The film opens with a title - Viscountess Lewisham visits the Newland Homes 28th March 1959
This is a short film documenting Family Day events at the Newland Estate.
This film documents a Second World War 'Wings for Victory Week' in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. These events were held throughout Britain to help raise money for the War Effort. This event specifically was to help buy aircraft for the RAF. This film is unusual as it has a long sequence where people dressed in Victorian costume perform a waltz to a large crowd.
This film documents salute the soldier week in Keighley, May 1944. The film features various community activities such as military parades, speeches, sports events, Scottish dancing, an open air service, school gymnastics, and a formal dance all in the aid of raising money for the armed forces.
This film is from the Cyril Higginson collection and contains scenes from a fundraising week that was held in Keighley, in West Yorkshire, in 1942 in order to raise funds to acquire a ship which has been adopted by Keighley. There are shots of the Mayor, Mayoress and other dignitaries making speeches, military and children's parades, people marking money raised, appeal for national savings certificates, and good footage of people watching newsreels and cartoons on mobile cinema screens.
Part of the Wainwright Collection, this film documents the opening of the Playfield, at Thorp Arch. It includes hospitalised children and scenes of the coast.
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.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a film about the work of the Heath Stroke Club in Halifax. The film was made two years after opening and is introduced by the Reverend John Jenkinson and the Secretary Betty Honour. It shows members being collected from home, being fed and entertained.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains footage taken in a Barnardo Children's Home. It shows the children who are members of the Barnardo’s Association attending a party which accompanies the emptying and counting of the collection boxes.
This is the first part of a film of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles visiting Halifax, an excerpt from the same footage as ‘Princess Mary visits Halifax’ (1925), without the intertitles.
This is the second part of a film of when Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles visit Halifax. It’s an excerpt from the same footage as ‘Princess Mary visits Halifax’ (1925), without the intertitles.
This is a film made to commemorate the granting of a Charter of Incorporation to the Borough of Rotherham in 1861. The film provides a history of the town, and an update of local services, with interviews with the Town Planning Officer and the Director of Education.
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.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary, broadcast in 1969, about the importance of local government in Newcastle and the workings of the city council at the new landmark Civic Centre. Includes footage of the opening of Newcastle Civic Centre in 1968 by King Olav V of Norway. The film looks at the 'big business' of local government and focuses on a number of departments within the council including housing, education, public health and social services.
Record of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent opening the Accident Centre at Middlesbrough General Hospital on the 20 May 1959. The film shows the princess arriving at the hospital, introduced to various dignitaries and touring the new facilities. Includes footage of the princess visiting a newly built housing estate and meeting a family of ten at one of the houses.
A celebration of the potential for business growth in Sunderland with its attractions of housing, schools, cultural facilities and beauty spots, linked with a celebration of Sunderland Football Club winning the Football Association Cup in 1973.
This amateur film in the Sir Joseph Reed collection records the opening of Joseph & Jane Cowen Training School for Maimed Soldiers & Sailors at Benwell Grange in Newcastle, possibly in September 1917; the unveiling of the Memorial to the Tyneside Irish & Scottish Brigades at La Boisselle by Marshall Foch, an Elizabethan costume garden party at the home of Sir Joseph Reed, and shots of the family probably filmed at Hethpool House, Kirknewton, near Wooler.
This amateur newsreel of important local events in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1933 was produced by members of Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). The film covers the official opening by HRH Prince George, Duke of Kent, of the new Poor Children’s Holiday Association building at 66 Percy Street, Newcastle, headquarters of a charitable organisation that ran numerous projects for underprivileged children. Another item records the Northumberland Plate event at Gosforth Park Races 20 June 1933. The final documentary shorts are of the British Hospitals Air Pageant at Cramlington Aerodrome on Saturday 12 August 1933 with aerobatic displays by, amongst others, Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC, and aerial footage of Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding countryside flmed from one of the special passenger flights taken at the air pageant.
An amateur film made by Michael John Keane of the Cleveland Playbus taking part in an annual rally that in 1978 took place in Nottingham. As well as views of the many playbuses taking part in the rally, the film also features a visit by a number of local dignitaries. The film ends with everyone involved having a bit of fun playing a game of football using an over-sized ball.