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Since the earliest days of film making nearly 120 years ago, people have been recording the places they live – their families, the streets, schools, shops and workplaces, important events and everyday lives – all of which have been captured on film by professionals, amateur enthusiasts, cine clubs and home movie makers alike.

Hull is no exception – and the Yorkshire Film Archive are launching their new Film Search Hull campaign to find and preserve Hull’s very own film heritage, so that once again people will be able to see and share the amazing images and stories revealed through these astonishing film collections.

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Monday 15th Dec 2014

16th December 2014 marked 100 years since Scarborough became the site of the first attack of the First World War on British soil, when the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet launched a devastating bombardment which was to leave 18 people dead.

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Wednesday 22nd Oct 2014

A little girl in a pinafore dress runs across the parade of the York and 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 the Knavesmire in peacetime following the end of WW1. These are just few of the fleeting moments captured on film that the Yorkshire Film Archive has preserved and will present at a special screening of Filmed and Not Forgotten on Remembrance Sunday at the National Centre for Early Music.

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Wednesday 8th Oct 2014

YFA's Memory Bank features in BBC Inside Out’s focus on dementia care, which will be broadcast on Monday 13 October at 7:30pm on BBC1 Yorkshire & Lincolnshire. 

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Do you know the lady in the centre of this photograph, or the boys staring back at the 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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