A short film made by the Riley Brothers, this film contains rare footage of Queen Victoria during her visit to Sheffield on 21 May, 1897 to open the Town Hall. This is one of the earliest films in the YFA collection.
Set in and around the grounds of Wentworth Hall, South Yorkshire, this film captures soldiers’ wartime training to become motorcycle riders. The film includes footage of the riders on the extensive training course.
In May, 1923, HRH Prince of Wales visited Rotherham. This film captures the day’s events which include: the opening of a Power Station, a visit to Clifton Park, meeting wounded soldiers, and a visit to the Works of the United Steel Co., Ltd..
This film documents family life including entertainment and leisure time in the garden as well as a holiday trip to Whitby and a wedding.
A film made by Charles Chislett of a wartime service procession and service in Clifton Park, Rotherham, on Remembrance Day 1942.
This film contains footage of the military leaving Sheffield on 3rd November, 1914 shortly before their deployment to France in April, 1915.
This is a film of a Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment returning to Sheffield and marching through the city to where they are stationed.
This reel is made up of two films. The first film shows a Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment marching through streets, possibly Sheffield, and up to where they are stationed. The second part shows the York & Lancaster Regiment handing over control of an area in Suez to a Danish UN peace keeping force in 1956. This is possibly outtakes from a BBC news broadcast with Robin Day, running at 24 fps and with combined optical sound.
This is a film of a ceremonial event in Sheffield of a Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment – possibly either the 4th Hallamshire or the 12th Sheffield. The Battalion parade through Sheffield, attend a service at St John’s Church, Ranmoor, and hold a ceremony where they are stationed. It has been divided into three parts.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a number of events which take place in 1959 including an annual sports day and awards ceremony at St. Peter's School in York as well as the presentation of the British Empire Medal to William Thackray.
Part of the Ibberson family collection, this film shows a series of events which took place in 1955 including various civic ceremonies. The film is made up of a combination of black and white and colour footage.
Made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this film documents the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Sheffield in May, 1919. Included is footage of the military processions held on the day as well as scenes of the city centre and crowds which gathered in the streets for the special event.
This film is a fast-paced crime thriller that was the first of many chase films with which the Sheffield Photo Company established an international reputation.
Produced by the Sheffield Photo Company, Mixed Babies is a comedic film involving a newsboy who decides to play a joke on two unsuspecting shoppers, changing their babies who have been left in bassinettes. The film is incomplete with only 140 feet of the original 300 feet noted in the original production.
A film made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this is an example of a trick film involving two robbers who are being pursued by policemen. The original nitrate is conserved in specialist conditions at the BFI.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne showing Home Guard exercises in Chapeltown, on the outskirts of Sheffield. This film comprehensively depicts the training undertaken by the Home Guard as they carry out strategic operations and perform combat exercises. There are also glimpses of the social realities of life within the home guard, including a scene which show recruits at meal time.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of a War Weapons Week event held in Ecclesfield, near Sheffield, which highlights a parade that takes place in the village. It was made by a local dentist who filmed other such activities in the village throughout World War Two.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of a War Weapons Week held at in Chapeltown, a village on the outskirts of Sheffield, this film was made by a local dentist who filmed other such activities in the village throughout World War Two.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of War Weapons Week at Grenoside, near Sheffield, which was held to raise money for the troops. It was made by a local dentist who filmed other such activities in the village throughout World War Two. The film shows a parade including all main branches of the war effort from the Army to firemen, scouts and guides, all of whom are led by a brass band.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of Ecclesfield Holiday Week in 1942, set in Ecclesfield Park with people playing bowls and tennis, a women’s cricket match, children in a swimming pool, having races and playing on swings, and a game of baseball being played by American GIs.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that documents fundraising events for the "Salute the Soldier Week" held at Chapeltown, a village on the outskirts of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, during the Second World War.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of a War Weapons Week held at in Chapeltown, located on the outskirts of Sheffield, this film was made by a local dentist who filmed activities in the village throughout World War Two.
This is a series of films made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that have been put together. They show the visit by the King and Queen to Sheffield in 1941, and, in Chapeltown near Sheffield, War Weapon's Week, a Home Guard exercise, a Thanksgiving Parade, a football match and children sledging in Chapeltown Park. It also shows Ladybower Reservoir shortly after opening in 1945.
During the Second World War, the village of Chapeltown, located near Sheffield, was home to an anti-aircraft gun site. This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that documents some of the work of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service at the site and includes exercises and training with the anti-aircraft gun.
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.