• Summer Fayre

    This 1977 film captures the sights of a summer fayre at Newfield School in Sheffield, including a fancy dress competition, the school band, and a tug of war match.  Also featured are some very good examples of typical late-'70s summer fashions!

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  • Lyon's Grocer's Shop, Market Weighton

    This 1957 film takes a look at a day in the life of a grocer's shop in a small East Yorkshire town.  Apart from the insight that the film provides into the activities of a grocer's before the onset of the age of the supermarket, it also features some of the household items that were common at that time: Rinse, Omo, and Fairy Snow to name but three.  The shop also boasts an impressive array of Birds Eye frozen food!

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  • A sunny sojourn in Scarborough

    Summer's finally arrived - time for a well-deserved rest at the seaside?  After a dismal day of domestic disharmony, the frazzled 1950s housewife, who stars in this wonderful promo film for Wallace Arnold, certainly thought so. So, pack your cossie and sun hat (or knotted hanky) and join Joan as she heads by coach to Scarborough, with a couple of quick pitstops in York and Thornton-le-Dale en route.

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YFA Selects

1963-1964
998
This is an entertaining film made by keen Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall about the local game of Knur and Spell.  It features...
1943
68
This film shows the fundraising efforts of Settle, a village located in North Yorkshire.  The Wings for Victory Week funds...
1955-1957
2060
Made by an amateur filmmaker, this film shows rural and agricultural scenes on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire...
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