This is a story book film with animation made by Jack Eley. It features his daughter Susan who dreams of a fairy who conjures up animated stories.
This is a humorous film made by the women members of Leeds Cine Club. This film gives an example of what life would be like had they traded domestic roles with their husbands.
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.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
This is a film of Leeds Children's Day, beginning with a procession through Leeds led by the Gala Queen, and finishing at Roundhay Park. In Roundhay Park there is a baby competition, a children's fancy dress competition, track events, country dancing and a fair.
Fiction feature about a naïve girl who applies romance-novel conventions to her real life with unfortunate results.
A film made by local filmmaker Ernest Taylor, of a Mediterranean Cruise including Mary Clare, Gracie Fields, and June Whitfield.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
This film features footage of the Carnival King and Queen, procession floats, and people in fancy dress. This film also features footage which can be found in Stanley and District Hospital Carnival. It is likely that these two films are pieces of the final film made by Atkins and screened at the Stanley Picture House.
This film documents a carnival procession featuring floats and carthorses, a brass band, and children's races. It was filmed by W.S. Atkins for Stanley Picture House Co. Ltd.
This film contains footage of an Asian event which is held in St. George's Hall in Bradford. There is a mixture of Indian dancing, singing and music.
The film depicts the Sikh Temple in Bradford in 1972. Men, women and children have a meal in a hall, read books and attend a ceremony.
This is a film made by Derrick Walton’s two children, Gillian and Adrian, presumably with Derrick behind the camera. Gillian’s film shows her reflecting, both literally and metaphorically, whilst Adrian recounts aspects of a typical day.
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.