This is a home movie which focuses on the filmmaker’s children Helen and Gareth. It shows the children at play in their garden and in the home as well as features other family members. It also includes the new addition to the family, baby Richard.
This film features members of the Hull Auto Club during various rallies in East Yorkshire including Hull and Withernsea and a Vespa Rally in Goole. Many different makes and models of motorbikes and cars are featured during the different events. It’s likely the entire film once had an accompanying commentary; however, only sections of the soundtrack remain.
This is a home movie which focuses on the filmmaker’s children. It shows the children at play in their garden and in the home as well as features other family members. It also includes a holiday in Llandudno, Christmas 1983, and the arrival of a new baby boy, Peter, in 1984.
This is very short film of family Christmas celebrations in 1982. It includes footage of different members of the family opening their Christmas gifts.
This film, maybe by Bernard Freeman, features a motorcycle scramble race at Post Hill in Pudsey, West Yorkshire.
This is a film of coronation celebrations taking places in various mining villages in South Yorkshire. The film was made by local cinemas looking to promote their films.
This is short film of members of a family relaxing in their garden.
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 is a short film of the opening of the Thrift Cricket Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds, by Herbert Sutcliffe, in May 1935.
This is a film of the three day match between Yorkshire and Warwickshire at Headingly in August 1937. Yorkshire won by 9 wickets, and Hedley Verity took 9 wickets for 43 in the first innings, and 5 for 49 in the second. Parts of the match are also filmed on slow motion.
This is a film of the fourth test Ashes match with Australia at Headingly on Monday, 25th July, 1938. It shows quite a bit of cricketing action.
This is film of several performances in a theatre, filmed from somewhere in the stalls. It includes a Christmas show, song and dance routines, and comedy.
The performance starts with performers seated in a long line on the stage. They are singing and suddenly stand up and display the letters spelling “Christmas”. There is then an act with a man in shorts and a long white beard on a tricycle. This is followed by a routine involving the singing of 'Good Pull-Up For Cyclists' – a popular variety feature written by Ernest Longstaffe – holding up the lyrics for the audience to sing along to. The act seems to involve cycling and the boy scouts. There are women dancing in formation and comedy acts, as well as, presumably, excerpts from musicals, as well as a school performance and a performance of ukulele players.
This is a film of the Golden Acre Road Race that took place in Leeds on 10th June 1956. It includes footage of the competitors at various parts of the road race as well as spectators gathered for the event.
This amateur film by Walter Gill looks at a change of location for the Gill family moving to Burley, Wharfedale, West Yorkshire.
This amateur film by Walter Gill shows a trip to Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales at Easter time.
This episode is the second in a series of travelogues presented by Kenneth Cope and Charlotte Allen looking at various parts of the region.
A promotional film produced by Trident Television for Tyne Tees and Yorkshire Television to illustrate the vast consumer markets in the North East and Yorkshire regions and to attract commercial advertisers. The film uses various montages showing industry, housing and retail across both the Yorkshire, Teesside, Durham and Tyne and Wear areas.
This is a 1970 promotional film made by Turners Film Productions in Newcastle for Jackson the Tailor Limited, one of the most famous English menswear brands of the sixties and seventies. The film shows the mass production of quality suits in the factory tailoring industry, where wages were paid 'on piece rates', or paid by the garment. Footage depicts the craftsmanship involved in producing a hand cut, individually tailored garment.
This compilation of black and white amateur film by Middlesbrough dentist Tom H. Brown shows friends and family at leisure in North Yorkshire, and special family occasions such as the wedding of friends Charlotte Leng and John Dales Proudlock in Leeds. There are visits to locations in Redcar, Saltburn, Scarborough and the grounds of Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire. Footage includes a brief hand tinted scene.
Through a combination of voiceover and footage, this promotional film for Ringtons Limited follows the cycle of tea production and distribution, from the Ceylon plantations to the Ringtons Tea factory in Algernon Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, and from the factory to the customer’s doorstep.
A promotional film produced for Joshua Wilson & Brothers Ltd by Turners Films Production that looks at the VG Foodstores network of small food retail shops and supermarkets in the North East of England. The region is served by the Joshua Wilson food distribution company, located in Durham, and is the largest in Europe. All aspects of running a VG grocery store are covered, not only food distribution, but layout, architecture, and advertising
Amateur film footage of the B'nai Brith dinner for the new President of the Jewish Association of Newcastle in the mid 1950s, exchange visits of the Leeds and Newcastle Jewish Friendship Clubs; the renowned circus performer Nicolai Poliakov, who made his name as 'Coco the Clown,' visits Newcastle with a circus on the Town Moor, probably during the Hoppings,and attends the Friendship Club as an Honorary member. This film is one in a collection of films recording life in the Jewish community of Newcastle, made by five independent film-makers between 1937 and 1962.
This amateur film documents a day out on the Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway (KWVR), taking a steam train journey between Oxenhope and Keighley, calling at Haworth and Oakworth. This 1970s film was made by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Leonard Winter who also worked with the Cleveland Cine Club. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of various events of relevance to him taking place during 1951. The film records a family trip to the beach at Whitley Bay and views of terraced streets both in Wallsend and Batley in West Yorkshire where children are filmed playing in empty plots possibly the result of World War Two bomb damage. Nurses pose with children at a hospital near Morpeth and a boy takes a bike ride near Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The film ends with crowds looking over two Royal Navy ships moored along the Newcastle Quayside.
A home movie made by amateur filmmaker Betty Cook between 1964 and 1966 showing the development of a boy, Mark, from a baby through to being a toddler. The film shows various family members and friends, including Arthur Cook, husband of the filmmaker, posing with the baby at relative's home in Leeds.