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Hull - UK City Of Culture 2017

Journey back through a century of life in Hull, as East Yorkshire’s maritime jewel celebrates its landmark year as City of Culture.

The 20th century was a turbulent time for Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire’s long-overlooked maritime jewel on the Humber. Near-annihilation during the Second World War and the decline of the fishing industry presented a major challenge. But Hull is a resilient city, and life goes on - as this collection of films dating as far back as the Victorian era demonstrates.

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Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)
Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)
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Hull F.C. v Hull Kingston Rovers (1902)

Non-Fiction19024 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.

Royal Visits to Hull
Royal Visits to Hull
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Royal Visits to Hull

Non-Fiction197814 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The never ending Royal tour revisits Hull twice in a decade, with the Duke, the Queen and Prince Charles working their charm on children, factory workers and ex-seamen alike.

Hull's Tidal Wave
Hull's Tidal Wave
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Hull's Tidal Wave

Non-Fiction19212 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

A tidal surge in Hull prompts poignant newsreel pictures of wreckage and recovery.

The Port of Hull
The Port of Hull
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The Port of Hull

Documentary196329 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Dry facts meet aesthetic beauty in this industrial film showcasing Hull’s status as a thriving international port.

Hull Fair (1902)
Hull Fair (1902)
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Hull Fair (1902)

Non-Fiction19024 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The ornate pavilions of cinematographs, boxing booths and menageries at Hull Fair.

Scenes at Monument Bridge in Hull (1900)
Scenes at Monument Bridge in Hull (1900)
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Scenes at Monument Bridge in Hull (1900)

Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

A melee of traffic, carts, trams, bicycles and people of all ages squeeze past the camera in Victorian Hull.

Employees of Blundell's Paint Works, Hull (1901)
Employees of Blundell's Paint Works, Hull (1901)
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Employees of Blundell's Paint Works, Hull (1901)

Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Tired Edwardian workers finish their shift at a Kingston-Upon-Hull paint factory.

Scenes in Hull (1901)
Scenes in Hull (1901)
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Scenes in Hull (1901)

Non-Fiction19011 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

A street scene in Edwardian Hull is dominated by advertising for an event to celebrate returning soldiers from the Boer War.

Hull Street Scenes
Hull Street Scenes
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Hull Street Scenes

Amateur film195728 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

A truly amazing slice of working class city life in post-war Britain as a young filmmaker becomes a part of the street life of Hull, revealing its everydayness in grainy detail.

Travelling for a Living
Travelling for a Living
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Travelling for a Living

Performance196645 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

This "musical profile of the Watersons" is a precious document of the British folk revival, much of it shot in their hometown, Hull.

Kingston Rowing Club at Practice (1902)
Kingston Rowing Club at Practice (1902)
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Kingston Rowing Club at Practice (1902)

Non-Fiction19024 minsSilent Location: Stoneferry

A delightful day out on the water as Edwardian rowers mess about on the River Hull.

Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party (1902)
Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party (1902)
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Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party (1902)

Non-Fiction19028 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Celebrations to mark the return of a local hero from the Boer War offer an insight into his wealthy family.

To Hull and Back
To Hull and Back
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To Hull and Back

Documentary198326 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

So much to see of Hull, with its great port, fishing history, historic showdown with Charles I, and two highly impressive public loos.

Hull Shopping Centre Ravaged by Fire
Hull Shopping Centre Ravaged by Fire
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Hull Shopping Centre Ravaged by Fire

Non-Fiction19281 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Firefighters avert a city-centre catastrophe in Yorkshire, but there's no ignoring the fearsome power of this inferno.

Turn out of the Hull Fire Brigade (1902)
Turn out of the Hull Fire Brigade (1902)
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Turn out of the Hull Fire Brigade (1902)

Non-Fiction19023 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The fire brigade springs into action for the benefit of the camera.

Hull Victory Celebrations
Hull Victory Celebrations
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Hull Victory Celebrations

Non-Fiction194540 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

After nearly six years at war the people of Hull show their relief and joy through dancing, children’s parties and other celebrations seen here breaking out all across the city.

Royal Visit to the Port of Hull
Royal Visit to the Port of Hull
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Royal Visit to the Port of Hull

Documentary196910 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The official opening of Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull, by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Port of Hull
Port of Hull
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Port of Hull

Amateur film193212 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The fame of Sheffield steel has here reached Copenhagen, where an impressive shop has been established in the city centre specifically selling Sheffield cutlery.

