This is a series of films made by Albert Thornton, the father of Kathleen Cole, featuring Kathy as a baby, a wedding, a christening, two birthdays, a holiday in Scarborough and at home in the garden.
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.
'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 captures village life from different times during the year and includes both snow scenes and footage taken at Scarborough and Flamborough.
Made by an amateur filmmaker from Sheffield, this film includes family scenes in the garden that captures his daughters playing on the grass. There is also footage of two weddings and a holiday in Southport.
This is a film of a family from Clayton, a village near Bradford, on holiday at Brockley Hall, the Christian Endeavour Holiday Home in Saltburn, Cleveland. The filmmaker visits the Hall with his wife and three daughters before returning to the railway in Clayton.
A film made by Mr Hickling, the owner of a local business school in Wombwell, near Barnsley. In this film there is footage of the wedding of Mr Hickling's son which takes place just after World War Two.
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 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.
Made by Eric Smith, this film diary follows his family, especially his children through 1963. The film features the family at home, on holiday, and on days out.
This is footage taken during the period from 1934 to 1945 and captures many different members of the family. Also included are shots of Scarborough covered in snow from 1934 and also some magenta-tinted shots taken in springtime. The footage gives an insight into the family outings, local religious processions and the fashions being worn at the time by the Wilson family.
This film is from a collection of films made by Leeds based filmmaker Jack Goldberg. The collection consists of footage from family holidays, weddings, family food shop in Leeds, and family activities. As the family are Jewish, there are a lot of interesting insights into the family traditions, foods and religious customs. This film contains footage from a trip to Blackpool and two Jewish family weddings.
This is a film of the Green family on holiday in Saltburn, staying at the Christian Endeavour holiday accommodation.
This film is one of several from the Parkin family collection. It documents various family activities and events, including a wedding and a trip to London.
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 made by Eddie Percy showing a Rogation Day and School Sports day in Settle, a Flower Show and night time illuminations in Morecombe. Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting in Western Christianity. They are observed with processions and the Litany of the Saints, and much of the procession is featured in this film.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
The first of two documentary programmes produced by Tyne Tees Television and transmitted 29 December 1985. Presented by Magnus Magnusson this edition explores the private face of Lindisfarne and its community of 170 residents.
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.
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.
Tyne Tees Television auto-biographical arts documentary edition of the series World of My Own about north east Modernist poet Basil Bunting, broadcast on 15 May 1969. The poet visits locations in Northumberland and Cumbria that have inspired his poems, with an emphasis on the Anglo-Saxon culture in the region. His poetry recitals from Briggflatts, published in 1966, accompany the film.
This amateur home movie documents travel in different areas of Iran with scenes of the people and landscape.
Early silent Empire News Bulletin newsreel that depicts the annual pilgrimage to Lindisfarne Priory on the Holy Island, Northumberland, reached by a causeway at low tide.
Compilation of amateur home movies of the Bond family from Newcastle upon Tyne and Whitley Bay, which include visits to the Hoppings fairground at the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick Fair and a daughter's First Holy Communion in Whitley Bay.
This film by amateur filmmaker John Percival Staddon looks at places and events mainly around the Sunderland and South Shields area. The film begins in Sunderland with Billy Smarts circus parading through the town followed by a study of traffic in the town centre. A visit to a local attraction at the coast is Marsden Rock at South Shields. A brief visit to the night lights in Manchester, then to the North East coast at Seaburn. Next, south to Aysgarth Falls in North Yorkshire is followed by celebrations at a church in Houghton le Spring. Transport finishes the programme with the final remnants of the tram service in Sunderland and rare footage of the 'Halfpenny' Ferry on the river Wear.