This is a series of films featuring four Rugby League and Union games: a fundraising match between Combined Services Rugby League and Rugby Union, 1941, a fundraising match between Yorkshire Services and Northern Command, early 1940s, England v Wales, 1939, and the Challenge Cup Final between Bradford Northern and Wigan, 1944.
The following is an amateur film of 'Holidays at Home' week in Bradford. These popular events were held throughout the country as wartime rationing of products such as petrol meant people were unable to visit the coastal holiday destinations that were so popular before the outbreak of war.
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 fictional story performed by a class of school children at Foxhill Junior School in Queensbury, Bradford, in 1957. Performed outside, the play involves a group of children who capture two bank robbers.
This is a comedy film about two husbands who cheat on their wives by pretending that they have been called up for military training. The film stars Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who appeared in the Winky films. It was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
This film captures a huge dramatised pageant which took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds in 1946 involving various enactments of historical events.
This film was made by a Wakefield-based business man and is part of the Wilkinson Collection. It contains footage of a procession that took place in the town in 1945. There are shots of many of the town's buildings as well as the floats and the procession as it makes its way down a main street.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order:
Civil Defence Exercise
Halifax Town in Training and Match Day
Odsal, Bradford Cup Replay - Halifax v. Warrington
Eric Portman Opens New Shops
The Last Show at the Palace Theatre
Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
The Halifax Show in Shibden Park
Halifax Civil Procession
Another Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1985-86 including a carnival, police open day, an industrial museum, Skye Run, canoes, and the new police station.
Brothers and Sisters is a 96 minute fiction feature. A mystery with a decidedly feminist angle, it implicates not just one man but a wider masculine mentality in the murder of a prostitute as it examines the interconnected lives of she and her sister and a liberal man and his conservative brother.
This is an Eric Hall film of the touring Festival of Britain when it went to Leeds. The festivities feature RAF airplanes, a tank, and a fun fair on Woodhouse Moor.
This is a compilation of several short films from the Eric Hall Collection.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a short fiction film about two boys who discover a box full of jewellery and help apprehend the villain by informing a policeman. The film is accompanies by a musical soundtrack.
This film documents the West Riding Constabularies annual boxing tournament held at Drill Hall, Wakefield, in 1939. The film consists of three separate boxing matches, which include a juniors contest, followed by middleweight and heavyweight bouts. Towards the end of the film there are also interesting scenes backstage, which capture prominent regional fighters preparing for their own contests.
This film is a comprehensive documentation of the police operations in Leeds on significant football match days featuring Leeds United football club in 1979. The film chronicles the strategies employed by police as they escort supporters to and from Elland Road Stadium, and the on-going enforcement inside the stadium. There are also brief snippets from the football match between Leeds United and Ipswich Town on 7th April.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of a Rolling Stones concert in Roundhay Park in July, 1982. The film focuses on the spectators and some of the behind-the-scenes activities.
This film, made by the West Riding Constabulary film unit, documents a courtesy rally in Dewsbury, 1953. The film initially captures the road rally, which involves a checkpoint time trial through Dewsbury. The final segment then shows vehicle and drivers tests, which include braking tests, manoeuvrability tests, and parking tests.
This film captures a police day in Roundhay Park, Leeds, which involved a host of activities for members of the public, some of which included tents with interactive displays, police demonstrations and a cavalry show.
This film documents an annual police sports day and gymkhana at Wakefield, 1939, and captures the athletic events and a trained police horse display. The sports day took place at College Grove which is now Wakefield Sports Club.
This documentary film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and looks back at the history of Bradford City Football Club before and during the war. There are shots of some of the former team members, as well as archive footage of the football team and trips that they made to Bournemouth and Chester.
This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and is from the Yeadon Air Show that was held in 1962. There are shots of many different types of airplanes as well as shots of the traffic and pedestrians attending the show.
This is a film of several places and events in Yorkshire in 1976, including Fountains Abbey, Doncaster Horse Pageant, Ingleton, a tulip parade in Keighley and the Sheffield Lord Mayor's Parade. There is also film of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Parade in London in 1977.
Filmed in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, this film features a Home Guard Rally and gymkhana which took place at Central Vale Park during the Second World War. The events include a performance featuring historical battles from different time periods as well as athletic races.
This film was made by Halifax Cine Club to commemorate the town by providing an overview of its history, industry, landmarks, local services and sporting and cultural life. Among that which is highlighted are Crossley carpets, the Mackintosh factory, Shibden Park, schools, the library, and recent immigrants. The film originally premiered on 31st May, 1972 at the Halifax Civic Theatre. It was later shown to audiences at the former Alexandra Hall.
This is a film showing two Army Challenge Cup Rugby Union Finals, both between the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and the 1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borders Regiment. The first one, in 1960, is played in Berlin. There is also a hospital’s rugby final at Richmond between London Hospital and St Thomas’s. The match was attended by Prince Philip.