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 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 was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
This film commemorates the 700th anniversary of Bradford Market. It shows the Market during the celebrations, shoppers, and market stalls. A group of dignitaries accompany the Mayor and Mayoress as they tour the Market. After which, they gather together for dinner and speeches.
This film was produced by members of Leeds Camera Club as a document of the Coronation Celebrations held in Leeds in 1953. The city was covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration, and included in the film is extensive footage of Leeds city centre during this celebration time.
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.
Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, this film examines two Indian curry houses in Bradford, comprising interviews with their respective managers and customers.
This is a comical film about a man who tries to stop the relentless noise he encounters in his everyday life. The sound is very muted throughout and may be the result of a poor quality soundtrack.
This is a BBC film of John Betjeman discussing the architecture of Leeds. He unfavourably contrasts modern buildings and design with the Victorian heritage, especially in relation to the skyline. Among the places he visits are the City Square, the Town Hall, terraced housing in Armley, Spenfield House, Woodhouse Cemetery, Thorntons Arcade and Seacroft.
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.
Fiction feature about a naïve girl who applies romance-novel conventions to her real life with unfortunate results.
Brothers and Sisters is a 96 minute fiction feature. A mystery with a decidedly feminist angle, it implicates not just one man but a wider masculine mentality in the murder of a prostitute as it examines the interconnected lives of she and her sister and a liberal man and his conservative brother.
Steps in Time is a collection of eight films made through the Renaissance Partnership Initiative to create a contemporary filmed history of the story of dance in Leeds. Made in collaboration with Leeds Museums, Mojo Media, and the Yorkshire Film Archive, this project follows the inspiring, heart-felt, true story of dance through the eyes of the people who dance to live and live to dance. This film tells the story of Joan Holmes and her Jazz style of dance.
This film is one of the products of a scheme set up in 1948 at Ellerby Lane Primary School that aimed to teach English and Film appreciation. It was directed by, shot by, and starred pupils enrolled at the school, and the film was completed in the July of 1953.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane primary school in Leeds between 1951-1953. This piece contains scenes that the children shot to practise using their camera.
Made by Keith Overend, this documentary features aspects of the history of Keighley. The film uses archive photographs and newspaper cuttings to illustrate Keighley’s history as well as readings from historic documents. The film was made with the help of the Yorkshire Arts Association.
This is a film of the Interlink Cricket Club, a mainly Indian club formed as part of the Bradford Mutual Sunday School Cricket League. It was managed by Father Keith Potter, of St Columbus Church, in Great Horton. The film shows the team playing at their home ground on Spencer Road.