Take a trip back in time with Active East Riding

Mon, 27 Apr 2020

The newly launched Active East Riding website includes 25 videos from East Riding Archives, offering a chance to spend time during lockdown watching footage of the area from days gone by.

Videos to watch include :

  • The Man with the Notebook : a road safety film from 1946
  • A Drive Through Beverley around 1964
  • Happenings in Beverley in the 1960s
  • A Drive Through Skidby in 1965
  • The Dawn of Diesel 1957, and Market Weighton Railway Station and its Demolition 1965 (ideal for rail enthusiasts)
  • Lyons Grocers in Market Weighton 1957
  • Beverley Races 1973
  • Collecting Books for the Forces 1944.

Archivist Sam Bartle said : "Everybody is looking for things to do during these strange times, and what better way to spend a bit of time than re-living local history with these wonderful videos!"

Active East Riding can be found at www.ActiveEastRiding.co.uk

It's a new website, full of ideas and suggestions for people of all ages during the period when the council's facilities are closed, allowing people to #stayhomestayactive

Rather than being a period of doing nothing, the council is hoping that people will discover things to do, to learn from and to take part in whilst at home.

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