This Charles Chislett film consists of three parts, all featuring employees of William Deacon's Bank, Rotherham, where Chislett was manager. The first two are earlier, in black and white; the third part was made in about 1955 in colour. The first is of a works sports day, the second is a Sexton Blake inspired fictional thriller filmed partly at the bank, and the third is a staff day at Chislett's home.
This film captures the Allan family during their leisure time throughout the year including a Children's Day celebration on 29th June, 1929.
This is a story book film with animation made by Jack Eley. It features his daughter Susan who dreams of a fairy who conjures up animated stories.
This is a humorous film made by the women members of Leeds Cine Club. This film gives an example of what life would be like had they traded domestic roles with their husbands.
This is a film which includes a few events taking place in and around Sheffield including children performing in a school play, a girl's birthday, and a family trip to Abbeydale Industrial Museum.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents events which took place in 1955 including the launch of the S.S. 'Stanvac Australia' at Clydebank as well as the Whit Monday celebrations in Sheffield.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film documents the wedding of Elizabeth Wood and W. Robert Ibberson in July, 1962. The film contains footage before the wedding and at the reception and good examples of 1960s fashions.
This is a film of the visit of the Queen and Prince Phillip to York, and other events, as part of the 1900th Anniversary Celebrations. The film also includes the Benson & Hedges Golf Festival, the 26th World Archery Championships, and the Duchess of Kent switching on the fountain at the Exhibition Square, York.
Part of the John Turner collection, this is a film showing street scenes in Hull and of Pearson Park in Hull. It shows children playing, teenagers in groups in the streets and the park, as well as a cricket match and an event in York.
This film records a family Christmas Day as well as a country dancing festival in Grenoside, near Sheffield.
This is a film made by Laurie Chambers that documents various events in Halifax including the Mayor's Charity procession, the demolition of the Palace Theatre, Billy Smart’s Circus, and sledging and skiing on the snow in Shibden Park.
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.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
This is a film taken by a member of the Doncaster Cine Club of a little girl riding her bicycle in a garden.
Set in what appears to be a back garden, the film captures a variety of people at this swap meet buying different items, taking part in various games and raffles, and enjoying food and treats.
This is a film of Leeds Children's Day, beginning with a procession through Leeds led by the Gala Queen, and finishing at Roundhay Park. In Roundhay Park there is a baby competition, a children's fancy dress competition, track events, country dancing and a fair.
This is a promotional film for the Sailors’ Children’s Society which documents the work of the organization with sailors and their families.
Experimentally shot fiction film that exposes the artificiality of one couple's 'traditional' marriage and simultaneously attacks modern man's self-perpetuating complacent conformity and the government and media institutions that reinforce this homogeneous society by protecting those who respond to its conditioning and brutalizing those who do not.
Fiction feature that exposes the manipulative nature of traditional filmmaking and examines class and gender relations through the interactions of a working class and an upper middle class couple.
Tongue-in-cheek feature film about a bored housewife fed up with the bland, repetitive life she shares with her dull, routine-bound husband.
Fiction feature about a naïve girl who applies romance-novel conventions to her real life with unfortunate results.
Fiction short about a man who is arrested for an unknown crime but ultimately finds his ensuing confinement no worse than the monotonous life he led with his wife and job and family.
Part of the Worsley collection, this film contains footage from a variety of events which took place in Hovingham, North Yorkshire. The events include the installation of electricity in the village, the opening of Hovingham Village Hall, a village fete, and the Hovingham cricket team playing matches and practicing.
This film is made up of two parts, the first being the wedding of Mike Shepherd-Cross and Molly Smeeton at Hovingham Hall, and the second being a foreign tour of Italy and Greece. The film was made by Col. Sir William Arthington Worsley of Hovingham, 4th Baronet. He was also a cricketer who captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1928 and 1929 and captured cricket events on film as well as life and events in and around Hovingham village.
An award winning film made by Ernest Taylor of holidays in Bournemouth, Bridlington and Scarborough.