Made by the Empire Marketing Board for Wormald and Walker Blanket Mills, this film documents the entire process of making woollen blankets at a mill in Dewsbury.
This is a film made by Charles Chislett film commissioned by the Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham. With the use of intertitles, it shows the whole process of steelmaking at the Rotherham works, from the excavation of iron ore to the distribution of steel coil.
This film documents the building of the Humber Bridge from its beginnings and through various stages of construction. The film includes the opening ceremonies and the disaster that befell construction in March, 1980.
As part of the Sharp collection this film shows various branches of Sharp's Linoleum shops including one in Halifax. There are some excellent shots of streets, cars and fashions of the time. The second part of the film shows a staff Christmas party held at the Great Northern Victoria Hotel in Bradford.
This is a film of the Calder & Hebble Canal during the winter of 1947. There is footage of the canal frozen as well as extreme flooding which occurred after the thaw. Barges, some horse-drawn, are try to make their way along the frozen canal using various means, such as men breaking the ice with poles from the edge of a barge and by rocking a barge from side to side. The canal has flood-damaged banks and locks, and a factory area is flooded.
This film is part of the Hull Maritime Museum Collection. Made by the Port of Hull and using a commentary, the film gives an overview of the trade and passenger service between Hull and Gothenburg.
Made by Debenham & Co., this film features much of the Georgian architecture of Beverley as well as its shipbuilding industry. In addition to a tour of the architectural features of the market town, the film includes a ship launch at the shipyards of Cook, Welton and Gemmell Ltd.
This is a film of the fishing trawler Kingston Beryl H128 in operation in the North Sea, part of the Hull Maritime Museum Collection. It shows the trawler fishing out in the North Sea, along with many other fishing trawlers, and coming in and out of Hull.
This is a documentary film promoting the Merchant Navy as a career. It follows the footsteps of a young new recruit, Charlie, as he works on the ferry the Spero, going from Hull to Gothenburg. It's part of the series Working Together, a series which took an in-depth look at a wide variety of occupations.
This is a documentary film exploring the new types of boats and ships that have recently emerged. The film discusses the new methods and materials used in the construction of ships, and new designs, such as the hovercraft. It features the ferry the Spiro.
This documentary follows the Hull trawler 'Scottish' fishing near Bear Island in the Barents Sea. The trawler crew are shown leaving home, hauling in the catch and processing the fish, including extracting the liver oil from the cod. The catch is unloaded in Hull and the fish and oil are transported to their destinations. The cod liver oil is shown being bottled in the SouthSeas factory and given to small children in a nursery.
This film is an educational film on the use of life rafts, part of the Hull Maritime Museum Collection. The film shows the manufacture and demonstrations of the use of the life rafts in various settings.
This film shows men working on St. Andrew's Fish Dock in Hull and the methods of their work. It provides an interesting look at this side of the fishing industry in 1962.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film about the experimentation of a better system to transport men and material within coal pits. The film contains extensive footage of the miners and machinery used in the pits.
This film, made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, captures the fishing activities at Port Patrick, Scotland. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This film shows the Huwood Hudswell 100hp diesel mines locomotive and modernisation of Moor Green Colliery in Nottinghamshire. The film was produced for Big Six Film Unit.
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 film documents the construction and launch of the boat, the Stirling Ash.
A film made by Roger Hateley, this film documents the entire process of making a wooden horse cart, beginning with the wheels, to the finished article. The carriage is to be used for the annual Hayride, one of the largest processions of horse-drawn vehicles in England.
Made by local historian Ronald Fairfax, this film provides a history of Sheffield specifically with an emphasis on the steel industry. The film utilizes archive film to illustrate the commentary and includes extensive footage from Frank Mottershaw's 'The Life and Times of Charles Peace', and exceptional film of when there was a bus driver's strike in Sheffield in 1959.
This is a film made by Sheffield Transport Department to promote their bus service. It presents a history of the bus and tram service in Sheffield in photographs, contemporary legislation and regulations relating to running a transport service, people working for the Transport Department, various bus services and industry in Sheffield.
This is a film made by Rowntree’s employee Ken Clough about the workings of the railway at the Rowntree Mackintosh factory in York. It focuses on the use of the railway to transport raw materials and finished products. The film shows the shunting of wagons around the factory yard and the last train to ever leave on 13th March, 1987, marking the cessation of freight traffic from the factory.
This is documentary film on the building of the P & O liner ‘Oriana’ at Vickers Armstrong, Barrow in Furness. It also shows the production of parts at the steelworks at Scunthorpe, Rotherham and Stocksbridge. The film was made by the United Steel Companies, a steelmaking, engineering, coal mining and coal by-product group based in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
This is a film of the Cass Family, in Selby, including the family at home and on holiday in Scarborough, various motoring events, and the launching of ships from Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders.