This film contains footage of agricultural practice in the 1930s followed by footage of a garden.
This film comprehensively documents the production of Rowntree's Fruit Gums, predominantly focusing on the cultivation of its main ingredient - Gum Arabic. Gum Arabic is mainly produced in Sudan (where the Acacia Senegal tree grows), and the filmmaker follows a Sudanese family embarking on a new business venture that eventually will lead to them to producing Gum Arabic for Rowntree's factory in York.
This is a three part film which captures the events of a Young Farmers Rally in North Yorkshire including events on the Knavesmire in York. Different events are featured such as a sheep shearing competition as well as various machinery used within the agricultural industry.
This film features two Young Farmers Rallies in the 1940s in North Yorkshire. There are various agricultural competitions which take place as well as sporting events for members of the club. Title cards for the Northallerton rally have been filmed in colour while the rest of the footage is in black and white.
Made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers, this is a film which takes a look at the different types of animals two poachers go after.
This is a film made by Derrick Walton of a family holiday in Devon in July 1952.
This is a short film made by Derrick Walton of crop spraying at Boston.
This is a short film made by Derrick Walton of crop spraying, probably at Boston.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Patterdale & Hellvelyn at a time before mass tourism.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights around Eskdale in Cumberland at a time before mass tourism.
This is a film showing the old Castleford’s Wholesale Fruit and Veg Market in Sheffield. The market is busy at work prior to its closure. The film also contains footage of it being demolished before showing its new replacement at Parkway.
This film is a record of activities of the students and facility at the Joseph Rowntree Senior in New Earswick, located just outside of York. The film was made by the head master of the school, Mr Lightowler, and highlights the various aspects of this Secondary Modern School.
The Great Yorkshire Show is the North’s leading agricultural event which takes place annually in July at the Harrogate Showground. Made by Nancliff Films, this film documents the 100th Great Yorkshire Show, featuring the entire event from the preparations to the final cleaning of the grounds.
This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton.
This is a collection of various short films from the Ibberson collection and includes footage of a holiday in Scotland as well as brief scenes of a football match at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield.
A film made by Brooks Motors of Huddersfield, this is the story of a Yorkshire river and the industries along its banks as the river flows from its source to the sea. The film includes a closer look at Brook Motors as well as Bamforths postcard manufacturing.
The film shows life on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, during the winter, during which time the cows are tended to, and in the summer during the harvesting of the crop, its threshing, bailing and stacking. The film includes footage of old farming machinery and practices from just after the Second World, as well as farming scenes from the mid early 1950s.
Made by an amateur filmmaker, this film shows rural and agricultural scenes on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire including a flood and a gymkhana.
A film by a local amateur filmmaker, Kenneth Raynor, this film features some aspects of village life in Swallownest, South Yorkshire, as autumn arrives.
This film, by local filmmaker Kenneth Raynor, captures various activities taking place in a small rural village. The reel contains family weddings at Swallownest Methodist chapel and Aston church. The film also documents country walks down Church Lane (Aston), a working water wheel and other village scenes around Laughton (South Yorks.)
This film made by Kenneth Raynor shows a September Harvest in 1946. The filmmaker comprehensively documents the harvesting and threshing processes in colour, paying particular attention to the machinery and working practices that were common place during this era. Some of the opening shots were reportedly shot around Ulley and Aston; however, most of the film was shot at Park Hill farm, Swallownest near Sheffield.
Made by Kenneth Raynor, this is a film which features the people and places in the South Yorkshire village of Swallownest. It includes scenes of the surrounding countryside as well as provides a good example of wartime Christmas celebrations.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of the glasshouses at Wentworth Woodhouse, a rarely seen stately home near Sheffield that has, at 606 feet, the longest facade of any house in England. The glasshouses themselves were used to cultivate and grow many exotic flowers and fruits.
This film documents a day out that involves workers from the Newton Chambers and Co. factory based near Sheffield. The film includes footage of the Lake District, boating in Knaresborough, and Morris Dancing in Sheffield.
This amateur film, made by a Wakefield-based businessman, chronicles various agricultural shows that were held in Yorkshire. There are numerous shots of livestock on parade, Alsatian dog trials, followed by scenes of the Great Yorkshire Show in 1957 and footage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.