Made by Debenham & Co, Beverley, this film records the City of Hull’s Victory in Europe Celebrations, May 1945; it includes extensive footage of all servicemen and women who participated in the victory processions and salute at Victoria Square.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of family trips to Flamborough, Wentworth Woodhouse, and London.
On June 18th, 1942, a Founder's Day ceremony took place at Beverley Minster. It was attended by the Lord Mayor, members of the clergy, army cadets and scouts. Members of the local community were also in attendance. The film was made by Ernest Symmons who owned the Beverley Playhouse Cinema. He filmed local events for newsreels which he would show before a main feature.
This film documents a fund raising event for the Green Howards, an infamous Yorkshire regiment. Salute the Soldier week features a procession from international regiments, speeches from senior military leaders (Charles De Gaule is possibly in attendance) and local dignitaries. Other fund raisings schemes include an open air service.
This film records the events of 'Wings for Victory' week held in Bridlington and District 12th to 19th June 1943. The military agencies and local community join to raise money to pay for new aeroplanes that will be used to help Britain win the Second World War.
Part one of a training film made by the army in Yorkshire that shows the best methods of camouflage and fieldcraft for the Home Guard. Using short clips of film footage and intertitles are used throughout to explain the right and wrong way to carry out their certain manoeuvres.
Part two of a training film made by the army in Yorkshire that shows the best methods of camouflage and fieldcraft for the Home Guard. Using short clips of film footage and intertitles the film explains the right and wrong way to carry out their duties.
Part three of a training film made by the army in Yorkshire that shows the best methods of camouflage and fieldcraft for the Home Guard. Using short clips of film footage and intertitles the film explains the right and wrong way to carry out their duties.
This film records the events of a 'Warship Week' fundraising appeal held in Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Each day different events would be held to encourage people to donate money to help build warships for the war effort. Intertitles would precede the events of each day that celebrated Home Front services.
This amateur film, set in Bridlington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, shows clear examples of the work that different Home Front agencies undertook during war time. As well as capturing a Warship Week in the heart of the town, the film includes interesting scenes showing a female ARP officer going about her work.
This is a film from Bridlington showing various events during 1942, including a campaign to forge links between the youth of Britain and America, a visit by Lady Mountbatten, Armistice Sunday, a procession of wartime service personnel, and a celebration of the victory in Libya.
This film, made by Debenham & Co. of York, was made in order to raise money for the dependents of war casualties as well as soldiers disabled during the conflicts of World War I. It features a mixture of drama and actuality footage.
This is a film from the Ibberson Collection which provides a good example of colour footage at the end of World War II. The film documents the family during their leisure time at different Yorkshire beaches including Filey and Whitby.
This E.F. Symmons film documents the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Kingston-upon- Hull in August 1941. All in black and white, it contains some superb footage of the damage to Hull’s buildings caused by the Luftwaffe, many close-up shots of the visiting Royals, and depicts the amazing resilience of the people of Hull even in the face of the destruction of their homes and communities.
This film features a Commemoration for the members of the police force who lost their lives fighting in World War Two.
Topical Budget newsreel 167-1 (4/11/1914)
Original film held by British Film Institute
Made by Bill Freeman, this film contains a variety of footage from the 1950s including scenes of Hilderthrope Primary School, Bridlington Spa, and a school sports day.
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 documents the Peace Day celebrations in Hull. It includes troop and cadet inspections as well as a parade of the East Yorkshire Regiment and accompanying parties through the city.
In 1962, a Civil Defence Rally was held in West Park, Hull. This rally was different from previous events as it brought together all defence volunteers from across the Yorkshire region. This film documents the activities surrounding the event from initial preparations, set up in the park, defence displays, informational marquees, and musical entertainment and is accompanied by commentary explaining the events.
This film, made by Debenham & Co., documents a military race at the Beverley Racecourse on Saturday, 29th April, 1916. The cross-country race was organized by the Northern Command Cross-Country Association and included 435 starters. Upwards of 250 men finished the 6.5 mile race including winner Lance Corporal Chapell.
This is the first part of a two part film of the Territorial Army in Beverley. This part shows them arriving in Beverley, marching to the Westwood where they are have set up camp and are cooking.
This is the second part of a two part film of the Territorial Army in Beverley. This part shows them camped in the Westwood, cooking and eating.
This is a film of the RAF in Beverley, with a march through Beverley – made alongside another film, ‘Inspection of the ATC 399 (Beverley)', YFA number 5158.
This is a film of Beverley Air Training Corp on parade through the Market Square – made alongside another film, ‘RAF Beverley Scenes’, YFA number 5157.