This film documents the laying of the foundation stone of St. Margaret's Hall at Ripon Training College. The stone was laid by the Princess Royal in 1950.
In 1963 Ripon Training College celebrated its centenary year. This film documents some of those celebrations including the opening of new college buildings and a performance put on by the students.
This film comprehensively documents a pageant celebrating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The film was made by the Barnsley Amateur Cinematograph Club and was also filmed in Barnsley at a sports arena. The film shows local schoolchildren from all over the county dressing up as peoples of the world and acting out parts of each countries culture.
This is a Universal Newsreel covering a visit of Princess Margaret to Rotherham to commemorate Rotherham`s Golden Jubilee as a County Borough on 23 April 1953, and then to Sheffield to open Rowlinson Technical College. One copy of this film has the title, Princess Margaret Tours the North, British Pathe (on the can it states: Presentation to Rotherham Corporation by Whitehall Cinema).
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.
An amateur film made by David Williams of an educational visit by a delegation from Durham University to the country of Lesotho in southern Africa in 1968. The film begins with a group of adults playing in a field beside a school followed by the pupils being conducted in song. This is followed by a group of men and women working together to build a wall, part of a building on top of a hill. A school visit to a government agricultural farm follows next with pupils being shown around and looking at the various plants and animals there. A tree planting ceremony featuring King Moshoeshoe II and a second VIP is followed by a garden party taking place for he delegation at the Blue Mountain Inn in the town of Teyateyaneng. The film ends at an airport with the delegation leaving to fly back to the UK.
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.