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 is a documentary about boats and barges on the River Aire, and those who use them. The film was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The documentary features interviews with many people connected with the river and its canals, from its source to Goole and on to the North Sea.
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.
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.
This is a documentary film promoting the Merchant Navy as a career. It follows the footsteps of a young new recruit, Charlie, as he works on the ferry the Spero, going from Hull to Gothenburg. It's part of the series Working Together, a series which took an in-depth look at a wide variety of occupations.
This is a documentary film exploring the new types of boats and ships that have recently emerged. The film discusses the new methods and materials used in the construction of ships, and new designs, such as the hovercraft. It features the ferry the Spiro.
This documentary follows the Hull trawler 'Scottish' fishing near Bear Island in the Barents Sea. The trawler crew are shown leaving home, hauling in the catch and processing the fish, including extracting the liver oil from the cod. The catch is unloaded in Hull and the fish and oil are transported to their destinations. The cod liver oil is shown being bottled in the SouthSeas factory and given to small children in a nursery.
This film is an educational film on the use of life rafts, part of the Hull Maritime Museum Collection. The film shows the manufacture and demonstrations of the use of the life rafts in various settings.
A film from the Ibberson family collection documenting the export trade and sale of Sheffield steel goods, from their family business.
This film shows men working on St. Andrew's Fish Dock in Hull and the methods of their work. It provides an interesting look at this side of the fishing industry in 1962.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This is a documentary made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden which chronicles the places, activities, and life around the Humber estuary. The film includes lengthy intertitles that explain some of the important facts about the areas in which they filmed.
Made in 1977 by members of the Humberside Police, this film is a compilation of places and events in the Humberside area, covering North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. The film includes the building of the Humber Bridge, the Hull Prison riot, the well-known docks of the Humber, a power plant, housing and slum clearance in Hull, Beverley and the surrounding countryside, the fire at Flixborough Power Station, Lindsey Oil Refinery and a caravan park. Additionally, a good portion of the film is made up of aerial footage.
This is a film made by Goole and District Junior Chambers of Commerce to promote Goole as a port for industry. It features the docks as well as Goole town life.
Part of the Freeman collection, this film contains footage from a school trip to a variety of places in Yorkshire taken during the 1950s including Goole Docks, Hull Docks, Beverley, York, The Ouse, Driffield Station, Bridlington Harbour, back to school at Old Hilderthorpe.
This film documents the construction and launch of the boat, the Stirling Ash.
A film made by Roger Hateley, this film documents the entire process of making a wooden horse cart, beginning with the wheels, to the finished article. The carriage is to be used for the annual Hayride, one of the largest processions of horse-drawn vehicles in England.
This is a promotional film for 'Armstrongs' shock absorbers. 'Armstrongs' was a major manufacturer of automotive shock absorbers, employing 24,000 people worldwide, and was based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. The film is led by a presenter who sets about demonstrating the importance of shock absorbers by testing cars that been fitted with worn and brand new shock absorbers.
This is a compilation of four films spanning several years, made by Halifax Cine Club member Ted Warburton. It includes Hollingworth Lake, a trip along the Knottingley and Goole Canal and the Aire and Calder Navigation from Goole to Salterhebble, the Warburton family having a picnic at Semer Water, and a whimsical short film starring Peter Warburton on which came first, the chicken or the egg.
The film starts with a British Board of Film Censors certificate to certify that River Traffic is considered to be suitable for exhibition to all types of audience, ‘U’