This film was made by Halifax Cine Club to commemorate the town by providing an overview of its history, industry, landmarks, local services and sporting and cultural life. Among that which is highlighted are Crossley carpets, the Mackintosh factory, Shibden Park, schools, the library, and recent immigrants. The film originally premiered on 31st May, 1972 at the Halifax Civic Theatre. It was later shown to audiences at the former Alexandra Hall.
This is a film of the impressive Christmas illuminations in Sheffield city centre. There film also includes footage of Sheaf Market and Jordanthorpe in Sheffield.
This film documents the Christmas preparations of the City of Rotherham. It includes footage of Christmas street lights and decorations going up, the lights being switched on, and the full display for each ear from 1969 to 1972. The film is accompanied by a musical soundtrack commentary.
This is a film of a journey through Beverly filmed from the front of a car.
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.
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.
Made by Miss Hannchen Drasdo, who later went onto direct many of Hull’s road safety films, this artistic and atmospheric film sets out to capture a day in Hull from the early morning fishermen readying the catch of the day to a night on the town in a lively jazz club.
A family spend a day at Orchard Park playground, Hull 1978.
An amateur film taken in Hull, this film features two children playing in the snow followed by film shot at a rugby match between Hull and Keighley in 1979.
A family gathers to celebrate a ruby wedding and an 80th birthday.
Post-match celebrations on the pitch as Hull FC win a rugby game that took place at Hull Boulevard on 4th May, 1980.
A family celebrates a girl's second birthday at the family home in Hull.
Children spend a day at their grandparents’ house in Hull.
A film showing the home life of a Hull family and a religious/boy scouts parade.
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive in Hull as part of the Royal Silver Jubilee tour in 1977. The Queen is seen smiling and taking flowers from well-wishers.
This film, made by the photographic unit of the NE Region of British Rail, shows new hydraulic gates being installed on the level crossing at the junction of Spring Bank West and Walton Street in Hull in December 1963.
This amateur documentary charts the progress of regeneration efforts in Shipley during the 1950s, from the demolition of derelict housing stock to the completion of the new shopping centre in 1957.
This short film by Eric Hall offers a trip around the historic buildings of Oxford University, looking inside some of the college grounds.
Magazine film featuring short travelogues about the Lake District, Oxford, Blackpool, Edinburgh and London. A commentary offers anecdotes about the various trips and illuminating information about the places visited.
Charming film by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall, following the life of an Oxford undergraduate student from matriculation to graduation.
This is a film by Bill Davison of a young man wandering around the derelict areas of inner-city Leeds, passing billboards with Christian messages, before eventually returning to his flat. As he does so he reflects, through an inner monologue, on the boredom of Sundays and his disillusionment with religion. The film won the IAC best film of 1967.
This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. The first part of the film features an athletics race, possibly with members of the Holgate Athletics Club. This is followed by the anniversary of the Blue Coat and Grey Coat Charity Schools in York including an event at Mansion House and a service at St Michael-le-Belfry Church. The Blue Coat Boys and Grey Coat Girls schools were set up for orphaned or poor children. The boys’ Blue Coat school was housed in St Anthony’s Hall in Peasholme Green until it was closed in 1946. The Grey Coat School was run in a house in Marygate until 1784, when a new school was built in Monkgate.
This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. The film is of some street parties in York to mark the coronation of George VI. This includes street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York, as well as the Shambles.