This film by members of the York Film Unit was made to document the closing of the Tower Cinema on New Street in York. The cinema, owned and operated by George Trafford Drayton, closed on 2nd July, 1966. The film was shot in CinemaScope, a widescreen format which became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s.
This is a film which shows some of the events of the 1963 York Festival, including parts of the York Mystery Plays performed on wagons, festival performances at the Castle Museum, and an event in the Museum Gardens.
Made by junior members of the Apollo Cine Club, this is a promotional film for the City of York. A young woman travels around the city on a sunny spring day, highlighting some of the city’s attractions, scenic views, and entertainment venues such as Guppy’s night club.
Made by junior members of the York Apollo Cine Club, this is their take on the classic werewolf horror story. Shot in black and white, and with the use of special effects, this atmospheric film tells the tale of a teacher who is cursed to turn into a werewolf when the moon is high. The film was shot on location in York.
This documentary looks at Denby Grange Colliery which is closing for two weeks while its workers go on a club trip to Scarborough. The documentary follows the workers while they are on their holidays including: one group who have a boozy day out at Scarborough, a competition involving a local allotment society display at the Wakefield Show, Harold Blessard hustles the local darts players for pints in a pub in Bridlington, and face worker Ted Pickles who spends his two week holiday with his family in Mablethorpe with a Punch and Judy show and performs as a clown in the James Brothers Circus.
Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, this is a film of an agricultural show, the opening of a new bus shelter in Giggleswick, and a day out in Rhyl.
This is a film in two parts. Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, the film features the Settle Conservative Association Donkey Derby in July, 1964 as well as a traction rally at Harewood House.
Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, this film is a record of the celebrations Settle put on to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth II. The celebrations include a fancy dress parade through town as well as an Elizabethan Fayre held in the market place.
This film, made by Eddie Percy of Settle, is a record of the celebrations for the centenary of the Settle Carlisle Railway.
This is a film made by Eddie Percy of Settle which shows the aftermath and damage done by the flash flood in the village of Wray. The flood took place on 8 August, 1967 where the River Roeburn flooded the Lancashire village. Also included in the film is footage of Appleby Fair and the Settle Pram Race.
This is the first part of a film made by Eddie Percy of a large Easter excursion leaving Settle Market Place. The film features many shops in the market place which are no longer there.
This is a film made by Eddie Percy of a large Easter excursion leaving Settle Market Place. The film features many shops in the market place which are no longer there.
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.
This is a film showing the Ripon celebrations for the Silver Jubilee of the Queen in June 1977. It shows events in the Market Place, a carnival, street parties and a theatrical performance.
This is a film made by Stanley Carr of Snainton, showing several fox hunts on a number of different occasions around Howe Bridge, in the Low Marshes between Malton and Pickering, and around Hackness in the North York Moors. The film shows extensive footage of the hunts, some seemingly unsuccessful, beaters, or terrier men, unearthing foxes in a covert, and at the end a fox being caught by hounds.
This is a film from the collection of Stanley Carr, who lived at Poplar Farm, East Heslerton, near Malton, with his wife Enid and daughter Janet. This has been filmed over several years, including film on the farm, film in Sherburn, with what looks like visiting care nurses, tobogganing in the snow and a holiday in Scotland.
This is a film showing the Duchess of Kent unveiling two plaques commemorating the opening of the North Yorks Moors Railway on May 1st, 1973. It also shows some of the work done to the station at Pickering, a journey along the line and the family of the filmmaker, Hugh Newsam.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This is the first film in his collection, and experimenting with a new cine camera, Dyson captures footage of his family and local surroundings filming at Roundhay Park, Knaresborough and Scarborough.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This one is of the family outing to Richmond, North Yorkshire.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This features gliding at Sutton Bank, a trip to Matlock, some trick filming of his son, and the newly opened Baitings Reservoir.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This is a family trip out on the North York Moors Railway and to Filey.
This is family film showing the family on holiday in Whitby. It includes footage of Whitby’s classic sites including the steps to the Abbey and harbour.
This reel features a number of different events and locations between 1967-1973 including two weddings, Yeadon airport, a trip to New Brighton, Roundhay Park in the snow, and trips to York and Morecambe. There are short breaks in between each section of film.
This is a film of various family days out in 1973 to locations including Ingleton, Morecombe and Newquay.
This home movie documents a family holiday to Scarborough in 1965. It includes footage of the coast, the Italian Gardens, Peasholme Park, and Oliver’s Mount.