On June 18th, 1942, a Founder's Day ceremony took place at Beverley Minster. It was attended by the Lord Mayor, members of the clergy, army cadets and scouts. Members of the local community were also in attendance. The film was made by Ernest Symmons who owned the Beverley Playhouse Cinema. He filmed local events for newsreels which he would show before a main feature.
Part of the Hainsworth Collection, this film includes footage of the family at their home in Pudsey, days out on the beach in Bridlington, and three weddings.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This film features different events which take place in Hull, highlighting the work of King's Hall Mission Chapel on Fountain Road, and featuring many of those involved in the Mission.
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.
Taken by Doughty's Ltd of Hull, this film documents a commemorative parade for members of the Humberside Police Force who died in World War Two.
This film highlights the importance of a true baptism, and what that means to one man, as he converts his wife to a specific view of Christianity through together reading the Bible. Ultimately she is baptised, being fully immersed in a bath. The film is narrated by the main character, Tom Parker.
This film contains footage of the Fear family including Betty's sister Eunice and her husband Leslie Fear. It follows the events from before the birth of Timothy up until he turns one. The film was made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This is a promotional film for the Sailors’ Children’s Society which documents the work of the organization with sailors and their families.
This is an appeals film from 1960 highlighting the work of the Sailors' Children's Society. It features the Newland Estate in Hull as well as the branch houses at the seaside.
St. Mary's Church Elloughton 1963-1973 - Filmed by Norman Berry: This is a film which documents the reconstruction of the church of St. Mary's in Elloughton after a fire in the 1960s. The accompanying shot list with names supplied by donor:
Part of the Humberside Police Collection, this film captures the parade which takes place to mark the closing of Hull City Police Force Headquarters.
This film features a Commemoration for the members of the police force who lost their lives fighting in World War Two.
In this film a family of three spend Christmas together in the 1950s in Bridlington. The mother, father, and little girl Susan, carry out traditions such as decorating the tree, making mince pies, sledging and building a snowman.
This is a British Movietone news item featuring a musical performance in Cleethorpes.
This film documents a bell ringing session at All Saints Church in Driffield, East Yorkshire. It includes both interior and exterior footage of the church as well as footage of the bell ringers in the church tower.
Made by Debenham & Co. York, this, this film documents the League of Nations Pageant procession through Queen Victoria Square in Hull.
This film was made in 1953 and follows David and June Simpson on their wedding day. The couple have added some humorous touches by holding signs with pieces of information about themselves. Included in this piece are shots of the bride leaving the house, the couple leaving the reception and arriving at a house in Driffield.
Taken on 27th June, 1970 at East Cottingwith Church, this is a good quality film of an early 1970s wedding, especially of the old tradition of throwing coins at a wedding for the local children.
This is a film of a religious procession which took place most likely for Mayday or in honour of Mary the Blessed Mother. The location of the film is unknown, but based on the reference to St. Patrick and the anchor symbolizing a maritime connection, the film may possibly be related to St. Patrick’s Church in Hull.
This is a film marking the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Borough of Beverley. Celebrations include a procession and a special service in the Beverley Minster with the Archbishop of York, Dr. Temple.