This film is from the Kathleen Lockwood collection and contains footage from a medieval fair that is put on in the village. There is also footage from other activities that take place in the Holme Valley.
This film was part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection and contains footage of a large selection of baby animals. There are shots of a group of children playing with some of these animals as well as pretending to carrying out a variety of adult chores.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this is a film taken of the Denby Dale Pie Festival, an annual event which takes place in Denby Dale near Huddersfield. The festival is famous because the pie makers bake a huge pie each year, parade it through the village on the back of a lorry and then hand out portions of the pie to the many people who have come from far and wide for the day.
This is a fiilm showing a fund raising event for a new Village Memorial Hall on Arthington Lane in pool, and the work on its construction.
This film includes footage of a carnival and parade which take place in Pool in Wharfedale on May 6th, 1935. The carnival includes military bands, fancy dress floats, folk dancing, tug of war and prize giving, girl guides.
The film shows the Coronation celebrations in Pool in Wharfedale.
The Old Pool Bank Village Memorial Hall was officially opened on 17th May, 1952 by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal. The money used for building was raised by the residents by means of whist drives, jumble sales, bring and buy sales, etc., mostly held in their own homes. The residents also did most of the digging and building works themselves by voluntary labour only paying for certain skilled work. As some stone from Pool Bank Quarries had been used for the re-building of the Houses of Parliament after bombing, a stone was placed over the doorway as a memorial to the Fallen. This was obtained from the bombed part of the Houses of Parliament by Colonel Stoddart-Scott of Creskeld Hall, Arthington. Prior to its building the "village hall" which had also doubled up as a Wesleyan Methodist Church, was an old stone cabin which had been used for the quarrymen's meals in the old Pool Bank quarry. Mr Whiteley's father, Holmes, sold the land on which the hall was built to the village for the princely sum of ten shillings.
This film documents the laying the foundation stone for the Methodist Sunday school. This was an extension of the existing Methodist Chapel. The Whiteley family made a donation for its construction.
This film records the work of a local grocery store in Market Weighton. The film was made by the owner of the store.
This is an entertaining film made by keen Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall about the local game of Knur and Spell. It features many aspects of the game and has an accompanying commentary in a Yorkshire dialect.
This is a BBC North documentary on the Whitby Gazette. Accompanied by a light-hearted commentary, the film provides a profile of the paper and of those on making it, stressing its local character.
This is an amateur film of a family car tour of Nidderdale, showing some of the villages on the journey.
The Badsworth, the southernmost Yorkshire Hunt, extends from Pontefract to the Derbyshire borders. This is probably the oldest established Hunt in Yorkshire, taking its name from Badsworth Hall, about five miles south of Pontefract, the seat of Mr. Thomas Bright, who inherited the Badsworth estates from his grandfather in 1720, and then founded the Badsworth Hunt. Part of the Wakefield Museum Collection, this is a short film of the Badsworth Hunt.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley about the places in the Lake District where John Ruskin lived. The commentary explains the places shown and the life of Ruskin.
This film shows the first few years of a new concept in British agriculture – co-operative farming. Three farmers from the Rotherham area have integrated their farms into the Thrybergh Farming Company. The film includes footage of those three farms as well as the various livestock they look after and the many crops which they plant and harvest.
This is a documentary provides an insight into the shopping patterns of four households living in rural North Yorkshire at the end of the millennium. The film was made by Yorvid Productions as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. It shows the shopping habits of a family and several individuals in Malton, Kirkby Moorside and Helmsley, and the good and bad sides of shopping in a rural area.
This is a documentary by members of the 1812 Youth Theatre Group, made with the help of Yorvid Productions as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. It features lots of interviews with farmers and others in the area of Rufforth village and Helmsley, north of York, about the BSE outbreak of the time, and about the farming industry in general.
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.
In his film The East Riding, filmmaker A.R. Smith focuses on the industrial landscape of the Riding including the agriculture and fishing industries. Also featured is the architecture in Beverley, Hull, and the villages in the surrounding area.
This is an amateur nature film of some species of British birds and their nests; showing their eggs, hatchlings and fledglings.
This film contains footage of agricultural practice in the 1930s followed by footage of a garden.
This is a documentary type film with a commentary providing a history of the village of Thornton.
This is a documentary film showing the traditional taking down, re-painting and putting back up, of the maypole in the centre of Barwick village.
This is a three part film which captures the events of a Young Farmers Rally in North Yorkshire including events on the Knavesmire in York. Different events are featured such as a sheep shearing competition as well as various machinery used within the agricultural industry.
This film features two Young Farmers Rallies in the 1940s in North Yorkshire. There are various agricultural competitions which take place as well as sporting events for members of the club. Title cards for the Northallerton rally have been filmed in colour while the rest of the footage is in black and white.