This amateur film by a Wakefield-based businessman is of a family christening of one of his children. It captures the spirit of the day by showing the event from when the family set off for the church to the party afterwards.
This film is made up of three separate documentary films made by students at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds in association with the Audio Visual Unit at Leeds University. The first film is about an environmental group getting publicity through Radio Leeds; the second is about two Salvation Army hostels in Leeds that help the homeless and women requiring help; and the third is about the process of brewing beer at Timothy Taylor's Brewery in Keighley.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
This is a film which chronicles the restoration of All Saints Church in the small North Yorkshire village of Sherburn-in-Elmet. The church has been damaged by an infestation of death watch beetles which have destroyed some of the vital beams.
Made by local filmmaker Frank Dean, this film captures scenes of village life in Church Fenton, a small village between Selby and Leeds, North Yorkshire. The film brings together four events in the Church Fenton area in 1958: a British Legion Sports Day, Sherburn Church Garden Fete, Church Fenton Village Hall Garden Fete and Kirk Fenton St Mary’s Sunday School’s Flower Service.
Part of the Williamson Collection, this is a short film which contains footage of a wedding celebration in 1983.
Part of the Williamson collection, this is a film that chronicles a trip to Egypt which features many scenic views and famous landmarks. Also included in this compilation are weddings that have clear shots of the bridal parties and guests.
Part of the Williamson Collection, this is a short film which contains footage of the filmmaker's family at home as well as wedding celebrations.
A filmmaker from York chronicles some of the repair work carried out on the York Minster after it was damaged by a fire in 1984.
A short amateur film produced by a Sheffield film maker, showing Bolton and Kirkham Abbey.
This is a short amateur film produced by a Sheffield filmmaker, documenting moors fires on White Edge Moors in Froggatt. He uses intertitles throughout the film to explain the events recorded.
Made by an amateur filmmaker from Sheffield, this film includes family scenes in the garden that captures his daughters playing on the grass. There is also footage of two weddings and a holiday in Southport.
This brief film is part of a collection that records a family from York's trips to the coast and countryside around North Yorkshire. The films were all shot by the Lord Mayor of York's son and are a child's view of these days before World War Two.
Taken by Doughty's Ltd of Hull, this film documents a commemorative parade for members of the Humberside Police Force who died in World War Two.
Duchess of Kent Wedding, York Minster
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises images of family orientation during the years 1956 and 1957. The Cooper family are filmed here visiting family and friends and various parks and gardens, and at their family home (Rondor) in Leeds.
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises images of family orientation during the year 1953. The Cooper family are here filmed at a family member's wedding (Geoff and Vera's). Geoff was Ron's youngest brother - Ron being the film maker.
This is a film of Remembrance Day 1947 in the small village of Clayton, near Bradford. It shows the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph and a parade through the village.
An amateur film set in Clayton, West Yorkshire that shows Whit Monday events and parades, (possibly more than one) that take place around the village, a Children's Gala in the summer and a boy being fitted for a gas mask aaround the time of the Munich crisis in September 1938.
This is a film of a Whit procession in the village of Clayton, near Bradford.
This is a film of a family from Clayton, a village near Bradford, on holiday at Brockley Hall, the Christian Endeavour Holiday Home in Saltburn, Cleveland. The filmmaker visits the Hall with his wife and three daughters before returning to the railway in Clayton.
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises of images of family orientation during the year 1948. The Cooper family are here filmed at a family member's wedding, (Janice and Les'). Les was Ron's brother - Ron being the film maker. As with many of the Cooper films the family are also filmed at their family home - Rondor - in Leeds.
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises of images of family orientation during the years 1936 and 1948. The Cooper family are filmed here at the wedding of Ron and Dora and are also shown at their family home (Rondor) in Leeds.
This film documents the victory day parades in Halifax city centre as well as the Thanksgiving Sunday victory procession.
This film highlights the importance of a true baptism, and what that means to one man, as he converts his wife to a specific view of Christianity through together reading the Bible. Ultimately she is baptised, being fully immersed in a bath. The film is narrated by the main character, Tom Parker.