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.
In May, 1923, HRH Prince of Wales visited Rotherham. This film captures the day’s events which include: the opening of a Power Station, a visit to Clifton Park, meeting wounded soldiers, and a visit to the Works of the United Steel Co., Ltd..
This film contains footage from a May Day festival celebrations that were held in Tickhill. There are many shots of the floats that were highly decorated as well as the May Queen that was carried along on one of them.
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.
This is a series of films made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that have been put together. They show the visit by the King and Queen to Sheffield in 1941, and, in Chapeltown near Sheffield, War Weapon's Week, a Home Guard exercise, a Thanksgiving Parade, a football match and children sledging in Chapeltown Park. It also shows Ladybower Reservoir shortly after opening in 1945.
A film by the Doncaster Cine Club that shows how the streets of Doncaster city centre once looked, currently looks, and how it will look in the future. The film combines photographic still images of the past with contemporary moving image footage, and later utilizes Doncaster Corporation's plans and designs to predict how future developments will re-shape the city. Sandwiched between the past and future of Doncaster is an event attended by the Princess Anne, where she lays the foundation stone at the grand opening of the Ripon Training College.
This film comprehensively documents a pageant celebrating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The film was made by the Barnsley Amateur Cinematograph Club and was also filmed in Barnsley at a sports arena. The film shows local schoolchildren from all over the county dressing up as peoples of the world and acting out parts of each countries culture.
This is a film of the Diamond Jubilee camp of the county of Sheffield Girl Guides at Chatsworth July 25-August 1, 1970. Some 1,200 girl guides attended the camp, which was addressed by the Duchess of Devonshire. The girl guides do various chores, put up tents and play games.
Made by Dennis Leather, a member of Vixen Films and Stocksbridge Cine Club, this is a film of Bolsterstone Church Royal Wedding Celebrations. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack of an accordion and a brass band.
This is two newsreels from 1939. The first is a Movietone News film of the Princess Royal opening of the new chapter in the Chapel House of Sheffield Cathedral. The second is a British Pictorial of Sir Kingsley Wood opening the RAF and National Service Exhibition in Edinburgh.
This is a Universal Newsreel covering a visit of Princess Margaret to Rotherham to commemorate Rotherham`s Golden Jubilee as a County Borough on 23 April 1953, and then to Sheffield to open Rowlinson Technical College. One copy of this film has the title, Princess Margaret Tours the North, British Pathe (on the can it states: Presentation to Rotherham Corporation by Whitehall Cinema).