This film was made for the Ripon Palladium Cinema where it was shown in May 1916. It captures a sports day for the people of Ripon and the regiments based at the Army Camp at Ripon during World War I. Shortly after this film was made, many of the regiments competing in this sports day were sent to the battlefields of the Somme.
This unusual comedy was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth. In this short film, a man visits a phrenologist, and after which, attempts to discover his ideal mate by feeling the heads of a succession of unlikely potential partners.
This film, made by Debenham & Co. of York, was made in order to raise money for the dependents of war casualties as well as soldiers disabled during the conflicts of World War I. It features a mixture of drama and actuality footage.
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.
This Gaumont Graphic (No. 316) newsreel documents a military march in York on 2nd April, 1914.
Topical Budget newsreel 167-1 (4/11/1914)
Original film held by British Film Institute
Two newsreel stories from 24/6/1918 edition of War office Topical Budget.
Made during the First World War, this film documents the inspection of the 5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment by General Lawson. It also includes footage of the soldiers marching across Lendal Bridge in York on their way to fight in France.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents the first electric tram to arrive in Elland, part of the Huddersfield transport which was extended from Birchencliffe to Elland in 1914.
On 16th December, 1914, the Imperial German Navy carried out an attack on the British ports of Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby. The attack resulted in 592 casualties many of them civilians of which 137 were fatal. The film includes footage of Scarborough following the aftermath of the bombing as well as the funeral of Coast Guard Frederick Randel in Whitby, 1914.
This film features a visit of King George V and Queen Mary to John Barran & Sons in Leeds. John Barran was a pioneer in the manufacture of ready-to-wear clothing, and by 1904, the company employed 3000 people. The film includes footage of the King and Queen as they tour the facilities and meet some of the workers.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features some events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents First World War Peace Celebrations which took place in July, 1919.