OLD films of Huddersfield’s past are set to be featured on the web.
The town’s heritage will be brought to life as part of a new web application featuring footage from historic events around Yorkshire.
Dubbed, The Yorkshire Calendar, the 60 second films will be shown on www.yorkshire.com the website of Welcome To Yorkshire, the region’s tourism board.
Each week it will show different footage from the Yorkshire Film Archive (YFA) – a charity that looks after more than 16,000 films from 1890s to the present day.
The web application, due to launch on Yorkshire Day on Monday , can also be featured on any Yorkshire business or organisation’s website for free.
Yorkshire Film Archive director, Sue Howard: said “Thanks to the support of Screen Yorkshire this is the first of a number of initiatives we have been working on, using digital technologies to create new ways of connecting people to Yorkshire’s great film heritage.”
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is a wonderful juxtaposition of 21st century Yorkshire-developed technology with historic events from our county’s past.
“It will provide a great addition to our website as well as being a great source of information for our members.”
Anyone who wants to host the Yorkshire Calendar application on their website can get instructions by emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org