This film shows the first few years of a new concept in British agriculture – co-operative farming. Three farmers from the Rotherham area have integrated their farms into the Thrybergh Farming Company. The film includes footage of those three farms as well as the various livestock they look after and the many crops which they plant and harvest.
This film contains footage of agricultural practice in the 1930s followed by footage of a garden.
This is the third of a series of films made by Derrick Walton of his son, Adrian, from birth through childhood. This film covers Adrian’s 2nd birthday, a flight over Blackpool, Christmas at home, and at Scarborough in the summer of 1958.
Filmed at Arras Farm, Market Weighton, this film is mainly about farming and everyday farming life involving: sheep, pigs, cows, harvesting, green houses, hedge cutting and bulldozing. Also included is brief footage of air show and many aerial views from a plane.
This film provides glimpses of farm life at Arras Farm, Market Weighton. Livestock featured includes cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. There is a particular focus on rabbits and the process of rabbit farming, and horses seen very briefly at the end of the film.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton and includes cattle, pigs, and horses. There is a brief show jumping scene and fancy dress competition. During harvest time on the farm, there are many examples of machinery. Finally included is brief footage of a small archaeological dig.
This film includes various shots of farming including harvesting and animals and a few brief shots of Kiplingcote Races. The film was taken at Arras Farm in Market Weighton.
This film documents many examples of farm machinery and processes at Arras Farm in Market Weighton. Also included are a few shots of Kiplingcote Races, sheep, lambs, and hand sheering.
This is a film that shows the process of making Wenslydale cheese at a dairy in Hawes, North Yorkshire. It was made by a student at Sheffield Poly and has since then been used in adverts to help promote traditional cheese making.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
This film contains footage of a tour around Linthwaite and shows many of the residents and the activities they get up to. The film was made by local schoolteacher and filmmaker Lucy Fairbank.
A film made by Roger Hateley, this film documents the entire process of making a wooden horse cart, beginning with the wheels, to the finished article. The carriage is to be used for the annual Hayride, one of the largest processions of horse-drawn vehicles in England.
This is a film from the Nowell collection showing the Nidderdale valley and river, and some of the towns and villages. The film focuses on people enjoying themselves outdoors and on various leisure pursuits.
This film shows traditional sheep washing practices on Grassington moor in Upper Wharfedale during the mind-1930s. Footage includes rounding up sheep, sheep washing, and sheep shearing.
This is a film of life on a farm near Arncliffe. It shows many of the farm’s animals including chickens and cows, and includes footage of sheep shearing and a horse-drawn plough.
This film documents traditional methods of mowing hay and cutting peat on a farm near Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales in the early 1930s.
This is a documentary on a farming family in Eskdale, part of the Yorkshire Television series Once In A Lifetime, originally broadcast on 3rd April, 1973. It shows the daily life of the Raw family – John and his wife Dot, and their three daughters and two sons – on their fifty acre farm in Fryup Dale, North Yorkshire. The main story is of the children’s wish to have a pony, but there is also tension between mum and eldest daughter, emerging from adolescence.
This film, shot around Kirkcudbridghtshire in south-west Scotland, follows fisherman James McDavid as he catches and smokes fish from the River Dee.
Jack Wood, a blacksmith working near Bolton Abbey, is the subject of this short film looking at the manufacture of branding irons, or ‘horn burns’. The film also shows Bolton Abbey and some of the surrounding countryside
Michael Clegg provides the natural history of Windy Hill in the Pennines and visits Stott Hall Farm, 1100 feet up, situated between the two sets of carriageways on the M62. He talks to the farmer Ken Wilde and his wife Beth about what it is like to live there, and the sheep farming they do.
A documentary using archive photographs and readings from the period which portrays the decline of lead mining in Swaledale in the second half of the nineteenth century, painting a bleak picture of the lives of the lead miners who bargained as individuals for work. It also focuses on the efforts of Sir George Denys to keep lead mining going. The programme was orginally transmitted 18/04/1976.
This YTV documentary, first broadcast on 18th January, 1982, was made just two years before the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85, giving an optimistic view of the future of coal mining in South Yorkshire. The new £400 million coal complex of Selby is nearing completion, and interviews with the local council, the NCB and miners reveal high hopes that it will lead to more coal fields opening and more jobs for the area. It includes interviews with miners, NCB representatives and other interested parties.
This 1981 dramatization of the autobiography of Fred Kitchen focuses on his first year as a farm labourer aged 13, in 1904. The drama paints a vivid portrait of life as a farm labourer and as a navvy on the railway at the turn of the century. Fred has an extremely harsh time at the hands of his widow employer, but soon becomes capable in his farming tasks, finding comfort with the shire horses he looks after. At the end of the year he has matured enough to bargain a wage at the Hire Fair. The Yorkshire Television programme was adapted for TV by Stephen Wakelam.
This is one of three films made by newly formed Pocklington Canal Amenity Society documenting the work they carried out in restoring the canal and some of their activities connected to this. Included in this film is a PCAS garden party at the canal head and the official opening of the canal.
This is one of three films made by the newly formed Pocklington Canal Amenity Society documenting the work they carried out in restoring the canal and some of their activities connected to this. This film focuses on clearing the canal of debris.