Thursday, 26 August 2010

Yorkshire Film Archive

Born and living in Yorkshire the memories of the past always bring nostalgia to me of my days growing up in this wonderful county and what a wonderful resource we have with Yorkshire Film Archive based in York.

Yorkshire Film Archive's mission is to find, preserve and make available to show film and television material made in Yorkshire. This is for the information, education and entertainment of the people of Yorkshire and further afield.

In York and based in purpose built premises which includes specialist film vaults where the collections are housed. Also film repair, conservation facilities and a public access viewing room where people can come to research from films in the collections.

The main collection consists of over 5,000 items and covers a wide range of topics including both amateur and professional films, newsreels, promotional and advertising films, documentaries and even home movies. All these capture life in the county over the last 100 years.

It is a wonderful website to visit and you can watch online free of charge wonderful footage searching by theme, decade or area.

Hours and hours of fun! Enjoy

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mike,

    What an incredible archive!! Fantastic project.

    Cheers for sharing.

    All the best