This film is comprised of many different events including cricket and football matches, family leisure scenes, the modern new estate of Sunnymede, and a children’s sports day all set in Scissett. Scissett is a village in West Yorkshire which was built around the wool and coal industries.
This film includes footage of the Pool Fire Brigade and the Mill's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Made with the purpose of encouraging prospective employees to apply for work at the Crossley Carpets factory in Halifax, this film includes a tour of the works and glimpses of the various jobs that the workers might do.
UK tuna fishing began in 1929, and much of the early fishing occurred off the coast of Scarborough, Whitby, and Flamborough. It attracted many sport and commercial fishermen catching record numbers of fish. This film documents a sport fishing expedition and the catch of the day.
This film features two Young Farmers Rallies in the 1940s in North Yorkshire. There are various agricultural competitions which take place as well as sporting events for members of the club. Title cards for the Northallerton rally have been filmed in colour while the rest of the footage is in black and white.
Commissioned by Sheffield Water Undertaking, this film tells the story of how water is supplied to Sheffield and warns of the importance not to waste water. It shows some of the local reservoirs, pumping stations and treatment works, as well as the Sheffield Water Undertaking sports ground at Crookes.
This is one of several films made by John Turner, a young filmmaker who captured life in Hull after the Second World War during a time of great social change. The film includes footage of the terraced housing of Hull which was badly damaged by the wartime bombing, and many times children can be seen playing on these derelict sites. The film also includes scenes of a church procession, a hunting party in Driffield, teenagers in Pearson Park, and people shopping in Hull city centre.
The film includes shots of barrel making and scenes of work on an industrial chimney in Leeds.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This is a short advertisement for Melbourne beer and includes a humorous commentary.
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.
From the Jowett Car Club collection, this film chronicles the track race known as the Harewood Hill Climb near Leeds involving Jowett Automobiles as well as other cars makes such as the Mini. Jowett cars were first built in 1906 by a small engineering firm based in Bradford owned by brothers William and Benjamin Jowett, in 1954 production stopped but these classic cars have not disappeared as they have been entered in both national and international car rallies and events.
This film contains footage of the Jowett 1952 prototype of Model CD on a driving trial in the Swiss Alps. Filmed in Switzerland, this is a record of a proving test run of the prototype CD model built by Jowett Cars Ltd at Idle in Bradford, 1952. For this trip over the Alpine mountains, the CD was converted to left-hand drive.
A film from the Jowett Car Club collection that chronicles the club's annual rally of Jowett Automobiles including famous models such as 'Jupiter' and 'Spirit'. The cars were first built in 1906 by a small engineering firm based in Bradford owned by brothers William and Benjamin Jowett. In 1954 production stopped, but these classic cars have not disappeared, as they have been entered in both national and international car rallies such as this Dutch Tulip Rally.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1984 including a Fun Run, German Band, Shibden Park, and a Swimathon.
This film is a series of short newsreel type features on local events in Pickering between 1972 and 1975. Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
This film gives an overview of British Locomotive manufacturing, production methods, equipment, variety of products, their uses, and the important of export. Produced by Furneaux-Webber.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this documentary features Labour politician Roy Hattersley as he revisits his native home of Sheffield. Hattersley takes us on a journey of the city, recounting aspects of his life there as a child, working at Daniel Doncaster and Sons, supporting Sheffield Wednesday, watching cricket at Brammal Lane, and as a councillor, with particular reference to Parkhill flats.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as a gymkhana and sheep herding competition.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included is footage of livestock competitions as well as different sporting events which have been organized for the families in attendance.
This film captures scenes from the Bingley Motor Gymkhana. It includes footage of men riding motor bikes around an obstacle course as well as the other festivities and crowds which accompanied this event.
This footage was shot between 1929 and 1937 and shows the process of acquiring wood from around the globe and transforming it into material to make a Waddington's piano. The Waddington's Piano Factory was located on Seamer Road, in Scarborough and operated until the late 1930s. This footage was probably taken in the early 1930s and is likely to have been a "promotional" film. This film also includes a mixture of short scenes from badminton matches, men at work in the fields, and very rough, high seas.
A film of the first Rowntrees Sports day after the end of the Second World War, showing all the events, and naming the winners, who often pose for the camera. It is accompanied by a humorous commentary.
.Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film documents the events which took place during the Great Yorkshire Show. The film includes footage of much of the livestock which is entered into competitions during this annual agricultural show.
This is a film from the Alan Neal collection of films of Scarborough, which show many of its most popular places from the late 1960s, as well as providing a glimpse into everyday life and visitors enjoying the attractions. It includes fish being unloaded and auctioned in the fish market, a wrestling match, and Peasholm Park.