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.
UK tuna fishing began in 1929, and much of the early fishing occurred off the coast of Scarborough, Whitby, and Flamborough. It attracted many sport and commercial fishermen catching record numbers of fish. This film documents a sport fishing expedition and the catch of the day.
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.
The following reel consists of a series of adverts for Weekend candies from 1957-1973.
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.
The followng reel is made up of 35 adverts for Toffo from 1958-1968.
The original four-finger version of the bar was developed after a worker at the Rowntree's factory, York put a suggestion in the recommendation box for a snack that a "man could have in his lunch box for work". The product was launched in September 1935 in the UK as Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp, and the later two-finger version was launched on May 15, 1936. Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp was renamed Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp in 1937, and after World War II just Kit Kat. The following advertizements ran from 1971-1973 and include the slogan, "Have a break… have a Kit Kat."
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.
The Great Yorkshire Show is the North’s leading agricultural event which takes place annually in July at the Harrogate Showground. Made by Nancliff Films, this film documents the 100th Great Yorkshire Show, featuring the entire event from the preparations to the final cleaning of the grounds.
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.
This is one of several films made by John Turner, a young filmmaker who captured life in Hull after the Second World War during a time of great social change. The film includes footage of the terraced housing of Hull which was badly damaged by the wartime bombing, and many times children can be seen playing on these derelict sites. The film also includes scenes of a church procession, a hunting party in Driffield, teenagers in Pearson Park, and people shopping in Hull city centre.
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.
Made by Mr. Chatburn, this film documents the Chatburn family's visit to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. This well-shot film includes scenic footage of Whitby and the surrounding area as well as North Sea Fishing boats and fishermen in Whitby Harbour.
This documentary is a promotional film that profiles the Newton Chambers Factory, based in the Thorncliffe Valley near Sheffield. It closed down in the early 1970s but was an important manufacturing works that was involved in producing ironwork such as tanks, gas holders, and even domestic range ovens. It also had a large chemical output often used as a base for disinfectant products. Through a combination of voiceover and footage that captures life at the factory, the film tells the story of Newton Chambers history to present day 1953, and how it was at the heart of the community employing most of the people from the surrounding area.
This reel consists of a series of adverts for discontinued lines from the Rowntree colletion:
Beech nut chewing gum
Rowntrees Instant Coffee
Pop (5 flavours)
Sunchoc chocolate drink
A film from the Jowett Car Club collection that chronicles the club's annual rally of Jowett Automobiles including famous models such as 'Jupiter' and 'Spirit'. The cars were first built in 1906 by a small engineering firm based in Bradford owned by brothers William and Benjamin Jowett. In 1954 production stopped, but these classic cars have not disappeared as they have been entered in both national and international car rallies such as this club rally taking place in Cheltenham.