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.
A professionally made film, this film takes on the subject of stiletto heels and linoleum. The film was made for the Dundee Linoleum Company.
This is a BBC North documentary on the Whitby Gazette. Accompanied by a light-hearted commentary, the film provides a profile of the paper and of those on making it, stressing its local character.
This is a promotional film made to encourage new businesses, especially those based in London and other southern cities, to set up headquarters in Harrogate. The film is told through the story of a businessman and his wife who are looking to relocate from London. They have come to visit Harrogate to see if it meets their standards, and in doing so, tour around many of the local attractions and businesses.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
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 is a film made by Kodak to advertise their new 16mm film stocks. The first advert is for Kodachrome. Manufactured from 1935-2009, Kodachrome was the first successfully mass-marketed colour film beating out its predecessors such as Dufaycolor and Kodacolor. The film includes intertitles which explain the advantages of the new colour stock, and the titles are intercut with brief picturesque and colourful scenes. The second advert is for its duplicate positive black and white processing.
This is a documentary on the work of the Gazette and Herald, based in Malton and covering Ryedale. The film was made by Yorvid Productions as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The Gazette & Herald is a paid-for traditional weekly broadsheet newspaper, published on Thursdays, containing local news and features on farming through to leisure. It was born in 1954 when the Yorkshire Herald merged with the Yorkshire Gazette. The documentary features the village of Gillamoor, the Pickering Carnival, the Ryedale Show and the Malton Racing Association Stables Open Day.
The following reel consists of a series of adverts for Weekend candies from 1957-1973.
Toffee Crisp chocolate bars were first produced in 1963. The bars were originally made by Mackintosh's at their Halifax factory. The following reel consists of a series of adverts for this product which ran during the year of its launch.
The followng reel is made up of 35 adverts for Toffo from 1958-1968.
The original four-finger version of the bar was developed after a worker at the Rowntree's factory, York put a suggestion in the recommendation box for a snack that a "man could have in his lunch box for work". The product was launched in September 1935 in the UK as Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp, and the later two-finger version was launched on May 15, 1936. Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp was renamed Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp in 1937, and after World War II just Kit Kat. The following advertizements ran from 1971-1973 and include the slogan, "Have a break… have a Kit Kat."
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield. In this dramatization, the famous inventor, Michael Faraday, has come back to life and is given a tour of the works, highlighting the production process at the Brook Motor plant.
This is a short advertisement for Melbourne beer and includes a humorous commentary.
This film is a BBC Nationwide news item about the success of Rowntree Mackintosh following the company merger in 1969.
This documentary film examines the entire process of creating a television advert, from the initial script to its presentation on screen. The film focuses on an advert for the new Rowntree's product "Today," a dark and milk chocolate assortment, and shows all those involved in the advertising process as well as the final advert.
This reel consists of a number of advertisements for Quality Street Chocolates from 1955-1956. The product was launched in 1936 by Halifax confectioner Mackintosh and has become an extremely popular Christmas purchase. These advertisements include "The Mayor" and "Miss" as well as the later Quality Street Gang. Unlike some of its other products, the slogan for Quality Street had changed with each ad campaign.
A promotional film for IZAL disinfectant products, this film centres on a traditional family and the everyday battle against germs and bacteria. The film employs a narrator who discusses the necessity of effective cleaning products and proper sterilisation to ensure that we lead a healthy life.
This reel consists of a series of adverts for discontinued lines from the Rowntree colletion:
Beech nut chewing gum
Rowntrees Instant Coffee
Pop (5 flavours)
Sunchoc chocolate drink
This film was made by Yorkshire Television as a promotion on behalf of the Yorkshire Post. The commentary gives a history of the newspaper, and an outline of the various editions and coverage of the newspaper group. It also shows in detail the move into new premises in 1970 and the new machinery and processes that were introduced at that time.
This film documents the Burton Suit Factory in 1950 including aspects of the factory itself and the facilities and advancements in order to ensure employee well being while producing a quality made product. This is currently the earliest factory film of the Burton Collection and features more hand sewing and less machinery. Additionally, it documents the newest technology for testing the durability of the cloth used for the Burton suits.
This film, part of the larger Ideals of Industry, was made in order to advertise the welfare facilities and services available to the employees of the Burton factory.
This film was made in order to show the manufacturing of a suit from the very start until the satisfied customer takes it home with him at the end of the journey. These suits are made in a combination of hand stitching and mass production, but made to order and specifically fit each individual customer.
This uses much of the same material as The Road to Fashion, however, it is specifically made to advertise Jackson the Tailor. There are a few scenes and sequences which are different and will be noted. For other specifics, please see entry for The Road To Fashion.