On 31st August, Odsal Stadium, Bradford hosted the 1985 World Speedway Final to a crowd of 37,000 who saw the regaining world champion, Erik Gundersen from Denmark, retain his title. This film includes footage of the day's events as well as scenes of the crowd who turned out for the event. Erik Gundersen (born 8 October 1959, in Esbjerg, Denmark) was a speedway rider in the late 1970s and 1980s. Gundersen was the Speedway World Championship on three occasions including this race in 1985.
'Random Recordings' is the first title of this film made by Eric Hall, a keen amateur cinematographer from West Yorkshire. This film consists of a variety of brief scenes and images which he took beginning in 1929 and mostly includes footage of his family and friends during their leisure and travel time. Also included in this film is footage from the York Mystery Plays which were performed at the Museum Gardens in 1951.
In 1959, the Vespa Club of Britain’s National Rally was held in Leeds. This film documents some of the events from that day and includes very well shot scenes of Vespa scooters as well as good examples women’s fashions.
This is one of several films entitled ‘Out and About’ made by Ken Leckenby. It features several events in Leeds area during 1974 including the Lord Mayor's Parade, the celebration of the bi-centenary of Bingley Locks, Leeds Caribbean Carnival, the Model Boat World Championship, an air display and Morecombe Illuminations.
This film documents a couple, who along with their friends, go on a skiing holiday in the Austrian Alps.
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.
This film is a newsreel made in 1960 for the Royal Air Force Association and its charities at the Stockton and Thornaby branches. Events included in this film are committee meetings ,a cricket match, time at the local pub, a Balloon Race, Battle of Britain Week, parade and ceremony, many rally races, and a New Year's Eve party.
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 film features members of the Hull Auto Club during various rallies in East Yorkshire including Hull and Withernsea and a Vespa Rally in Goole. Many different makes and models of motorbikes and cars are featured during the different events. It’s likely the entire film once had an accompanying commentary; however, only sections of the soundtrack remain.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.