A short film made by the Riley Brothers, this film contains rare footage of Queen Victoria during her visit to Sheffield on 21 May, 1897 to open the Town Hall. This is one of the earliest films in the YFA collection.
This film was shot by Mr Frank Mottershaw of the Sheffield Photo Co. Ltd. The copy presently held appears to have been reworked with the title "Now a Surprise for the Prince" in 1933. Footage includes the arrival of the Royal Train in Sheffield, the progress of the Royal carriage through Sheffield city centre, an address by the King at the University, including views of the Firth Court quadrangle, and the presentation of new colours to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in Weston Park.
This film is of The Royal visit to Sheffield of George V and Queen Mary.
In May, 1923, HRH Prince of Wales visited Rotherham. This film captures the day’s events which include: the opening of a Power Station, a visit to Clifton Park, meeting wounded soldiers, and a visit to the Works of the United Steel Co., Ltd..
This film contains footage from a May Day festival celebrations that were held in Tickhill. There are many shots of the floats that were highly decorated as well as the May Queen that was carried along on one of them.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film commemorates the visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to Sheffield in 1954.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film documents some of the events and activities of the Sheffield Junior Chamber of Commerce including the opening of Blackburn Meadows Power Station in 1933.
The following is a British Gaumont newsreel which documents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's trip to Sheffield in 1954.
Made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this film documents the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Sheffield in May, 1919. Included is footage of the military processions held on the day as well as scenes of the city centre and crowds which gathered in the streets for the special event.
This is a series of films made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that have been put together. They show the visit by the King and Queen to Sheffield in 1941, and, in Chapeltown near Sheffield, War Weapon's Week, a Home Guard exercise, a Thanksgiving Parade, a football match and children sledging in Chapeltown Park. It also shows Ladybower Reservoir shortly after opening in 1945.
Made by a local school teacher, this film captures an annual sports day at High Green Secondary School, located near Sheffield, as well as a trip to the south of England for many of the students.
Made by one of the teachers, this is a film which documents the High Green Secondary School (based near Sheffield) visit to London.
A film by the Doncaster Cine Club that shows how the streets of Doncaster city centre once looked, currently looks, and how it will look in the future. The film combines photographic still images of the past with contemporary moving image footage, and later utilizes Doncaster Corporation's plans and designs to predict how future developments will re-shape the city. Sandwiched between the past and future of Doncaster is an event attended by the Princess Anne, where she lays the foundation stone at the grand opening of the Ripon Training College.
This film shows crowds in Sheffield as they celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in August 1902.
This film comprehensively documents a pageant celebrating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The film was made by the Barnsley Amateur Cinematograph Club and was also filmed in Barnsley at a sports arena. The film shows local schoolchildren from all over the county dressing up as peoples of the world and acting out parts of each countries culture.
This is a film of the Diamond Jubilee camp of the county of Sheffield Girl Guides at Chatsworth July 25-August 1, 1970. Some 1,200 girl guides attended the camp, which was addressed by the Duchess of Devonshire. The girl guides do various chores, put up tents and play games.
Made by local historian Ronald Fairfax, this film provides a history of Sheffield specifically with an emphasis on the steel industry. The film utilizes archive film to illustrate the commentary and includes extensive footage from Frank Mottershaw's 'The Life and Times of Charles Peace', and exceptional film of when there was a bus driver's strike in Sheffield in 1959.
Made by Dennis Leather, a member of Vixen Films and Stocksbridge Cine Club, this is a film of Bolsterstone Church Royal Wedding Celebrations. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack of an accordion and a brass band.
This is two newsreels from 1939. The first is a Movietone News film of the Princess Royal opening of the new chapter in the Chapel House of Sheffield Cathedral. The second is a British Pictorial of Sir Kingsley Wood opening the RAF and National Service Exhibition in Edinburgh.
This is a compilation of newsreels – British Pathe, Topical Budget, and Gaumont – showing the Prince of Wales opening a new power station in Rotherham, visiting the Vickers factory, and meeting ex-servicemen.
This is a Universal Newsreel covering a visit of Princess Margaret to Rotherham to commemorate Rotherham`s Golden Jubilee as a County Borough on 23 April 1953, and then to Sheffield to open Rowlinson Technical College. One copy of this film has the title, Princess Margaret Tours the North, British Pathe (on the can it states: Presentation to Rotherham Corporation by Whitehall Cinema).