harris.
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 one of a collection of films made by Bill Davison and members of the Selby Cine Club. This film shows some of the events that took place over six months to mark the 900th Anniversary of the founding of Selby Abbey.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club. It shows the Selby celebrations for the Silver Jubilee of the Queen in June 1977. With a dry narration, it shows a carnival and street parties.
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.
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.
In this YTV documentary, Michael Clegg recounts the work of two well-known writers, Leo Walmsley and Bram Stoker, as he visits Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, the places which inspired their work. As Clegg unearths the stories behind their work, the documentary shows excerpts from two films, ‘Turn of the Tide (1935), based on Walmsley’s novel ‘Three Fevers’, and ‘Scars of Dracula’ (1970).
This is a comedic film made by Doug and Nora Brear of the Wakefield Cine Club about a thief who targets the tourists at a stately home. The film was taken during a trip with the North East Film Club to Grantley Hall, North Yorkshire.
This film, made by Bill Thompson member of the Apollo Junior Cine Club, focuses on York Minster as the seasons change from winter to the height of tourist season in the summer. The film was made in CinemaScope, a widescreen format which became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s.
This film by members of the York Film Unit was made to document the closing of the Tower Cinema on New Street in York. The cinema, owned and operated by George Trafford Drayton, closed on 2nd July, 1966. The film was shot in CinemaScope, a widescreen format which became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s.
This is a film which shows some of the events of the 1963 York Festival, including parts of the York Mystery Plays performed on wagons, festival performances at the Castle Museum, and an event in the Museum Gardens.
Made by junior members of the Apollo Cine Club, this is a promotional film for the City of York. A young woman travels around the city on a sunny spring day, highlighting some of the city’s attractions, scenic views, and entertainment venues such as Guppy’s night club.
Made by junior members of the York Apollo Cine Club, this is their take on the classic werewolf horror story. Shot in black and white, and with the use of special effects, this atmospheric film tells the tale of a teacher who is cursed to turn into a werewolf when the moon is high. The film was shot on location in York.
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 a film in two parts. Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, the film features the Settle Conservative Association Donkey Derby in July, 1964 as well as a traction rally at Harewood House.
Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, this film is a record of the celebrations Settle put on to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth II. The celebrations include a fancy dress parade through town as well as an Elizabethan Fayre held in the market place.
This is a film made by Eddie Percy of Settle which shows the aftermath and damage done by the flash flood in the village of Wray. The flood took place on 8 August, 1967 where the River Roeburn flooded the Lancashire village. Also included in the film is footage of Appleby Fair and the Settle Pram Race.
This is a film, in two parts, of a pantomime production of Aladdin at Harrogate Theatre in 1968. It gives a cast list, with close-ups of the main characters, and the soundtrack provides much of the dialogue from the play as well as a voiceover explaining the plot. Part of soundtrack has been lost due to deterioration, and as such, some of the film is mute.
Billingham Film Unit cinemagazine edition featuring two short documentary items. The first is a visit to the Teesside Engineering Club at Hartburn to meet some of the “failed engine drivers” who turn their hands to model making, and model railways. In the second part of the film, a group of Billingham boys participate in outward bound activities on Commondale Moor in the autumn.
Amateur home movie compilation that records family visits in North Yorkshire and the Pennines, produced between 1952 and 1953. The film includes scenes of a stonemason at work on the Frank Elgee memorial stone and the dedication ceremony at Rosedale Head on the North York Moors in 1953. Frank Elgee was an archaeologist, geologist and naturalist, and former curator of the Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough. There is also footage of travel in Belgium and Germany with scenes filmed at Brussels, Lake Constance, and Rothenburg in Bavaria.
Home movie compilation by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom Brown. In the first part, Tom, wife Kate, and their friends demonstrate a series of sports through the ages using makeshift props found on their rambling trip in the North Yorkshire countryside. The sports theme continues with a record of the Middlesbrough Constantine Technical College Rag Sports Day in 1933. The 'Rogues Gallery' is an experimental, comic 'quiz' film made with the Teesside Cine Club that features family members and friends in a series of spoof mug shots of "shady" characters.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
Home movie of 1930s seaside holidays in Saltburn-by-the Sea on the Cleveland coast, North Yorkshire, and (probably) along the East Sussex coast, including Brighton. Includes footage of the well-known Pierrot performers Bert Grapho and Billy Jackson’s Jovial Jollies, who played the summer seasons in Saltburn from 1899 until the final performance in September 1939. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.