This film documents a series of Point to point races in North Yorkshire in 1931 as well as hunts in 1949. Point to point is a form of amateur horseracing over fences for hunting horses. Intertitles are used throughout the film to explain the different events and locations. The film was made by Col. Sir William Arthington Worsley of Hovingham, 4th Baronet. He was also a cricketer who captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1928 and 1929 and captured cricket events on film as well as life and events in and around Hovingham village.
A film by Eric Bolderson of a fox hunting meet, possibly set at the Badsworth Hunt in West Yorkshire.
Made by Eric Bolderson, this is a film of men practising at a clay pigeon shooting range.
Part of the Gillot collection, this film captures a many of the beautiful seaside destinations down the Yorkshire Coast including Bridlington, Filey, and Staithes.
The long-running soap opera, Emmerdale, is filmed on location in the village of Esholt, near Bradford. This film documents how Esholt is changed into the fictional village of Beckindale for the television programme. It also examines the effect the series has on the village and its people.
This is a well-made and highly informative documentary, made by Roy Vickers, on the folklore and medicinal uses of many common plants. Filmed in Chevin Forest Park near Otley, it shows the plants in their habitant, with an expert presentation from Martin Parsons.
This is a fictional film made by Roy Vickers of an adventure of two boys who rescue a lamb.
Made my Roy Vickers, this film takes a look at a local dairy farmer, Brian Moore, who founded Brymor in 1984 when EEC Milk Quotas were introduced. Made originally in Weeton on the edge of Wharfedale, their ice cream was an instant success, but the business quickly outgrew Weeton. Following a two year search Brian and Brenda Moore moved their family and cows to High Jervaulx Farm close by the abbey where Wensleydale cheese was first produced. The film includes footage of the farm and ice cream business as well as the processes used to produce dairy products.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
This film contains footage of a tour around Linthwaite and shows many of the residents and the activities they get up to. The film was made by local schoolteacher and filmmaker Lucy Fairbank.
Made by Lucy Fairbank, this film is a travelogue around some of Yorkshire's most famous sites including footage of Harrogate, Knaresborough, and Fountains Abbey among other notable locations.
Made by Lucy Fairbank, this film contains footage of the Colne Valley area near Huddersfield. It captures the landscape and local activities throughout the seasons of the late 1950s and includes extensive footage of the buildings, towns, countryside and residents.
Taken by members of a rock climbing group in Sheffield, this amateur film was filmed during a climbing trip around Scotland.
Despite the title, this film shows several interesting places in the North Riding of Yorkshire during the early part of the 20th century. Destinations include Richmond Castle and the Waterfalls at Aysgarth.
A film made by local filmmaker Ernest Taylor just after the Second World War tracing a journey across Wensleydale.
A film made by Ernest Taylor of a Holiday in Tyrol.
This film captures the day's events of the Halifax Show, an agricultural show held at Shibden Park in August, 1954.
This film documents a holiday in Ilfracombe just after the war showing Lynmouth and Lynton before the flood.
This is a film, part of the Frank Dean Collection, of the last official goods train to run between Malton and Pickering, on July 1st 1966. It shows a collection at New Bridge Quarry, a collection of coal wagons, and many of the abandoned stations on the route. It is narrated by K. Ford, of the BBC.
This is a portion of a Pathe Gazette newsreel documenting a day of a hunt.
Made by John Anderson and Robert Fournier, this film records the pottery-making process at Soil Hill Pottery near Halifax. This film is of particular significance as, by the 1960s, Isaac Button was one of the very few potters still making clay pots using this process. Intertitles appear throughout the film providing an explanation of this particular method.
This is a film of Hovingham over the course of a year, showing the different seasons and featuring the Hovingham Methodist Carol Singers.
Made by Bill Freeman, this film documents part of a cricket match which took place in Scarborough.
This short film shows the village of Chapel-le-dale and the surrounding countryside, including flora and fauna, as well as Hill Inn - John Dinsdale, Kilburn and the Ribbleshead Viaduct.
A short film showing aspects of a Yorkshire village life, with a train journey from Horton-in-Ribbledale.