A film featuring Kathleen Cole as a small child, and a family christening, made by Kathleen's father.
Filmed during the early stages of cinema, this film captures Leeds Bridge and city centre near the turn of the 20th century.
This film documents a visit to Halifax by Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1925. The film includes footage of the Royal couple at the Town Hall as well as Princess Mary's visit to the Royal Halifax Hospital children's ward.
This film documents a carnival as it processes through the streets of Eccleshill, Bradford and provides a good example of the types of carnivals that were common during the 1920s. The procession includes many decorated floats as well as participants in fancy dress.
This is a film showing the local Jubilee celebrations of King George V at Clayton West, near Bradford.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection about his family, including a whimsical film from the point of view of their pet dog. Lastly there is a film from three years later of a motor cycle race at Wooley Edge.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of his recently born son, David, whimsically done from the baby’s perspective.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home and on holiday.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home and on holiday during the Second World War.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home, playing tennis, and at Christmas.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of his recently born son, David – a continuation of film YFA 83.
On 15th October, 1926, Edward, Prince of Wales, visited Halifax for the ceremonial opening of Shibden Park. Included is footage of a military inspection, opening of the park, tour past the Piece Hall, and breaking ground to plant a tree in honour of the special occasion.
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 is a compilation of local events around the town of Scissett during the 1930s. Included are garden parities, 1937 Coronation celebrations, swimming and diving, and an excursion by the Dearne Valley Wheelers to Stamford Bridge.
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 film documents the history of weaving, specifically velvet, by Lister Co. at Manningham Mill in Bradford. It shows the industrial processes connected with design, weaving and finishing of furnishing fabrics. It includes many scenes of the workers at the mill as well as some domestic interiors and suites (which may be of social interest.)
Mady by Lucy Fairbank, this is a film which captures a Linthwaite Council School trip to the British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow. It starts early in the morning as they get on the train, follows them throughout the day, and accompanies them on the journey back to Slaithwaite.
This film contains footage of the everyday life of the workers at the mill. It includes the mundane tasks like scraping the dirt out of boilers and carrying things to and from the various buildings and well as the exciting arrival of a new boiler.
This film documents the wedding of Miss Mary Margaret Newsholme of Oakworth to Mr. Roland Oswald Inman of Heaton at Keighley Parish Church, July 8th, 1939. The film includes footage of the guests and the bridal party arriving at the church as well as footage of the reception at The Withens following the ceremony.
This is two films, the first of Noel Beardsell in his garden with his son and pet dog, the second a short portrait of the fishing villages of Barnmouth and Eyemouth, Scotland.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of his family at home and at Alnwick Castle and Eyemouth, Scotland.
In 1935 the city of Bradford organized many events to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V. Events included historical re-enactments in Peel Park as well as processions through the city and evening bonfire celebrations.
This is a film made by Thornton of three family weddings, with several years between them, and of relatives with a newborn baby.
This film takes place in Bradford city centre in the early 1970s. It captures various people in the city going about their daily business.
This is a film of Kathleen Cole and her family on holiday in Bournemouth which was filmed over several years. The film was made by Kathleen's father.