This film consists of seven short extracts of events in York between 1939 and 1946. The events include The Duke of Kent visiting York, Police at Play and at Work, Holidays at Home, The Coronation and the Flying Scotsman, York Races, Opening of the new Park at West Bank, Scenes from York Regatta and the River Ouse frozen in January 1940.
Made by members of the Leeds Cine Club (later Leeds Movie Makers), this is a short film of boats and ships at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. The accompaniment of Wagner's music provides a dramatic atmosphere.
Part of the Leeds Movie Makers collection, this is an off air recording of a television documentary about World War II. The later scenes of the film are intercut with contemporary footage of RAF planes. As much of the film recorded images directly from the television, the result is of poor quality.
This is a film showing the send-off for the Lord Mayor of York on a visit to the US in 1950.
This is a film giving demonstrations of dog training and handling in the mid-1940s.
This is an amateur film which shows the aspects of daily life in the town of Malton, North Yorkshire, during the Second World War. The film shows an air raid precautions drill in the town centre and evacuees from Hull and Middlesbrough arriving in the town. The film uses intertitles throughout describing the people, locations, and activities which take place during the film.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a trip along the Thames taking part in Swan Upping. Swan Upping is an annual ceremonial and practical activity in Britain in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, marked, and then released.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a number of events which take place in 1959 including an annual sports day and awards ceremony at St. Peter's School in York as well as the presentation of the British Empire Medal to William Thackray.
Part of the Ibberson family collection, this film shows a series of events which took place in 1955 including various civic ceremonies. The film is made up of a combination of black and white and colour footage.
From the Hainsworth collection, this film contains footage from a `Wings for Victory' march and a War Weapons Week.
A film made by Dewsbury Amateur Cine Club, this film was taken as a record of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Dewsbury on 28th October, 1954. The film includes footage of the preparation for the event, various servicemen and women who were involved, the arrival of the Royals at the train station, and introductions to the various dignitaries of Dewsbury.
This short film was taken at the Mount School in York and features some of the pupils participating in sporting events including netball and hockey. Additionally, there is footage of a military parade in York.
This film features part of a Military Parade which took place in York as well as some school sporting activities at the Mount School.
Originally organized in the 1920s, the Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for young people. Its aim is to develop self-confidence and activity in society through equality, friendship, peace, and co-operation. This documentary focuses on the organization, its history and values, and specifically children from around the world who have gathered at the international camp at Normanby Hall, located near Scunthorpe, South Humberside.
This is a comedy film about two husbands who cheat on their wives by pretending that they have been called up for military training. The film stars Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who appeared in the Winky films. It was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
Made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this film documents the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Sheffield in May, 1919. Included is footage of the military processions held on the day as well as scenes of the city centre and crowds which gathered in the streets for the special event.
This film is a fast-paced crime thriller that was the first of many chase films with which the Sheffield Photo Company established an international reputation.
Produced by the Sheffield Photo Company, Mixed Babies is a comedic film involving a newsboy who decides to play a joke on two unsuspecting shoppers, changing their babies who have been left in bassinettes. The film is incomplete with only 140 feet of the original 300 feet noted in the original production.
A film made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this is an example of a trick film involving two robbers who are being pursued by policemen. The original nitrate is conserved in specialist conditions at the BFI.
This is an early film of a parade following a service in York Minster in 1911.
This Gaumont Graphic (No. 316) newsreel documents a military march in York on 2nd April, 1914.
This is a road safety film made by Kingston-upon-Hull City Police which depicts a fictional family and illustrates how carelessness can lead to tragic accidents. The film also includes good footage of Hull and the surrounding area.
Part of the West Yorkshire Police Collection, this film is a record of the Home Guard Inspection which took place at Holmfield Park, 1942. The film contains extensive footage of the Home Guard in formation and on parade during the inspection.
The Police Staff College, Bramshill, is the principal police staff training establishment in the United Kingdom. The need for a training college for the police was pushed heavily by Sir Frank Newsam. The college was established in 1948 as the National Police College and originally located in Warwickshire; however, Newsam was able to secure its permanent base at Bramshill in 1960. This film, made by members of the West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary, is a record of the visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to the College in 1961.
This film captures a huge dramatised pageant which took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds in 1946 involving various enactments of historical events.