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During Autumn and Winter 2014/15, we will be presenting a series of screenings in relation to our World War One HLF-funded project, Filmed and Not Forgotten. 

We currently have two dates for your diaries; more will be added soon, so do check back for details of further screenings.

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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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On Monday 28th July, just one week before the official marking of time to commemorate 100 years to the day since the start of the Great War on 4th August 1914, our Yorkshire Film Archive Curator, Martin Watts, presented the first screening of ‘Filmed and Not Forgotten’ to an audience of experts attending the First World War In Retrospect conference at Weetwood Hall, part of the University of Leeds.

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Crowds of families queue for the Shipley Glen Tramway, as a group of lads kick a football around and children are lifted up for donkey rides. They could be scenes from any summer afternoon - but they were filmed more than 100 years ago.

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Friday 23rd May 2014

1st August is Yorkshire Day, but we decided that one day just wasn’t enough to celebrate the culture, people, industry, beauty, and downright quirkiness of our historic county – and so we’re designating August 2014 Yorkshire Month!

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