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Harrogate in the Past DVD




A nostalgic look at Harrogate and the local area with rare archive films from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Includes footage from: Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon, Hampsthwaite, Birstwirth, Pateley Bridge, Flower shows, Great Yorkshire shows.

Probably more than in any other period in history, our major towns and cities have undergone considerable change. Fortunately, in the case of Harrogate, much of the town’s architecture and colourful gardens were recorded on film, together with important civic events by skilful film-makers.

This compilation of archive footage from the 1920s to the 1970s includes historic occasions such as the visit by the Lord Mayor of London in 1939 at the opening of the annex to the Royal Baths and the visit in 1929 of the Duke of York to the Great Yorkshire Show. We see rare footage of Harrogate’s Coronations celebrations of 1937 and many splendid colour films from the 1950s of life in the town. Everyday scenes within Harrogate’s streets give us rare glimpses of   motor vehicles of the time, shops, the old railway station and the variety of   fashions worn by its people.

We see archives of some of the villages around Harrogate and visit Ripon and Pateley Bridge. The town’s railway station and long-gone goods yard and parcels services are seen to good effect!

Altogether a feast of archive film.

Approx. 50 minutes.

This  dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Kingfisher   Productions.