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A nostalgic look at Harrogate and the local area with rare archive films from the 1920s to the 1970s featuring footage from Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon, Hampsthwaite, Birstwirth, Pateley Bridge and the Great Yorkshire Shows. Other highlights include everyday scenes within Harrogate’s streets, archive film of local villages and coverage of the town’s railway station and long-gone goods yard.
In a time of so much change to our country’s towns and cities, it is fortunate that much of Harrogate’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.