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 film made by Derrick Walton is in three parts: planes at London Heathrow airport; a children’s walk for Christian Aid in Skipton; and the Skipton Gala.
Made by one of the teachers, this is a film which documents the High Green Secondary School (based near Sheffield) visit to London.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order:
This is a film which documents a portion of the Queen's visit to Hull and her stop at the Newland Estate.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1987 including a visit by the Prince of Wales, the bus station building, a protest, and medieval jousting.
This film shows crowds in Sheffield as they celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in August 1902.
This film contains a number of shorter films focusing on the re-opening of the North York Moors Railway and events relating to the NYMR.
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.
A film made by Keith Snowden featuring several local events in Pickering during 1977 and 1978. Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
The following film is a newsreel made up of Movietone footage of the Royal Tour to South Africa in 1947.
Made by local historian Ronald Fairfax, this film provides a history of Sheffield specifically with an emphasis on the steel industry. The film utilizes archive film to illustrate the commentary and includes extensive footage from Frank Mottershaw's 'The Life and Times of Charles Peace', and exceptional film of when there was a bus driver's strike in Sheffield in 1959.
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.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
This amateur film by Walter Gill records the occasion when Prince Philip visited Hartlepool to inspect the restoration work being carried out onthe historic ship HMS Warrior, a 40-gun steam-powered armoured frigate built for the Royal Navy, 1859–1861.
A short film showcasing the history of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge over the River Tees. The film includes archival photographs and footage of the opening ceremony on the 17 October 1911.
A promotional film made by Turners Film and Video Productions for the Tyne and Wear Transport Executive looking at the design, construction as well as operation of the recently completed Tyne and Wear Metro integrated transport system on Tyneside. The film includes a number of landmark moments in the Metro’s development including the official opening of the system by Queen Elizabeth II on the 6th November 1981.
Amateur cine club record of the Dorman Long built Tees (Newport) Bridge in Middlesbrough as it nears completion in October 1933, and of the official opening ceremony of the bridge on 28 February 1934, conducted by the Duke and Duchess of York, (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.) The film was made by Middlesbrough dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown with his Teesside Cine Club colleague, W. Maxwell.
A series of home movies filmed by Dr H. Brenton Porteous between 1928 and 1929 of the Newcastle and Jesmond areas. Events captured include the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary for the opening of the New Tyne Bridge on the 10th October 1928. There are scenes at the Hoppings Fair on Newcastle Town Moor and the Newcastle Quayside Sunday market. The final sections document the North East Coast Exhibition which took place between May and October 1929.
This amateur newsreel of important local events in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1933 was produced by members of Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). The film covers the official opening by HRH Prince George, Duke of Kent, of the new Poor Children’s Holiday Association building at 66 Percy Street, Newcastle, headquarters of a charitable organisation that ran numerous projects for underprivileged children. Another item records the Northumberland Plate event at Gosforth Park Races 20 June 1933. The final documentary shorts are of the British Hospitals Air Pageant at Cramlington Aerodrome on Saturday 12 August 1933 with aerobatic displays by, amongst others, Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC, and aerial footage of Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding countryside flmed from one of the special passenger flights taken at the air pageant.
This is an amateur compilation of documentary films shot in 1938. The first film records the presence of British Royal Navy E-class destroyer ships HMS Echo, HMS Eclipse and HMS Express on the heavily industrial River Tyne at Newcastle in the 1930s, probably in preparation for World War Two. The second film documents a famous launch by the Queen Mother, with Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, of the Cunard White Star Line cruiser, Queen Elizabeth, from the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown and Company. Next, the launch of the HMS Edinburgh battleship cruiser takes place from the Wallsend shipyard of Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The third film records the launch of the Dominion Monarch passenger cargo liner from Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson shipyards for the Shaw Savill and Albion Company. The ship later served as a troop ship during the Second World War. This compilation is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
Two amateur films of Newcastle upon Tyne record the colourful procession of decorated floats, marching bands, youth and military organisations, taking part in a parade for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation celebrations in June 1953, and trams, yellow-liveried trolleybuses and other traffic around the streets of central Newcastle soon after World War Two. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.