We of the West Riding

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Yorkshireman Ken Annakin’s film making career ran the gamut from British seaside comedies to period romps and epic wartime dramas. Yet his filmmaking style really began with shorts like We of the West Riding. Shot on location in Halifax and Huddersfield, this is a delightful portrait of Yorkshire folk in the immediate post-war period that exists as a fascinating historical document of work and play during a lost era.

The National Media Museum were delighted to accept this film into the NMeM archive, and to welcome Ken Annakin’s widow, Pauline, to discuss the film and her husband’s enduring legacy.