This film documents the laying the foundation stone for the Methodist Sunday school. This was an extension of the existing Methodist Chapel. The Whiteley family made a donation for its construction.
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 is a film which chronicles the restoration of All Saints Church in the small North Yorkshire village of Sherburn-in-Elmet. The church has been damaged by an infestation of death watch beetles which have destroyed some of the vital beams.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
Made by Lucy Fairbank, this film contains footage of the Colne Valley area near Huddersfield. It captures the landscape and local activities throughout the seasons of the late 1950s and includes extensive footage of the buildings, towns, countryside and residents.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a documentary about Heptonstall village. The accompanying commentary explains the village's history and architecture. The film also features local wood turner, Alan, at work.
This film is one of several from the Parkin collection. It depicts family activities in the countryside on their visit to Castleford, a trip to the seaside and a birthday party.