This film features the artwork of acclaimed sculptor Austin Wright and gives a fascinating insight into the methods and inspiration behind some of his most recognizable pieces. The film highlights the evolution of Wright's style as well as his use of different raw materials to produce sculptures which act as analogies to elements in nature and even anatomy that have inspired him and his work. The film also features rare images of the sculptor at work in his back shed creating and arranging various pieces for display.
In his film The East Riding, filmmaker A.R. Smith focuses on the industrial landscape of the Riding including the agriculture and fishing industries. Also featured is the architecture in Beverley, Hull, and the villages in the surrounding area.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Patterdale & Hellvelyn at a time before mass tourism.
This is a film showing the old Castleford’s Wholesale Fruit and Veg Market in Sheffield. The market is busy at work prior to its closure. The film also contains footage of it being demolished before showing its new replacement at Parkway.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of the glasshouses at Wentworth Woodhouse, a rarely seen stately home near Sheffield that has, at 606 feet, the longest facade of any house in England. The glasshouses themselves were used to cultivate and grow many exotic flowers and fruits.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. This film features footage of the Great Yorkshire Show and a trip to the Epworth Old Rectory, home of the Wesleys.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire and captures shots of his farmhouse and the grounds of a local church. He was a keen filmmaker and would often take films of the local area as a record of village life.
This is the first of a three part film of the annual Flowers for Leeds competition sponsored by the Yorkshire Post. After showing examples of colourful and well-kept park areas in the city centre, the film shows the winning entries in the competition from the various categories.
This is the second part of a three part film of the annual Flowers for Leeds competition sponsored by the Yorkshire Post. The film shows the winners in the different categories for 1955, as well as other examples of colourful and well-kept gardens.
This is the third of a three part film of the annual Flowers for Leeds competition sponsored by the Yorkshire Post. The film shows the winners in the different categories for 1955, as well as other examples of colourful and well-kept gardens.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1983 including wool shops, Shibden May Day, trips on the canal, the Boys Brigade, and a charity sale.
This film is a series of short newsreel type features on local events in Pickering between 1972 and 1975. Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
Made by Robert Freeman, this film contains footage of a number of family events including a wedding, a 4th birthday party, and days out in Bridlington and London.
This film is described by its maker, Eric Hall, as a pictorial magazine of some Yorkshire towns and people. The film is a tour of some of Yorkshire's well known sights, featuring York and the Mystery Plays, Harewood House, Bolton Abbey, Studley Park, Whitby, Harrogate, a Yorkshire tinker, Skipton Castle, archery and country dancing at Bolton Castle, Ilkley Bathing Pool and harvesting.
This film contains footage of windmills including Alford Windmill, located in Lincolnshire, is a five-sailed windmill. Today the windmill has been restored to working order, and grinds grain to organic flour. It also features Skidby Mill located in Cottingham.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film gives the viewer a guided tour to the town of Harrogate, particularly showing it as a beautiful and exciting place to visit.
Magazine film featuring short travelogues about the Lake District, Oxford, Blackpool, Edinburgh and London. A commentary offers anecdotes about the various trips and illuminating information about the places visited.
This holiday film by Eric Hall travels through sunny Portugal, visiting beaches, religious monuments, markets and small towns, observing Portuguese daily life as it goes.
Original film of the edition of the Tyne Tees Television series Treasure in Store in which presenter Alec Taylor is given a guided tour of Beamish Open Air Museum by its founder and director Frank Atkinson. Taylor guides us around the furnished cottages and shops, transport and farm exhibits, the rebuilding of a colliery, and Rowley railway station that form this industrial and social history museum.The programme was broadcast on 16 March 1976. Beamish Museum opened in 1972 in County Durham, and was the first open-air museum of its type in the country, modeled on a Scandinavian museum.
An educational and promotional film produced by the Department of Photography Kings College and co-written and directed by Bruce Allsopp looking at what is is like to be a student and what can be studied at King's College, The Newcastle Division of Durham University.
Promotional film by Turners Film Productions for South West Durham Development Joint Committee that documents the attractions of South West Durham as a place to live and work, and outlines the scope for industrial and commercial expansion. The film highlights the area's scenic beauty, country events, heritage, modern architecture, new amenities, educational opportunities, new industries and responsiveness to change. Includes shots of the Shildon-based company Astraka Furs known for its luxurious fur coats, and also faux fur clothing.
An amateur film produced and narrated by David Williams comparing the postage stamps of the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho with their real-life locations visited on a trip to the country in 1972 by special invitation of King Moshoeshoe II. The film begins at the border with South Africa followed by views of the capital city Maseru including the Lesotho Royal Palace where the king is filmed being mobbed by his people. The film includes a number of excursions to visits some of the countries well known attractions including the prehistoric dinosaur tracks in the western parts of the country, the cave paintings at Ha Barona and a special excision by aircraft to see the Maletsunyane Falls. As well as a commentary, the film also features a musical track sung in the local dialect.