Made by Debenham & Co, Beverley, this film records the City of Hull’s Victory in Europe Celebrations, May 1945. Included is extensive footage of all servicemen and women who participated in the victory processions and salute at Victoria Square well as the Mayor and Mayoress who visit the children’s ward at the City Hospital. The film is accompanied by a commentary.
This film documents some 'Holidays at Home' events at Lister Park, Bradford during World War II. Included is footage of sheep dog trials and fancy dress parades.
This is a film that narrates the poem 'The Great Lover', by Rupert Brooke, to the accompaniment of Debussy piano music and images that represent the poem.
This is a comedy film about two husbands who cheat on their wives by pretending that they have been called up for military training. The film stars Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who appeared in the Winky films. It was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
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.
BBC Nation on Film: This is the story of a newly discovered amateur archive: a record of life in post-war Britain. For twenty years a husband and wife recorded the life around them. It wasn't just a hobby, it was fascination with film. They captured middle class life in the north of England after 1945 but who were these forgotten film makers and what is their legacy?
This film documents activities that students from Bootham School, York, took part in over the academic year. The activities range from metal work to Archaeology, and all thoroughly well captured by the filmmaker.
With having to revert to making Ryvita crackers during the period of sweet rationing, Rowntree’s had little to promote in 1945. But they make the most of what they can with this whimsical cinema advert demonstrating how to make chocolate jumbles with their cocoa powder.
This is one of two reels of film taken by Peter Thornton of Farsley, Leeds, most likely while stationed in Egypt towards the end of the Second World War. This film features the Giza Necropolis and Cairo.
This is the second of two reels of film taken by Peter Thornton of Farsley, Leeds, most likely while stationed in Egypt towards the end of the Second World War. It features scenes of locals in a more rural area going about their everyday life.
Michael Gough presents a history of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) as the cine club celebrates its 50th anniversary, illustrated with documentary footage and extracts from their numerous productions, from the foundation of the club in 1927 to 1977.