A documentary made by Encyclopaedia Britannica, this film follows a "typical" English family who live in York. The film explores different aspects of the family's life including work, school, home life, and leisure activities.
This film shows the Kurkburton School on their holidays in the Moors. The headmaster of the school is Mr McKenzie who is in charge of the children on the trip. The children see many things on their walks through the Moors like lakes, waterfalls, fields and hills.
This is a film of a group of youths at the Bewerley Outdoor Pursuit Centre. They take part in various activities at a lake, in the mountains and at the sea; including, rock climbing, kayaking, sailing and caving.
This film is a compilation of events which involve members of the Beighton Centre Youth Club. Included are trips to seaside, paddling in the sea & streams, Huddersfield FC, and other youth club activities.
This is a film from the Taylor family collection. It shows scenes from the family at home and out in the countryside, as well as holidaying at the seaside. There is also a school sports day and a Home Guard drill and photo.
This film is an extravaganza of footage from the Bootham School archives. As well as Bootham sporting events and celebrations, the film contains footage of York and Scarborough in the late 1920s. The film also includes a short fiction film about a mischievous chap who knocks a man's cap off and is chased (in true slapstick style) through the streets.
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 is a film made by Eddie Percy showing a Rogation Day and School Sports day in Settle, a Flower Show and night time illuminations in Morecombe. Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting in Western Christianity. They are observed with processions and the Litany of the Saints, and much of the procession is featured in this film.
This amateur home movie compilation records family visiting an uncle in summer 1938, horse riding in Monkseaton in 1938 and holiday visits to the seaside resorts of Scarborough and Brighton. Footage includes scenes from the 24th Newcastle Girl Guides camp at Mitford in Northumberland, and an open air dance performance at Hunmanby Hall Boarding School in North Yorkshire.
An amateur film made of the Guisborough Grammar School Scout camp to Howick in Northumberland in August 1933. The film begins with the troop hiking across Swirral Edge towards Helvellyn in the Lake District. The film cuts to their camp at Howick and shows them playing in the sea and on the sand at Sugar Beach and visiting Bamburgh Castle. The film also includes views of activities taking place around camp including them cooking a meal and practising flag semaphore. The film also features the boys playing games around camp including quoits. The film ends with the troop packing up and a train arriving at a station.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of his daughters sports day taking place at the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School in Jesmond. The film also features a group of children parading along Harbour Road in Beadnell, a cyclist speeding past a house during a race and water-skiers off the coast of Beadnell.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson shows family holiday at Sandsend near Whitby and a cross country race taking place at Rossall School, Fleetwood in Lancashire.
A home movie made by Daniel Webster, believed a vice-principle of Bede College in Durham, of his family made between 1947 and 1957. The focus of the film is his two children who are seen growing from children to adults. The film records a number of domestic scenes of the family such as Christmas and holidays to the Lake District, Scotland and Ulster. The film includes a number of acted sequences featuring family members as well as shots 50's domestic scenes. The film also includes views from two Durham Miners Gala (1952 and 1955?) as well as motorbikes at Belmont Park and the Durham Regatta showing rowers on the river Wear.