Commissioned by the Ministry of Information and scripted by Dylan Thomas, this film addressed the need for town planning in Sheffield in the post-war world. It features two men who discuss pre-war slum clearance and town planning.
This film documents a trip taken by Holmfirth Tradesmen to the countryside, Buxton and Belle Vue Zoo. Additionally, the film shows the devastation and destruction caused to buildings in Sheffield as a result of the Blitz during the Second World War.
This is a collection of pieces of film from the Charles Chislett Collection, including out-takes from St Georges Crypt and Rachel when young.
Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, Roots follows two allotment holders in Doncaster over the course of a year, watching how they work and finding out why they do it.
This is a film showing the old Castleford’s Wholesale Fruit and Veg Market in Sheffield. The market is busy at work prior to its closure. The film also contains footage of it being demolished before showing its new replacement at Parkway.
A film made about Sheffield, by Richmond Films, for the city council to show the contrasting aspects of Sheffield.
This is a film made by Mr Ibberson when he was Master Cutler at Sheffield. It shows aspects of the Master Cutler’s Hall and the process of making hand-made cutlery in a small factory.
This film was made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Myers Grove Comprehensive School in Sheffield. At that time, the school was home to 1800 pupils, and this film highlights the different lessons and activities in which they are involved including a student fashion show.
A documentary film taken in Sheffield during the Second World War, this film includes footage of the severe bomb damage suffered by Sheffield during the Blitz as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth tour of the damaged areas. It also shows a military parade civil defence exercises, including using gas masks, a barrage balloon, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), the ARP, and the Home Guard. Additionally there is footage of the Women’s Land Army as they work in the countryside.
The Foundation Stone of the Park Hill Redevelopment Scheme was laid on 25 April, 1958. The film shows the laying of that stone marking the beginning of the build for the Park Hill Flats in Sheffield.
This film shows the post-war slum area of Park Hill in Sheffield before it was demolished to make way for the modern Park Hill estate.
The Park District was the first redevelopment scheme undertaken by Sheffield City Council after World War II, and it was selected because it contained some of the oldest outstanding slum clearance orders. Most of the area was cleared in the 1950s and was to be replaced by the new Park Hill Flats completed in 1959. The film shows some of the housing conditions in the Park Hill area of Sheffield before large scale slum clearance. It is made up of five reels, and some of the footage is repeated in the different reels.
Work began on the Park Hill Project in April 1957, and the first dwellings were handed over on 4th November 1959. The project was completed by the end of 1960 and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16 June 1961, housing over 3,500 people. The following film contains footage of the slum areas which were to be cleared as part of the Park Hill Development Scheme.
Park Hill was Sheffield City Council’s first redevelopment scheme after the War. Work began on the site in April 1957, and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16th June, 1961. The film shows the Park Hill Flats in Sheffield shortly after the completion of their construction as well as the first stage in the development of Hyde Park Flats.
Made by Eric Bolderson, this is a film of people waiting for, and getting on and off, buses in Castleford town centre.
This short film briefly shows the city centre and architecture of Sheffield.
The film shows the various stages in the construction of Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield. There are also scenes of bus and passenger activity and views of the surrounding area.
The film shows part of the opening ceremony for Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield and includes some general views of the bus station and surrounding area.
The film shows street scenes in Sheffield city centre with vehicles and people on the move and views of the area close to the Town Hall. It is believed to have been made for traffic survey purposses after the removal of the statue of Queen Victoria in February 1930.
The film shows traffic congestion at various junctions in Sheffield city centre.
The film shows street scenes in Sheffield and concentrates on congestion at various junctions in the city centre. It includes trams, buses and other vehicles and people in the streets. There are some views which include shops and other buildings.
The film shows traffic and pedestrian movement at two major junctions in Sheffield city centre. It includes motor vehicles and trams and there are images of people during the post-war austerity years.
This short film documents some of the festivities of the Sheffield University Rag Parade in 1965.
This film captures a parade in Sheffield in 1965. Included in the film are images of many of the floats which make up the parade as well as scenes of the city centre.
Part of the Wilkinson Collection, this short film features footage taken at Woodhouse Lane in Beighton, South Yorkshire.