This is a film of the first Magnet Cup flat race held at York racecourse, from the large and nationally significant collection of films from C. H. Wood. A professionally made film, it shows both the race and the racegoers having a day at the races.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this footage consists of students doing a variety of dancing performances on stage as well as a section in mime and some gymnastics moves.
This is a very well made comedy film about a student at Sheffield University pursuing a woman he falls for and having a running slapstick battle with a policeman. It also features the students' Hospital Rag parade.
This film shows different places and events in the city of York. Many of York's historic landmarks are included as well as scenes of the Mystery Plays, the Regatta, and unique footage of the open-air market.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of a Rolling Stones concert in Roundhay Park in July, 1982. The film focuses on the spectators and some of the behind-the-scenes activities.
This is a comedy film about the folly of the filmmaker's father in his effort to fix an electrical fault on the family cooker, ending up being chased by his wife for causing a fire.
This film captures a carnival which took place in Hull in 1929. The film includes footage of the various stalls and games set up for the event as well as a brief section filmed on Kodacolor stock.
This is a film of the Stocksbridge Steelworks annual beauty contest for 1982.
These are rushes from a promotional film, Undressing the Viking, made by Paul Richardson for York City Council. It has film of two women visiting places in York including different types of shops, the famous city walls, and the York cemetery.
This is an award winning film, Movie Makers Ten Best, by Bill Davison about the disappointment of youthful love. A young couple, seeking seclusion, walk through the outskirts of an industrial town and along the bank of a drab canal. They are happily in love and an impressionistic colour sequences takes us into their world of romantic dreams. But the moment of passion passes and, back once more in the real world, they walk away, seemingly dejected and guilty. The film was made on location at Leeds Canal Wharf.
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.
Made by junior members of the Apollo Cine Club, this is a promotional film for the City of York. A young woman travels around the city on a sunny spring day, highlighting some of the city’s attractions, scenic views, and entertainment venues such as Guppy’s night club.
Staged for the first time in 1966, and held each year, the Great Knaresborough Bed Race is part pageant and part gruelling time trial over a 2.4 mile course. Scores of local handymen and dress-makers are drafted in to decorate the beds and adorn the runners, and the event is a whole town effort. This particular race which took place on 11th June, 1977, Miss Knaresborough herself is on hand to award the top prizes to the race winners.
Part of the Calendar Magazine series, this programme looks at an amateur group of actors from Huddersfield who are making a video production of Dracula with a woman playing the title role.
This comical April Fool’s piece looks at the rise in popularity of classical music with the “youth of today” with Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 topping the pop music charts. The item even includes a classical music disco held at the Blue Lace club in Bradford.
A Tyne Tees Television news report, an entry in the 1967 Britannica Awards for British Television News Film and filmed by Keith McWhirter, looks at the use of paper in the world of fashion and other domestic applications.
It’s 1967 the year of the ‘Summer of Love’ and to find out what’s happening on Tyneside, Tyne Tees Television cameras and a reporter go to the Handyside Arcade on Percy Street to attend Newcastle’s own ‘love-in’, which took place on Saturday 26th August.
Filmed Tyne Tees Television inserts to a programme on the fashionable scene that centres on the Handyside Arcade on Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, at the height of the boutique boom of the 1960s.
An edition of the Tyne Tees Television series A World of My Own, probably transmitted in February 1969, which looks at the life and views of the 90th Bishop of Durham, The Right Reverend Dr Ian Thomas Ramsey. The programme follows him in his daily work, from his home at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, to Durham Cathedral. On a train to Leeds, he discusses some of his views on politics and in a local clothing boutique in Handyside Arcade, Newcastle, he holds an impromptu discussion with young people on fashion and protest. Dr Ramsey is also filmed conducting a wedding service and visiting prisoners in Durham Prison.
This Tyne Tees Television Newsview magazine item captures the highlights of either the semi-final or final of the North East Group Competition sponsored by Tyne Tees Television and the Northern Echo, held at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 11 September 1964. A selection of beat bands plays in front of a wild and fashionable teenage crowd, including The Rocking D-Jays from Trimdon. This news magazine item won the 1964 Encyclopaedia Britannica Award for cameraman Norman Jackson.
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine feature, an entry in the 1967 Rank Awards for British Television News Film. The models are filmed in and around buildings by architects Ryder and Yates, Norgas House and the British Gas Engineering Research Station at Killingworth in Northumberland, combining new modernist architecture with the latest 1960s fashions.
This amateur drama charts the fortunes of a group of everyman characters - two building labourers, a secretary, and a family - who enter the Irish Hospitals' Sweepstake, a public charitable lottery set up to finance hospitals in Ireland. The film is something of a cautionary morality tale, which follows the influence of the windfall on the lives of the lucky winners. Includes a location shoot at Georges (Gowns), based in Northumberland Street, Newcastle, where expensive outfits are modelled for a secretary. This fiction film was a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
An amateur film made by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) documenting the College of Further Education Christmas Jazz Ball at the Top Rank venue, the Majestic Ballroom, in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 18 December 1963. A great variety of late 1950s and early 1960s fashions and dance styles are on show, along with footage of three traditional jazz bands: Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen, and Newcastle jazz scene bands, River City Jazzmen and the Mighty Joe Young Jazzmen.
This 1977 compilation was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). It consists of extracts from the cine club’s films, documentary footage of film shoots and studio work, and presentations at the club, from the club’s first decade through to the 1960s.