This is a film by an amateur filmmaker from Selby of his street’s celebrations of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
This is a film made by Dorothy Langshaw of the Queen’s visit to the Knavesmire, York in 1971. The film is taken from high up in the stands.
This is two newsreels from 1939. The first is a Movietone News film of the Princess Royal opening of the new chapter in the Chapel House of Sheffield Cathedral. The second is a British Pictorial of Sir Kingsley Wood opening the RAF and National Service Exhibition in Edinburgh.
This is the first part of a film of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles visiting Halifax, an excerpt from the same footage as ‘Princess Mary visits Halifax’ (1925), without the intertitles.
This is the second part of a film of when Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles visit Halifax. It’s an excerpt from the same footage as ‘Princess Mary visits Halifax’ (1925), without the intertitles.
This is a copy of a television broadcast of the York Pageant on 28th June, 1971. The performance took place in the Museum Gardens in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The pageant was performed to mark the 1900th anniversary of the founding of York (the Roman city of Eboracum). This is an edited production with parts of seven episodes out of the original ten.
This is a compilation film of weddings and family outings, including the day that the Queen Mother visited Selby.
This is a film of the Cass Family, in Selby, including the family at home, at Filey, weddings and the coronation celebrations in Selby, including the Youth Week Queen.
Made by Henry Foster in 1935, this film documents an important and often unseen part of York’s history and areas which no longer exist in present day York. This film includes Jubilee street parties in Hungate, the slum area of York, and walking races from York to Bishopthorpe.
This is a compilation of newsreels – British Pathe, Topical Budget, and Gaumont – showing the Prince of Wales opening a new power station in Rotherham, visiting the Vickers factory, and meeting ex-servicemen.
This is a film which captures two army rugby games, both of which feature the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding).
This is a Universal Newsreel covering a visit of Princess Margaret to Rotherham to commemorate Rotherham`s Golden Jubilee as a County Borough on 23 April 1953, and then to Sheffield to open Rowlinson Technical College. One copy of this film has the title, Princess Margaret Tours the North, British Pathe (on the can it states: Presentation to Rotherham Corporation by Whitehall Cinema).
This is the first part of a two part film showing the West Yorkshire village of Sharlston celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The films show all of the streets parties in turn, each identified through intertitles, and also dancing and two Jubilee cricket matches.
This is the second part of a two part film showing the West Yorkshire village of Sharlston celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The part of the film shows the village carnival, a fair with competitions and dancing, and a Jubilee cricket match.
This is film of five events in Horsforth, West Yorkshire. There are two in 1931 – a carnival procession and a Whitsuntide Festival; and three in 1933 – a British Legion event with the Earl of Harewood, a commemoration for victims of the Great War and another Whitsuntide Festival.
This is a film of a family holidaying at an unknown Italian coastal resort.
Made by Henry Foster in 1937, this film documents an important and often unseen part of York’s history and areas which no longer exist in present day York. This film includes extensive footage Coronation street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York. This film shows a procession to York Minster with a visit by a Royal, Princess Mary.
Made by local butcher Henry Foster, this is a two part film of York in the 1930s. The first part shows the Opening of West Bank Park in Holgate, on July 23rd, 1938. The park, originally the grounds of West Bank House, was established in 1936–38 and included a statue of Queen Victoria that was originally in the Guildhall. The second part of the film shows the fire brigade attending the fire that wrecked the Rialto Cinema on Fishergate in April, 1935. The cinema was owned by composer John Barry’s father, John Prendergast.
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive in Hull as part of the Royal Silver Jubilee tour in 1977. The Queen is seen smiling and taking flowers from well-wishers.
This documentary, made by Yorkshire Television and originally broadcast on 14th January, 1982, is a portrait of the life of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood. The film looks at the whole of his life, focusing on his work with the English National Opera, and the first night of Seven Deadly Sins. With commentary by Richard Whiteley, there are extensive interviews with George Lascelles talking about his war years, his divorce and his career. It also shows George Lascelles at a Leeds United football match.
This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. The film is of some street parties in York to mark the coronation of George VI. This includes street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York, as well as the Shambles.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club and features the Queen Mother’s visit to Selby in 1976. It focuses on her attendance of a special Thanksgiving service held at Selby Abbey on 14th July. This was part of a joint celebration of the recent restoration of the Abbey, and of the 2nd centenary anniversary of American Independence.
This is a film of the Duke of Edinburgh visiting South Hunsley School in Hull, who put on various exhibitions and displays.
Made by Eric Hall, this is a short film taken in 1951, the year of the Festival of Britain, which visits some of the exhibitions and celebrations around the capital city. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the places visited.