This film documents the laying of the foundation stone of St. Margaret's Hall at Ripon Training College. The stone was laid by the Princess Royal in 1950.
This film was shot by Mr Frank Mottershaw of the Sheffield Photo Co. Ltd. The copy presently held appears to have been reworked with the title "Now a Surprise for the Prince" in 1933. Footage includes the arrival of the Royal Train in Sheffield, the progress of the Royal carriage through Sheffield city centre, an address by the King at the University, including views of the Firth Court quadrangle, and the presentation of new colours to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in Weston Park.
In 1963 Ripon Training College celebrated its centenary year. This film documents some of those celebrations including the opening of new college buildings and a performance put on by the students.
A documentary chronicling the creation of York University presented by the Shepherd Building Group, this film includes a brief history of York and its University, highlighting sites in York and various departments and facilities at the University.
Made by a local school teacher, this film captures an annual sports day at High Green Secondary School, located near Sheffield, as well as a trip to the south of England for many of the students.
Made by one of the teachers, this is a film which documents the High Green Secondary School (based near Sheffield) visit to London.
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 the third film of events at Castle Howard Reformatory after the Second World War. It shows the school at Crambeck (close to the village of Welburn, near Malton, North Yorkshire, aka Castle Howard Farm School and Castle Howard Approved School) in their Coronation Games in 1953 and celebrations of the School Centenary in 1955.
This is the first film of events at Castle Howard Reformatory after the Second World War. It shows a school football match and sports day, with prizes presented by the 6th Earl of Harewood.
This film contains footage from the visit of HRH The Duchess of Kent to Bradford College in May 1971. It also gives a good indication of the various courses and facilities available at the College.
Cash in the Palace is the second of two short films about fairness in the collection where disabled and non-disabled young people have worked together to make the film, and where they can succeed as equal partners. The first film is called Pocket Money. It was created as part of the York Inclusive Young Filmmakers Pilot devised and delivered by Accessible Arts & Media in partnership with the Yorkshire Film Archive. It was made by students with learning difficulties, and disabilities from Applefields School and mainstream students from neighbouring St. Aelred's RC Primary School, York, as well as their teachers and support staff.
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).
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.
This is a film of the Duke of Edinburgh visiting South Hunsley School in Hull, who put on various exhibitions and displays.
An appeal film for assistance with a number of projects aimed at the unemployed and their families in the Middlesbrough and Cleveland areas. The film is introduced by Lord Zetland and features a visit to Middlesbrough by Prince George. The film then shows various work and recreational projects organised for the unemployed, which include an exhibition of crafts made by Cleveland unemployed; teaching of new crafts; building of greenhouses by the unemployed; training of boys as waiters; boxing matches and other entertainments; a local comedian, renovation and conversion of an old barn by the unemployed; and boys' camps. [Please note that the picture runs too fast but this was how the original film was produced.]
Footage of children from the Pendower Hall Special School, Newcastle upon Tyne, attending a royal motorcade; views of a vintage car show; and a record of the children’s trip to Bad Ischl in Austria.
An amateur film made by David Williams of an educational visit by a delegation from Durham University to the country of Lesotho in southern Africa in 1968. The film begins with a group of adults playing in a field beside a school followed by the pupils being conducted in song. This is followed by a group of men and women working together to build a wall, part of a building on top of a hill. A school visit to a government agricultural farm follows next with pupils being shown around and looking at the various plants and animals there. A tree planting ceremony featuring King Moshoeshoe II and a second VIP is followed by a garden party taking place for he delegation at the Blue Mountain Inn in the town of Teyateyaneng. The film ends at an airport with the delegation leaving to fly back to the UK.
An amateur film produced and narrated by David Williams comparing the postage stamps of the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho with their real-life locations visited on a trip to the country in 1972 by special invitation of King Moshoeshoe II. The film begins at the border with South Africa followed by views of the capital city Maseru including the Lesotho Royal Palace where the king is filmed being mobbed by his people. The film includes a number of excursions to visits some of the countries well known attractions including the prehistoric dinosaur tracks in the western parts of the country, the cave paintings at Ha Barona and a special excision by aircraft to see the Maletsunyane Falls. As well as a commentary, the film also features a musical track sung in the local dialect.