This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. The film is of some street parties in York to mark the coronation of George VI. This includes street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York, as well as the Shambles.
This is one of several films written and directed by Bill Davison with members of the Selby Cine Club. Selby Open Youth Club provided the actors for this re-enactment of the founding of Selby Abbey by the monk Benedict. A narration by the Reverend J A P Kent provides a historical background while a voiceover by one of the monks provides a lighter touch. The film was accompanied by a booklet giving background to the making of the film and acknowledgements to all those who supported it. Filming started in March 1967 and was completed in March 1969. It is in three parts.
Made by Henry Foster, this film features some of the actors who are performing in the York mystery plays in St Olave's Church yard, including Judi Dench as an angel. It also shows people gathered outside a church for a wedding, and a long religious procession going into St George’s Church on George Street, York.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club. It shows people gathering for a special service of unity to commemorate the founding of Selby Abbey. The service was attended by Cardinal Hume, the then Archbishop of Westminster, and representatives from many other Christian denominations. A narration provides some background to the service and of those attending.
This is one of several exceptional films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This is a film of the Sealed Knot Society recreating a Civil War battle at Hambleton Hough. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack from the 1970 film ‘Cromwell’ with Richard Harris.
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 one of a collection of films made by Bill Davison and members of the Selby Cine Club. This film shows some of the events that took place over six months to mark the 900th Anniversary of the founding of Selby Abbey.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club. It shows the Selby celebrations for the Silver Jubilee of the Queen in June 1977. With a dry narration, it shows a carnival and street parties.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club and features the Queen Mother’s visit to Selby in 1976. It focuses on her attendance of a special Thanksgiving service held at Selby Abbey on 14th July. This was part of a joint celebration of the recent restoration of the Abbey, and of the 2nd centenary anniversary of American Independence.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club. It shows the Selby Gala celebrations on Saturday, 27 June, 1981 and is accompanied by a running narration and upbeat background music. Among the highlights are a carnival parade, a cycle race, a dog show and a ‘superstars’ competition, opened by Selby born athlete John Sherwood.
This is a film of a pageant being put on the 3rd and 4th July 1951 by Hunmanby County Primary School to mark the Festival of Britain. The pageant is performed by children from the village and covers the village history from the Romans to the nineteenth century. There are many historical scenes, each explained in illustrated intertitles.
This is a film which shows some of the events of the 1963 York Festival, including parts of the York Mystery Plays performed on wagons, festival performances at the Castle Museum, and an event in the Museum Gardens.
The film begins showing a large printing machine printing tickets for the York Festival, shown from various angles. There is a short break and the film returns at Micklegate Bar and a view of the Minster seen from the city walls. Then, in St Helen’s Square, a group of policeman stand looking though a brochure before a procession of women emerge from Mansion House. The women are followed by the Mayor and other dignitaries who are wearing gowns and other regalia. They make their way along Stonegate to York Minster where other cameramen are waiting. The Archbishop of York, Donald Coggan, arrives. There are images of the Minster, and then they leave the Minster in procession, making an archway for the Archbishop.
Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, this film is a record of the celebrations Settle put on to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth II. The celebrations include a fancy dress parade through town as well as an Elizabethan Fayre held in the market place.
This film, made by Eddie Percy of Settle, is a record of the celebrations for the centenary of the Settle Carlisle Railway.
This is a film made by Eddie Percy showing a Rogation Day and School Sports day in Settle, a Flower Show and night time illuminations in Morecombe. Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting in Western Christianity. They are observed with processions and the Litany of the Saints, and much of the procession is featured in this film.
This is a film showing the Ripon celebrations for the Silver Jubilee of the Queen in June 1977. It shows events in the Market Place, a carnival, street parties and a theatrical performance.
This is a film showing the Duchess of Kent unveiling two plaques commemorating the opening of the North Yorks Moors Railway on May 1st, 1973. It also shows some of the work done to the station at Pickering, a journey along the line and the family of the filmmaker, Hugh Newsam.
This reel features a number of different events and locations between 1967-1973 including two weddings, Yeadon airport, a trip to New Brighton, Roundhay Park in the snow, and trips to York and Morecambe. There are short breaks in between each section of film.
This is a film of the Scout Group of St Thomas Groves, Lord Mayor’s Own, York, out on an event in York with other Scout, Cub and Girl Guide groups.
This is a film showing of parts of the York Mystery Plays of 1966. It includes footage of events at the Museum Gardens, Castle Museum, and waggon plays.
This film was taking at the opening of the new housing development built at Parkside Close, West Bank, York. The houses were built by Bradley & Co, York, and celebrations include an appearance by television broadcaster Bill Grundy. The film also includes some family footage of one of those involved in the project.
The Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visit the ICI factory at Wilton during the royal tour of Teesside on 4th June 1956 and are greeted by crowds of celebrating men, women, and children.
A home movie compilation filmed by John Dickinson, which includes footage of a holiday to Scotland and visits to Peasholm Park in Scarborough; a vintage car parade through Yarm; motorcycle scramble races possibly taking place at Belmont Park near Durham; London and the changing of the guard; a garden fete believed to be taking place at Elmwood Community Centre in Hartburn near Stockton-on-Tees; a fly-by of a number of aircraft as part of the Teesside Air Show at Teesside Airport near Darlington, and a walk beside a river in the Lake District. The film ends with views of caged animals in a zoo.
Home movie compilation by Middlesbrough dental surgeon and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown that combines footage of his baby daughter Helen, outings and holidays in England and Scotland, and family activities on the bowling green. A brief record of Middlesbrough Mayor’s Sunday Procession in 1935 and a long sequence of an all-in wrestling match are included. The film also features a staged comic scene of a tooth extraction with his dentist father, Tom Brown Senior, and dental surgery staff, and the short drama 'A Picnic On The Green Sward,' made for 15 shillings in 1929 with friends from Tees-Side Cine Club. His future wife Kate plays Rita Carbo.This amateur melodrama is a send-up of British film acting in the 1920s with a lover’s quarrel, gun-toting villain, and happy ending.
Amateur home movie compilation that records family visits in North Yorkshire and the Pennines, produced between 1952 and 1953. The film includes scenes of a stonemason at work on the Frank Elgee memorial stone and the dedication ceremony at Rosedale Head on the North York Moors in 1953. Frank Elgee was an archaeologist, geologist and naturalist, and former curator of the Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough. There is also footage of travel in Belgium and Germany with scenes filmed at Brussels, Lake Constance, and Rothenburg in Bavaria.