This is a film from the Michael Hobson collection which features a family trip to London, a trip along the Thames, and to Chessington Zoo.
This is a film of York, showing the city centre and a charity pram parade in a housing area. It isn’t known where the title ‘Collacoats’ derives from.
This is a short film of an unidentified seaside resort.
This is a film of the Surgey family out in the countryside, at an outdoor swimming pool and on Filey beach.
This is a film of the Surgey family at home and on a caravanning holiday in Filey.
A light hearted amateur documentary, this film tells the story of the Sheffield Spartan Swimmers who swam at Millhouses outdoor pool, located in Sheffield. The swimmers (all men) dive, perform synchronised swimming, and race in the winter snow as well as the summer. Most of the swimmers are named in the intertitles.
This is a film of the Surgey family on the beach at Scarborough and at home with the children playing in the garden.
This is a film of the Surgey family on holiday in various places between 1934 and 1937 including on the beach at Filey as well as playing in the snow.
This is a film of the first rugby league game in the test series between a Great Britain team and Australia. It was played at Headingley, Leeds, on Saturday October 9th 1948.
This is a series of films featuring four Rugby League and Union games: a fundraising match between Combined Services Rugby League and Rugby Union, 1941, a fundraising match between Yorkshire Services and Northern Command, early 1940s, England v Wales, 1939, and the Challenge Cup Final between Bradford Northern and Wigan, 1944.
This is a film from the Michael Hobson collection of a teenage boy going camping by bicycle.
This is a film by Charles Chislett pieced together from films spanning over a decade of places visited in England and Wales, including the Isle of Wight, the New Forest and London. In parts it includes the family on a caravan tour, with the children Rachel and John.
This film features various events related to the Newfield School, outside Sheffield, in 1965. They include art classes, athletic championships, and mountaineering activities.
This film from the Newfield School, located outside of Sheffield, documents some of the school year events, including a boat launch, fashions made by the students, camping in Wales, and a Walkabout on the school grounds.
This film features a number of events connected to the Newfield School during the 1968 academic year. Events include the school play Hobson's Choice, the band playing outside Sheffield City Hall, boat building, and a number of sporting events.
This film was taken during a school trip to Saint Malo, France. The film includes views of the walled city and the surrounding area.
This film captures the sites of the Summer Fayre at the Newfield School grounds located outside of Sheffield. Many people have turned out for the event on this sunny and warm summer day. This film is also a very good example of typical summer fashions of the time period.
This film features a variety of sports and races as well as camping and sailing. The final section of the film, made two years previously, is a dramatized comical of a devil and an angel in competition to see if the boy they follow will listen to one of them or the other. A score is kept throughout the film with good triumphing in the end. This film was made after September, 1969 because this was the time Newfield School went comprehensive. The newly named red building can be seen in the background of the golfing scenes.
This film comes from the Newfield School collection and is most likely from one of the faculty members. The film consists of a number of scenes both at home and on holiday capturing different aspects of leisure. Most of these include gardening at home, children playing on bicycles and pogo sticks, family picnics, faculty family bus trips, sailing in Norfolk on the Broads, an amusement park, and scenes of Brighton.
Made by members of the Leeds Camera Club Cine Circle, this film documents the Festival of Hobbies which was held at the Corn Exchange in Leeds. Many different tables and stalls have been set up for display in celebration of hobbies including model railways, weaving, pottery, stamp collecting, and filmmaking.
This film features several cricket matches during 1952.
This is a US children's film during which three little bears upset a farmhouse, especially the kitchen.
This film is part of the Sharp Collection and contains footage from the opening of St Andrew's British Restaurant, a community restaurant in Bradford, by Alderman Semper. Various local dignitaries can be seen arriving and lunching at the restaurant with their wives. There are some excellent examples of forties fashion for women.
The following is an amateur film of 'Holidays at Home' week in Bradford. These popular events were held throughout the country as wartime rationing of products such as petrol meant people were unable to visit the coastal holiday destinations that were so popular before the outbreak of war.
This is a chronicle of Holidays at Home week in Bradford taken by a keen amateur filmmaker from the area who captured many similar events during the war. These popular events were held throughout Yorkshire and the rest of Britain as wartime rationing of products such as petrol meant people were unable to visit the coastal regions that were so popular before the outbreak of war.