This newsreel features the Queen and Prince Philip visiting Catterick Camp and the Great Yorkshire Show in 1957. The film includes a commentary throughout.
This is an idyllic film by Charles Chislett that captures four children holidaying with their families in the Yorkshire Dales. The filmmaker shows his son and daughter and two other little girls as they wander around and play in the many famous landmarks such as Buttertubs Pass, Aysgarth Falls and historic towns such as Richmond. The film also captures the process of making Wenslydale cheese. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the different areas that the families visit in the Yorkshire Dales. There are also extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
This is a film showing some aspects of life and farming around harvest time in the area around Great Ayton in North Yorkshire.
This is a film of the Surgey family at home and on a caravanning holiday in Filey.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this film features The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate, Harewood House near Leeds, and a bird zoo.
This is a short film of the Arthington Agricultural Show. The show, which is staged on a site by the railway near the Wharfedale Hotel, includes a Shire horse show and sheep dog trials.
This film features the artwork of acclaimed sculptor Austin Wright and gives a fascinating insight into the methods and inspiration behind some of his most recognizable pieces. The film highlights the evolution of Wright's style as well as his use of different raw materials to produce sculptures which act as analogies to elements in nature and even anatomy that have inspired him and his work. The film also features rare images of the sculptor at work in his back shed creating and arranging various pieces for display.
Made by the Educational Foundation for Visual Aids, this is a promotional and educational film highlighting the various industries and tourist destinations in Yorkshire.
This is a documentary by members of the 1812 Youth Theatre Group, made with the help of Yorvid Productions as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. It features lots of interviews with farmers and others in the area of Rufforth village and Helmsley, north of York, about the BSE outbreak of the time, and about the farming industry in general.
This film comprehensively documents the production of Rowntree's Fruit Gums, predominantly focusing on the cultivation of its main ingredient - Gum Arabic. Gum Arabic is mainly produced in Sudan (where the Acacia Senegal tree grows), and the filmmaker follows a Sudanese family embarking on a new business venture that eventually will lead to them to producing Gum Arabic for Rowntree's factory in York.
This is a three part film which captures the events of a Young Farmers Rally in North Yorkshire including events on the Knavesmire in York. Different events are featured such as a sheep shearing competition as well as various machinery used within the agricultural industry.
This film features two Young Farmers Rallies in the 1940s in North Yorkshire. There are various agricultural competitions which take place as well as sporting events for members of the club. Title cards for the Northallerton rally have been filmed in colour while the rest of the footage is in black and white.
This film is a record of activities of the students and facility at the Joseph Rowntree Senior in New Earswick, located just outside of York. The film was made by the head master of the school, Mr Lightowler, and highlights the various aspects of this Secondary Modern School.
The Great Yorkshire Show is the North’s leading agricultural event which takes place annually in July at the Harrogate Showground. Made by Nancliff Films, this film documents the 100th Great Yorkshire Show, featuring the entire event from the preparations to the final cleaning of the grounds.
This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton.
The film shows life on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, during the winter, during which time the cows are tended to, and in the summer during the harvesting of the crop, its threshing, bailing and stacking. The film includes footage of old farming machinery and practices from just after the Second World, as well as farming scenes from the mid early 1950s.
Made by an amateur filmmaker, this film shows rural and agricultural scenes on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire including a flood and a gymkhana.
This film is part of the Wilkinson collection and contains footage of trips taken by some of the family members to Trentham Park in Stoke-on-Trent, Linton Springs in Wetherby, Peasholm Park and Knaresborough. There are many shots of the sights and activities that the family take part in.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. This film includes footage taken from the Great Yorkshire Show, the famous agricultural show held annually in Harrogate.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. This film features footage of the Great Yorkshire Show and a trip to the Epworth Old Rectory, home of the Wesleys.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film features footage taken at his farm.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire and captures shots of his farmhouse and the grounds of a local church. He was a keen filmmaker and would often take films of the local area as a record of village life.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire and features footage of a family party in his garden.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film includes footage of general construction on the family farm, the family going for a service at the village church, the start of a hunt ending, and boys sword dancing.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film includes footage of the family farm showing many of the tasks which take place on a farm such as the process involved in haymaking as well as clear shots of the animals which they raise.