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.
Taken by an amateur filmmaker, this film captures Bradford V.J. Celebrations in August 1945. The film includes footage of people dancing and celebrating in the streets of Bradford as well as military processions.
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.
Made by an amateur in Bradford, this film captures some of the V.E. Day celebrations in the centre of Bradford on 8th May, 1945. The film includes footage of people in the streets of Bradford, near the town hall, dancing in celebration to mark the end of the Second World War.
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.
A film that captures the people and events of Holme Valley throughout Second World War, this film shows some of the activities that took place such as War Weapons Weeks, a Royal Visit, a student nature walk, and a Victory bonfire.
From the Hainsworth collection, this film contains footage from a `Wings for Victory' march and a War Weapons Week.
This amateur film is a record of some of the celebrations that took place in Pontefract on V.E. Day, 1945.
This film captures a huge dramatised pageant which took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds in 1946 involving various enactments of historical events.
This amateur film made by a Wakefield-based businessman shows short scenes of the VE Day celebrations which took place in Wakefield city centre at the end of the Second World War. The film includes military and civilians celebrating as well as a huge bonfire at the end of the night.
This film documents various physical education and training exercises carried out by the Air Training Corps Cadets during the Second World War. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify people and events including the opening of squadron headquarters, inspections, and a Wings for Victory week in 1943.
This film is an amateur documentation that captures a Yorkshire family over a period of two years during World War Two. The film shows family outings, home life and other significant events during the war, and also perfectly demonstrates how normal life could be. One of the main events shown in this film is the Pudsey carnival.
This is a film of Remembrance Day 1947 in the small village of Clayton, near Bradford. It shows the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph and a parade through the village.
An amateur film set in Clayton, West Yorkshire that shows Whit Monday events and parades, (possibly more than one) that take place around the village, a Children's Gala in the summer and a boy being fitted for a gas mask aaround the time of the Munich crisis in September 1938.
This brief film shows three girls on a wall, one sitting and two standing, in front of some terraced houses displaying Union Jacks in Clayton, near Bradford, around the time of the VE Day celebrations in 1945.
This film documents the farewell ceremonies of the Civil Defence in Halifax in 1945 at the end of WWII filmed by the Halifax Cine Club.
This film documents the victory day parades in Halifax city centre as well as the Thanksgiving Sunday victory procession.
This is a film taken in December, 1944 by the Halifax Cine Club of the Stand Down of the local Home Guard towards the end of the Second World War.
This film documents a Second World War 'Wings for Victory Week' in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. These events were held throughout Britain to help raise money for the War Effort. This event specifically was to help buy aircraft for the RAF. This film is unusual as it has a long sequence where people dressed in Victorian costume perform a waltz to a large crowd.
Made by Debenham & Co., Beverley, this film documents a War Weapons Week held in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The celebrations were held in order to raise funds during the Second World War and include footage of the town celebrating as they reached their funding goal followed by a boxing match.
This film documents salute the soldier week in Keighley, May 1944. The film features various community activities such as military parades, speeches, sports events, Scottish dancing, an open air service, school gymnastics, and a formal dance all in the aid of raising money for the armed forces.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents the first electric tram to arrive in Elland, part of the Huddersfield transport which was extended from Birchencliffe to Elland in 1914.
This film is from the Cyril Higginson collection and contains scenes from a fundraising week that was held in Keighley, in West Yorkshire, in 1942 in order to raise funds to acquire a ship which has been adopted by Keighley. There are shots of the Mayor, Mayoress and other dignitaries making speeches, military and children's parades, people marking money raised, appeal for national savings certificates, and good footage of people watching newsreels and cartoons on mobile cinema screens.