This is a film of a special Christmas Service at St Mary's Church, Beighton, with activities for children. Among the activities are carol singing, recitals and a nativity play.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this is simply a film of the choir singing various cantatas at St Mary's Church, Beighton.
This is a film of the St Mary's Church for the 'Children to Church Service', with the whole of Beighton Infant School in attendance. There is singing and poetry readings, and a thank you to retiring Head teacher Betty Hall on the last day the school year.
This is a musical evening held in Beighton Primitive Methodist Church, billed as a Flower Festival, to celebrate 100 years of the founding of the Church in Beighton. There are recitals on the organ and piano, and there is a singer.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this is a short film of a Choral Recital at St Mary's Church, Beighton.
This piece is essentially two films. The first shows Coronation celebrations in Harrogate and Knaresborough, and the second shows the actual event taking place in London.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this travelogue shows families enjoying many of the placesand historical sites around Wharfedale.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film shows the marriage of a couple on September the eleventh, 1954.
This film captures a review of the Special Constabulary in Wakefield, 1981, marking the 150th anniversary. Attended by the Mayor of Wakefield, the ceremony features a brass band, a march past, and presentation of medals to distinguished individuals.
Shot in Leeds, and screened at the Leeds Film Festival, this dramatic short film is a fictional piece made by Leeds filmmaker, Simon Glass, which thematically affirms the importance of keeping up Jewish traditions in light of historic atrocities, such as the Holocaust. The narrative focuses on a Jewish Grandfather, who tries to impress upon his grandson the significance of dedicating the entire day to his Bar Mitzvah, rather than attending a party with his friends.
This film is from the West Yorkshire Archive Service collection and was made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. The film gives a brief history of the Jewish persecution and then strongly encourages and persuades the Jewish audience to teach their children the Jewish traditions and rituals. Alec's family were Russian Jews who escaped the troubles and set up a tailoring business in Leeds. Alec developed a keen interest in film and theatre and set up the first film society outside of London. His films capture family life and social events as well as educational and promotional style films made to encourage people to keep the Jewish way of life.
This film is from the West Yorkshire Archive Service collection and was made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. The film contains footage of the numerous activities carried out by children at the Judean Club in Leeds. There are shots of women paying music, young men learning how to box, fitness classes and sewing lessons.
This is a film by Frank Dean in two parts. The first part provides an overview of the history of Church Fenton, and in particular St Mary's Church, presented by Frank Dean and illustrated using old photographs. The second part is a detailed film of the work on the Church in 2006 and 2007, finishing with a special service for the re-opening, including a long extract from the sermon given by the Bishop of Selby, the Right Reverend Martin Wallace.
This film is from the Nowell collection and was made by filmmaker Fred Brackenbury. The film contains lots of intertitles which explain the art of Well Dressing as well as giving lots of examples of the types of decoration that are used to cover the wells.
This film is part of the Nowell collection and follows the construction of a new church in Woodlands, South Yorkshire, starting at the fundraising stage, through the construction phase and finishes with the opening ceremony in 1952.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains footage of Guiseley Brass Band taking part in a range of procession from several years, including the 1962 St. George's Day procession.
This film documents a visit of the Princess Royal to Leeds Civic Hall in 1942. She has come to inspect the Girl Guides and release pigeons with both her personal message and a message from the County.
This film documents the events which took place in 1957 as part of the Centenary Celebration for the Girl Guides Association. Included in the film are celebrations for the Chief Guides birthday as well as a visit by Queen Elizabeth and the Princess Royal to the Regional Centenary World Camp in Windsor Great Park.
On 11th October, 1952, the Dedication of the County Standard took place at Ripon Cathedral. This film documents some of the ceremony involved, mainly the arrival of the Girl Guides and the Princess Royal to the church.
This is a film of a children and young adult’s sports day run by the Young People’s Mission, a Christian organisation. The sports day was held at the sports field of St John’s College in Tang Hall, York. The film covers the entire day’s events of sports and shows many of those involved in the sports and just watching close up. It also shows many children have a fun time, with some filmed in slow motion, speeded up and going backwards.
This is a film of the Green family on holiday in Saltburn, staying at the Christian Endeavour holiday accommodation.
This film was taken following a wedding at St. Mary’s Parish Church in Swillington, West Yorkshire. Included is footage of the bride, groom, and wedding guests outside the church following the ceremony as well as the wedding reception.
This is a film made to commemorate the celebratory events for the 100th anniversary of St. Saviour's Church, Fairweather Green, Bradford.
Taken on 27th June, 1970 at East Cottingwith Church, this is a good quality film of an early 1970s wedding, especially of the old tradition of throwing coins at a wedding for the local children.
Made by Dennis Leather, a member of Vixen Films and the Stocksbridge Cine Club, this is film of Bolsterstone Rogation Sunday.