This Charles Chislett film consists of three parts, all featuring employees of William Deacon's Bank, Rotherham, where Chislett was manager. The first two are earlier, in black and white; the third part was made in about 1955 in colour. The first is of a works sports day, the second is a Sexton Blake inspired fictional thriller filmed partly at the bank, and the third is a staff day at Chislett's home.
This film captures the Allan family during their leisure time throughout the year including a Children's Day celebration on 29th June, 1929.
This is a story book film with animation made by Jack Eley. It features his daughter Susan who dreams of a fairy who conjures up animated stories.
This is a film which includes a few events taking place in and around Sheffield including children performing in a school play, a girl's birthday, and a family trip to Abbeydale Industrial Museum.
This is a film of the visit of the Queen and Prince Phillip to York, and other events, as part of the 1900th Anniversary Celebrations. The film also includes the Benson & Hedges Golf Festival, the 26th World Archery Championships, and the Duchess of Kent switching on the fountain at the Exhibition Square, York.
This is a film made by Laurie Chambers that documents various events in Halifax including the Mayor's Charity procession, the demolition of the Palace Theatre, Billy Smart’s Circus, and sledging and skiing on the snow in Shibden Park.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film chronicles a day at the beach, possibly Filey, as the village was nearby. It also includes footage of country dancing.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
Set in what appears to be a back garden, the film captures a variety of people at this swap meet buying different items, taking part in various games and raffles, and enjoying food and treats.
This is a film of Leeds Children's Day, beginning with a procession through Leeds led by the Gala Queen, and finishing at Roundhay Park. In Roundhay Park there is a baby competition, a children's fancy dress competition, track events, country dancing and a fair.
This is a promotional film for the Sailors’ Children’s Society which documents the work of the organization with sailors and their families.
Fiction feature that exposes the manipulative nature of traditional filmmaking and examines class and gender relations through the interactions of a working class and an upper middle class couple.
Tongue-in-cheek feature film about a bored housewife fed up with the bland, repetitive life she shares with her dull, routine-bound husband.
Fiction feature about a naïve girl who applies romance-novel conventions to her real life with unfortunate results.
An award winning film made by Ernest Taylor of holidays in Bournemouth, Bridlington and Scarborough.
A film made by local filmmaker Ernest Taylor, of a Mediterranean Cruise including Mary Clare, Gracie Fields, and June Whitfield.
This amateur footage shows Susan and Robert from the Freeman family as they grow up between 1941 and 1961. The family take many trips together to beaches in Scarborough, London Zoo, Flamborough, Sewerby Park, Desborough and Wickstead. In addition we see the family in their local neighbourhood of Savage Road, Westridge Road and Bridlington. Also on this film we see a Cine Club meeting and the members using cameras to capture people's facial expressions.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
This film features footage of the Carnival King and Queen, procession floats, and people in fancy dress. This film also features footage which can be found in Stanley and District Hospital Carnival. It is likely that these two films are pieces of the final film made by Atkins and screened at the Stanley Picture House.
This film documents a carnival procession featuring floats and carthorses, a brass band, and children's races. It was filmed by W.S. Atkins for Stanley Picture House Co. Ltd.
Made by Bill Freeman, this film contains a variety of footage from the 1950s including scenes of Hilderthrope Primary School, Bridlington Spa, and a school sports day.
This film takes a look at some of the related events of the Walkington Victorian Hayride. The Hayride was an annual fundraising event taking place in East Yorkshire, and it was one of the largest processions of horse-drawn wheels in England.
This film takes a look at some of the related events of the 1979 Walkington Victorian Hayride. The Hayride was an annual fundraising event taking place in East Yorkshire, and it was one of the largest processions of horse-drawn wheels in England.
This film documents some of the events which took place in Walkington from 1973-1974. Events include a fancy dress competition, sports events, and the Walkington Victorian Hayride. The Hayride was an annual fundraising event taking place in East Yorkshire, and it was one of the largest processions of horse-drawn wheels in England.
Made by Roger Hateley, this is a film about how to make a chess set.