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Hainsworth Collection

The extended family of an affluent woollen manufacturer from Yorkshire enjoy their pastimes, at home and at the seaside, while those who work in the mills enjoy a coach trip out.

1953 17 mins Silent

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This is a fine example of home movies from 1953 made by a woollen manufacturer from Farsley, near Pudsey, of his family at home and at the seaside in Bridlington. Along with the wonderfully colourful dresses of the ladies, and three family weddings, we also see the employees of Priestroyd Mills, Huddersfield having a trip out on some classic coaches.

This is part of a large collection of films made by Charles Hainsworth and his son Peter. The Hainsworth family had, and still have, a woollen business in Stanningley, Pudsey. They lived at the Grange in Farsley, and Charles was the first mayor of Pudsey to come from Farsley. Charles got his first 16mm cine camera in 1938 in order to film a trip to South Africa. His collection includes foreign holidays, the extended family, weddings and places where they lived. These include Priestroyd House, Pudsey, Moorfield House, Gildersome and also places in Sands Lane, Bridlington, and at Madge Hill Farm, Pateley Bridge. In 1958 Hainsworth purchased William Luton & Co., owned by Kate Middleton’s great grandparents.