On 15th October, 1926, Edward, Prince of Wales, visited Halifax for the ceremonial opening of Shibden Park. Included is footage of a military inspection, opening of the park, tour past the Piece Hall, and breaking ground to plant a tree in honour of the special occasion.
Made by CHAS. R.H. Pickard & Son of Leeds, this film documents the royal visit and opening of the Civic Hall by King George V on 23rd August, 1933.
This film documents the visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Leeds in the summer of 1949. Huge crowds came out to greet the Royal Couple during their visit to Roundhay Park and the Civic Hall.
This film is part of the Wakefield Museum Collection and comprises footage from a council meeting in Castleford which results in the appointment of a new Mayor.
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.
On 18th May, 1957, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip made a visit to Hull. During their visit, the Royals toured many different areas of the city, including the Sailors' Children's Society, St Andrew’s Docks, a council estate, the University, Kingston General Hospital and the King George Dock. This film is part of the Humberside Police collection, and members of this force were responsible for security during the Queen’s visit.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1987 including a visit by the Prince of Wales, the bus station building, a protest, and medieval jousting.
Extract from War Pictorial News No. 55 (18/5/1942)
This film documents the Viscount and Lady Halifax's visit to Hull in 1941. They have come to visit the city after The Blitz during World War II. The day begins at the Dorchester theatre where they view the film and are presented with a wooden engraved case containing the film. They also visit a refuge for people whose homes have been bombed and look at the worst hit sites of the city.
This film, by amateur filmmaker Fred Brackenbury, is part of the Nowell collection and contains footage from a political visit by Jacob Malik to the Valley Gardens, a visit by Princess Alexandra to some Municipal Offices and some shots of Knaresborough.
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.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
An amateur film made in around 1940 of a visit by Herbert Morrison to St James Park to inspect divisions of Civil Defence and Air Raid Precaution personnel and equipment. He is accompanied by Ellen Wilkinson then Member of Parliament for Jarrow as well as one of three Parliamentary Secretaries responsible for air raid shelters and civil defence at of Ministry of Home Security under Herbert Morrison. The film also shows Mary, Princess Royal & Countess of Harewood attending a military parade through Newcastle.
This newsreel style film covers the visit of Jimmy Carter, President of the United States, and British Prime Minister, James Callaghan, to Washington Old Hall on May 6th 1977, and the Silver Jubilee visit of Queen Elizabeth II and husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to Washington New Town on July 15th, 1977. This amateur ‘double-barrelled’ documentary was shot and edited by Michael Gough, Head of Education Services in Sunderland and a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association since 1972. It was entered in the Movie Maker magazine “Ten Best” competition in 1978 and won the Minolta Trophy for Best Editing.