Film ID:
YFA 1482

LOOK AT LEEDS '78

1978

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Description

Made by the Leeds Cine Club, this newsreel documents some events in Leeds in 1978, including Leeds Rugby League Club displaying the Challenge Cup and the Festival of Youth.

Title: 'Leeds Cine Club presents, Look at Leeds '78.'

Title: 'We won the cup'

Outside Leeds Town Hall a large crowd, many with yellow and blue scarves and waving flags and banners, wait for Leeds Rugby League Football Club. The team won the Challenge Cup on May 13th. The commentary provides some details of the match. A coach arrives with the team. They get out to show the cup to the crowd on the steps of the Town Hall.

Title: 'Remember the bus strike'

Leeds Central Bus Station is completely deserted at rush hour, during a seven week bus strike. On a busy main road, there is a large queue for taxis. Outside Schofields department store a row of lorries load up with staff and drive off.

Title: 'astro turf come to Leeds'

A brochure shows the composition of Astroturf, used on new pitches, mainly for youth football, at the King George V playing fields at Fearnville. Photos show the pitch being laid, and football match being played on it.

Title: 'flattening the flats'

The flats at Quarry Hill are partly demolished. Waterloo Church can be seen in the background.

Title: 'Festival of Youth'

A festival of youth at Roundhay Park organised as a charity event and included personalities like Frederick Pine from Emmerdale. A women's band greets Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, and there is a display of boys and girls doing stretching exercises on the grass before the VIP stand. Others there were John Noakes and Dickie Henderson. The Princess meets Deborah Sharp, the Festival Queen. There is also a gymnastic display, boys and girls doing various dances, including around a maypole, demonstrations of first aid, and a descent by the Blue Eagles Daredevils.this newsreel documents the events in Leeds in 1978.

Title: 'Leeds Cine Club presents, Look at Leeds '78.'

Title: 'We won the cup'

Outside Leeds Town Hall a large crowd, many with yellow and blue scarves and waving flags and banners, wait for Leeds Rugby League Football Club. The team won the Challenge Cup on May 13th. The commentary provides some details of the match. A coach arrives with the team. They get out to show the cup to the crowd on the steps of the Town Hall.

Title: 'Remember the bus strike'

Leeds Central Bus Station is completely deserted at rush hour, during a seven week bus strike. On a busy main road, there is a large queue for taxis. Outside Schofields department store a row of lorries load up with staff and drive off.

Title: 'astro turf come to Leeds'

A brochure shows the composition of Astroturf, used on new pitches, mainly for youth football, at the King George V playing fields at Fearnville. Photos show the pitch being laid, and football match being played on it.

Title: 'flattening the flats'

The flats at Quarry Hill are partly demolished. Waterloo Church can be seen in the background.

Title: 'Festival of Youth'

A festival of youth at Roundhay Park organised as a charity event and included personalities like Frederick Pine from Emmerdale. A women's band greets Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, and there is a display of boys and girls doing stretching exercises on the grass before the VIP stand. Others there were John Noakes and Dickie Henderson. The Princess meets Deborah Sharp, the Festival Queen. There is also a gymnastic display, boys and girls doing various dances, including around a maypole, demonstrations of first aid, and a descent by the Blue Eagles Daredevils.