This is a film by Charles Chislett of a Whit Procession in Rotherham and probably a charity fund raising event, possibly at the Chislett house. The procession incorporates many elements of Empire Day.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a tour he and his wife Grace took of Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Aden and the Suez Canal.
This Calendar News item reports on the 1969 production of the York Mystery Plays. It features interviews with the three actors portraying Jesus (Peter Blanshard, John White, and Gerald Lomas) as well as the producer Edward Taylor.
Made by Kathleen Lockwood, this film shows the numerous artists in the town of Holmfirth in Yorkshire. There are many examples of different creative activities such as embroidery, painting and illustration.
This film is part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection and shows the inside of a church bell tower and a practice session with bell ringers.
A film made by Mr Charles Tapp, one of the founder members of the Yorkshire Association for Disabled People. This film contains footage of a fete that is being held in the grounds of St. George's and shows many of the residents enjoying the activities. There are some sections with footage of some of the more severely physically disabled residents but shows them carrying out activities and tasks.
The Pace Egg play is performed each year on Good Friday in the towns and villages in the Upper Calder Valley. The name derives from the Latin word for Easter - Pasche. This film documents the street performances of the play in which the actors are dressed in traditional mummers costumes.
Made by Des Monks, this is a film about the making of a new silver lamp for Skipton Parish Church. It includes a commentary by Peter Byrnes.
This is a film of the multi-cultural Bradford Mela, the largest South Asian festival outside the sub-continent, as it is experienced by three of its participants.
'House of Changes' is a contemporary, thought provoking, and challenging film. Set in a Wakefield hairdressing salon, the film explores the changes in life-style of two former gay lovers through their discovery of the Church of the True Vine.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a colourful Christian parade in York, with music and dancing.
This film comprises two parts:
Part 1: A Church Parade at Bolton Abbey (emulsion codes: 1945 and 1953).
Part 2: Children fancy dress at Baildon School
The film includes footage of children painting outside and a singing lesson in fancy dress performing "Doh rae me fa so..."
A documentary about the historic city of York, this film highlights many of the famous sites of the city including the York Minster, the Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower. Footage is also included of a Civic Pride Festival.
This is a film of Archbishop Holgate Grammar School performing Exodus as part the 1969 York Mystery play, made by the University of California, Berkeley.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents events which took place in 1955 including the launch of the S.S. 'Stanvac Australia' at Clydebank as well as the Whit Monday celebrations in Sheffield.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film documents the wedding of Elizabeth Wood and W. Robert Ibberson in July, 1962. The film contains footage before the wedding and at the reception and good examples of 1960s fashions.
This film records a family Christmas Day as well as a country dancing festival in Grenoside, near Sheffield.
This film documents the May Day Celebrations of the Silver Royd Hill Methodist Church, located near Leeds, and the Sunday school fancy dress competition over a number of years in the 1960s. Also included is footage of a local wedding.
'Random Recordings' is the first title of this film made by Eric Hall, a keen amateur cinematographer from West Yorkshire. This film consists of a variety of brief scenes and images which he took beginning in 1929 and mostly includes footage of his family and friends during their leisure and travel time. Also included in this film is footage from the York Mystery Plays which were performed at the Museum Gardens in 1951.
This film documents the involvement of the boys from Arch Bishop Holgate School in the York Festival of 1956. There is also a segment that shows York station in the ‘50s and a school trip to France and Switzerland.
This is one of a number of fictional films made by amateur filmmaker Bill Edgar, receiving a 4 Star award in the Amateur Cine World Ten Best Competition. It is a moral, yet comedic tale of a man who dreams that he goes to hell as a result of his wrongdoings under the influence of alcohol.
Made by Leeds Movie Maker member Fred Wells, this animation tells the story of a final conflict which wipes out a planet’s population. “God” narrowly escapes and comes back 1000 years later, using a “Bio System” to create new life, A.D.A.M and E.V.E..
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film includes footage of general construction on the family farm, the family going for a service at the village church, the start of a hunt ending, and boys sword dancing.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker who was a farmer from Reighton, near Filey, North Yorkshire. The film captures village life from different times during the year and includes both snow scenes and footage taken at Scarborough and Flamborough.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.