This film deals with the issue of race relations and the immigrant community in Huddersfield, specifically in terms of education. It was filmed shortly after the famous "Rivers of Blood" speech given by Enoch Powell which addressed the rise in immigration during this time period.
This film is part of the Sharp Collection and contains footage from the opening of St Andrew's British Restaurant, a community restaurant in Bradford, by Alderman Semper. Various local dignitaries can be seen arriving and lunching at the restaurant with their wives. There are some excellent examples of forties fashion for women.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of amateur footage of a dance at the Eccleshill Mechanics Institute, Bradford. As well as the dance the film shows a greyhound race and a Girl Guide pageant.
This film contains footage from part one of a chronicle of the activities of Alderman Cecil Barnett, the Lord Mayor of Bradford. The film was taken between 1944 and 1945 and includes footage of Holidays at Home events and a gymkhana at Odsal stadium.
This film is from the Wakefield Museum Collection and shows several Mayors from Yorkshire taking part in a marbles championship.
'Home Grown' is a film about life-style, personal choice and principles. Set in the fields of Brickyard Farm, Ackworth, West Yorkshire, Home Grown tells the story of an organic farmer John Brook who forms an unusual attachment with eco-activists. Home Grown is shot at the third annual Northern Green Gathering and captures the spirit and hope of a growing contemporary culture of grass roots activism.
Filmed around the Wakefield area in 1991, Bands and Banners follows miners who joined musical bands or created banners in support of their colliery during the Miners’ Strike.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1986 including skiing at the Skye Slope, rugby final, scouts, Civil war re-enactment, and a high school marching band contest.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1987 including a visit by the Prince of Wales, the bus station building, a protest, and medieval jousting.
Documentary about the attitudes toward, and situation of, male homosexuals in the UK after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which in part legalized private homosexual relationships between two adult men.
Made by the Mercury Movie Makers, this film provides an insight into the many aspects of work of the Parks Department of Leeds Leisure Services.
Part of the Wainwright collection, this is a family film of a Liberal Party summer fair. It includes Boy's Brigade bands and donkey rides at The Heath in Leeds.
This is film of the Meltham Brickworks Christmas party, of family and friends at Christmas, and of the building of an extension to a house and a fallout shelter in the garden during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
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.