Made by CHAS. R.H. Pickard & Son of Leeds, this film documents the royal visit and opening of the Civic Hall by King George V on 23rd August, 1933.
This film was produced by members of Leeds Camera Club as a document of the Coronation Celebrations held in Leeds in 1953. The city was covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration, and included in the film is extensive footage of Leeds city centre during this celebration time.
In 1933 King George and Queen Mary visited Leeds to open the new Civic Hall, and while on their trip also stated at Harewood House. The royal procession travelled from Oakwood to the Town Hall, where the King inspected the guard of honour in Victoria Square. After a short ceremony in the Victoria Hall, the Royal party went on to the Civic Hall for the opening ceremony. Record numbers of people from all over Yorkshire turned out for the event. This film captures part of that procession from a spectator's point of view.
In 1935 the city of Bradford organized many events to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V. Events included historical re-enactments in Peel Park as well as processions through the city and evening bonfire celebrations.
Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film documents the preparations which took place for the Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Celebrations in Leeds. The city has been covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration.
On 18th May, 1957, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip made a visit to Hull. During their visit, the Royals toured many different areas of the city, including the Sailors' Children's Society, St Andrew’s Docks, a council estate, the University, Kingston General Hospital and the King George Dock. This film is part of the Humberside Police collection, and members of this force were responsible for security during the Queen’s visit.
This film documents the Viscount and Lady Halifax's visit to Hull in 1941. They have come to visit the city after The Blitz during World War II. The day begins at the Dorchester theatre where they view the film and are presented with a wooden engraved case containing the film. They also visit a refuge for people whose homes have been bombed and look at the worst hit sites of the city.
This film contains footage of flooding in Bradford City centre and bad snow storms that affected Cemetery Road in Bradford.
Made by local historian Ronald Fairfax, this film provides a history of Sheffield specifically with an emphasis on the steel industry. The film utilizes archive film to illustrate the commentary and includes extensive footage from Frank Mottershaw's 'The Life and Times of Charles Peace', and exceptional film of when there was a bus driver's strike in Sheffield in 1959.
Made in and around Hull, this film contains footage of a street party which was held in celebration of the 1935 Jubilee. The film also includes a fancy dress competition at the Stoneferry Carnival and physical fitness displays by members of the Hull Physical Culture Club.
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.
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 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.
A short film showcasing the history of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge over the River Tees. The film includes archival photographs and footage of the opening ceremony on the 17 October 1911.
A promotional film made by Turners Film and Video Productions for the Tyne and Wear Transport Executive looking at the design, construction as well as operation of the recently completed Tyne and Wear Metro integrated transport system on Tyneside. The film includes a number of landmark moments in the Metro’s development including the official opening of the system by Queen Elizabeth II on the 6th November 1981.
An appeal film for assistance with a number of projects aimed at the unemployed and their families in the Middlesbrough and Cleveland areas. The film is introduced by Lord Zetland and features a visit to Middlesbrough by Prince George. The film then shows various work and recreational projects organised for the unemployed, which include an exhibition of crafts made by Cleveland unemployed; teaching of new crafts; building of greenhouses by the unemployed; training of boys as waiters; boxing matches and other entertainments; a local comedian, renovation and conversion of an old barn by the unemployed; and boys' camps. [Please note that the picture runs too fast but this was how the original film was produced.]
An amateur film made by John W. McHugh and Robert Wilson for the County Borough of Gateshead of various coronation celebrations taking place around the borough in 1953.
An amateur film made in around 1940 of a visit by Herbert Morrison to St James Park to inspect divisions of Civil Defence and Air Raid Precaution personnel and equipment. He is accompanied by Ellen Wilkinson then Member of Parliament for Jarrow as well as one of three Parliamentary Secretaries responsible for air raid shelters and civil defence at of Ministry of Home Security under Herbert Morrison. The film also shows Mary, Princess Royal & Countess of Harewood attending a military parade through Newcastle.
This amateur newsreel of important local events in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1933 was produced by members of Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). The film covers the official opening by HRH Prince George, Duke of Kent, of the new Poor Children’s Holiday Association building at 66 Percy Street, Newcastle, headquarters of a charitable organisation that ran numerous projects for underprivileged children. Another item records the Northumberland Plate event at Gosforth Park Races 20 June 1933. The final documentary shorts are of the British Hospitals Air Pageant at Cramlington Aerodrome on Saturday 12 August 1933 with aerobatic displays by, amongst others, Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott, AFC, and aerial footage of Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding countryside flmed from one of the special passenger flights taken at the air pageant.
Two amateur films of Newcastle upon Tyne record the colourful procession of decorated floats, marching bands, youth and military organisations, taking part in a parade for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation celebrations in June 1953, and trams, yellow-liveried trolleybuses and other traffic around the streets of central Newcastle soon after World War Two. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This 1977 compilation was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). It consists of extracts from the cine club’s films, documentary footage of film shoots and studio work, and presentations at the club, from the club’s first decade through to the 1960s.
Michael Gough presents a history of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) as the cine club celebrates its 50th anniversary, illustrated with documentary footage and extracts from their numerous productions, from the foundation of the club in 1927 to 1977.