Part of the Pashley Collection, this film contains footage of a holiday to Holy Island as well as a day out in Bridlington.
This film documents the building of the Humber Bridge from its beginnings and through various stages of construction. The film includes the opening ceremonies and the disaster that befell construction in March, 1980.
This is a documentary film made by Jack Eley about interesting historical sites in Yorkshire. The soundtrack features an audio commentary against a musical background of a brass band playing various tunes, starting and ending with ‘On Ilkley Moor bar t’at’.
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 a documentary type film with a commentary providing a history of the village of Thornton.
This is a promotional film for the Spero cruise ship, run by the Ellerman’s Wilson Line between Hull and Zeebrugge. The film includes footage of the cruise ship itself, the accommodation and activities on board as well as the travel destinations in Holland and Belgium.
Made by Debenham & Co., this film features much of the Georgian architecture of Beverley as well as its shipbuilding industry. In addition to a tour of the architectural features of the market town, the film includes a ship launch at the shipyards of Cook, Welton and Gemmell Ltd.
A film from the Ibberson family collection documenting the export trade and sale of Sheffield steel goods, from their family business.
This film contains footage of Filey and Scarborough beaches and the recreational activities offered by both seaside destinations. Also included are brief scenes of York and its famous city walls.
This short film documents a trip to the Humber Bridge, Hull soon after its opening.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This holiday film features many shots of the Yorkshire coast complete with a small boat launch. The second part of the film takes place at Pettycarwich Bay, Scotland and includes scenes of scuba divers and the events around their camp.
This film records the construction and demolition of houses in Skidby, East Yorkshire through different seasons circa 1967. The film focuses on the suburban development of the area and the new neighbourhoods which were being built.
St. Mary's Church Elloughton 1963-1973 - Filmed by Norman Berry: This is a film which documents the reconstruction of the church of St. Mary's in Elloughton after a fire in the 1960s. The accompanying shot list with names supplied by donor:
This documentary examines the revival of derelict docklands in Hull and riverside and canal areas in Leeds, specifically focusing on whether or not the city planners are getting it right.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this programme includes live coverage of the opening of the Humber Bridge by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on 17th July, 1981. A tour of Humberside also accompanies the event.
An enormous water tower in Goole is featured - under construction and views from the top.
Part of the Freeman collection, this film contains footage from a school trip to a variety of places in Yorkshire taken during the 1950s including Goole Docks, Hull Docks, Beverley, York, The Ouse, Driffield Station, Bridlington Harbour, back to school at Old Hilderthorpe.
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 is an informative film about the new Cecil Theatre which was opened on 28th November, 1955. The theatre was built to take the place of the old Cecil which was destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War in May, 1941. The film is told from the perspective on an audience member. It also includes footage of the projectionist at the Cecil theatre showing how films are loaded onto the projectors as well as the “change over” during the interval. May 1941.
This reference tape contains copies of the following films:
Close Up North (Disappearing Coast)
Port of Hull
New Heart for a City
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.
This film documents the construction taking place in order to rebuild the BP Chemicals Sports and Social Club at its Hull site. Construction took place over a period of time from 1978-1979. Included in the film are images of the building at various stages of completeness as well as the footage from the opening ceremony and banquet.
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 film belongs to the Parkin family collection. It documents the family’s holiday to Isle of Man and more family activities at the seaside and fishing.