This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of Peter, his son, at school. The film includes footage of football and cricket matches between students and the teachers as well as a father son match.
The following is an educational filmstrip which contains information washing and the architecture of Wakefield.
This is a film of a family and friends holidaying on a boat on the Humber. Also included in this film are other events, including a wedding, time spent on a farm, an excursion on board the Queen Mary, and time at a school.
This is the fifth of a series of films made by Derrick Walton of his son, Adrian, from birth through childhood. This film covers Adrian’s 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th birthdays. It also shows his first day at school, marching with the Cubs at Skipton Gala Christmas, and visiting Jodrell Bank.
Part of the Freeman collection, this film contains footage from a school trip to a variety of places in Yorkshire taken during the 1950s including Goole Docks, Hull Docks, Beverley, York, The Ouse, Driffield Station, Bridlington Harbour, back to school at Old Hilderthorpe.
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.
A promotional film made for Northumberland County Council to encourage people to move to Northumberland. The film uses case studies of three families recently moved to the area. These include the Richardson family from Whitley Bay, the Target family from Killingworth and the Randall family from the Tyne Valley near Hexham. The film explores issues of housing, industry, shopping, nightlife, leisure activities and education.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a trip into the Northumberland countryside with views across what is possibly the snow-topped Simonside Hills. The film changes to a sports day for his daughter’s school, the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School in Jesmond, showing pupils and parents taking part in various sporting events.
A home movie of a family believed to from the Spennymoor area of County Durham begins with a woman and small girl walking through sand dunes looking at a colony of Terns. This is followed by a school sports day in which boys take part in various sporting and gymnastic events on the lawn of a large house. The final part of the film made after the 18th February 1941 following the worst blizzard conditions since 1888 shows the effects of heavy snow around the Spennymoor area including people walking past huge banks of snow and men working to clear the streets.