On 15th October, 1926, Edward, Prince of Wales, visited Halifax for the ceremonial opening of Shibden Park. Included is footage of a military inspection, opening of the park, tour past the Piece Hall, and breaking ground to plant a tree in honour of the special occasion.
This film deals with the issue of race relations and the immigrant community in Huddersfield, specifically in terms of education. It was filmed shortly after the famous "Rivers of Blood" speech given by Enoch Powell which addressed the rise in immigration during this time period.
A film that shows 'Holidays at Home' in Lister Park, Bradford and school plays and a pageant at Frizinghall Primary School.
This film is part of the Sharp Collection and contains footage from the opening of St Andrew's British Restaurant, a community restaurant in Bradford, by Alderman Semper. Various local dignitaries can be seen arriving and lunching at the restaurant with their wives. There are some excellent examples of forties fashion for women.
This film contains footage of a Thanksgiving service held in Bradford Moor Park on Sunday, 26th August, 1945. The service was attended by Alderman C. Barnett, the Lord Mayor of Bradford.
Taken over a period of time during World War II, this film documents various civic engagements for the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett. There are parades and a show put on by the Canadian Navy at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
A film showing a 'Salute the Soldier' week in Bradford taken by an amateur filmmaker during the war. The aim of 'Salute the Soldier' week was to raise funds for the war effort. Activities included military parades from members of the war agencies, and sporting performances.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage from a V.E. Day Civic Service in Bradford which was filmed by an amateur filmmaker who captured many similar events that took place throughout the war. The film follows the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett, as he attends a parade, a bicycle race and a children's party.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage of Alderman Stringer receiving the Freedom of Bradford. It starts with him and his family and includes shots from inside Bradford Town Hall.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of amateur footage of a dance at the Eccleshill Mechanics Institute, Bradford. As well as the dance the film shows a greyhound race and a Girl Guide pageant.
This film consists of two separate parts, the first of which shows street cleaning, rubbish collection, and refuse disposal in Bradford. The second part of the film features the Bradford’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of footage from an event that takes place in Bradford to celebrate the confirming of privileges to Field Marshal Lord Milne.
This film documents the welcoming of Ernest Bevin by the newly appointed Mayor, Cecil Barnett in 1945.
This film commemorates the 700th anniversary of Bradford Market. It shows the Market during the celebrations, shoppers, and market stalls. A group of dignitaries accompany the Mayor and Mayoress as they tour the Market. After which, they gather together for dinner and speeches.
This film contains footage from part one of a chronicle of the activities of Alderman Cecil Barnett, the Lord Mayor of Bradford. The film was taken between 1944 and 1945 and includes footage of Holidays at Home events and a gymkhana at Odsal stadium.
This film follows the activities of Lord Mayor of Bradford, Alderman Cecil Barnett, between 1944 and 1945. It includes views of Churchill visiting Bradford and wartime agricultural activities.
This film features a Lord Mayor's Parade in Bradford which took place on 13th November, 1938.
This film is from the Leeds City Libraries collection and captures events from the 1929 Leeds general election. There are many shots of the various candidates and the winner, as well as footage of the town centre and a small plane flying over the countryside.
This film is part of the Leeds City Libraries collection and shows the candidates for the General Election campaigning and trying to win over voters.
Part of the Leeds City Libraries collection, this is a film about the memorial in Hunslett Lane, Leeds. The Opening intertitle informs us that the memorial was made in part from the remains of Brooke Hall.
Made by CHAS. R.H. Pickard & Son of Leeds, this film documents the royal visit and opening of the Civic Hall by King George V on 23rd August, 1933.
This film documents the visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Leeds in the summer of 1949. Huge crowds came out to greet the Royal Couple during their visit to Roundhay Park and the Civic Hall.
This newsreel documents Field Marshall Montgomery as he receives the Freedom of Wakefield in 1947.
This film is from the Wakefield Museum Collection and shows several Mayors from Yorkshire taking part in a marbles championship.
This film is part of the Wakefield Museum Collection and comprises footage from a council meeting in Castleford which results in the appointment of a new Mayor.