Originally organized in the 1920s, the Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for young people. Its aim is to develop self-confidence and activity in society through equality, friendship, peace, and co-operation. This documentary focuses on the organization, its history and values, and specifically children from around the world who have gathered at the international camp at Normanby Hall, located near Scunthorpe, South Humberside.
On 18th May, 1957, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip made a visit to Hull. During their visit, the Royals toured many different areas of the city, including the Sailors' Children's Society, St Andrew’s Docks, a council estate, the University, Kingston General Hospital and the King George Dock. This film is part of the Humberside Police collection, and members of this force were responsible for security during the Queen’s visit.
This film documents the opening ceremony of the newly built sea wall at Hornsea as well as the presentation of a new fire engine by Mrs. A. Easton.
Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated all over the country with bonfire and firework displays. This film documents come of the celebrations which take place on Bonfire Night in Driffield, East Yorkshire.
In 1962, a Civil Defence Rally was held in West Park, Hull. This rally was different from previous events as it brought together all defence volunteers from across the Yorkshire region. This film documents the activities surrounding the event from initial preparations, set up in the park, defence displays, informational marquees, and musical entertainment and is accompanied by commentary explaining the events.
This reel features different events which took place in Hull in the early 1930s as well as a royal visit during Hull’s Civic Day celebrations, possibly in 1945.
This is a film of a presentation being made by the Chairman of the Beverley section of the RSPCA to members of the LNER Railway Company for Safe Driving on 28th October, 1943.