This film is comprised of many different events including cricket and football matches, family leisure scenes, the modern new estate of Sunnymede, and a children’s sports day all set in Scissett. Scissett is a village in West Yorkshire which was built around the wool and coal industries.
Made by the Empire Marketing Board for Wormald and Walker Blanket Mills, this film documents the entire process of making woollen blankets at a mill in Dewsbury.
This film contains footage of the everyday life of the workers at the mill. It includes the mundane tasks like scraping the dirt out of boilers and carrying things to and from the various buildings and well as the exciting arrival of a new boiler.
This is a film of workers constructing a cross section of track at Chalk Lane railway sidings located on the outskirts of Hull. It has been filmed in real time at ½ second intervals.
This film was made by Charles Chislett as a commission from the Church Pastoral Aid Society. It aims to promote the work of the CPAS by focusing on the relevance of Christianity in the modern world.
This is a Charles Chislett film commissioned by the Church Pastoral Aid Society Production, featuring his two children, Rachel and John, and using intertitles to explain each stage of the process of making earthenware.
This is a film made by Charles Chislett film commissioned by the Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham. With the use of intertitles, it shows the whole process of steelmaking at the Rotherham works, from the excavation of iron ore to the distribution of steel coil.
This is a film made by Charles Chislett film commissioned by the Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham. With the use of intertitles, it shows the process of steelmaking at the Rotherham works. The film is in two parts.
This film documents the building of the Humber Bridge from its beginnings and through various stages of construction. The film includes the opening ceremonies and the disaster that befell construction in March, 1980.
This film covers the move of the Yorkshire Post to new premises in 1970, and later the switch to new production methods, from linotype typesetting to phototypesetting, in 1980.
As part of the Sharp collection this film shows various branches of Sharp's Linoleum shops including one in Halifax. There are some excellent shots of streets, cars and fashions of the time. The second part of the film shows a staff Christmas party held at the Great Northern Victoria Hotel in Bradford.
This is a film of the Calder & Hebble Canal during the winter of 1947. There is footage of the canal frozen as well as extreme flooding which occurred after the thaw. Barges, some horse-drawn, are try to make their way along the frozen canal using various means, such as men breaking the ice with poles from the edge of a barge and by rocking a barge from side to side. The canal has flood-damaged banks and locks, and a factory area is flooded.
This promotional film shows the production of Wimsol cleaning products at their factory in Keighley; including research, production, distribution, selling and marketing of the final product. It also shows a works outing to Blackpool.
This promotional film documents the manufacturing process of light bulbs at the CEAG factory in Barnsley. The film shows how the light bulbs manufactured played a major role in the mining industry.
This film shows the first few years of a new concept in British agriculture – co-operative farming. Three farmers from the Rotherham area have integrated their farms into the Thrybergh Farming Company. The film includes footage of those three farms as well as the various livestock they look after and the many crops which they plant and harvest.
Filmed in 1908, this film shows a group of men, known as climmers, who collect eggs from bird nests on the cliffs at Flamborough.
This is a Promotional film produced by Mottershaw Commercial Films of Sheffield for The British Investment Casters| Technical Association (BICTA).
The film focuses on the markets in Doncaster and the traders who sell there. It explores the difficulties nowadays surrounding the sector including competition and accessibility issues. However, the outlook of most is positive for its future and the survival of it due to the community and personability that the market offers opposed to the supermarkets.
This film portrays the working lives of different generations of factory workers in York’s chocolate industry. The film goes about exploring the importance of the chocolate industry to the community and to York itself. It explores the different periods the industry has lived through, looking at different generations of employees and the changes within the industry.
The film begins with an animation of smarties, stacked as humans, dancing and moving towards a chocolate box with the title of the film on.
This is a documentary on the Fox’s Biscuit factory in Batley and the Gujarati Writer’s Circle in Batley. The film was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The film focuses on interviews with Khateeb Ahmed, the Process Trainer at Fox’s Biscuits, and Ismael Daji, a process worker and member of the Gujarati Writer’s Circle.
This black and white film was made for the centenary (1853-1953) of Salts (Saltaire) Ltd. Textile mill and depicts the factory’s employees taking a seaside trip.
This film is part of the Hull Maritime Museum Collection. Made by the Port of Hull and using a commentary, the film gives an overview of the trade and passenger service between Hull and Gothenburg.
This film is a promotional film for the White Fish Authority, part of the Hull Maritime Museum Collection. The film shows the many different aspects of the work of the Authority in Britain and across the World, but focusing on the Industrial Development Unit in Hull.
Made by Debenham & Co., this film features much of the Georgian architecture of Beverley as well as its shipbuilding industry. In addition to a tour of the architectural features of the market town, the film includes a ship launch at the shipyards of Cook, Welton and Gemmell Ltd.
This is a film of the fishing trawler Kingston Beryl H128 in operation in the North Sea, part of the Hull Maritime Museum Collection. It shows the trawler fishing out in the North Sea, along with many other fishing trawlers, and coming in and out of Hull.