Possibly part of the Castle museum opening day, this short piece of film features two younger boys climbing up and looking into a decoratively painted caravan. Following is a brief look inside the caravan.
This is a short comedy performed by Tony Akrill on stage at the Rowntrees Theater.
Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film shows the workshop and products of 'Mousey Thompson- the Craftsman of Kilburn.' He was a famous furniture maker from North Yorkshire who owned a small business where many apprentices and craftsmen produced his designs using traditional carpentry methods. All his furniture had his personal signature of a mouse being carved on it.
This is a whimsical short film which uses stop motion animation to create a winter wonderland fantasy using miniature figurines on a snowy model landscape. The famous Christmas song, Winter Wonderland, accompanies the film.
This film documents the selection process of the Queen of the 1973 Gala.
Tongue-in-cheek feature film about a bored housewife fed up with the bland, repetitive life she shares with her dull, routine-bound husband.
Part of the Worsley collection, this film contains footage from a variety of events which took place in Hovingham, North Yorkshire. The events include the installation of electricity in the village, the opening of Hovingham Village Hall, a village fete, and the Hovingham cricket team playing matches and practicing.
An award winning film made by Ernest Taylor of holidays in Bournemouth, Bridlington and Scarborough.
This programme takes a look at the National Viking Centre Museum in York as it nears completion. The film shows the Museum being completed on the space of the archaeological dig site in Coppergate, York. It features interviews with many of those involved in the planning and construction of the Museum, explaining how it aims to preserve the remains of Jorvik, the Viking capital over 1000 years ago.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this programme presented by Richard Whiteley is a look at Christmas celebrations in the village of Haworth in West Yorkshire, the home of the Bronte sisters. The special, first broadcast 18th December, 1980, includes footage of children waving from window of steam train in Haworth Railway Station, Haworth High Street with choir singing carols outside church, and Santa on a train talking to local children.
The memoirs of Captain Charles Ryder who is stationed at Brideshead Castle during WWII and remembers his involvement with the owners of the Brideshead estate: the aristocratic yet Catholic Flyte family and in particular brother and sister Sebastian and Julia.
Demonstration of the strange sport of Knur and Spell on the North Yorkshire Moors.
This is a short film that shows some of the ancient customs and buildings of Ripon. The film is accompanied by a commentary.
This is a British Movietone film featuring a visiting German party and a group from Ripon "combine to give alfresco entertainment" after a civic welcome. The entertainment includes choral singing, folk dancing, and Morris dancing.
A popular fundraising event, this film documents the 18th century fair in Hovingham, a small North Yorkshire village. The film includes scenes of those working at the fair, all dressed in 18th century costume, musical performances, and the crowds of people in attendance.
Made by Reverend Underwood, this film captures the events of the annual Carleton Gala. It includes footage of the floats, procession, and all those who turned out in fancy dress.
Shot between 1927 and 1938, this film shows the sea side leisure and social activities that were available in the Scarborough region at that time. Included in the film are shots of the South Bay Pool, the Cliff Railway, the Italian Gardens, and a motor cycle race.
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.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
This is one of several films entitled 'Out and About' made by Ken Leckenby, a member of the Mercury Movie Makers cine club. The film documents events from 1978-1979 including the 21st Anniversary at Springfields Gardens, Spalding, the annual West Indian Carnival in Leeds, and a trip to Scarborough Zoo and Marineland.
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 film shows a Memorial Day procession and shots of Harrogate Stonefall Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film gives the viewer a guided tour to the town of Harrogate, particularly showing it as a beautiful and exciting place to visit.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film shows a parade through Harrogate. The film includes footage of many of the floats which took part in the parade.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film documents the procession held for the Harrogate Flower Queen.