This film documents the Opening of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway by the Duchess of Kent on May 1st, 1973. It includes the town's preparation for the arrival of the Duchess as well as a journey along the newly opened rail line.
This is a film made by Debenhams and Co. of York of the celebrations to commemorate the centenary of booking the first rail passenger in 1825 by the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company. The event includes a parade of locomotives and an exhibition, attended by the Duke and Duchess of York.
This is a series of films made by R.K. Snowden documenting some local events in Pickering in 1975 and 1976, with commentary. Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
Made by Henry Foster in 1937, this film documents an important and often unseen part of York’s history and areas which no longer exist in present day York. This film includes extensive footage Coronation street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York. This film shows a procession to York Minster with a visit by a Royal, Princess Mary.
Made by local butcher Henry Foster, this is a two part film of York in the 1930s. The first part shows the Opening of West Bank Park in Holgate, on July 23rd, 1938. The park, originally the grounds of West Bank House, was established in 1936–38 and included a statue of Queen Victoria that was originally in the Guildhall. The second part of the film shows the fire brigade attending the fire that wrecked the Rialto Cinema on Fishergate in April, 1935. The cinema was owned by composer John Barry’s father, John Prendergast.