• York WW1 Remembrance Day screening

    A little girl runs across the parade of the York & Lancaster Regiment by Skeldergate Bridge to say goodbye to her father before he goes to war. A woman holds the hand of a soldier as he marches across Lendal Bridge on his way to Flanders. A tank rolls past Micklegate en route to Knavesmire following the end of WW1. These are just a few fleeting moments captured on film that we will present at a special screening of Filmed and Not Forgotten on Remembrance Sunday.

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  • Who Are They? YFA appeals for help to identify Ripon faces, captured on film 100 years ago

    Do you know the lady in the centre of this photograph, or the boys staring back at camera? Did one of them become your granddad ? All these faces have come to light in a unique film of Ripon, taken in April 1916 when soldiers from the famous Ripon Army Camp joined the townsfolk of Ripon at the Racecourse for a Highland Sports day.

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  • Memory Bank - free sampler packs

    Memory Bank is YFA's award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. It's great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with dementia.

    Free sampler packs, which include a DVD and step-by-step user info, are now available - find out more at the Memory Bank website.

     

  • Were your relatives on the big screen?

    Beverley 1916:  Who is the local policeman? Do you know anything about Corporal Chappell? Who were the ladies fund-raising for the Cottage Hospital? These are just some of the people who feature in an amazing film, made in Beverley in 1916, which has recently been preserved and digitised by the Yorkshire Film Archive as part of our Filmed and Not Forgotten project to commemorate the First World War.

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YFA Selects

c.1920
821
This film outlines York's history and its monuments.  It includes scenes of York railway station as well as images of...
1955-1957
2060
Made by an amateur filmmaker, this film shows rural and agricultural scenes on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire...
1956
3108
This is a documentary made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden which chronicles the places, activities, and life around the Humber estuary...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.