This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a re-enactment of a battle between the Royalist and the Parliamentary armies, presumably the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.
This film captures a huge dramatised pageant which took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds in 1946 involving various enactments of historical events.
This film was made by a Wakefield-based business man and is part of the Wilkinson Collection. It contains footage of a procession that took place in the town in 1945. There are shots of many of the town's buildings as well as the floats and the procession as it makes its way down a main street.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order:
Civil Defence Exercise
Halifax Town in Training and Match Day
Odsal, Bradford Cup Replay - Halifax v. Warrington
Eric Portman Opens New Shops
The Last Show at the Palace Theatre
Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
The Halifax Show in Shibden Park
Halifax Civil Procession
Another Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
Made by Eric Bolderson, this is a film of the changing of the guards in London followed by a children's fancy dress parade in Castleford.
This is an Eric Hall film of the touring Festival of Britain when it went to Leeds. The festivities feature RAF airplanes, a tank, and a fun fair on Woodhouse Moor.
In 1962, a Civil Defence Rally was held in West Park, Hull. This rally was different from previous events as it brought together all defence volunteers from across the Yorkshire region. This film documents the activities surrounding the event from initial preparations, set up in the park, defence displays, informational marquees, and musical entertainment and is accompanied by commentary explaining the events.
This film captures a police day in Roundhay Park, Leeds, which involved a host of activities for members of the public, some of which included tents with interactive displays, police demonstrations and a cavalry show.
This is the first part of a film showing some of the events at the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September 1971, as part of the York Pageant. There are also some views of York Cathedral and a fire. The film begins looking at the outside of the South Transept of York Minster, the West End, the Rose window and the West Tower. From on top of the tower there is a view down onto the road below. There is a fire in an old ruin (possibly near the East transept). The film switches to the York Pageant with the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September. With a fabricated castle background, there is a heraldic display with jousting and sword fights. One person gets dragged along by a horse. There is more jousting as the film comes to an end.
The following is the second part of a film showing some of the events at the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September 1971 for the York Pageant.
This is a film of the celebrations in York to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It shows the decorations in the city centre, a school parade, a fancy dress and an armed forces parade to the Minster.
This film was made by Halifax Cine Club to commemorate the town by providing an overview of its history, industry, landmarks, local services and sporting and cultural life. Among that which is highlighted are Crossley carpets, the Mackintosh factory, Shibden Park, schools, the library, and recent immigrants. The film originally premiered on 31st May, 1972 at the Halifax Civic Theatre. It was later shown to audiences at the former Alexandra Hall.
This is a film made by Vaughan and Co. of Hull of a carnival procession and parade though Preston, in East Riding.
This is a collection of four films made by a Beverley filmmaker, possibly Peter Robinson. The first is of a steam fair, the second of a trip to York, the third showing the inside of Beverley Minster and the fourth showing a Remembrance Day commemoration.
This is a film of an Air Display at Finningley near Doncaster to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
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.
Amateur home movie by Middlesbrough dentist Tom H. Brown that records the early years in the life of the Browns' daughter Helen, from her christening at St Barnabas Church,Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, in 1934, to Helen at the age of 10 months. The film also documents a holiday in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, with a focus on the architecture and monuments of this seaside resort, and visits to Rudston, Sledmere, Ampleforth, and Sutton Bank.
An amateur film made of events taking place to celebrate the centenary of the Blaydon Races in 1962. The film records various events including a road and bicycle race, a military band performing in Eldon Square, Newcastle as well as a procession of floats and marching juvenile jazz bands passing St Cuthberts church in Blaydon. The film also shows a sulky [harness] race taking place in Blaydon and ends with a fireworks display.
An amateur film produced by Betty Cook from the Cleveland Cine Club of the Royal Air Force Exhibition taking place on the Town Moor at Newcastle in 1969. As well as exhibitions showing all areas of service life and equipment, the highlight of the event was the visit by the new Harrier Jump Jet. Accompanying Betty is her husband Arthur who fought as a pilot during World War Two and who gets special access to view the aircraft along with their son Martin.
A compilation of home movies, filmed principally around the village of Tideswell in Derbyshire, and made as an amateur newsreel service. The compilation includes footage of a 1937 family holiday to Northumberland, visiting Blyth, Bamburgh, and Seaton Sluice, a wedding during the Second World War, and footage of a swimming gala at Tynemouth Outdoor Pool in 1939.
Record of activities at the 1960 Floral and Musical Fete held in Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, between 20th and 23rd July. This amateur film includes footage of a parade along Scotswood Road, Clayton Street, Northumberland Street and the Haymarket, led by the Mayor of Newcastle’s ceremonial carriage, with floats and marching regiments or bands from many local youth organisations. At Exhibition Park, the Floral Queen is crowned and various displays take place, such as formation marching, group exercises, a mummer’s play performed by Cubs and Scouts, St John’s Ambulance first aid demonstrations, dog show and gymkhana.
This film records the Floral and Musical Fete held at Exhibition Park in Newcastle between 26 and 29 July, 1961. The film features views of the exhibition show ground; the planning committee in a meeting; youth organisations preparing for the show, practicing displays, and building floats; the release of racing pigeons following the crowning of the 1961 Floral Queen; and the parade. Finally, the Floral Queen presents winners of the flower and vegetable show with trophies.
An amateur travelogue and holiday film briefly exploring locations in Northumberland and Edinburgh, before documenting the 1934 Newcastle Festival military parade, a circus funfair in Newcastle, and a whirlwind 24-hour trip to London.
Comprehensive amateur city documentary on Newcastle upon Tyne, filmed in the 1950s. The film records Newcastle's historical architecture and monuments; annual ceremonies such as Remembrance Day and a church parade; health services; shopping and the Sunday morning market on the Quayside; factories; colliery; transport and Central Railway Station; industry and docks on the River Tyne; sporting events such as Newcastle United at St James' Park, Gosforth races, the Newcastle Race Week Festival, known as the Hoppings on the Town Moor; and Newcastle nightlife featuring rock and roll dancers at the Walkerdene youth centre.
Amateur travelogue that explores town, country and seascapes of Northumberland including Lindisfarne, Seaton Sluice, and Morpeth, the city of Newcastle including the Quayside Sunday market and Jesmond Dene, and the North Tyneside coastal towns of Tynemouth, Cullercoats, and St Mary's Island. Footage also features hiking and camping along Hadrian's Wall and a visit to Edinburgh in Scotland.