This film documents the opening of a Police exhibition in a John Lewis store by the Mayor of Harrogate. The film shows VIP's being given a tour of the exhibit and several speeches made at the opening ceremony. The exhibit was called 'The police are always at your service exhibition', which displayed police equipment, documents and fashions from various periods.
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.
The following is the second part of a film showing some of the events at the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September 1971 for the York Pageant.
This is a film of the celebrations in Malton of the Royal Wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana. It features a parade through the town with an impressive array of floats.
This film is part of the Nowell collection and contains footage of a procession of many different youth jazz bands. They are all dressed in different types of costumes, carry banners and play a variety of instruments.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains footage of the behind-the-scenes filming of a story about Emily Bronte. The film captures the filmmaker and director, Jack Eley, writing the script, filming, making the credits and editing the film. There are also shots of the cast members changing into their costumes and acting on location. The YFA also holds Eley's film.
This film documents activities that students from Bootham School, York, took part in over the academic year. The activities range from metal work to Archaeology, and all thoroughly well captured by the filmmaker.
This is a film of a boys school, most likely Blenheim Boys School, Leeds partaking of a series of school events during the late 1950s. These events include a rugby match, Christmas celebrations, swimming at Meanwood Baths, table tennis, sports at Temple Newsam, and a trip to Hawes and York.
You Should've Seen Us presents a selection of films from the Yorkshire Film Archive edited to combine the moving image with a recorded spoken text. The presentation covers a period from 1908 to 1958. Audiences hear Paul's poems, spoken by himself and actors. Some are commentaries, others imagined voices of people in North Yorkshire from before, during and after the Second World War, so that a picture emerges of a period of cultural change.
Made by York-based filmmaker Paul Richardson, this film captures part of the Queen’s visit to York on Thursday, 5th April, 2012. Fifteen thousand people reportedly packed into York’s city centre for this visit. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York, Queen Elizabeth II was cheered by huge crowds at Micklegate Bar, the portion of the visit which is featured in this film.
This is a film from the Alan Neal collection of films of Scarborough, which show many of its most popular places from the late 1960s, as well as providing a glimpse into everyday life and visitors enjoying the attractions. It includes the Scarborough Carnival and posters of popular acts playing at Scarborough.
This is a film from the Alan Neal collection of films of Scarborough, which show many of its most popular places from the late 1960s, as well as providing a glimpse into everyday life and visitors enjoying the attractions. It includes the Capital Cinema, a casino and a cabaret act, and a band playing in the night clubs, Scene One and the Two B’s Club.
This is a short film made by Derrick Walton of a family day out to Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate.
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 a film by an amateur filmmaker from Selby featuring his family visit to a Victorian fair in Wheldrake.
This is an animated of the story of the gingerbread boy made by Dorothy Langshaw and Pamela Newsome (later Olsen) who taught in Westfield Infants School in York. The film was made after they had attended a course on film animation.
This is a film of the pageant held at Mount Grace Priory in 1927, including Sir (Thomas) Hugh Bell and Lady Bell.
This is a film of a performance put on by the I.O.U Theatre Company at Brimham Rocks in the summer of 1977. It was part of a documentary arts project funded by Yorkshire Arts Association and made by one of I.O.U founders, Brodnax Moore, and Annette Khun. It is accompanied by a recording of rhythmic drumming music by Lol Coxhill.
This is a copy of a television broadcast of the York Pageant on 28th June, 1971. The performance took place in the Museum Gardens in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The pageant was performed to mark the 1900th anniversary of the founding of York (the Roman city of Eboracum). This is an edited production with parts of seven episodes out of the original ten.
This is a whimsical film with children playing a fairy tale with the Pied Piper.
This is one of a series of films made by Sam Hanna under the heading of Old Craft films. It follows the work of Dick Eastwood, from Grassington in Yorkshire, as he makes a besom (broom) using traditional tools and materials including heather gathered from the Yorkshire Moors.
Title – The Besom Maker
Produced and photographed by S Hanna ARPS
This is a short film from the Grassington Folk Museum of women in a hall performing country dancing.
Made by George Younger and David Dean, this film features Mrs. Margaret Beresford at Rowan Cottage, Bucken, in November, 1981 as she makes a rag rug.
This is a film made by George Younger and David Dean showing a projectionist at work.
This is a short film showing a middle aged man, Jackie Beresford, playing the accordion.