This is a compilation of commercial films put together on two reels. The first reel begins with a Pathé film, ‘Old Crocks and Crazy Bikes’ (1950), followed by ‘Spills and Thrills’ (1942), made by Castle Films, and finally other home movies made by Walton Films: ‘100 m.p.h. through the London Streets!’ and ‘700 m.p.h. journey by Train’ (1954). The second reel is of early silent comedies by Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, put together by Mountain Films.
This is a film made by Derrick Walton of some comic vaudeville acts in a theatre, and a visit by three of the performers, Jack Storey, Viki Emra and Jasmine Dee.
The following film is a comedic short film about a man who looses his spare wheel and the journey he takes through the Lancashire countryside to find it. The film was made by Jack Eley and other cine club members of the West Riding. The members taking part in the cine club outing were split up into teams and tasked to make a film for a competition. Musician friends also wrote the score and played the cello for the soundtrack.
This is a documentary on the restoration of the 18th century Beningbrough Hall. It shows the Hall and grounds before and after the restoration, and the opening ceremony.
This is a documentary on the restoration of the 18th century Beningbrough Hall. It shows the Hall and grounds before and after the restoration as well as the opening ceremony. It was made alongside film 1803, with some different footage, a different sequence and a slightly different commentary.
This is short comedy film about a couple who make a trip to a summer fair in their new car, only to find that they are too late.
This is two separate films. The first film is a comedy skit based on the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ It features an exhausted man struggling across a ‘desert’, and is accompanied by the theme music of that film. The second documents the demolition of the two cooling towers of Kirkstall Power Station.
Made in the style of a thriller, but without any dialogue, this is a short film about an attempted murder that may, or may not, have gone disastrously wrong.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
This is a film made by the West Riding of Yorkshire Education Committee showing their progressive practice on dance education for older children at primary school. The film shows a group of boys and girls, aged about 11, from a school in Castleford doing various modern free dance exercises in the grounds of the local college of Woolley Hall.
This is a film documenting York's celebrations of its 1900th anniversary in 1971, with a commentary. It includes events at Wigginton Road Sports Ground, the River Ouse and the City Centre.
Made by the BBC, this is a tour of the Castle Museum in York and is presented by Fyfe Robertson. The film includes footage of the famous Victorian street in the Museum including the music and weaving shops.
This film follows two deaf children who spend a day with the Lord Mayor of York. They visit many sites around the city including the Castle Museum, the Chapter House, and the Mansion House as well as taking a tour of the city walls.
A documentary about the historic city of York, this film highlights many of the famous sites of the city including the York Minster, the Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower. Footage is also included of a Civic Pride Festival.
Made in 1970, this is a documentary presenting the sites and monuments of York. Included is footage of the Mystery Plays, the historic city walls and bars, market stalls, and scenes in and around the city centre. The film is accompanied by a commentary explaining the historical importance of the sites included in the documentary.
This is a film of Archbishop Holgate Grammar School performing Exodus as part the 1969 York Mystery play, made by the University of California, Berkeley.
A film of a Bavarian evening involving members of the Leeds Cine Club.
This is a short animation about a preacher chased by a bear.
Title: 'The big film movie quiz' This is a film consisting solely of stills of film stars, beginning with Audrey Hepburn and Stuart Granger. The film was used as a entertainment quiz for the members of the Leeds Movie Makers.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents events which took place in 1955 including the launch of the S.S. 'Stanvac Australia' at Clydebank as well as the Whit Monday celebrations in Sheffield.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film documents the wedding of Elizabeth Wood and W. Robert Ibberson in July, 1962. The film contains footage before the wedding and at the reception and good examples of 1960s fashions.
This is a film of the visit of the Queen and Prince Phillip to York, and other events, as part of the 1900th Anniversary Celebrations. The film also includes the Benson & Hedges Golf Festival, the 26th World Archery Championships, and the Duchess of Kent switching on the fountain at the Exhibition Square, York.
This widescreen film documents the work and organisation involved in staging the York Mystery Plays of 1973. The film is a great homage to the widescreen road-show presentations of the 50s, 60s and 70s with introductory music, prologue and intermission.
Part of the Nunn Collection, this film documents the festivities which took place for the Silver Jubilee in the village of Fearby, North Yorkshire.
Part of the John Turner collection, this is a film showing street scenes in Hull and of Pearson Park in Hull. It shows children playing, teenagers in groups in the streets and the park, as well as a cricket match and an event in York.