Film Show Rescheduled & Extra Screening Added

We are delighted to say that the film archive screening event, which had to be postponed due to the weather in November, has been rescheduled for Thursday 22nd March.

If you had already bought a ticket for the event we should have been in touch to let you know the new date & time, if you have not heard from us please ring 01947 602908.

Due to the popularity of the event we have been able to arrange an additional screening, this will take place at 10.30am on March 22nd. Tickets are priced at £5 to include refreshments. Booking is essential so please call into the museum, ring 01947 602908 or email manager@whitbymuseum.org.uk to reserve your place.

The screening is being offered by the Yorkshire Film Archive who have put together a remarkable mix of archive footage offering a rare opportunity to take a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage, people and places of the Yorkshire coastline with Whitby centre stage.

Using amateur and home movies, travelogues and regional TV productions, the film archive curators have been working in partnership with the BFI’s Britain on Film project to preserve and digitise more of our Yorkshire film heritage collections to bring audiences a new programme of screenings and events, Moving North: Coastal, in which we’ll reveal the stories of our coastal communities, including …

·              the brave rescue effort following the wreck of the hospital ship Rohilla off the coast of Whitby in October 1914;

·              a 1924 appeal film for the Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution;

·              a humorous home movie made by a professional saxophone player in a 1930s dance band, documenting a summer spent playing at the Spa;

·              Whitby’s herring fishing industry in the 1970s, focusing on the Fortune family and their kipper business, as told by a local fisherman;

·              excerpts from a 1980s Yorkshire TV production presented by broadcaster and naturalist, Michael Clegg, looking at the work of two well-known writers – Leo Walmsley and Bram Stoker – and visiting places in Whitby that inspired their work …

… plus much, much more.

If you have not already reserved a ticket be sure to get in touch as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

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