This film documents the history of weaving, specifically velvet, by Lister Co. at Manningham Mill in Bradford. It shows the industrial processes connected with design, weaving and finishing of furnishing fabrics. It includes many scenes of the workers at the mill as well as some domestic interiors and suites (which may be of social interest.)
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a long tour he and his wife Grace made of India, Bangkok, Singapore and Ceylon. It shows local people in their everyday lives, as well as many of the sights. It is in two parts.
This film was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a tour he and his wife Grace took with a party of holiday makers visiting the ancient sites Egypt, including Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of a tour he and his wife Grace made of the Islands of the Aegean, with other members of a touring group. The film is in two parts and uses intertitles.
This Needlecraft Exhibition took place in the Grosvenor Hotel which is set to be demolished in 2008 to make way for the New Retail Quarter in the city of Sheffield. The hotel was opened not long before this film was made. All the clothing featured in the film was made by students from the Newfield School, and these students can be seen modelling their finished designs.
This amateur film was made by Kathleen Lockwood and contains footage of the Holme Valley countryside and Holmfirth village. There are also shots of a religious procession and from the set of `Last of the Summer Wine'.
Made by Kathleen Lockwood, this film shows the numerous artists in the town of Holmfirth in Yorkshire. There are many examples of different creative activities such as embroidery, painting and illustration.
This film was produced by members of Leeds Camera Club as a document of the Coronation Celebrations held in Leeds in 1953. The city was covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration, and included in the film is extensive footage of Leeds city centre during this celebration time.
This film was commissioned by the City of York to document the restoration of Fairfax House after it had been acquired by York Civic Trust. It shows in detail the state of the building prior to restoration, the work of restoration, and how it looked on completion when it was opened to the public.
This film features the artwork of acclaimed sculptor Austin Wright and gives a fascinating insight into the methods and inspiration behind some of his most recognizable pieces. The film highlights the evolution of Wright's style as well as his use of different raw materials to produce sculptures which act as analogies to elements in nature and even anatomy that have inspired him and his work. The film also features rare images of the sculptor at work in his back shed creating and arranging various pieces for display.
A tour of the Temple Newsam House, Leeds, led by the then director.
This is a documentary film made by Jack Eley about interesting historical sites in Yorkshire. The soundtrack features an audio commentary against a musical background of a brass band playing various tunes, starting and ending with ‘On Ilkley Moor bar t’at’.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley about the places that invaders of Britain came from in Northern Europe.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley while on a trip of historical sites around the Mediterranean on the way to, and finishing up at, Athens. An audio commentary by Eley explains the history of the places visited.
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 documents the royal wedding of the Earl of Harewood to Miss Marion Stein, with prominent wedding guests including the King and Queen, Princess Margaret, Prince Phillip and Princess Elizabeth. The BBC recorded this event with several cameras, and this reel was the first footage to be seen by the public; however, the later reel (1373, Harewood wedding) features more intimate camera angles and a short exert from the couples honeymoon.
This is a film made and narrated by a member of the Dortmund Schmalfilm Klub, Mannfred, marking the 10th anniversary of the twin partnership between Dortmund and Leeds. The film includes a five day visit to Leeds by 650 citizens from Dortmund.
Made by Leeds-based filmmaker Jack Eley, this is a light-hearted film about a thief whose robbery is foiled by the work on the Rural Constabulary. Harewood House is used as the setting for the film.
This film features the Odeon Cinema in Harrogate. The cinema was opened on the 28th September, 1936 with Gene Gerrard in "Where's Sally." The quintessential 'Odeon' external design involving curved entrance, tall slender Art Deco fin, faience tiles and brick faced auditorium. The film includes footage of the exterior of the cinema as well as its employees posing underneath the advertising marquee.
This is a documentary on the restoration of the 18th century Beningbrough Hall. It shows the Hall and grounds before and after the restoration, and the opening ceremony.
This is a documentary on the restoration of the 18th century Beningbrough Hall. It shows the Hall and grounds before and after the restoration as well as the opening ceremony. It was made alongside film 1803, with some different footage, a different sequence and a slightly different commentary.
Made in 1970, this is a documentary presenting the sites and monuments of York. Included is footage of the Mystery Plays, the historic city walls and bars, market stalls, and scenes in and around the city centre. The film is accompanied by a commentary explaining the historical importance of the sites included in the documentary.
This is a film made by Laurie Chambers that documents various events in Halifax including the Mayor's Charity procession, the demolition of the Palace Theatre, Billy Smart’s Circus, and sledging and skiing on the snow in Shibden Park.
This is a film of Sheffield's High Green Secondary school trip to Edinburgh. It includes footage of all the views on the way there on the train in addition to many of the city's famous landmarks.