Taken over a period of time during World War II, this film documents various civic engagements for the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett. There are parades and a show put on by the Canadian Navy at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
A film showing a 'Salute the Soldier' week in Bradford taken by an amateur filmmaker during the war. The aim of 'Salute the Soldier' week was to raise funds for the war effort. Activities included military parades from members of the war agencies, and sporting performances.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage from a V.E. Day Civic Service in Bradford which was filmed by an amateur filmmaker who captured many similar events that took place throughout the war. The film follows the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett, as he attends a parade, a bicycle race and a children's party.
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 follows the activities of Lord Mayor of Bradford, Alderman Cecil Barnett, between 1944 and 1945. It includes views of Churchill visiting Bradford and wartime agricultural activities.
This newsreel documents Field Marshall Montgomery as he receives the Freedom of Wakefield in 1947.
The following is a compilation of brief events in Bradford in 1937, 1946 and 1947 including flooding, the return of Bradford Northern team, and the Lord Mayor's procession.
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.
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.
This film is a series of short newsreel type features on local events in Pickering during 1967 and 1968. Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
This is a series of films made by R.K. Snowden documenting some local events in Pickering between 1983 and 1989, with a commentary by Snowden (unfortunately often drowned out by traffic, and other noise). Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
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 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.
This is a film made to commemorate the granting of a Charter of Incorporation to the Borough of Rotherham in 1861. The film provides a history of the town, and an update of local services, with interviews with the Town Planning Officer and the Director of Education.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This is the second of a series of four themed programmes made by Yorkshire Television that aired in 1987 about life on the Manor Estate of council housing in Sheffield, consisting of events on the Estate and interviews with, mostly unidentified, residents. This one focuses on residents who have been made redundant and who are trying to move on. It shows four unemployed steelworkers trying to renovate a tool making workshop, Mal Middleton, who has written a script, ‘Bird Fancier’, produced by the BBC, unemployed workers who are scavenging the derelict houses, and Sheffield Wednesday footballer Mel Sterland. It was first transmitted on 10th August, 1987.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees Television political programme Commercial Break in two parts transmitted 31 March 1988. The first relates to a company in the region that produces clubman sports cars and includes footage of one of the cars racing along country roads. The second, and longer, section looks at the town of Consett and what is being done to develop industry and job prospects since the closure of British Steel in 1980.
A documentary-drama produced by The Home Mission Department of the Methodist Church of Great Britain on the importance of faith, and in particular the Methodist faith, in the daily lives of miners. The film begins with footage of working life down the mine and then life for the miner at home. This is followed by two scripted sequences that look at the history of Methodism and why Methodism is important for today’s miners in comparison to Communism. The final section of the film shows Methodist minsters and preachers at work in local communities around County Durham and South Wales and includes footage from a Durham Miners Gala.
A catalogue of work and play at the Linskill Girls High School in North Shields, filmed by the staff and students of the school. The film documents all aspects of the school day, and after-school activities such as sport, drama, music, and gardening.
A home movie made by Daniel Webster, believed a vice-principle of Bede College in Durham, of his family made between 1947 and 1957. The focus of the film is his two children who are seen growing from children to adults. The film records a number of domestic scenes of the family such as Christmas and holidays to the Lake District, Scotland and Ulster. The film includes a number of acted sequences featuring family members as well as shots 50's domestic scenes. The film also includes views from two Durham Miners Gala (1952 and 1955?) as well as motorbikes at Belmont Park and the Durham Regatta showing rowers on the river Wear.
An amateur film which begins with a procession of decorative floats and a juvenile jazz band parading along a road, believed to be in Sunderland. Due to the political messages of some of the floats the event may relate to a local student rag week. The remainder of the reel features views of a football match taking place in Spain and views from a hotel veranda.
An amateur film produced by Donald Oates that starts with a number of people on a platform making speeches to a crowd believed to be taking place as part of the Bedlington Miners Picnic. One of those speaking is Harold Wilson. The second part is a 'father and son' Scout camp featuring Donald and Christopher Oates taking place near Devil's Water at Dilston in Northumberland showing boys playing football and a camp inspection.