This is a film of a family outing to Flamingo Park in Scarborough.
This is a film of a family tour of the east coast of Yorkshire, including Scarborough and Bridlington, as well as a visit to Blackpool and Southport.
This is a film of the fun family events taking place at the NALGO Holiday Centre at Cayton Bay.
This is a film made by Harry Burgess, the owner of Thornton Mill in Thornton le Dale. It contains offcuts of the longer film Story of Wheat.
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.
This film was made by George Trafford Drayton who ran the Tower Pictorial Cinema on New Street in York. The film features the annual trip hosted by the York Poor Children’s Fresh Air fund during which 2000 children travelled to the seaside in August for a day of fresh air. For many of them, they would be going to the seaside for the first time as this was a rule specifically laid down by the committee. Many of the children featured are likely to be underprivileged children from the Hungate area of York.
This is a film of a demonstration of the Fire Brigade in York using their hoses and rescuing people, watched by a large crowd of spectators.
This film is part of a Yorkshire Television series entitled Clegg’s People. It has Barnsley naturalist and broadcaster Michael Clegg providing a tour of Yorkshire’s gastronomic delights, including Pontefract cakes made at the Wilkinson factory, Bakewell pudding, fish in Scarborough and how Barnsley butcher Albert Hirst hand made his famous black puddings.
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 is a Yorkshire Television documentary about the new Selby coalfield and the state of the coal mining industry. The documentary was made two and a half months into the great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85. Although the strike figures as a backdrop to the film, the focus is on the advances of the new Selby coalfield, those working in it, and on the respective arguments of the NUM, represented by its President Arthur Scargill, and the NCB, represented by its Chairman Ian MacGregor.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this is one of a series of programmes featuring Michael Clegg as he visits interesting places and people of Yorkshire. The series ran from the 1980s into the 1990s. In this programme, Clegg visits York Livestock Centre at Murton on market day where he speaks to the farmers and auctioneers.
This tribute to grit, determination and masochism by Yorkshire Television features one of their own young journalists, Roger Greenwood, embarking upon Britain’s most famous fell race in 1976, broadcast on 6th September 1976. We follow Greenwood as he starts out with just two months preparation, and then joins 364 others over the 23 mile course, with beautiful shots of the runners struggling up of the three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and over the Yorkshire moors.
This is a documentary on a farming family in Eskdale, part of the Yorkshire Television series Once In A Lifetime, originally broadcast on 3rd April, 1973. It shows the daily life of the Raw family – John and his wife Dot, and their three daughters and two sons – on their fifty acre farm in Fryup Dale, North Yorkshire. The main story is of the children’s wish to have a pony, but there is also tension between mum and eldest daughter, emerging from adolescence.
This documentary, made by Yorkshire Television and originally broadcast on 14th January, 1982, is a portrait of the life of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood. The film looks at the whole of his life, focusing on his work with the English National Opera, and the first night of Seven Deadly Sins. With commentary by Richard Whiteley, there are extensive interviews with George Lascelles talking about his war years, his divorce and his career. It also shows George Lascelles at a Leeds United football match.
Part of the Fastline Collection this film shows railway sleepers being unloaded at Hartlepool docks and taken to West Hartlepool Creosote Depot where they pass through a creosote machine.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows girders being unloaded at Skelton Bridge which sits on the line between York and Northallerton. Information that came with the film states that it concerns a third track being laid across the River Ouse in the 1930s. The girders arriving may have been used to as replacements.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows the lines at Church Fenton North Junction going into the sidings being removed and remodelled over several successive Sundays in September, October, and November 1948.
This film, part of the Fastline Collection, shows the laying of a large complex set of diamond crossings to the east of Newcastle Station in October 1948.
This is one of a large collection of British Rail, and some pre- British Rail, films inherited by the track renewals company Fastline. This film shows the huge blizzards on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway running through Stainmore in the winter of 1947. The closed line is being cleared by gangs of men with shovels, snow ploughs and rail-mounted Rolls Royce Derwent jet engines blasting the snow. It also shows severe flooding on the railway at Barlby near Selby.
This is one of a large collection of British Rail, and some pre- British Rail, films inherited by the track renewals company Fastline in 1996, and passed on to Fastline Photography when they folded in 2010. This film shows extensive demonstrations to a party of schoolchildren of very many kinds of modern track equipment, including a Morris Tracklayer and a Plassermatic Tamper, at Ponteland Goods depot, Northumberland.
This is an award winning film made by members of Halifax Cine Club around the time of the impending Beeching Report of 1963, which the filmmakers clearly had in mind. It shows members of the club traversing the whole 72 miles of the line by train and by foot, stopping off to highlight many of the viaducts, tunnels and features on the line, including the temporary shanty town for those who built it. The commentary not only provides a history of, and architectural guide to, the places along the line they visit, but also notes the importance of the line for those places it serves.
This film by the amateur filmmaking group Mercury Movie Makers looks at the growing world of hang gliding, following some members of the Dales & Pennines Hang Gliding Club as they take part in the sport.
Made by amateur filmmaker Ken Leckenby, this short travelogue offers a look at some of Yorkshire’s most scenic countryside and towns, including Knaresborough and Kilburn, along with exploration of the curious myths and legends associated with them.