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.
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.
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.
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)
Non-Fiction19012 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Tired Edwardian workers finish their shift at a Kingston-Upon-Hull paint factory.
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
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
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)
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)
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
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
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)
Non-Fiction19023 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull
The fire brigade springs into action for the benefit of the camera.
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
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
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)
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
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)
Non-Fiction19053 minsSilent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Hull City football club plays a friendly match in their inaugural season.
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
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)
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
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)
Non-Fiction19025 minsSilent Location: West Park
Kingston-upon-Hull residents take the air and feed the birds in their Sunday finery.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.