This is a documentary about boats and barges on the River Aire, and those who use them. The film was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The documentary features interviews with many people connected with the river and its canals, from its source to Goole and on to the North Sea.
This is one of several films made by John Turner, a young filmmaker who captured life in Hull after the Second World War during a time of great social change. The film includes footage of the terraced housing of Hull which was badly damaged by the wartime bombing, and many times children can be seen playing on these derelict sites. The film also includes scenes of a church procession, a hunting party in Driffield, teenagers in Pearson Park, and people shopping in Hull city centre.
This is a documentary made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden which chronicles the places, activities, and life around the Humber estuary. The film includes lengthy intertitles that explain some of the important facts about the areas in which they filmed.
This is an informative film about the new Cecil Theatre which was opened on 28th November, 1955. The theatre was built to take the place of the old Cecil which was destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War in May, 1941. The film is told from the perspective on an audience member. It also includes footage of the projectionist at the Cecil theatre showing how films are loaded onto the projectors as well as the “change over” during the interval. May 1941.
This is a short film which captures the celebrations of the opening of Cecil Cinema in Hull, 1955.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as various types of farming equipment which is on sale.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as a gymkhana and sheep herding competition.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included is footage of livestock competitions as well as different sporting events which have been organized for the families in attendance.
Founded in 1949 by brothers Colin and Desmond Rawson, Hornsea Pottery originally produced affordable souvenirs for Hornsea's growing tourist market. The company eventually expanded, making stylish tableware items, and became the biggest employer in the area in the 1960s. This reel of film is comprised of a number of short advertisements for the pottery and the onsite company attractions.
This film shows the visit of Princess Margaret to the Hornsea Pottery Company. The film includes footage of children in the play area and a tour of the factory with the Princess during which she observes many of the production processes at work.
Part of the Cass collection, this film captures a number of family events and days out over several years. Included are a wedding, a visit to Hull, the Ross Gala at Grimsby, and a trip to Bournemouth.
This is a three part film tracing the path of wheat from field, through the process of milling and baking, and finally to the shop. The film was commissioned by Harry Burgess, the owner of Thornton Mill in Thornton le Dale. It also shows the Derwent hunt, a point to point race meet at Charm Park and Pickering Carnival. The second part shows the grain arriving at Hull docks and being taken to the mill where it is ground, and is used as animal feed for chickens at Spinks Farm in Easingwold. The third part shows the hatching of chicks, and animal feed being used for pigs and cattle. It also shows flour being delivered to shops around Middlesbrough, and baking, including at the Jacobs biscuit factory. Footage was shot between 1947-1953.
This is a compilation of four films spanning several years, made by Halifax Cine Club member Ted Warburton. It includes Hollingworth Lake, a trip along the Knottingley and Goole Canal and the Aire and Calder Navigation from Goole to Salterhebble, the Warburton family having a picnic at Semer Water, and a whimsical short film starring Peter Warburton on which came first, the chicken or the egg.
This film compilation includes footage of the Humber Ferry, the Humber Bridge under construction, St Andrew’s Dock the day after it closed on 3rd November, 1975, as well as several family outings.
This is a mixed film showing a small shipyard (see also films 5550, 5551 and 5552), some country dancing, and a family at home.
This is a film of some young children having pony rides at a riding event and of a small unknown shipyard – see films 5548, 5550 and 5552.
Made by Miss Hannchen Drasdo, who later went onto direct many of Hull’s road safety films, this artistic and atmospheric film sets out to capture a day in Hull from the early morning fishermen readying the catch of the day to a night on the town in a lively jazz club.