On June 18th, 1942, a Founder's Day ceremony took place at Beverley Minster. It was attended by the Lord Mayor, members of the clergy, army cadets and scouts. Members of the local community were also in attendance. The film was made by Ernest Symmons who owned the Beverley Playhouse Cinema. He filmed local events for newsreels which he would show before a main feature.
Made by the Educational Foundation for Visual Aids, this is a promotional and educational film highlighting the various industries and tourist destinations in Yorkshire.
This is a film of a family and friends holidaying on a boat on the Humber. Also included in this film are other events, including a wedding, time spent on a farm, an excursion on board the Queen Mary, and time at a school.
This is a documentary film made by Derek Knight Productions in association with Kingston-upon-Hull Education Department. It gives the case for comprehensive education through the example of the David Lister High School in Hull. Various lessons are shown, including art and PE, showing the school grounds and students walking around the school. The Head Teacher is extensively interviewed about his views on comprehensive education, stressing equality of opportunity for all.
Originally organized in the 1920s, the Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for young people. Its aim is to develop self-confidence and activity in society through equality, friendship, peace, and co-operation. This documentary focuses on the organization, its history and values, and specifically children from around the world who have gathered at the international camp at Normanby Hall, located near Scunthorpe, South Humberside.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This is a road safety film made by Kingston-upon-Hull City Police which depicts a fictional family and illustrates how carelessness can lead to tragic accidents. The film also includes good footage of Hull and the surrounding area.
This film is an appeal to the community for donations to the Newland Orphanage.
This is an appeals film from 1960 highlighting the work of the Sailors' Children's Society. It features the Newland Estate in Hull as well as the branch houses at the seaside.
This film is a featurette for the Nautical College and High School for Nautical Training in Kingston upon Hull.
This is a film presented by Brian Rix which explains the purpose and need of the Sailors’ Children’s Society.
This film shows the activities that went on at Kurkburton School between 1937 and 1940. This film shows the children taking part in sports day, swimming lessons, walking trips and school plays.
This film shows the Kurkburton School on their holidays in the Moors. The headmaster of the school is Mr McKenzie who is in charge of the children on the trip. The children see many things on their walks through the Moors like lakes, waterfalls, fields and hills.
This is a film made by Goole and District Junior Chambers of Commerce to promote Goole as a port for industry. It features the docks as well as Goole town life.
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.
Part of the Freeman collection, this film contains footage from a school trip to a variety of places in Yorkshire taken during the 1950s including Goole Docks, Hull Docks, Beverley, York, The Ouse, Driffield Station, Bridlington Harbour, back to school at Old Hilderthorpe.
This is an informative film about the procedures carried out with the Kingston upon Hull City Libraries. The film includes information about the different selections of books available, demonstrations on how destroyed books are repaired, and how the general public, prison libraries, and retirement home services benefit from the sources of the library. Titles of books are used as chapter headings to indicate the different topics in the film.
Made by Roger Hateley, this film features a recreation of typical school day in 1876. The film was made in celebration of the Walkington School Centenary and filmed at the local school in the village of Walkington, located southwest of Beverly, East Yorkshire.
Part of the Freeman Collection, this film includes footage taken during a school outing to the seaside and lessons at the local school.
This is a silent newsreel based on a true story of Dr A D Holmes who helped improve housing standards in Goole in the early 1900s, inspired by a 1920s Pathe newsreel held at the Yorkshire Film Archive. Co-ordinated by Goole Town Council, the project involved a group of young people between the ages of 13 and 20 who researched, wrote, directed, filmed, animated, acted in and edited the film. The film uses intertitles and visual techniques from the Silent Era of moviemaking in its modern production. The original footage was shot on super 8mm film, and the final film was edited using contemporary post production techniques.
The Lost Princess is a fictional film based on the Russian Princess Anastasia and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and death. In the film she has escaped from Russia to Goole where she is subsequently murdered. Co-ordinated by Goole Town Council, the project involved a group of young people between the ages of 13 and 20 who researched, wrote, directed, filmed, animated, acted in and edited and performed an original score for the film. The film uses animation, intertitles, and visual techniques from the Silent Era of moviemaking in its modern production. The original footage was shot on super 8mm film, and the final film was edited using contemporary post production techniques.
This is a film made by Dorothy Langshaw of a trip to Bridlington by the children of Westfield Infants School in York, where Dorothy was the Headmistress. It is accompanied by songs, piano music and sound effects, and has illustrated intertitles.
This is a film of Wyke Hall School activities, including a Sports Day, on Bricknell Avenue, Hull. The film includes footage of different races as well as a trip to the countryside.
This is a film of a sports day at Hull Marist College.
This is a short film of prize giving day at Hull Marist College.