Every day at Fylingdales, the Early Warning Missile Base high on the North York Moors near Whitby in North Yorkshire, 5000 space objects come under the day-and-night questioning of 100-ton radar scanners. The basic function of Fylingdales is to alert the West to possible Russian nuclear ballistic attack. Three 'golf-balls' dominate Fylingdales, along with a smaller listening-ear dome which analyses interference from unwanted radio and television signals. This documentary provides a fascinating insight into the function of Fylingdales. We visit the operation room, accessed by a secret 800 metre long tunnel, and find out about the 700 people who man this highly-secret, self-contained township. Peace protestors and CND supporters have their say too.
This is a programme in the Clegg’s People series, with Michael Clegg interviewing three people working in Yorkshire in different artistic fields about their work. First up is renowned animal sculptor Sally Arnup, talking about her impressive bronze figures. She is followed by landscape and wildlife painter Neil Spillman, explaining his methods as he sits with easel on Skipworth Common. And lastly, Jon Gresham gives a tour of his wonderful Penny Arcadia Museum at the then Ritz Cinema in Pocklington.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary that investigates the conflict between environmentalists and limestone and gritstone companies quarrying in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire National Parks. It is presented by comedian, folk singer and environmentalist Mike Harding and includes interviews with interested parties for and against the quarrying. A number of quarries are seen and discussed: Ribblehead, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ingleton Quarry, Giggleswick, Kilnsey Gray, Arcow Quarry and Helworth Quarry, both at Helmworth Bridge, Swinden Quarry near Grassington and Cool Scar Quarry at Kilnsey, in Yorkshire; and Topley Pike Quarry and Eldon Hill Quarry in Derbyshire.
This is a comedic film made by Doug and Nora Brear of the Wakefield Cine Club about a thief who targets the tourists at a stately home. The film was taken during a trip with the North East Film Club to Grantley Hall, North Yorkshire.
This is a Yorkshire Television Calendar Special on the work of the glaziers at York Minster, focusing on the head glazier Peter Gibson. It was made just 18 months after the devastating fire in the South Transept in July, 1984.
This film, made by Bill Thompson member of the Apollo Junior Cine Club, focuses on York Minster as the seasons change from winter to the height of tourist season in the summer. The film was made in CinemaScope, a widescreen format which became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s.
This film by members of the York Film Unit was made to document the closing of the Tower Cinema on New Street in York. The cinema, owned and operated by George Trafford Drayton, closed on 2nd July, 1966. The film was shot in CinemaScope, a widescreen format which became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s.
This is a film which shows some of the events of the 1963 York Festival, including parts of the York Mystery Plays performed on wagons, festival performances at the Castle Museum, and an event in the Museum Gardens.
Made by junior members of the Apollo Cine Club, this is a promotional film for the City of York. A young woman travels around the city on a sunny spring day, highlighting some of the city’s attractions, scenic views, and entertainment venues such as Guppy’s night club.
Made by junior members of the York Apollo Cine Club, this is their take on the classic werewolf horror story. Shot in black and white, and with the use of special effects, this atmospheric film tells the tale of a teacher who is cursed to turn into a werewolf when the moon is high. The film was shot on location in York.
This documentary looks at Denby Grange Colliery which is closing for two weeks while its workers go on a club trip to Scarborough. The documentary follows the workers while they are on their holidays including: one group who have a boozy day out at Scarborough, a competition involving a local allotment society display at the Wakefield Show, Harold Blessard hustles the local darts players for pints in a pub in Bridlington, and face worker Ted Pickles who spends his two week holiday with his family in Mablethorpe with a Punch and Judy show and performs as a clown in the James Brothers Circus.
A documentary using archive photographs and readings from the period which portrays the decline of lead mining in Swaledale in the second half of the nineteenth century, painting a bleak picture of the lives of the lead miners who bargained as individuals for work. It also focuses on the efforts of Sir George Denys to keep lead mining going. The programme was orginally transmitted 18/04/1976.
This YTV documentary, first broadcast on 18th January, 1982, was made just two years before the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85, giving an optimistic view of the future of coal mining in South Yorkshire. The new £400 million coal complex of Selby is nearing completion, and interviews with the local council, the NCB and miners reveal high hopes that it will lead to more coal fields opening and more jobs for the area. It includes interviews with miners, NCB representatives and other interested parties.
Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, this is a film of an agricultural show, the opening of a new bus shelter in Giggleswick, and a day out in Rhyl.
This is a film in two parts. Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, the film features the Settle Conservative Association Donkey Derby in July, 1964 as well as a traction rally at Harewood House.
Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, this film is a record of the celebrations Settle put on to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth II. The celebrations include a fancy dress parade through town as well as an Elizabethan Fayre held in the market place.
This film, made by Eddie Percy of Settle, is a record of the celebrations for the centenary of the Settle Carlisle Railway.
This is a film made by Eddie Percy of Settle which shows the aftermath and damage done by the flash flood in the village of Wray. The flood took place on 8 August, 1967 where the River Roeburn flooded the Lancashire village. Also included in the film is footage of Appleby Fair and the Settle Pram Race.
This is the first part of a film made by Eddie Percy of a large Easter excursion leaving Settle Market Place. The film features many shops in the market place which are no longer there.
This is a film made by Eddie Percy of a large Easter excursion leaving Settle Market Place. The film features many shops in the market place which are no longer there.
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 is a Yorkshire television documentary about the Sunley family, Joe, Connie and daughter Mary, who breed Cleveland Bay horses and run a farm without electricity near Whitby. The film focuses on Mary and her difficulties in marrying and leaving with her fiancée Jim. The programme was originally transmitted on 14th May, 1974.
This is a film showing the Ripon celebrations for the Silver Jubilee of the Queen in June 1977. It shows events in the Market Place, a carnival, street parties and a theatrical performance.
This is a film made by Stanley Carr of Snainton, showing several fox hunts on a number of different occasions around Howe Bridge, in the Low Marshes between Malton and Pickering, and around Hackness in the North York Moors. The film shows extensive footage of the hunts, some seemingly unsuccessful, beaters, or terrier men, unearthing foxes in a covert, and at the end a fox being caught by hounds.
This is a film from the collection of Stanley Carr, who lived at Poplar Farm, East Heslerton, near Malton, with his wife Enid and daughter Janet. This has been filmed over several years, including film on the farm, film in Sherburn, with what looks like visiting care nurses, tobogganing in the snow and a holiday in Scotland.