This film presents a portrait of Knaresborough, contrasting the summer and winter. The film is accompanied by a commentary on the attractions of Knaresborough its surroundings.
This film was made by Wakefield Amateur Cine Club and contains a variety of footage from different parts of Wakefield, reporting on construction in the area, new store opening and charity events that have taken place.
This is a documentary film made by Jack Eley about interesting historical sites in Yorkshire. The soundtrack features an audio commentary against a musical background of a brass band playing various tunes, starting and ending with ‘On Ilkley Moor bar t’at’.
This reel comprises of a compilation of sequences taken around Yorkshire which include Sheriff Hutton, Scarborough, Sandsend and Peasholm. The film appears to have been edited out of its original intended sequence, as certain titles and scenes seem out of order.
This film documents a trip taken to the seaside resort of Skegness in 1933. The filmmaker also captures some local landmarks such as Bolton Stump and Cowland Abbey.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley about the places that invaders of Britain came from in Northern Europe.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley about a trip by boat along the River Bure. An audio commentary by Eley explains the history of the places visited.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley while on a trip of historical sites around the Mediterranean on the way to, and finishing up at, Athens. An audio commentary by Eley explains the history of the places visited.
This is a film about the history of the University of Leeds and an appeal for donations to improve its facilities in the future.
Made as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, this documentary examines the changes to a large housing estate near Castleford prior to demolition work.
The film discusses the different architectural features of the city of York. It questions whether new buildings and old should be placed in such close proximity and the effect of doing so.
This film documents the royal wedding of the Earl of Harewood to Miss Marion Stein, with prominent wedding guests including the King and Queen, Princess Margaret, Prince Phillip and Princess Elizabeth. The BBC recorded this event with several cameras, and this reel was the first footage to be seen by the public; however, the later reel (1373, Harewood wedding) features more intimate camera angles and a short exert from the couples honeymoon.
This is a short film of a school visit to Conisborough Castle, Doncaster.
In his film The East Riding, filmmaker A.R. Smith focuses on the industrial landscape of the Riding including the agriculture and fishing industries. Also featured is the architecture in Beverley, Hull, and the villages in the surrounding area.
This is a documentary type film with a commentary providing a history of the village of Thornton.
This is a promotional film for the Spero cruise ship, run by the Ellerman’s Wilson Line between Hull and Zeebrugge. The film includes footage of the cruise ship itself, the accommodation and activities on board as well as the travel destinations in Holland and Belgium.
Made by Debenham & Co., this film features much of the Georgian architecture of Beverley as well as its shipbuilding industry. In addition to a tour of the architectural features of the market town, the film includes a ship launch at the shipyards of Cook, Welton and Gemmell Ltd.
This is a film made and narrated by a member of the Dortmund Schmalfilm Klub, Mannfred, marking the 10th anniversary of the twin partnership between Dortmund and Leeds. The film includes a five day visit to Leeds by 650 citizens from Dortmund.
Made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers, this film records a visit from the Schmalfilm Klub to Leeds. The Leeds cine club members give the visitors a sightseeing tour around Leeds which is followed by a reception.
This film celebrates the centenary of Marks and Spencer in Leeds. It includes a guided historical tour, using commentary and old photographs, of Marks and Spencer and other notable places and buildings of Leeds.
Made by the Leeds Cine Club, this newsreel documents some events in Leeds in 1978, including Leeds Rugby League Club displaying the Challenge Cup and the Festival of Youth.
Made by Leeds-based filmmaker Jack Eley, this is a light-hearted film about a thief whose robbery is foiled by the work on the Rural Constabulary. Harewood House is used as the setting for the film.
Made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers, this film documents a visit to Dortmund by club members in May, 1981. They have gone to visit members of the Schmalfilm Klub.
This film shows various short passages from the families exploits, and the sequences vary greatly in content.
Presented by Ian Nairn, this is a BBC film about the regeneration of Bradford after the World War II, and how, in his opinion, this regeneration has been a failure.