This is a Yorkshire Television documentary on Scarborough favourite, the violinist and bandleader Max Jaffa. The programme pays tribute to him as he prepares to play his last season of concerts at the Spa, aged 74, after 27 years there. There are interviews with Max Jaffa, his wife, contralto Jean Grayston, and his fans.
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.
This film, made by Bradford filmmaker C.H. Wood, is one of the annual sand racing events at Redcar beach. The events were organised by the Middlesbrough and District Motor Club, between 1947 and 1949, and feature races by both motorcycles and cars of various size engines.
This film, made by Bradford filmmaker C.H. Wood, is one of the annual sand racing events at Redcar beach, 1950. The events were organised by the Middlesbrough and District Motor Club and feature many races, by both motorcycles and cars of various size engines, in front of a large number of spectators. Action from each of the races is shown, preceded by an Title giving the event number and class of race.
This is a film of herring fishing in Whitby, focusing on the Fortune family and their kipper business, as told by one of the local fishermen. The film includes footage of Whitby Harbour, fishing, and preparing kippers for smoking.
This film shows the journeys of some of the last trams to run in Leeds in 1959.
This is a film of a family holiday to Staithes.
A short amateur film detailing the travels of a middle class family from Leeds, travelling to Scarborough as a family then Knaresborough and Wales as a group of young adults. The film includes extensive intertitles describing their journeys.
Michael Clegg recounts the work of two well-known writers – Leo Walmsley and Bram Stoker – visiting the places that inspired their work, Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, respectively. As Clegg unearths the stories behind their work, the documentary shows excerpts from two films, ‘Turn of the Tide (1935), based on Walmsley’s novel ‘Three Fevers’, and ‘Scars of Dracula’ (1970).
This documentary looks at Denby Grange Colliery which is closing for two weeks while its workers go on a club trip to Scarborough. The documentary follows the workers while they are on their holidays including: one group who have a boozy day out at Scarborough, a competition involving a local allotment society display at the Wakefield Show, Harold Blessard hustles the local darts players for pints in a pub in Bridlington, and face worker Ted Pickles who spends his two week holiday with his family in Mablethorpe with a Punch and Judy show and performs as a clown in the James Brothers Circus.
Made by Eddie Percy of Settle, this is a film of an agricultural show, the opening of a new bus shelter in Giggleswick, and a day out in Rhyl.
This is a film made by Eddie Percy showing a Rogation Day and School Sports day in Settle, a Flower Show and night time illuminations in Morecombe. Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting in Western Christianity. They are observed with processions and the Litany of the Saints, and much of the procession is featured in this film.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This is a family trip out on the North York Moors Railway and to Filey.
This is family film showing the family on holiday in Whitby. It includes footage of Whitby’s classic sites including the steps to the Abbey and harbour.
This reel features a number of different events and locations between 1967-1973 including two weddings, Yeadon airport, a trip to New Brighton, Roundhay Park in the snow, and trips to York and Morecambe. There are short breaks in between each section of film.
This film, made by local filmmaker Ken Clough, documents the activities of the last lifeboat day at Flamborough in the summer of 1991. The film includes footage of the boat being launched into the sea as well as the large group of spectators who have turned out for the day’s event.
This is a film of various family days out in 1973 to locations including Ingleton, Morecombe and Newquay.
This is a short film which focuses on the seagulls at the North Yorkshire coast.
This home movie documents a family holiday to Scarborough in 1965. It includes footage of the coast, the Italian Gardens, Peasholme Park, and Oliver’s Mount.
This is film of a family holiday in Bridlington. It includes footage of the family swimming in the sea and playing on the beach.
ICI Billingham Fim Unit cine magazine that includes three short films. The first feature records traffic turmoil at the East Gate to the Billingham ICI industrial plant, with comic warnings about road safety. "End of a Process" documents the final days of the Castner process of metal sodium production at ICI’s Cassel Works in Billingham. “Summer Outing” records an annual day trip to Scarborough for retired workers of ICI, organised by the company.
This is a compilation of colour home movie footage, filmed between 1946 and 1947 by Middlesbrough based dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film consists of portraits of the filmmaker’s father, Tom Brown Senior, and his son and daughter, Tony and Helen, and an interesting scene in which Tom Brown performs a tooth extraction on his six year old son in the garden. Another sequence captures aerial views of the coastline and urban Teesside region, filmed in 1947 from a British light aircraft, the Auster Autocrat. Footage includes family travel in Switzerland and the Alps in the summer of 1947, and holidays in North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and the Scottish Border.
Colour home movie compilation made by Middlesbrough dental surgeon Tom H. Brown recording family travel in England, Italy, Spain and Sweden between 1949 and 1951. The film features scenes and events from a family holiday in the seaside resort of Redcar, North Yorkshire; visits to London; a garden fete in the grounds of the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle in County Durham; Easby Abbey and Farndale in North Yorkshire. Lord Barnard and Lord Londonderry appear in footage of the Bowes Museum event. There are various short scenes of the Browns on holiday in Rome, Venice, San Sebastian and at one Swedish location. Tom Brown demonstrates his Bolex camera at an Italian airport in one scene.
Home movie by amateur Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom Brown (Senior) that records a holiday in Scarborough in August 1934 with family and friends.
This home movie compilation by Middlesbrough amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown contains images of different generations of his wife Kate’s family, the Spittles, including the 1935 wedding of Walter W. Spittle to Elizabeth L. Ellerington in Darlington. Footage includes various scenes of family life in Middlesbrough, the early childhood of Brown’s daughter Helen, and holiday visits to the North Yorkshire coast and countryside. The film also features an amateur studio portrait session of a group of young fashionable women for the Tees-Side Cine Club.