A short film made to promote Ripon, a Cathedral city on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, as a tourist destination.
This is an excellent documentary on the North York Moors Railway with full and informed voice over, "bringing you news and events from the line side." Newsreel number 5. The film was made by local filmmaker Ken Clough.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a holiday with his wife Grace in Switzerland based in Zermatt, and using intertitles to identify the mountains and other attractions.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. It includes footage of a wedding party outside a Methodist church as well as scenes of York.
This film is a railway film of the Settle - Carlisle Railway featuring the vast countryside and space surrounding the railway line as well as the different stops and towns along the way such as the Steamtown Railway Museum. Many stations and towns along the line appear in this film including Dewsbury, Saltaire, Keighley, and Skipton as well as other ones not clearly signed.
Taken during the summer of 1991, this film features countryside views from steam engines along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
This film shows Susan's school trips to the Lake District, London attractions and Windsor. In the Lakes the children visit many National Trust sights. Susan does not appear in the footage although the sights that she takes in are captured along with a boat ride on the River Thames.
This is an excellent film by former railway engineer, Frank Dean of the North York Moors Railway, just before its closure under the Beeching cuts. Filmed over a period of months and from many different vantage points, the film provides a wonderful evocation of the journey from Pickering to Whitby by steam locomotive, complete with all the sounds.
Made by Robert Freeman, this is a film of a family trip to Wales and includes footage of steam trains and Swallow Falls.
This is a film of a Sheffield family and includes film of a Sheffield Wednesday match as well as a train trip to Whitby.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a short film about the South Devonshire steam railway line.
Members of Blenheim Boys School, Leeds take a summer holiday to the Switzerland. The sights and towns all seem to be in the Canton of Bern, or the Bernese Oberland.
This film is one of several from the Parkin collection. It depicts family activities in the countryside on their visit to Castleford, a trip to the seaside and a birthday party.
This is an award winning film made by members of Halifax Cine Club around the time of the impending Beeching Report of 1963, which the filmmakers clearly had in mind. It shows members of the club traversing the whole 72 miles of the line by train and by foot, stopping off to highlight many of the viaducts, tunnels and features on the line, including the temporary shanty town for those who built it. The commentary not only provides a history of, and architectural guide to, the places along the line they visit, but also notes the importance of the line for those places it serves.
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 a documentary about the proposed closure of the Settle-Carlisle railway line made by Yorkshire Television as part of its Northern Line series. The programme mainly consists of interviews with Ron Cotton, the British Rail project manager for the Settle-Carlisle Line, campaigner Peter Horton, civil engineer Christopher Wallace, and John Watson, Tory MP for Skipton, along with film of the line and some of the stations.
Billingham Film Unit cinemagazine edition featuring two short documentary items. The first is a visit to the Teesside Engineering Club at Hartburn to meet some of the “failed engine drivers” who turn their hands to model making, and model railways. In the second part of the film, a group of Billingham boys participate in outward bound activities on Commondale Moor in the autumn.
A colour travelogue of a family holiday in North Wales taken in the year following the end of World War II, made by Middlesbrough based amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown.
The final of a three part Tyne Tees Television documentary presented by Mike Neville, in which he journeys down the Tees. The journey takes in the source of the river and follows the it's progress through wild countryside, small villages and towns, showing how the river Tees has contributed to peoples lives and industry. The film finally reaches the mouth of the river on the east coast where towns such as Yarm, Stockton and Middlesbrough have over the years been historic ports and the site of major heavy industries on both the north and south sides of the Tees. This edition was originally transmitted on the 11 October 1962.
An amateur film by Michael Gough showing himself and other members of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers' Association making a film about the centenary of the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in Cumbria.
This film made by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson, although concentrating on activities in and around Newcastle also includes footage of a restored horse drawn mail coach, and the launch of a large tanker, possibly the Esso Northumbria. Footage also includes some film taken of stations on the well known North Tyneside railway loop, north of Newcastle.
This film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on steam engines and trains working throughout the North East region and beyond. Some filmed events include special railway enthusiasts excursions.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson shows working steam engines in the Tyneside area, with other footage showing lines and engines further afield, including Tebay on the West side of England and also the some final activity on a railway line about to close in Derbyshire.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson shows more of mid Sixties surviving steam engines at enthusiasts gatherings and in working situations, some based in the North East and some further afield.