Yorkshire Film Archive to show old York films

Yorkshire Film Archive to show old York films

Sue Howard, director of the Yorkshire Film Archive, with Lt Col John May, the Master of the Company of Cordwainers, who visited the University of St John-based organisation to view historic films before the showing at Bedern Hall

The River Ouse at Lendal Bridge in 1940

Soldiers in good spirits as they march across Lendal Bridge on their way to war

Vintage vehicles outside York Minster in about 1920

Lendal Bridge in the sunshine of 1960

First published in News

YORK over the past 100 years will be the focus of a feast of films in the city.

Yorkshire Film Archive will be holding special public screenings at Bedern Hall on Wednesday, January 16, for the Company of Cordwainers of the City of York.

The films will feature a variety of material including troops marching across Lendal Bridge as they set off for the front in the First World War, through to more everyday life and times captured on film throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s up to the present day.

So if you went to school or University in York, or perhaps worked at Rowntree’s, enjoyed a day at the races, or indeed saw the Queen when she visited last year to mark her Jubilee year – then you will recognise some very familiar places in the films to be shown.

The presentation will be given by Sue Howard, director of the archive, who will be selecting material to weave the story of more than a century of film-making in Yorkshire into the event.

The Yorkshire Film Archive houses more than 17,000 cans of film dating from the 1890s to the present day. The collection continues to grow, with more fascinating material being discovered on a regular basis.

John May, the Master of the Company, said: “I want to welcome as many York people as possible to come along and enjoy a really entertaining evening of films.”

Due to the limited capacity at Bedern Hall, admission will be by prior booking only. For tickets, at £15 each to include a hot pie and peas supper, phone Elizabeth Marshall on 01904 704589.

For more information, or to browse more than 70 hours of film, visit yorkshirefilmarchive.com

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