This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. This starts with the first experiments of colour film made by Alec baron in 1935, and then turns to family films made after the war, including a trip to Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay, and finally to the Edinburgh Festival of 1959 and to Expo 58 in Brussels.
This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. It includes film of the family at home and enjoying themselves in a park, as well as two children’s birthday parties, and a holiday in the Lleyn Peninsula, Wales.
This is a film of the Birkenshaw Show and the Great Yorkshire Show of 1964.
This is one of a series of themed documentaries titled Clegg’s People made by Yorkshire Television and featuring Michael Clegg visiting places and interviewing people. The series ran from the 1980s into the 1990s. In this programmes Clegg meets a club of racing pigeon owners based in the village of Lofthouse, West Yorkshire, and witnesses a race.
This is a film by Michael Lockwood of the annual Gala in Keighley.
This is a film made by three members of the Mercury Movie Makers – Alan Sidi, Ken Leckenby and Reg White – which explains in detail how they added soundtracks to films using a sophisticated system designed by Alan Sidi. Sidi also provides the commentary to the film. The men give a demonstration showing the audience how to add sound to the film 'On Every Child's Shoulder.’ The film takes place in Sidi’s personal editing room in his house, Val D’or.
This is a film by Michael Lockwood of a fair at Keighley Park, showing a good selection of the rides, many filmed whilst on the ride, all accompanied by a well-chosen soundtrack.
This is a film by Doug and Norah Brear of Wakefield Cine Club. The film features various leisure sport activities, including yachting, gliding, powerboats, scrambling, go-karting, car football and grass tracking. The events are accompanied by a wry understated commentary.
This is a comedy film made by Doug and Norah Brear, along with other members of Wakefield Cine Club. It shows a nightmare scenario whereby a man laid low with flu gets a pauper’s funeral and is nearly buried alive.
This is another whimsical film by Wakefield couple Doug and Norah Brear showing that, even with very limited resources, the average amateur filmmaker in the 1960s could still produce an inventive light hearted animation. Using stop-motion animation, a pipe cleaner takes on a life of its own and dances when as it becomes transformed into the figure of a person.
This whimsical stop-motion animation by Wakefield couple Doug and Norah Brear wonderfully shows off the inventiveness of many amateur filmmakers in the 1960s. It was the days when milk was delivered to everyone’s front door, as well as given to all school children, and beer was considered to be “good for you”; and so, what could be more healthy than the marriage of the two?
This is a rare film by Mavis Spence of Aberford, Leeds, wife of keen amateur filmmaker Roger Spence. It is possibly the only extant film of 'Gilligan's Galloping Carousel', a horse drawn roundabout that husband and wife pair Lawrence and Hilda Gilligan made famous, taking to fairs, as well as the streets of their native Castleford, for forty years.
This is a film by Leeds Mercury Movie Maker Alan Sidi that covers many of the events at the Leeds Gala of 1968 in Roundhay Park, including the Queen of Queens Beauty Competition. The film is accompanied by a commentary provided by Alan Sidi.
This film features a garden party for both the Zion Men and Ladies. It also includes the Men’s supper night and Ladies Evening in 1936 and 1937. Each group have their own entertainment for their evening.
Magazine film by Eric Hall on various sporting themes, including cricket, golf, model aeroplanes, fishing and, most prominently, motorcycle racing.
This short film shows an exhibition of hobbies organised by Shipley Rotary Club, with members’ pastimes such as model making and rope knots on display.
This charming short film by Eric Hall looks around various English gardens in full bloom, mostly in Yorkshire and the Lake District.
This film by Eric Hall takes a brief look at the world of miniature cars, boats and aeroplanes and the hobbyists who race them.
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.
This programme takes looks at the Yorkshire Cricket League and the Bradford Cricket League, focusing on Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club. The documentary features interviews and some cricket action.
This is a film in two parts. Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, the film features the Settle Conservative Association Donkey Derby in July, 1964 as well as a traction rally at Harewood House.
This is a film of the newly opened Clarke Hall in West Yorkshire as a “living museum,” explaining the educational rationale of the museum and showing children interacting with the 17th century items that were typically used in that period of history. The Museum closed in July 2012 due to Council cuts.
This is a film of the play bus, part of a scheme run by the Playbus Association charity, operating in Wakefield in West Yorkshire. It was set up in January 1977 and stopped in 2005. A Playbus was used for providing a mobile facility for a variety of activities surrounding entertainment and education, usually for children of pre-school or school age.
This is the first of three films made by Edwin Scaife, an electrical engineer from Leeds, of his daughter. This shows the family on holiday, possibly in Blackpool, as well as at home.
This is the second of three films made by Edwin Scaife, an electrical engineer from Leeds, of his daughter Alison. This shows the family on holiday, possibly in Blackpool, as well as at home. It also shows the wedding of Edwin’s sister and their honeymoon in Scotland, taken by Edwin’s sister.