A short film made by the Riley Brothers, this film contains rare footage of Queen Victoria during her visit to Sheffield on 21 May, 1897 to open the Town Hall. This is one of the earliest films in the YFA collection.
This film documents a visit to Halifax by Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1925. The film includes footage of the Royal couple at the Town Hall as well as Princess Mary's visit to the Royal Halifax Hospital children's ward.
This film was donated by Mr H.G. Sanders of Harrogate who was in the removal business in the 1930s. He was a driver in one of the decorative vehicles in this film which documents the Coronation celebrations in Harrogate, 1937.
In May, 1923, HRH Prince of Wales visited Rotherham. This film captures the day’s events which include: the opening of a Power Station, a visit to Clifton Park, meeting wounded soldiers, and a visit to the Works of the United Steel Co., Ltd..
This film documents the visit of Princess Mary to Malton in 1928, an event for which most of the town has turned out to greet her. Her visit includes the inspection of the Red Cross and Ambulance Brigade as well as the opening of the British Legion Club.
This newsreel features the Queen and Prince Philip visiting Catterick Camp and the Great Yorkshire Show in 1957. The film includes a commentary throughout.
This is a film from Bridlington showing various events during 1942, including a campaign to forge links between the youth of Britain and America, a visit by Lady Mountbatten, Armistice Sunday, a procession of wartime service personnel, and a celebration of the victory in Libya.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of two types of footage. The main part of this reel contains footage from a Movietone news reel. It contains footage of King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth at the races, footage of London before, during and after the World War II, the King and Queen talking to soldiers and widows after the War, President Roosevelt at his desk signing an embargo repeal, trouble in Finland and Bardia.
This film documents a short portion of Princess Mary’s trip to Egypt where she inspected her regiment who were stationed in Cairo during the 1920s. The filmmaker has superb access to the event, and films Princess Mary in quite intimate fashion. The film also shows the great strength and discipline of the regiment, as they put on a spectacular display for Her Royal Highness.
This film captures Queen Mary and the Princess Royal doing volunteer work with servicemen during the War. It is unclear what purpose this film served, but presumably it was used as a moral boosting footage to inspire the nation to volunteer and help out in their community.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a re-enactment of a battle between the Royalist and the Parliamentary armies, presumably the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.
This film consists of seven short extracts of events in York between 1939 and 1946. The events include The Duke of Kent visiting York, Police at Play and at Work, Holidays at Home, The Coronation and the Flying Scotsman, York Races, Opening of the new Park at West Bank, Scenes from York Regatta and the River Ouse frozen in January 1940.
A film made by Dewsbury Amateur Cine Club, this film was taken as a record of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Dewsbury on 28th October, 1954. The film includes footage of the preparation for the event, various servicemen and women who were involved, the arrival of the Royals at the train station, and introductions to the various dignitaries of Dewsbury.
Made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this film documents the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Sheffield in May, 1919. Included is footage of the military processions held on the day as well as scenes of the city centre and crowds which gathered in the streets for the special event.
This is a series of films made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that have been put together. They show the visit by the King and Queen to Sheffield in 1941, and, in Chapeltown near Sheffield, War Weapon's Week, a Home Guard exercise, a Thanksgiving Parade, a football match and children sledging in Chapeltown Park. It also shows Ladybower Reservoir shortly after opening in 1945.
This film, made up of two reels, documents a visit by Prince Michael to the West Yorkshire Police Headquarters. The Prince is shown around the facilities, meets with many senior officials, performs an inspection of the Police Force, and also takes a dive on a wet race course.
This is a film which documents a portion of the Queen's visit to Hull and her stop at the Newland Estate.
On 18th May, 1957, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip made a visit to Hull. During their visit, the Royals toured many different areas of the city, including the Sailors' Children's Society, St Andrew’s Docks, a council estate, the University, Kingston General Hospital and the King George Dock. This film is part of the Humberside Police collection, and members of this force were responsible for security during the Queen’s visit.
This film documents a Royal visit to Hovingham, a family trip to the coast, and various cricket matches in the village. 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.
This is the second part film that documents the training of new recruits to the Green Howards. The training took place over several months in 1940 at the Richmond Barracks in North Yorkshire. 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.
This film documents a Royal visit made to Wakefield by the then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1949. The film features the Royal Couple meeting local dignitaries such as the Mayor of Wakefield and the Earl of Scarborough, and later there is a march past is made by the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (4th Battalion).
This film documents a Royal review of Police Constabularies from around the country. Filmed in Hyde Park, London, the filmmaker captures many excellent shots of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as they watch the officers march past from the Royal box.
This film documents the opening of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police Headquarters, in Bradford, by the Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II. The film documents the Queen's arrival, and the unveiling of several plaques that have been commissioned to commemorate the occasion. The Queen is then taken on a tour of the new facilities, visiting command centres, lecture theatres and recreational areas. The filmmaker has unrestricted access to the event capturing the Queen in quite intimate fashion.
This film documents the Duke of Kent's visit to Bishopgrath, West Yorkshire constabulary training school, where he meets some of the residing constables, is given a tour the facilities and inspects the highly specialised equipment.
This is a film of the celebrations in York to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It shows the decorations in the city centre, a school parade, a fancy dress and an armed forces parade to the Minster.