Old films get extended screenings at museum

Two screenings have been added and an exhibition extended as part of a film project delving into the rich history of Hull.

The Yorkshire Film Archive’s Hull on Film, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, launched last month with the On the Streets exhibition at the Streetlife Museum in Hull’s Old Town.

The exhibition, which has now been extended until Sunday 18 February, features Hull’s road safety films from the 1940s and 1950s.

They bring back the days when life on the streets was getting busier, faster and more hazardous, showing how the police aimed to educate the public on these dangerous issues.

As well as the exhibition, Hull on Film has featured screenings to take people for a walk down memory lane.

Sold-out screenings Growing up in Hull and Trawlers to Tugs will now also have extra showings at the Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 10 March.

Growing up in Hull is a collection of footage looking at what it was like for children growing up in Hull as far back as the Second World War. The footage features children being evacuated during the war and their joy when returning to take part in the VE Day celebrations. Hull parades, primary schools, go-kart racing and Jubilee teas are also included in the show.

Beginning in the early years of the 20th century, Trawlers to Tugs captures not only the dangers faced by those at sea but also the family fun of holidays at the seaside. It gives insight into Hull’s heritage including fishing, pilots, ship-building the estuary and the docks.

Trawlers to Tugs starts at 11am and Growing up in Hull at 2.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £5 for each showing and are available from Hull City Hall box office or by visiting www.hulltheatres.co.uk

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Hull City Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Tourism and Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure Limited, said: “I have fond memories of growing up in Hull, like I’m sure many other people do. Hull has a rich history so it’s fantastic that the Yorkshire Film Archive is able to showcase this with the Hull on Film project.”

Martin Watts, Hull on Film Project Manager at the Yorkshire Film Archive, said: “We are delighted that the films are proving so popular. Hull has a unique film heritage and we are keen to share it. Also, if you recognise anyone in the films, do please get in touch.”

For more information, or to get in touch with the Yorkshire Film Archive, visit www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com

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