This documentary is a promotional film that profiles the Newton Chambers Factory, based in the Thorncliffe Valley near Sheffield. It closed down in the early 1970s but was an important manufacturing works that was involved in producing ironwork such as tanks, gas holders, and even domestic range ovens. It also had a large chemical output often used as a base for disinfectant products. Through a combination of voiceover and footage that captures life at the factory, the film tells the story of Newton Chambers history to present day 1953, and how it was at the heart of the community employing most of the people from the surrounding area.
This film is a dramatisation of a young lady who goes through the application process, secures a job at the factory, and then proceeds to work her way through the training school lessons and exercises teaching new workers the proper way to work in sewing and needlepoint.
This film documents the different ways to properly fit a man's suit according to specific body types.
This film is a updated remake of the 1962 training film by Burton Tailoring and is designed to teach new employees the proper way to use their sewing machines. This film adheres very closely to the original, using the same instructor, and updates a few points and title cards.
Opening titles - Basick Machine Training Day One
Machine Control, Correct Handling, and Machine Maintenance
This is a film made by Goole and District Junior Chambers of Commerce to promote Goole as a port for industry. It features the docks as well as Goole town life.
Fred Williams was part of the ambulance crew of Honley that created an educational film in 1972. At that time, the ambulances were quite basic, much like bread vans. With the suspension of the vehicles being as they were, the ease of the journey would depend on the driver’s knowledge of the roads and their skills as a driver. The crew put together the film in their own time, and the film was designed to show the correct medical techniques to use. The film shows the accidents people encounter on a camp site and the skills the ambulance staff use to help them. This film was captured on two reels of 8mm film and was sectioned in two parts by the filmmaker Fred Williams.
This is a film made by W G Gregory for the Education Committee of the City of Sheffield to help young adults choose a career by providing information on all the courses that are available. The film covers a huge range of skilled occupations taught at technical colleges and provides a wealth of examples of the activities on offer in classes for those leaving school as well as adults. Throughout the film intertitles provide information, prompt the viewer with questions, and give advice.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this film documents some of the building works which took place at the college.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and includes footage from the construction of a college extension.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and looks at several business courses that are provided by the Manpower Services Commission for people who want to set up their own businesses. There are interview with some of the course developers as well as some of the people who went on the courses.
This is a Ministry of Information Film held as part of the collection of films of Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. The film was made to encourage schoolboys to take up apprenticeships in building trades towards the close of the Second World War.
This is a promotional documentary on the steelworks of Samuel Fox & Co at Stocksbridge, part of United Steel Companies Ltd.. It gives an in depth view of the workings of the factory, leisure activities of the employees and its relation to Stocksbridge, showing and naming some of the key workers at that time. The United Steel Companies were a steelmaking, engineering, coal mining and coal by-product group based in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
This educational film explores the history and development of Saltaire, the Victorian model town established by Titus Salt in 1851. The film follows Melanie Hall and Nancy Brearley as they walk around the village and learn about its sights.
A short film by the ICI Billingham Film Unit promoting the opening of an apprentices' training school in the grounds of the ICI Billingham works on 6 December 1957.
ICI Billingham Film Unit cine magazine of April 1947 that features four items: highlights of a Northern League soccer match between winners Billingham Synthonia Football Club, playing at home, and opponents, Shildon: the first Billingham dog show organised by the reformed Canine Section; presentation of long service awards to veterans at the Synthonia Club; and apprentices train in the Engineering Training Centre, opened in the summer 1946.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees TV current affairs programme Briefing about the Jewish community in Newcastle, also broadcast as part of Tyne Tees Television's "About Britain" series. Subjects covered include celebrations for the annual festival of Purim, traditional food, education and study, and the dwindling Jewish population in Newcastle and Gateshead.
A documentary drama produced by Brunner Lloyd Productions for the National Savings Committee (a quasi-government agency) that depicts social mobility in the North East. The story follows a ship yard worker's dreams of putting to sea in a ship he has helped build, but finds his savings better spent on helping his son through merchant naval college. The film features footage of the ocean-going liner, Ocean Monarch, built on Tyneside by Vickers Armstrong in 1951.
Incomplete Tyne Tees Television autobiographical documentary by George Scott, British author, television commentator, broadcaster, journalist and Liberal Party politician, born and raised in Middlesbrough. Scott guides us around the town and industries of Middlesbrough recalling his childhood memories and working life, and also explaining his move into politics. This programme was an edition of the series World of My Own, broadcast on 5 June, 1969.
Sponsored film produced for the Washington Development Corporation by Turners Film Productions. Washington was designated a ‘New Town’ in 1964 and expanded dramatically to house overspill population from surrounding cities. This film describes the planning background and development achieved in the first 7 years of constructing Washington’s new self-sufficient "villages," industrial estates, road communications, social amenities and its town centre. The legacy of the coal industry and derelict colliery sites also feature in some scenes. John Edmunds provides the voice over.
A celebration of the potential for business growth in Sunderland with its attractions of housing, schools, cultural facilities and beauty spots, linked with a celebration of Sunderland Football Club winning the Football Association Cup in 1973.
Educational film produced as part of the Ministry of Education Visual Unit on Local Studies by Basic Films in October 1945, and released in 1949. The film describes how a group of school children in Bishop Auckland become interested in local studies, and follows their progress as they plan, organize, and begin their studies of the locality, co-ordinating the results of their work in an exhibition of maps, models, graphs, records, charts, diagrams, plans and photographs. The film includes casting in steel at Wilson’s Forge, panoramic views of the rural landscape from Brusselton Hill, south of Bishop Auckland, footage of activities at Grange Hill Farm, and of parts of the Roman fort at Binchester.
This (unfinished) film is believed to be by a former student of Bede College, Durham, on the course run by David Williams, a Senior Lecturer in Film and Television. Local school children learn about the shipbuilding industry. Work in the engineering and carpentry workshops and at the Sunderland shipyards are intercut with classroom scenes and ship model testing (of the S.S. Oriana) in a glass test tank, possibly at the South Shields Marine College.
Sponsored film by Turners Film Productions for the Washington Development Corporation (WDC) that highlights the design, benefits, and regeneration opportunities of the New Town development of Washington. Includes interviews with residents, an ex-coal miner's reminiscence of Washington's former mining industry, and Princess Anne opening "The Galleries" shopping centre.