This film features large hunts and goes onto show clips from various horse races including a short sequence at Beechers Brook at the Grand National. More hunt gatherings follow, and the camera follows one horse practising jumping.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a family motor trip to the Pyrenees; from Bordeaux via Lourdes and Andorra to Biarritz.
This is an idyllic film by Charles Chislett that captures four children holidaying with their families in the Yorkshire Dales. The filmmaker shows his son and daughter and two other little girls as they wander around and play in the many famous landmarks such as Buttertubs Pass, Aysgarth Falls and historic towns such as Richmond. The film also captures the process of making Wenslydale cheese. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the different areas that the families visit in the Yorkshire Dales. There are also extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a family holiday touring Ireland, featuring his children Rachel and John. They visit many historic sites, including the Puck Fair at Killorglin.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a family holiday to the Austrian and Italian Alps; possibly a continuation of the holiday to Switzerland (326), with his daughter, Rachel, son-in-law and two grandchildren.
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 is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley about the places in the Lake District where John Ruskin lived. The commentary explains the places shown and the life of Ruskin.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Patterdale & Hellvelyn at a time before mass tourism.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights around Eskdale in Cumberland at a time before mass tourism.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights around Buttermere in Cumberland at a time before mass tourism.
This film contains footage of Betty, Cyril and two of their friends as they visit Wensleydale. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Part of the Gillot collection, this film captures a many of the beautiful seaside destinations down the Yorkshire Coast including Bridlington, Filey, and Staithes.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
Made by Lucy Fairbank, this film is a travelogue around some of Yorkshire's most famous sites including footage of Harrogate, Knaresborough, and Fountains Abbey among other notable locations.
Taken by members of a rock climbing group in Sheffield, this amateur film was filmed during a climbing trip around Scotland.
Made by Roger Hateley, this film features a family camping trip in 1973.
The Lyke Wake Walk was started by a local farmer, Bill Cowley, in North Yorkshire in 1955. He claimed that one could walk 40 miles (64 km) over the North York Moors from east to west (or vice-versa) on heather all the way except for crossing one or two roads. He issued a challenge that walkers took up with great enthusiasm, challenging them to walk it in less than 24 hours from Scarth Wood Moor, near Osmotherley, to Ravenscar. The walk took its name from the Lyke Wake Dirge, probably Yorkshire's oldest dialect verse, which takes its name from the watching wake over the corpse, or lyke. The song tells of the soul's passage through the afterlife. The walk was not meant to be taken as the route of a funeral party but the possibility of bad weather and difficult conditions make it an appropriate club song.
This film, produced by J.W. Gillot, comprehensively documents a year in the Derbyshire peak lands, and captures the serene landscapes aesthetic changes transcending the four seasons.
Prolific Yorkshire filmmaker, G.W. Gillott, comprehensively documents a journey through Northumberland.
This film, made by Harrogate-based filmmaker Fred Brackenbury, is from the Nowell collection and contains a mixture of footage from a trip by the Brackenbury's to the country, a performance by Morris Dancers and the children on Goldsborough farm in Knaresborough.
This film is one of several from the Parkin collection. It depicts family activities in the countryside on their visit to Castleford, a trip to the seaside and a birthday party.
This short travelogue documents a journey round the principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees region between France and Spain. It emphasises the area’s historically tranquil and peaceful nature, apparently not to be found in other areas of Europe.
Magazine film featuring short travelogues about the Lake District, Oxford, Blackpool, Edinburgh and London. A commentary offers anecdotes about the various trips and illuminating information about the places visited.
Holiday travelogue exploring the Finistère department of Brittany, France. Titles and a commentary provide insight into the various sights and Breton traditions, including St. Michael’s Mount, Quimper pottery manufacture, and the beaches of Dinard and St. Lunaire.
Holiday travelogue by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall, exploring the delights of the Côte d’Argent region of southwest France. This film takes a look at the production of pine resin in the forests of the area, as well as visiting some key landmarks of the city of Bordeaux.