Made by Edward Winpenny, this film documents the work of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. It features a cave rescue and includes voice overs by members of the Rescue Team and a couple of young men who had to be rescued by the them.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
29 October, 2010
This is a film of the Rowntree Dunollie Rest House in Scarborough and includes footage of the Official Opening in 1947 and the activities of the Home and residents. Those who worked for Rowntrees were also part of a community within which the welfare and interest of employees are cared for in many ways both at work and after. The company was behind the creation of local schools, sports clubs, libraries and art houses, and in 1947, a new departure a holiday home in Scarborough to provide a sanctuary for those suffering with stress and ill health.
This film, from the collection of G Burns, shows aspects of Grassington in 1980. It includes A B White bakers, Grassington School, and various scenes in Grassington Psycho-Geriatric Hospital shortly before its closure.
This is a promotional film to encourage people to take up nursing in a mental health hospital as a career. It takes the form of following a young woman as she begins nurse training at the Retreat hospital in York. The film shows the work of the Retreat, the provisions for staff, and also explains its philosophy.
This film was made by George Trafford Drayton who ran the Tower Pictorial Cinema on New Street in York. The film features the annual trip hosted by the York Poor Children’s Fresh Air fund during which 2000 children travelled to the seaside in August for a day of fresh air. For many of them, they would be going to the seaside for the first time as this was a rule specifically laid down by the committee. Many of the children featured are likely to be underprivileged children from the Hungate area of York.
Film insert of a visit to a hospital in the North East by Disney characters for Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 25 November 1968.