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 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.)
This film documents the building of the Humber Bridge from its beginnings and through various stages of construction. The film includes the opening ceremonies and the disaster that befell construction in March, 1980.
This film documents the towers being demolished at Manvers coking plant near Wath-Upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire.
This film was made by Kathleen Lockwood and comprises of the second part of the amateur film documenting the changes that take place in Holmfirth in the latter half of the seventies.
The film focuses on the markets in Doncaster and the traders who sell there. It explores the difficulties nowadays surrounding the sector including competition and accessibility issues. However, the outlook of most is positive for its future and the survival of it due to the community and personability that the market offers opposed to the supermarkets.
In his film The East Riding, filmmaker A.R. Smith focuses on the industrial landscape of the Riding including the agriculture and fishing industries. Also featured is the architecture in Beverley, Hull, and the villages in the surrounding area.
Made by Debenham & Co., this film features much of the Georgian architecture of Beverley as well as its shipbuilding industry. In addition to a tour of the architectural features of the market town, the film includes a ship launch at the shipyards of Cook, Welton and Gemmell Ltd.
This film celebrates the centenary of Marks and Spencer in Leeds. It includes a guided historical tour, using commentary and old photographs, of Marks and Spencer and other notable places and buildings of Leeds.
This film documents the instigation of Bradford's post war city centre development scheme. The filmmakers follow the cities chief engineer, Mr Wardley, who describes the changes and positive impacts they will have on the city. The film contains many excellent views of Bradford city centre in the late 1950s.
This is a film from the BBC series Planning for People concerning the redevelopment of Bradford.
The BBC series Planning for People was about the redevelopment of Bradford. The film questions whether the people of Bradford get a say in the reshaping of their city.
This is a short film made by Derrick Walton showing building work on the extension of John F. Walker textile mill in Skipton. The film shows the men on roofs, constructing a framework for the extension, fitting air conditioning units etc. The end of the film shows very brief interior shots of the factory.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Airedale at a time before mass tourism.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film shows the restoration of the Abbeydale Works in Sheffield. The restoration took place over a number of years, and the film includes footage of the rundown mill as well as the completed project.
A film from the Ibberson family collection documenting the export trade and sale of Sheffield steel goods, from their family business.
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.
This film is a promotional film for Yorkshire Plumbing Products, a major manufacturer of plumbing products which was based in Rothwell. The film documents in detail the types of pipes and joins required for various plumbing needs highlighting the reliability of Yorkshire products. It is a well-made technical film with some humour.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film giving an explanation of the large and complex layout of a modern mine. Featuring Westoe Colliery in north Durham, helicopter shots of the surface lead into an account of the roadway and ventilation systems. This is explained using miniature models, diagrams and an underground tour of the mine by an apprentice.
This film records the construction and demolition of houses in Skidby, East Yorkshire through different seasons circa 1967. The film focuses on the suburban development of the area and the new neighbourhoods which were being built.
This film is a travelogue of a holiday that Betty and Cyril Ramsden took in the Exmouth Estuary. It includes scenes of the local people and coast as well as the fishing industry of that region. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This film chronicles the restoration work which took place at York Minster during the mid 1960s. It opens with a brief history of the York Minster with various shots of the Minster as well as the surrounding areas which historically used to be connected to the work of the Minster. The film contains both exterior and interior images of the Minster with informational commentary to accompany each image.
This film is a series of short newsreel type features on local events in Pickering between 1972 and 1975. Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
This documentary examines the revival of derelict docklands in Hull and riverside and canal areas in Leeds, specifically focusing on whether or not the city planners are getting it right.