These are rushes from a promotional film, Undressing the Viking, made by Paul Richardson for York City Council. It has film of two women visiting places in York including different types of shops, the famous city walls, and the York cemetery.
This is a film of the arrival to York Minster of a new bell, ‘Great Peter’, in 1927. The bell was cast at Taylor's Bellfoundry in Loughborough on 22nd April, 1927. It arrived in York on Tuesday, 20th September at 2.45 p.m. and was welcomed with a special service outside the cathedral at 4 p.m. The formal dedication service was held on Saturday, 22nd October, 1927.
This is a film of a family out walking in a park and a stock car race and traction engine rally at Eggborough Power Station.
This film belongs to the Parkin family collection. It documents the family’s holiday to Isle of Man and more family activities at the seaside and fishing.
This is a film made by John Edward (‘Ted’) Warburton, a member of Halifax Cine Club, of a family holiday to Northumbria in 1957. They visit many of the tourist attractions of the county, including Brunton Castle, Beadnell Bay, Bamburgh, Crumstone, Farne Islands and Holy Island.
Made by Henry Foster in 1935, this film documents an important and often unseen part of York’s history and areas which no longer exist in present day York. This film includes Jubilee street parties in Hungate, the slum area of York, and walking races from York to Bishopthorpe.
This is a documentary film, probably made by Beverley Photographic Society, giving a historical account of several medieval places and buildings in Yorkshire and highlighting architectural features.
This film shows the mill at Linton Falls just before it was demolished. It includes footage of the new houses that went up in the area as well as the mill chimney being demolished.
This film documents some of the building work in Amerdale at the time that Amerdale Hall was about to undergo refurbishment.
This is a documentary film made by Ken Leckenby of Leeds Mercury Movie Makers, providing a running commentary of the places and their history going through Wharfedale in Yorkshire. The film provides a scenic view of the region as the filmmaker travels from town to town.
This is a documentary film made by Ken Leckenby of Leeds Mercury Movie Makers, providing a running commentary of the places and their history going through Nidderdale in Yorkshire.
This documentary provides an historic overview of the city of York and of many of its historic places. The film is accompanied by a commentary by the filmmaker Eric Hall.
This is a tour of Knaresborough showing everyday scenes in the town as well as highlighting many of the attractions for which Knaresborough is known. It is accompanied by a commentary from the filmmaker, Eric Hall, giving historical background to the places featured.
This is a collection of four films made by a Beverley filmmaker, possibly Peter Robinson. The first is of a steam fair, the second of a trip to York, the third showing the inside of Beverley Minster and the fourth showing a Remembrance Day commemoration.
In this documentary sponsored by the Shepherd Group, the new leisure centre in Billingham is featured including its construction, the grand opening by Queen Elizabeth II, and the variety of sports and leisure activities offered to people of any ages looking to have fun.
This documentary shows the work that goes into making a new malt factory for Muntons. A team of builders shows through four months the advancement of the plot from its plans to the final completion. In the late 1950s malting facilities were expanded and moved closer to the Scottish whisky distillers. The site chosen was at Bridlington, East Yorkshire and in 1964 the 45,000 tonnes Flamborough Maltings opened.
Made by Henry Foster in 1937, this film documents an important and often unseen part of York’s history and areas which no longer exist in present day York. This film includes extensive footage Coronation street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York. This film shows a procession to York Minster with a visit by a Royal, Princess Mary.
Made by local butcher Henry Foster, this is a two part film of York in the 1930s. The first part shows the Opening of West Bank Park in Holgate, on July 23rd, 1938. The park, originally the grounds of West Bank House, was established in 1936–38 and included a statue of Queen Victoria that was originally in the Guildhall. The second part of the film shows the fire brigade attending the fire that wrecked the Rialto Cinema on Fishergate in April, 1935. The cinema was owned by composer John Barry’s father, John Prendergast.
This film by Ronald Pringle shows more of the filmmaker’s beloved Scotland along with holidays in different parts of England, in particular East Anglia and the West Country and finishing with Christmas lights in London.