This is a Yorkshire Television documentary on Scarborough favourite, the violinist and bandleader Max Jaffa. The programme pays tribute to him as he prepares to play his last season of concerts at the Spa, aged 74, after 27 years there. There are interviews with Max Jaffa, his wife, contralto Jean Grayston, and his fans.
This is an account of a significant event in British caving history, and a film that has become legendary in caving folklore. It features two divers, Geoff Yeadon and Oliver Statham (aka Bear), who over several years explored and plotted the caving system beneath the moors of Ingleborough before completing the dive from Keld Head to West Kingsdale Master Cave, beneath Ingleborough in North Yorkshire, on January 16th 1979. This Yorkshire Television production was first broadcast on 21st February 1979 to 20 million viewers.
Made by local butcher Henry Foster, this is a film which shows the walking races organised by the St. Lawrence Working Men’s Club on Lawrence Street, York. It shows the walkers at various places along the route, wearing a wide variety of clothing, and adopting a wide variety of walking styles.
There is a big turnout of both participants and onlookers for this highly competitive walking race in York in the 1930s. Participants come in all shapes and sizes to pound the streets of York and compete in front of the crowds who line the city streets.
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. 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 one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club. It shows the first ever Selby Marathon, covering it from start to finish, accompanied by a narration providing information on the route and the runners.
This is a film of children at Sutton School for the Deaf, in Hull, on an outing to Flamingo Park and Sewerby.
This is a film of youth club in Hull, on an outing to Scarborough and the performance of a school play.
This is a film of children at the 21st Avenue School in Hull on a trip to Fountains Abbey and Scarborough.
This is a film of children at the 21st Avenue School in Hull on a trip to Scarborough.
This is a film of children at the 21st Avenue School in Hull on a trip to Wheeldale Moor and Whitby.
This is a film of children at the 21st Avenue School in Hull on a trip to York.
This film shows the journeys of some of the last trams to run in Leeds in 1959.
This is a film of a family holiday to Staithes.
This is a documentary made by Yorkshire Television, part of the Northern Line series, about the Camphill community in the village of Botton, in the North York Moors. The village is unique in its catering for people with learning difficulties. The programme presents the history and philosophy of the community, based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner, and shows the work and activities of those with learning difficulties and the co-workers, with interviews from both groups.
Made by Henry Foster and William Holden, this is the story of Stanley Barahm, a man who is the black sheep of his family. When he leaves home, Stanley runs into an ex-champion boxer who trains him to be strong and self-reliant. After the family treasure is stolen, Stanley helps to hunt down the culprits, changing the way the family think of him. The film was shot in York and includes many intertitles to help tell the story.
A short amateur film detailing the travels of a middle class family from Leeds, travelling to Scarborough as a family then Knaresborough and Wales as a group of young adults. The film includes extensive intertitles describing their journeys.
Journalist Bill Mitchell's job is to chronicle the lives of the people who inhabit the landscape he loves - the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. His magazine, The Dalesman, has a circulation of 56,000 but it is estimated to be read by more than half a million people every month. These readers are scattered not just throughout Yorkshire, but can be found in Bhutan and the Falklands. Now, after forty years as reporter and editor, Bill Mitchell - one of the best-loved characters - is to retire. Alan Bennett narrates and Richard Whiteley reports on Bill's travels as he meets shepherds, farmers and other true Dales folk.
In this YTV documentary, Michael Clegg recounts the work of two well-known writers, Leo Walmsley and Bram Stoker, as he visits Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, the places which inspired their work. As Clegg unearths the stories behind their work, the documentary shows excerpts from two films, ‘Turn of the Tide (1935), based on Walmsley’s novel ‘Three Fevers’, and ‘Scars of Dracula’ (1970).
This is a comedic film made by Doug and Nora Brear of the Wakefield Cine Club about a thief who targets the tourists at a stately home. The film was taken during a trip with the North East Film Club to Grantley Hall, North Yorkshire.
This film, made by Bill Thompson member of the Apollo Junior Cine Club, focuses on York Minster as the seasons change from winter to the height of tourist season in the summer. The film was made in CinemaScope, a widescreen format which became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s.