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.
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.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this film shows the filming of some scenes from the programme, `Last of the Summer Wine'. The footage was taken from the set in the Holmfirth Valley. There are also shots of some of the factory chimneys and a large pylon being demolished.
This amateur film about Filey was made by Kathleen Lockwood and contains footage of Filey, its fishermen, and the surrounding countryside. There are also shots of Holker Hall in Cumbria and the Honley Show in Huddersfield in 1978.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
This promotional film shows the production of Wimsol cleaning products at their factory in Keighley; including research, production, distribution, selling and marketing of the final product. It also shows a works outing to Blackpool.
This is a documentary about boats and barges on the River Aire, and those who use them. The film was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The documentary features interviews with many people connected with the river and its canals, from its source to Goole and on to the North Sea.
This black and white film was made for the centenary (1853-1953) of Salts (Saltaire) Ltd. Textile mill and depicts the factory’s employees taking a seaside trip.
Toffee Crisp chocolate bars were first produced in 1963. The bars were originally made by Mackintosh's at their Halifax factory. The following reel consists of a series of adverts for this product which ran during the year of its launch.
This is a promotional film made by Parkers Mill, a textile company based in Pudsey, which specialized in the manufacture or rayon, or artificial silk. The film includes a re-enactment which dramatizes the history of the company and its beginnings in Bingley in 1890 as well as the modernization of the factory and a typical working day in 1948. The film shows the making of their products, including extensive footage of the machinery involved, as well as marketing and sale of the products. It also shows the employees’ annual outing, sports day and garden party.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
A promotional film made for the game manufacturers, Waddington, this film shows the different kinds of cards made by the company and their use by all kinds of people.
A film made by Brooks Motors of Huddersfield, this is the story of a Yorkshire river and the industries along its banks as the river flows from its source to the sea. The film includes a closer look at Brook Motors as well as Bamforths postcard manufacturing.
A Yorkshire Television Production, Home James follows James Mason as he returns to his childhood home of Huddersfield. During his journey, Mason explains why Huddersfield holds such a special place in his heart.
This is a film made by Laurie Chambers that documents various events in Halifax including the Mayor's Charity procession, the demolition of the Palace Theatre, Billy Smart’s Circus, and sledging and skiing on the snow in Shibden Park.
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.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, Fatman is an entertaining spoof of the Batman television series starring Adam West which debuted in 1966. In Esholt City, Fatman and his partner Robin must stop the infamous criminal, The Fiddler, and his gang of henchmen from stealing the priceless trophy to be presented by the Duchess of Guiseley at a classical music concert. The film is accompanied by a comical narration as well as the Batman theme music which usually appears during the chase scenes.
A documentary made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film features Bryan’s Fish and Chip shop located in Headingley, Leeds. This film includes footage of the local shop and Lowestoft Harbour where the fish is processed before reaching the shop.
This film is a collection of about forty short advertisements for the Yorkshire Evening Post, from 1973 and 1974, using features and serialisations to promote the newspaper. Most of the adverts end with a broad Yorkshire accent declaring: "Read your Evening Post flower, there's nowt like it at night".
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1984 including a Fun Run, German Band, Shibden Park, and a Swimathon.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1985-86 including a carnival, police open day, an industrial museum, Skye Run, canoes, and the new police station.
This film is a candid camera sketch featuring a man being fitted for an oversized suit in a Leeds menswear shop. This film is thought to have been made in a Burton’s shop in Leeds. Jonathan Routh tries to persuade Mr. Morris, a barman, that his poorly tailored suit is a perfect fit.
This film captures the day's events of the Halifax Show, an agricultural show held at Shibden Park in August, 1954.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
This film captures scenes from the Bingley Motor Gymkhana. It includes footage of men riding motor bikes around an obstacle course as well as the other festivities and crowds which accompanied this event.