This is three films put together covering three separate events in different years. The first film shows a group of Catholic clergy gathered for an event outside a Church, possibly St Anthony’s in Beeston, Leeds. The second is of the annual procession in Honour of our Lady, also of St Anthony’s in Beeston. The third is of a wedding at St Augustine’s Church, Leeds, and the reception at the Parkway Hotel.
Made by Dennis Leather, a member of Vixen Films and Stocksbridge Cine Club, this is a film of Deepcar Church Garden Party which was held on 5th August 1983. The film includes footage of the procession and crowning of the Queen.
This is a film from the Douthwaite Collection of the Consecration of the Parish Church of St. Aidan, Doncaster.
This is a film of various events, including a wedding, a funeral and a winter of large snow drifts.
This is three films put together, featuring the wedding of Hazel and Michael Reuben on August 2nd 1972 in Leeds, and two family holidays: one in France and Italy, and a second one in San Sebastian.
This is a film of a religious procession which took place most likely for Mayday or in honour of Mary the Blessed Mother. The location of the film is unknown, but based on the reference to St. Patrick and the anchor symbolizing a maritime connection, the film may possibly be related to St. Patrick’s Church in Hull.
This is a film of the wedding of Miss K E Lomas and Mr L Cradock at St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby, Thirsk. Miss Lomas was the daughter of George Albert Lomas, the Managing Director of A C Bamlett Limited and Chairman of Thirsk Rural Council.
This film, made by G. Trafford Drayton of the Tower Cinema, York, features film covering the events surrounding the First World War as well as the unveiling of York’s three memorials dedicated to those who fought and died in the war. The film taken during the war is expected to have come from a variety of newsreels which were most likely screened at the cinema.
This film is one of several from the Parkin family collection. It documents various family activities and events, including a wedding and a trip to London.
This is film of five events in Horsforth, West Yorkshire. There are two in 1931 – a carnival procession and a Whitsuntide Festival; and three in 1933 – a British Legion event with the Earl of Harewood, a commemoration for victims of the Great War and another Whitsuntide Festival.
This is a film marking the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Borough of Beverley. Celebrations include a procession and a special service in the Beverley Minster with the Archbishop of York, Dr. Temple.
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This is a film by Bill Davison of a young man wandering around the derelict areas of inner-city Leeds, passing billboards with Christian messages, before eventually returning to his flat. As he does so he reflects, through an inner monologue, on the boredom of Sundays and his disillusionment with religion. The film won the IAC best film of 1967.
This is one of several award winning films written and directed by Bill Davison with the Selby Cine Club. This is a fictional work about a group of Satan worshippers and based on the works of Dennis Wheatley. The movie was filmed in Moreby Hall, located between Selby and York. The film got in to the Movie Maker’s Ten Best for the year, and later won the top award at the International ‘FantastiK Film Festival’ in Barcelona, having been translated into Spanish.
This is one of several award winning films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This film follows the story, told in the first person, of a young nun who falls in love and is tormented by the choice between her love and the Church.
This is one of several exceptional films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison and winner of Movie Maker's Ten Best and Best Editing. The film focuses on an IRA bomber whose target is a Belfast cinema, and in doing so, explores the mental conflict of the person who would plant a bomb in a public place. The film cuts back and forth between a present moment, filmed in black and white, and flashbacks of remorse and to planting the bomb, filmed in colour. Locations in Hull have been used as a substitute for the streets of Belfast.
This is one of several award winning films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This is an early documentary focused on the Protestants in Belfast around the time of the July 12th celebrations of the Battle of the Boyne. It shows the area around Sandy Row, the lead up to the march the day before which includes bonfires, the procession of Orange Lodges and Ian Paisley making a speech the year following three months in prison. The film took the best documentary award in America with the Amateur Motion Picture Association and the Golden Knight International Film Festival in Malta.
This is one of several films written and directed by Bill Davison with members of the Selby Cine Club. Selby Open Youth Club provided the actors for this re-enactment of the founding of Selby Abbey by the monk Benedict. A narration by the Reverend J A P Kent provides a historical background while a voiceover by one of the monks provides a lighter touch. The film was accompanied by a booklet giving background to the making of the film and acknowledgements to all those who supported it. Filming started in March 1967 and was completed in March 1969. It is in three parts.
Made by Henry Foster, this film features some of the actors who are performing in the York mystery plays in St Olave's Church yard, including Judi Dench as an angel. It also shows people gathered outside a church for a wedding, and a long religious procession going into St George’s Church on George Street, York.
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 film of the consecration of St. Paul’s Church in Old Town, Barnsley.
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 film shows events in the life of St Joseph’s Church and St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Brighouse, West Yorkshire the year the school opened in 1961. It includes a Corpus Christi procession, and possibly film of the fire at Mirfield Grammar School in that year. There is also mention in a note that came with the film of “Troutbeck.”
This film is concerned with York Minster’s restoration efforts after the 1984 fire destroyed a significant section of roof, stonework, and stained glass. The majority of the programme showcases the painstaking restoration work taking place inside the structure. This film was made as part of the 1980s Yorkshire Television series ‘Calendar Magazine’.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.