Watch videos of times gone by in the East Riding

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.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 10:16 am
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 10:18 am
Vintage videos
Vintage videos

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

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.