This is a documentary film on being young in York, using interviews with present day teenagers and adults who were teenagers in the 1960s, illustrated with images from archive film and photographs. It highlights the difficulties of being young and the lack of activities for young people in York today. It also shows young people out on a Saturday night and some projects for young people.
Made in 1970, this is a documentary presenting the sites and monuments of York. Included is footage of the Mystery Plays, the historic city walls and bars, market stalls, and scenes in and around the city centre. The film is accompanied by a commentary explaining the historical importance of the sites included in the documentary.
Part of the John Turner collection, this is a film showing street scenes in Hull and of Pearson Park in Hull. It shows children playing, teenagers in groups in the streets and the park, as well as a cricket match and an event in York.
A film showcasing some of the costume collection held at York Castle Museum. The film was made by filmmakers based in York and incorporates the museum entrance as a backdrop. The show was part of the arts festival and many preserved costumes are modelled by actors in full make-up and hair pieces of the Georgian/Victorian periods.
An award winning film made by Ernest Taylor of holidays in Bournemouth, Bridlington and Scarborough.
A popular fundraising event, this film documents the 18th century fair in Hovingham, a small North Yorkshire village. The film includes scenes of those working at the fair, all dressed in 18th century costume, musical performances, and the crowds of people in attendance.
This is a film of the first Magnet Cup flat race held at York racecourse, from the large and nationally significant collection of films from C. H. Wood. A professionally made film, it shows both the race and the racegoers having a day at the races.
This film shows different places and events in the city of York. Many of York's historic landmarks are included as well as scenes of the Mystery Plays, the Regatta, and unique footage of the open-air market.
This is a comedy film about the folly of the filmmaker's father in his effort to fix an electrical fault on the family cooker, ending up being chased by his wife for causing a fire.
These are rushes from a promotional film, Undressing the Viking, made by Paul Richardson for York City Council. It has film of two women visiting places in York including different types of shops, the famous city walls, and the York cemetery.