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.
Made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this film documents the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Sheffield in May, 1919. Included is footage of the military processions held on the day as well as scenes of the city centre and crowds which gathered in the streets for the special event.
On November 9th, 1920, HRH the Duke of York paid a visit to Rowntree’s Cocoa Works. This film documents his visit to the factory and includes footage of the crowd who turned out to see the Duke as well as footage of the factory workers.
This film shows crowds in Sheffield as they celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in August 1902.
This film features a visit of King George V and Queen Mary to John Barran & Sons in Leeds. John Barran was a pioneer in the manufacture of ready-to-wear clothing, and by 1904, the company employed 3000 people. The film includes footage of the King and Queen as they tour the facilities and meet some of the workers.
A local topical newsreel of the opening of the Transporter Bridge across the river Tees at Middlesbrough on the 17 October 1911.