The Yorkshire Film Archive collects, preserves, and shows film made in, or about Yorkshire. Our collections are non-fiction, dating from the 1890s to the present day, and providing a rich and visually compelling record of all aspects of lives, cultures, landscape, industries, major events and everyday activities, many of which are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
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Hull Street Scenes - Fiction Film
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.
Comedy 1957 4 mins
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A light-hearted and whimsical take on the sad tale of forlorn love, with the traditional romantic gestures of a duel, and ending with our would-be suitors looking rather foolish. Hull University students enact the comic tragedy, with some clever special effects along the way, in York’s Museum Gardens.
This inventive film is one of a number of films made by Hull student, John Turner. Turner arrived in Hull in 1957 to study Physics at the University. During his three years there he made about 100 minutes of standard 8mm film, all done using 4 minute reels. The other films that Turner made are very different from this one: Turner simply taking his camera out to local places in Hull and recording what he saw in the cinéma vérite style that was beginning to emerge at the time. Among his observations are children playing in the bomb sites, streets and parks, working in the docks, shoppers at the city centre markets and revellers at the famous Hull Fair. Together they present a unique document of life in Hull around 1957.
Hull - UK City Of Culture 2017
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Rugby arch rivals lock horns in Hull.
1965 20 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.
Non-Fiction 1904 7 mins Silent Location: East Park
A grand day out in Edwardian Hull.
School programme and Educational film 1955 25 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.
Non-Fiction 1957 22 mins Silent Location: Hessle
This is a fascinating, and somewhat puzzling, film of railway workers assembling a large section of crossover track, apparently not in situ.
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
Bicycles and broomsticks at the ready as workers finish shift at a marine engineering works in Victorian Hull.
Advert 1971 1 mins Location: York
“If I’m in a vicious mood I crunch them . . . if I’m in a good mood I suck them slowly.”
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
1960 1 mins Location: York
The teenager emerges into our culture in all innocence, fruit gums in hand, doing what all teenagers first do; buy a record in a record shop.
Advert 1982 1 mins Location: York
A child’s fantasy of being in a place where Smarties are overflowing, and there are no adults around to spoil the fun.
Advert 1980 1 mins Location: York
The bar with unique bubbly texture, using a secret bubbly formula, giving rise to the bubbly banter of bubbly flirting.
Advert 1958 1 mins Location: York
Out goes the romantic gesture and in comes the hip as Una Stubbs and her fellow cats break open the chocolates in a groovy scene in a groovy club.
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
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