Made by members of the Bradford City Police, this film documents the various types of drills performed by the Civil Defence during the Second World War in order to be prepared for enemy attack. The film includes footage of members of the Civil Defence putting out house fires and practicing medical procedures with a mobile first aid unit and ambulance services.
A documentary film taken in Sheffield during the Second World War, this film includes footage of the severe bomb damage suffered by Sheffield during the Blitz as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth tour of the damaged areas. It also shows a military parade civil defence exercises, including using gas masks, a barrage balloon, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), the ARP, and the Home Guard. Additionally there is footage of the Women’s Land Army as they work in the countryside.
This film documents a visit of members of the Canadian Army to Halifax, West Yorkshire during the Second World War. In addition to seeing the town itself, the tour includes Beacon Hill, Ogden Reservoir, and a football match at the Shay.
This film documents parades and memorial days in Sheffield during and after the Second World War including visits from the Duke of Kent and Mrs. Churchill. The film uses intertitles giving further identification and context to the events, and some duplicate footage which can also be found in YFA 3142 Sheffield V.E. Day/Indian Victory Parade Visits Sheffield.
Home movie compilation by Dr H. Brenton Porteous that captures winter scenes in Newcastle and surrounding countryside; biplanes and monoplanes at Woolsington airfield; Beadnell bay and harbour; High Force waterfall on the River Tees, and the building of an air raid shelter at Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, the home of Dr Porteous, and now the site of Whites Hotel. Also included are shots at the wedding of Dr H. B. Porteous (the filmmaker) and Dr Winifred Ormerod in 1926, with good examples of 1920s bridal wear.
An amateur film made in around 1940 of a visit by Herbert Morrison to St James Park to inspect divisions of Civil Defence and Air Raid Precaution personnel and equipment. He is accompanied by Ellen Wilkinson then Member of Parliament for Jarrow as well as one of three Parliamentary Secretaries responsible for air raid shelters and civil defence at of Ministry of Home Security under Herbert Morrison. The film also shows Mary, Princess Royal & Countess of Harewood attending a military parade through Newcastle.
This amateur film records the commemorative Victory Parade that took place in central Newcastle upon Tyne on 8th June 1946. The parade includes men and women in the Royal Air Force, Army and Navy, auxiliary forces, voluntary and civil defence services (for instance, the Land Army), and North East industries, along with the Allied and Commonwealth forces in World War Two. Civilian representatives and floats also celebrate the role of The People's Theatre, Reyrolle, and the coal industry (soon to be nationalised), as well as military and North East history. A firework display closes out the day. The film was a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
Michael Gough presents a history of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) as the cine club celebrates its 50th anniversary, illustrated with documentary footage and extracts from their numerous productions, from the foundation of the club in 1927 to 1977.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of various events of relevance to him taking place during 1951. The film records a family trip to the beach at Whitley Bay and views of terraced streets both in Wallsend and Batley in West Yorkshire where children are filmed playing in empty plots possibly the result of World War Two bomb damage. Nurses pose with children at a hospital near Morpeth and a boy takes a bike ride near Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The film ends with crowds looking over two Royal Navy ships moored along the Newcastle Quayside.