Made by Henry Foster in 1937, this film documents an important and often unseen part of York’s history and areas which no longer exist in present day York. This film includes extensive footage Coronation street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York. This film shows a procession to York Minster with a visit by a Royal, Princess Mary.
Made by local butcher Henry Foster, this is a two part film of York in the 1930s. The first part shows the Opening of West Bank Park in Holgate, on July 23rd, 1938. The park, originally the grounds of West Bank House, was established in 1936–38 and included a statue of Queen Victoria that was originally in the Guildhall. The second part of the film shows the fire brigade attending the fire that wrecked the Rialto Cinema on Fishergate in April, 1935. The cinema was owned by composer John Barry’s father, John Prendergast.
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive in Hull as part of the Royal Silver Jubilee tour in 1977. The Queen is seen smiling and taking flowers from well-wishers.
This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. The film is of some street parties in York to mark the coronation of George VI. This includes street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York, as well as the Shambles.
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 is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club and features the Queen Mother’s visit to Selby in 1976. It focuses on her attendance of a special Thanksgiving service held at Selby Abbey on 14th July. This was part of a joint celebration of the recent restoration of the Abbey, and of the 2nd centenary anniversary of American Independence.
Made by Eric Hall, this is a short film taken in 1951, the year of the Festival of Britain, which visits some of the exhibitions and celebrations around the capital city. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the places visited.
This is a film showing the Duchess of Kent unveiling two plaques commemorating the opening of the North Yorks Moors Railway on May 1st, 1973. It also shows some of the work done to the station at Pickering, a journey along the line and the family of the filmmaker, Hugh Newsam.
This is a film of coronation celebrations taking places in various mining villages in South Yorkshire. The film was made by local cinemas looking to promote their films.
The Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visit the ICI factory at Wilton during the royal tour of Teesside on 4th June 1956 and are greeted by crowds of celebrating men, women, and children.
An edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme The Works showing preparations for and opening of the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race taking place in and around the River Tyne at Newcastle upon Tyne between the 15th and 19th July 1986.
Amateur film by Middlesbrough dentist Tom H. Brown that captures the celebrations held in Middlesbrough to mark the Silver Jubilee of King George V. The film records the morning church parade with views of the procession from the Town Hall to Albert Park and the outdoors church service held in Albert Park. This film is one of the earliest surviving amateur Dufaycolor films in the region.
A promotional film made by Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd showing the various stages in the construction of the Tyne Bridge from 1926 until its opening on October 10th 1928 by King George V and Queen Mary. The film uses animated graphics to show some of the technical aspects of the bridge's construction and is filmed at various locations around the bridge in both Newcastle and Gateshead.
Amateur home movie compilation with intertitles made by the Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown. Covering the years 1930-1933, the film records a family tour of the Scottish Borders from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Edinburgh, Melrose and Gretna Green. Includes footage of the salmon fishing industry in Berwick Upon Tweed and of the arrival of HRH Prince of Wales for the official opening of Constantine College, Middlesbrough, on 2 July 1930. The racing personality, Sir Henry Segrave, and his boat the 'Miss England II' feature in scenes from the Lake District. This material was probably filmed shortly before Segrave set the water speed record at Windermere on 13 June 1930.
A short film showcasing the history of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge over the River Tees. The film includes archival photographs and footage of the opening ceremony on the 17 October 1911.
An amateur film of Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee events taking place in and around Gateshead on 28th May 1977.
Amateur cine club record of the Dorman Long built Tees (Newport) Bridge in Middlesbrough as it nears completion in October 1933, and of the official opening ceremony of the bridge on 28 February 1934, conducted by the Duke and Duchess of York, (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.) The film was made by Middlesbrough dentist and amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown with his Teesside Cine Club colleague, W. Maxwell.
Record of the Kielder reservoir construction project in all its stages, from mapping the area by plane to the final impounding. The scheme was conceived in the mid 1960s. The reservoir was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1982.
Amateur home movie compilation, made by Middlesbrough dental surgeon Tom Brown (Senior), which shows members of the Brown family and their friends at holiday locations around the North of England. The film includes visits to Ruswarp, Richmond, Knaresborough, Runswick Bay, Great Ayton and locations around Yarm in North Yorkshire. Members of the Tees-Side Cine Club are pictured in costume at the rehearsals of the production of 'The Adventure of the Kiltoun Cup' in 1931. Also included at the end of the compilation are short sequences of the 1933 Mayor’s Sunday procession in Middlesbrough and the opening of the Tees (Newport) Bridge by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1934.
Record of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent opening the Accident Centre at Middlesbrough General Hospital on the 20 May 1959. The film shows the princess arriving at the hospital, introduced to various dignitaries and touring the new facilities. Includes footage of the princess visiting a newly built housing estate and meeting a family of ten at one of the houses.
A short amateur film showing the launch ceremony for the Royal National Lifeboat "City of Leeds" at Redcar in August 1951. Her Royal Highness Princess Mary attends for the christening ceremony. The "City of Leeds" lifeboat remained in service until 1965 and saved 31 lives.
A series of home movies filmed by Dr H. Brenton Porteous between 1928 and 1929 of the Newcastle and Jesmond areas. Events captured include the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary for the opening of the New Tyne Bridge on the 10th October 1928. There are scenes at the Hoppings Fair on Newcastle Town Moor and the Newcastle Quayside Sunday market. The final sections document the North East Coast Exhibition which took place between May and October 1929.
This amateur home movie documents leisure time with the McQueen family and friends in their home town of Tynemouth, visits to the island of St. Mary’s, Rothbury, and locations in Norfolk, Cumbria, Windsor and London. Footage includes the visit of HRH Queen Mary to Blickling Hall, Norfolk, for a St. George’s Day pageant.
Amateur film showing the visit by Lord Louis Mountbatten to Tyneside on Tuesday 24 October 1978 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the launching of the HMS Kelly, a vessel he commanded. Mountbatten visits South Shields Town Hall, British Shipbuilders yard and the Sea Cadets Training Unit at Hebburn, and Tyne Dock.
An amateur film made by Eddie Nelson of the Cleveland Cine Club of the 1986 Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race along the River Tyne showing ships moored on both the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides. The film shows crowds wandering along the river and includes shots of an artist painting the scenes. The film also features the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and her visit of one of the ships. Betty Cook was the President of the Cleveland Cine Society and the North East Cine Society.