Congregation Leaving St James' Church, Hessle Road, Hull (1902)
Congregation Leaving St James' Church, Hessle Road, Hull (1902)
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Congregation Leaving St James' Church, Hessle Road, Hull (1902)

Non-Fiction19022 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The faithful surge out of St James' Church onto a wind-swept street in Edwardian Hull.

Hull Street Scenes - Fiction Film
Hull Street Scenes - Fiction Film
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Hull Street Scenes - Fiction Film

Comedy19574 mins Location: York

The age old story of two youths attempting to woo the same attractive young woman, then having a sword fight, but here given a comic twist at the end.

Hull City Football (c.1905)
Hull City Football (c.1905)
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Hull City Football (c.1905)

Non-Fiction19053 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Hull City football club plays a friendly match in their inaugural season.

Sunday Parade in East Park in Hull (1904)
Sunday Parade in East Park in Hull (1904)
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Sunday Parade in East Park in Hull (1904)

Non-Fiction19047 minsSilent Location: East Park

A grand day out in Edwardian Hull.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett
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Davy Crockett

School programme and Educational film195525 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

The Wild West arrives in Hull in 1955 in the figure of the legendary Davy Crockett , on horse-back and clad in coonskin cap and buckskins, to learn some twentieth century road sense.

Assembling track at Chalk Lane Sidings, Hull
Assembling track at Chalk Lane Sidings, Hull
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Assembling track at Chalk Lane Sidings, Hull

Non-Fiction195722 minsSilent Location: Hessle

This is a fascinating, and somewhat puzzling, film of railway workers assembling a large section of crossover track, apparently not in situ.

Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)
Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)
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Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull (1900)

Non-Fiction19001 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

Bicycles and broomsticks at the ready as workers finish shift at a marine engineering works in Victorian Hull.

Our Work and Workers: Kings Hall Mission
Our Work and Workers:  Kings Hall Mission
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Our Work and Workers: Kings Hall Mission

Non-Fiction192310 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

The moral reform of potentially wayward youth is given methodical treatment in Hull in the 1920s, as a local Methodist Mission promotes the virtues of sport over alcohol.

Sunday Promenade of Spectators in West Park, Hull (1902)
Sunday Promenade of Spectators in West Park, Hull (1902)
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Sunday Promenade of Spectators in West Park, Hull (1902)

Non-Fiction19025 minsSilent Location: West Park

Kingston-upon-Hull residents take the air and feed the birds in their Sunday finery.

Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
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Gentle Giants

196520 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

This is a fascinating tour of a major manufacturer in Hull, before its disappearance, showing the quality of design and workmanship in the production of their cranes.

Walton St. Xing - New
Walton St. Xing - New
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Walton St. Xing - New

Industry sponsored film19635 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

A time when milk floats were commonly seen on our roads, along with Ariel motorcycles, helmets with leather ear coverings and the local corner shop was advertised on a hoarding.

Newlands Carnival
Newlands Carnival
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Newlands Carnival

Promotional192812 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull

This is a marvellous film from between the wars of children from an orphanage in Hull having a great time playing various eccentric games, such as racing wearing buckets as shoes.

Community Builder
Community Builder
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Community Builder

Documentary196818 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

Attempting to build communities while saving (millions of) pennies in Yorkshire leads to anonymous factory-line homes in 51 shades of grey.

Working Together: The Merchant Navy
Working Together:  The Merchant Navy
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Working Together: The Merchant Navy

Documentary197221 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

Life on the ocean waves for a young apprentice deckhand, as he learns the ropes on a ferry from Hull to Gothenburg and takes the wheel of a 3,000 ton ship, hoping to make captain.

Miraclean
Miraclean
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Miraclean

Promotional198013 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

Everything from Marmite jars to vinegar bottles, they all need to be cleaned, and here is how it’s done, without a rubber glove in sight.

Yorkshire County v Surrey at The Circle in Hull
Yorkshire County v Surrey at The Circle in Hull
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Yorkshire County v Surrey at The Circle in Hull

Sport19684 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

Yorkshire, current leads of the County Cricket Championship table, take on Surrey on a rather dull and blustery day in Hull at The Circle.

Amy Johnson Family Films
Amy Johnson Family Films
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Amy Johnson Family Films

Amateur film193214 minsSilent Location: Bridlington

A rare insight into the public and private lives of the pioneering aviator, filmed by her father.

England Women's Cricket Eleven
England Women's Cricket Eleven
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England Women's Cricket Eleven

Sport19717 mins Location: Kingston upon Hull

Can frail womanhood cope playing such a hardy sport as cricket? Abso-blooming-lutely! So says England Women’s captain Rachael Heyhoe Flint.