This is a short animation about a preacher chased by a bear.
This is a film of the visit of the Queen and Prince Phillip to York, and other events, as part of the 1900th Anniversary Celebrations. The film also includes the Benson & Hedges Golf Festival, the 26th World Archery Championships, and the Duchess of Kent switching on the fountain at the Exhibition Square, York.
Part of the Nunn Collection, this film documents the festivities which took place for the Silver Jubilee in the village of Fearby, North Yorkshire.
Part of the Shucksmithl Collection, this film features a sports day which took place at the Mount School as well as scenes of a wedding reception and family day out at the seaside.
This film documents the events held in Whitby Folk Week which took place from the 16th-22nd of August, 1986.
The film is part of the Mount School collection and is an account of the work of The Mount School during the year 1977, the last year of the headship of Joyce Pickard. There are shots of the classes, activities and sports carried out by the students, as well as a drama production and the summer sports day.
'Random Recordings' is the first title of this film made by Eric Hall, a keen amateur cinematographer from West Yorkshire. This film consists of a variety of brief scenes and images which he took beginning in 1929 and mostly includes footage of his family and friends during their leisure and travel time. Also included in this film is footage from the York Mystery Plays which were performed at the Museum Gardens in 1951.
A Yorkshire Television Production, Home James follows James Mason as he returns to his childhood home of Huddersfield. During his journey, Mason explains why Huddersfield holds such a special place in his heart.
This is a film made by Laurie Chambers that documents various events in Halifax including the Mayor's Charity procession, the demolition of the Palace Theatre, Billy Smart’s Circus, and sledging and skiing on the snow in Shibden Park.
The film documents a typical school camping trip and a school pantomime performance of Aladdin by students of Archbishop Holgate School, York.
This reel is comprised of three films documenting part of the Mystery Plays play performed in York, a car trip across the North Yorkshire Moors, and a family trip to France.
This film documents a group of boys from Arch Bishop Holgate School in York, and a sporting trip to Ireland.
This film documents the involvement of the boys from Arch Bishop Holgate School in the York Festival of 1956. There is also a segment that shows York station in the ‘50s and a school trip to France and Switzerland.
Made in 1929, this unique film provides an example of Rowntree’s innovate approach to marketing chocolate. Lasting just over six minutes, the commercial uses sound and animation to promote the delicious flavour of York Milk Bar through a series of funny incidents staring Mr. York. It is the first animated advertisement to be made with synchronised sound.
This is a short comedy film of two women, played by men, who have their frocks nailed to a fence. It was made by Bamforth and Company, Holmfirth, with the original film held at the BFI National Film and Television Archive.
This is one of a number of films featuring a comic character called Winky – starring Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who made over fifty Winky films – who in this film causes panic when he dresses up as a bear. The film was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
This is a comedy film about two husbands who cheat on their wives by pretending that they have been called up for military training. The film stars Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who appeared in the Winky films. It was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
This film is about a Scout Jamboree in Sutton Coldfield. The Jamboree takes place in a park where the scouts partake in activities including parades, gliding airplane displays, and theatrical displays such as a circus and war dance. Scout groups from all over the world including Israel, Ghana, and Australia have come to participate in the event. The BBC has sent a cameraman to film the jamboree, and there is also a visit from the Queen and Prince Philip.
This is a marionette film made by York puppeteer Patrick Olsen in collaboration with other York-based filmmakers. It tells the story of a clown, Peedy, a puppet who dreams of owning a balloon.
This is a film of the activities and performances put on during the Newton Chamber’s Festival Week in 1951. Festivities include performing dogs, a high-wire act and a fireworks display.
This film captures a day out that involves workers from the Newton Chambers and Co. factory based near Sheffield. The excursion includes trips to many to popular Yorkshire places both coastal and inland. There are also trips further afield to Dorset in southwest England.
This is one of a number of fictional films made by amateur filmmaker Bill Edgar, receiving a 4 Star award in the Amateur Cine World Ten Best Competition. It is a moral, yet comedic tale of a man who dreams that he goes to hell as a result of his wrongdoings under the influence of alcohol.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film chronicles a day at the beach, possibly Filey, as the village was nearby. It also includes footage of country dancing.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film includes footage of general construction on the family farm, the family going for a service at the village church, the start of a hunt ending, and boys sword dancing.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film captures village life from different times during the year and includes both snow scenes and footage taken at Scarborough and Flamborough.