This is a film by Charles Chislett of a Whit Procession in Rotherham and probably a charity fund raising event, possibly at the Chislett house. The procession incorporates many elements of Empire Day.
This Calendar News item reports on the 1969 production of the York Mystery Plays. It features interviews with the three actors portraying Jesus (Peter Blanshard, John White, and Gerald Lomas) as well as the producer Edward Taylor.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a colourful Christian parade in York, with music and dancing.
This film comprises two parts:
Part 1: A Church Parade at Bolton Abbey (emulsion codes: 1945 and 1953).
Part 2: Children fancy dress at Baildon School
The film includes footage of children painting outside and a singing lesson in fancy dress performing "Doh rae me fa so..."
A documentary about the historic city of York, this film highlights many of the famous sites of the city including the York Minster, the Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower. Footage is also included of a Civic Pride Festival.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents events which took place in 1955 including the launch of the S.S. 'Stanvac Australia' at Clydebank as well as the Whit Monday celebrations in Sheffield.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film documents the wedding of Elizabeth Wood and W. Robert Ibberson in July, 1962. The film contains footage before the wedding and at the reception and good examples of 1960s fashions.
This film records a family Christmas Day as well as a country dancing festival in Grenoside, near Sheffield.
This film documents the May Day Celebrations of the Silver Royd Hill Methodist Church, located near Leeds, and the Sunday school fancy dress competition over a number of years in the 1960s. Also included is footage of a local wedding.
This film documents the selection process of the Queen of the 1973 Gala.
Arnold Beaumont, filmmaker, has captured the Whit Walks in Sheffield during the mid 1970s. He helped organise the walks in his role as Secretary of Christian Education Council, and his son, Andrew, also contributed to the events as the conductor of the singers. There were up to 11 churches that would take part in the Whit Walks in Sheffield during this time period.
This is a promotional film for the Sailors’ Children’s Society which documents the work of the organization with sailors and their families.
This film captures the celebrations at a Sikh Temple in Bradford, 1972.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this programme presented by Richard Whiteley is a look at Christmas celebrations in the village of Haworth in West Yorkshire, the home of the Bronte sisters. The special, first broadcast 18th December, 1980, includes footage of children waving from window of steam train in Haworth Railway Station, Haworth High Street with choir singing carols outside church, and Santa on a train talking to local children.
From the Huddersfield Cine Collection, Isn't It A Lovely Day is a comical look at a wedding which cannot be overshadowed by the heavy winds and rain on this wintery day. While the original film itself was silent, the edit produced in 2008 includes musical accompaniment from the song written by Irving Berlin of the same title.
Made by Debenham & Co. York, this, this film documents the League of Nations Pageant procession through Queen Victoria Square in Hull.
The film depicts the Sikh Temple in Bradford in 1972. Men, women and children have a meal in a hall, read books and attend a ceremony.
This film shows different places and events in the city of York. Many of York's historic landmarks are included as well as scenes of the Mystery Plays, the Regatta, and unique footage of the open-air market.
This is a film of a special Christmas Service at St Mary's Church, Beighton, with activities for children. Among the activities are carol singing, recitals and a nativity play.
This is a film of the St Mary's Church for the 'Children to Church Service', with the whole of Beighton Infant School in attendance. There is singing and poetry readings, and a thank you to retiring Head teacher Betty Hall on the last day the school year.
This is a musical evening held in Beighton Primitive Methodist Church, billed as a Flower Festival, to celebrate 100 years of the founding of the Church in Beighton. There are recitals on the organ and piano, and there is a singer.
This film documents the events which took place in 1957 as part of the Centenary Celebration for the Girl Guides Association. Included in the film are celebrations for the Chief Guides birthday as well as a visit by Queen Elizabeth and the Princess Royal to the Regional Centenary World Camp in Windsor Great Park.
This is one of several films written and directed by Bill Davison with members of the Selby Cine Club. Selby Open Youth Club provided the actors for this re-enactment of the founding of Selby Abbey by the monk Benedict. A narration by the Reverend J A P Kent provides a historical background while a voiceover by one of the monks provides a lighter touch. The film was accompanied by a booklet giving background to the making of the film and acknowledgements to all those who supported it. Filming started in March 1967 and was completed in March 1969. It is in three parts.
Made by Henry Foster, this film features some of the actors who are performing in the York mystery plays in St Olave's Church yard, including Judi Dench as an angel. It also shows people gathered outside a church for a wedding, and a long religious procession going into St George’s Church on George Street, York.
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.