Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a short film about the South Devonshire steam railway line.
Prolific Yorkshire filmmaker G.W. Gillott documents a trip to Pembrokeshires; encountering places of cultural significance such as Shrewsbury, Camarthen Bay and Caldey Island.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and is about the last few remaining great stream trains that have been restored and put to use by The Bahamas Locomotive Society. This film talks about the trains, the Nunlow, Jacob but especially Bahamas.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and is about the Crich Trmaway Museum in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. There is footage of the various vehicles that they run and shots of the surrounding land.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains footage of a train trip taken along the Ffestiniopg Railway in Wales.
This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and consists of many sequences of footage of steam trains and electric trains arriving and departing from a variety of stations including the Low Moors, to West Coast, to Cumbria and Darlington.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains many sequences of footage of steam trains driving through the countryside, watched by many enthusiasts.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains footage of steam trains making their way in and out of train stations.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains lots of footage of steam trains making their way along the tracks in the Worth Valley area as part of the celebrations for the Worth Valley Railway Re-Opening in 1968.
This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and shows the Guiseley station train tracks being removed and replaced with new gravel, sleepers and tracks.
This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and followed the `Bournemouth Belle steam train as it travels through Yorkshire. The film opens with crowds of people waiting at a train station to see a steam train making its way along the route.
Members of Blenheim Boys School, Leeds take a summer holiday to the Switzerland. The sights and towns all seem to be in the Canton of Bern, or the Bernese Oberland.
This film is one of several from the Parkin collection. It depicts family activities in the countryside on their visit to Castleford, a trip to the seaside and a birthday party.
Part of the Parkin family collection, this film documents the family holiday in the North of Wales in 1955.
This film belongs to the Parkin family collection. This is an amateur film documenting life and scenery in the county of Yorkshire.
This is a film made by Edward Warburton of family visits to Scotland the Worth Valley Railway.
This is an award winning film made by members of Halifax Cine Club around the time of the impending Beeching Report of 1963, which the filmmakers clearly had in mind. It shows members of the club traversing the whole 72 miles of the line by train and by foot, stopping off to highlight many of the viaducts, tunnels and features on the line, including the temporary shanty town for those who built it. The commentary not only provides a history of, and architectural guide to, the places along the line they visit, but also notes the importance of the line for those places it serves.
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 documentary about the proposed closure of the Settle-Carlisle railway line made by Yorkshire Television as part of its Northern Line series. The programme mainly consists of interviews with Ron Cotton, the British Rail project manager for the Settle-Carlisle Line, campaigner Peter Horton, civil engineer Christopher Wallace, and John Watson, Tory MP for Skipton, along with film of the line and some of the stations.
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.
Billingham Film Unit cinemagazine edition featuring two short documentary items. The first is a visit to the Teesside Engineering Club at Hartburn to meet some of the “failed engine drivers” who turn their hands to model making, and model railways. In the second part of the film, a group of Billingham boys participate in outward bound activities on Commondale Moor in the autumn.
A colour travelogue of a family holiday in North Wales taken in the year following the end of World War II, made by Middlesbrough based amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown.
The son of a miner, Shildon-born author, screen writer and journalist Sid Chaplin, who started his own working life as an apprentice blacksmth at Dean and Chapter Colliery in Ferryhill, reminisces about his youth in Newfield, County Durham, in this auto-biographical arts documentary, an edition of the Tyne Tees Television series A World of My Own, first broadcast on 21 November 1969.
A compilation of home movies, filmed principally around the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire, and made as an amateur newsreel service. The compilation includes footage of a 1937 family holiday to Northumberland, visiting Blyth, Bamburgh, and Seaton Sluice, a wedding during the Second World War, and footage of a swimming gala at Tynemouth Outdoor Pool in 1939.
The final of a three part Tyne Tees Television documentary presented by Mike Neville, in which he journeys down the Tees. The journey takes in the source of the river and follows the it's progress through wild countryside, small villages and towns, showing how the river Tees has contributed to peoples lives and industry. The film finally reaches the mouth of the river on the east coast where towns such as Yarm, Stockton and Middlesbrough have over the years been historic ports and the site of major heavy industries on both the north and south sides of the Tees. This edition was originally transmitted on the 11 October 1962.