This film captures the Allan family during their leisure time throughout the year including a Children's Day celebration on 29th June, 1929.
Unlike other seaside destinations, Scarborough is home to a variety of events throughout the year. The following film features some of the events which took place between 1951-1969 including a jump rope competition, Freak Hill Climb at Beacon Farm, Boxing Day charity football match, and a Scouts Soap Box Derby.
This film documents some of the events which take place in Scarborough during the Benelux Festival including Dutch dancers and majorette procession. The Benelux Festival is only one of Scarborough's many attractions, and it provides the means of forging close links between the Yorkshire coast and the Benelux county.
'Random Recordings' is the first title of this film made by Eric Hall, a keen amateur cinematographer from West Yorkshire. This film consists of a variety of brief scenes and images which he took beginning in 1929 and mostly includes footage of his family and friends during their leisure and travel time. Also included in this film is footage from the York Mystery Plays which were performed at the Museum Gardens in 1951.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film chronicles a day at the beach, possibly Filey, as the village was nearby. It also includes footage of country dancing.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film captures village life from different times during the year and includes both snow scenes and footage taken at Scarborough and Flamborough.
A well shot film made with marionette puppets and a made up set. It tells a story of a deep sea diver on the hunt for sunken treasure who has to fight a giant squid before he can recover the casket of gold and gems. Both the filmmakers and puppeteer lived in York.
An award winning film made by Ernest Taylor of holidays in Bournemouth, Bridlington and Scarborough.
A film made by local filmmaker Ernest Taylor, of a Mediterranean Cruise including Mary Clare, Gracie Fields, and June Whitfield.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary on Scarborough favourite, the violinist and bandleader Max Jaffa. The programme pays tribute to him as he prepares to play his last season of concerts at the Spa, aged 74, after 27 years there. There are interviews with Max Jaffa, his wife, contralto Jean Grayston, and his fans.
This is a film which was taken during a holiday to Torquay in the summer of 1945.
This amateur footage shows Susan and Robert from the Freeman family as they grow up between 1941 and 1961. The family take many trips together to beaches in Scarborough, London Zoo, Flamborough, Sewerby Park, Desborough and Wickstead. In addition we see the family in their local neighbourhood of Savage Road, Westridge Road and Bridlington. Also on this film we see a Cine Club meeting and the members using cameras to capture people's facial expressions.
Shot between 1927 and 1938, this film shows the sea side leisure and social activities that were available in the Scarborough region at that time. Included in the film are shots of the South Bay Pool, the Cliff Railway, the Italian Gardens, and a motor cycle race.
Holiday travelogue exploring the Finistère department of Brittany, France. Titles and a commentary provide insight into the various sights and Breton traditions, including St. Michael’s Mount, Quimper pottery manufacture, and the beaches of Dinard and St. Lunaire.
A rollicking day out at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, narrated through the medium of the saucy seaside postcard.
This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. This starts with the first experiments of colour film made by Alec baron in 1935, and then turns to family films made after the war, including a trip to Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay, and finally to the Edinburgh Festival of 1959 and to Expo 58 in Brussels.
In this YTV documentary, Michael Clegg recounts the work of two well-known writers, Leo Walmsley and Bram Stoker, as he visits Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, the places which inspired their work. As Clegg unearths the stories behind their work, the documentary shows excerpts from two films, ‘Turn of the Tide (1935), based on Walmsley’s novel ‘Three Fevers’, and ‘Scars of Dracula’ (1970).
This documentary looks at Denby Grange Colliery which is closing for two weeks while its workers go on a club trip to Scarborough. The documentary follows the workers while they are on their holidays including: one group who have a boozy day out at Scarborough, a competition involving a local allotment society display at the Wakefield Show, Harold Blessard hustles the local darts players for pints in a pub in Bridlington, and face worker Ted Pickles who spends his two week holiday with his family in Mablethorpe with a Punch and Judy show and performs as a clown in the James Brothers Circus.
This is the third of three films made by Edwin Scaife, an electrical engineer from Leeds, of his daughter Alison. This shows the family on a holiday to the Isle of Wight, and possibly in Blackpool, as well as at home.
This is a compilation of three films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. The first focuses on Blackpool, t the second autumn, and the third shows the Dyson boys going out collecting “penny for the Guy.”
This Tyne Tees Television documentary profiles the North East comedian and club entertainer Pauline Patricia Brennan (nee Petty), better known under her stage name, Scarlet O'Hara. She reminisces about her impoverished post-war childhood in the working class Rye Hill area of Scotswood, in Newcastle’s West End, her husbands, and the start of her career working as a singer and stand-up comic at working men’s clubs and pubs in the region. The programme was originally broadcast on 12th March 1981 as part of the series Northern Scene, later featuring as part of the networked About Britain series.
Travelogue by Middlesbrough based dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. This film documents one stage of a grand tour through Italy in the summer of 1949 with his wife Kate, with travel by boat from Naples to the island of Capri, and visits to Pompeii, Cassino and Siena. The film focuses on famous landmarks, monuments and architecture. Footage includes the ruins of Pompeii, the more recent World War II damage in Cassini, and a Roman Catholic funeral procession in Siena.
Home movie made in 1937 by Middlesbrough dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom Brown (Senior) that records a holiday in the Swiss and Italian Alps with his wife. Footage includes scenes in Lucerne and Lugano, locations on Lake Maggiore and Lake St Moritz and in the surrounding mountains.
Colour travelogue of a cruise around communist Yugoslavia in the summer of 1955, made by Middlesbrough amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film records the architecture, monuments and local landmarks that he visits with his wife. Footage also includes a focus on national dress outside the Western fashion system, and this film offers examples of cultural contrasts in examples of dress.