This film was made for the Ripon Palladium Cinema where it was shown in May 1916. It captures a sports day for the people of Ripon and the regiments based at the Army Camp at Ripon during World War I. Shortly after this film was made, many of the regiments competing in this sports day were sent to the battlefields of the Somme.
Filmed during the early stages of cinema, this film captures Leeds Bridge and city centre near the turn of the 20th century.
A short film made by the Riley Brothers, this film contains rare footage of Queen Victoria during her visit to Sheffield on 21 May, 1897 to open the Town Hall. This is one of the earliest films in the YFA collection.
This film was shot by Mr Frank Mottershaw of the Sheffield Photo Co. Ltd. The copy presently held appears to have been reworked with the title "Now a Surprise for the Prince" in 1933. Footage includes the arrival of the Royal Train in Sheffield, the progress of the Royal carriage through Sheffield city centre, an address by the King at the University, including views of the Firth Court quadrangle, and the presentation of new colours to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in Weston Park.
This film is of The Royal visit to Sheffield of George V and Queen Mary.
This film features a horse race in Doncaster.
This film outlines York's history and its monuments. It includes scenes of York railway station as well as images of York taken from around the city walls.
In 1914, Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth engaged the Music Hall comedian 'Winky' (Reginald Switz), who became the star of their most successful films including Itching Powder. Winky and his friends clown around in a Tailor shop. There, they play jokes on each other: throwing pies at each other, putting a wet sponge down Winky's trousers, etc. The tailors then change and go for diner, taking care to put on clean trousers. Winky accidentally reads a newspaper article, "Eastern winds cause an attack of Scabies (lice)." After reading this, he decides to put itching powder in one of his friend's trousers in order to make them think they have contracted Scabies. He calls it Scalloped Antelopes.
This film comprises a compilation of reels made by the Bamforth Film Company and includes: A Joke on the Gardner, An Overfull Seat, The Would Be Conjuror, The Tramp and the Babies Bottle, Catching the Milk Thief, and Lover Kisses Husband.
This unusual comedy was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth. In this short film, a man visits a phrenologist, and after which, attempts to discover his ideal mate by feeling the heads of a succession of unlikely potential partners.
This is a comedic film made by the Bamforth Film Company.
This film shows the military camp in Scarborough, 1922 and features general inspections, footage of the outdoor cookhouse, a military band race, and sports day.
This film, made by Debenham & Co. of York, was made in order to raise money for the dependents of war casualties as well as soldiers disabled during the conflicts of World War I. It features a mixture of drama and actuality footage.
Made by Debenham & Co. of York, this film is a recording of the Manvers May Day Parade in 1919. Manvers Main Colliery was situated between Wath-upon-Dearne and Mexborough, South Yorkshire. The film includes footage of the May Day festivities as well as footage of the miners and of the pit.
Filmed in 1908, this film shows a group of men, known as climmers, who collect eggs from bird nests on the cliffs at Flamborough.
This film contains footage of the military leaving Sheffield on 3rd November, 1914 shortly before their deployment to France in April, 1915.
This film contains very early images of the fairground entertainment on Shipley Glen in 1912. Included are scenes of a wooden roller coaster and a broken down Helter Skelter.
In 1888 Louis Le Prince made a pioneering film recording of traffic on Leeds Bridge from an upstairs window of No 19 Bridge End, then Hicks the Ironmongers. This is a print of the second earliest surviving moving image, made shortly after Le Prince made 'Roundhay Garden Scene' on 14 October, 1888.
This is a short film that shows a group of boys playing a common game of the time, similar to Leap Frog, also known as ‘mounty kitty.’ The film was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
This short film, made by Bamforth of Holmfirth, shows a group of boys sliding in the snow.
This is a short comedy film of two women, played by men, who have their frocks nailed to a fence. It was made by Bamforth and Company, Holmfirth, with the original film held at the BFI National Film and Television Archive.