This film documents a visit to Halifax by Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1925. The film includes footage of the Royal couple at the Town Hall as well as Princess Mary's visit to the Royal Halifax Hospital children's ward.
This film is a compilation of local events around the town of Scissett during the 1930s. Included are garden parities, 1937 Coronation celebrations, swimming and diving, and an excursion by the Dearne Valley Wheelers to Stamford Bridge.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage of a trip that `The Bradford Pals' made to the Somme to remember all who died there in 1916. BBC Yorkshire went with them and filmed the journey and the ceremonies that took place.
Taken over a period of time during World War II, this film documents various civic engagements for the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett. There are parades and a show put on by the Canadian Navy at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
A film showing a 'Salute the Soldier' week in Bradford taken by an amateur filmmaker during the war. The aim of 'Salute the Soldier' week was to raise funds for the war effort. Activities included military parades from members of the war agencies, and sporting performances.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of footage from an event that takes place in Bradford to celebrate the confirming of privileges to Field Marshal Lord Milne.
A film that captures the people and events of Holme Valley throughout Second World War, this film shows some of the activities that took place such as War Weapons Weeks, a Royal Visit, a student nature walk, and a Victory bonfire.
A film made by Bradford Technical College Photographic Unit to commemorate the freedom of the city ceremony awarded to the 272 (WRA) Field Support Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers).
From the Hainsworth collection, this film contains footage from a `Wings for Victory' march and a War Weapons Week.
A film made by Dewsbury Amateur Cine Club, this film was taken as a record of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Dewsbury on 28th October, 1954. The film includes footage of the preparation for the event, various servicemen and women who were involved, the arrival of the Royals at the train station, and introductions to the various dignitaries of Dewsbury.
This film captures a huge dramatised pageant which took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds in 1946 involving various enactments of historical events.
This amateur film made by a Wakefield-based businessman shows short scenes of the VE Day celebrations which took place in Wakefield city centre at the end of the Second World War. The film includes military and civilians celebrating as well as a huge bonfire at the end of the night.
This film was made by a Wakefield-based business man and is part of the Wilkinson Collection. It contains footage of a procession that took place in the town in 1945. There are shots of many of the town's buildings as well as the floats and the procession as it makes its way down a main street.
This film documents various physical education and training exercises carried out by the Air Training Corps Cadets during the Second World War. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify people and events including the opening of squadron headquarters, inspections, and a Wings for Victory week in 1943.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order:
Civil Defence Exercise
Halifax Town in Training and Match Day
Odsal, Bradford Cup Replay - Halifax v. Warrington
Eric Portman Opens New Shops
The Last Show at the Palace Theatre
Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
The Halifax Show in Shibden Park
Halifax Civil Procession
Another Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
This film documents the farewell ceremonies of the Civil Defence in Halifax in 1945 at the end of WWII filmed by the Halifax Cine Club.
This film documents the victory day parades in Halifax city centre as well as the Thanksgiving Sunday victory procession.
This is a film taken in December, 1944 by the Halifax Cine Club of the Stand Down of the local Home Guard towards the end of the Second World War.
The following is made up of three films including:
Halifax Crematorium Progress (1954-1956)
The Deputy Chief Constable Receives the Police Medal (c. 1957)
Halifax Cine Club Newsreel (1961-1962)
This film documents salute the soldier week in Keighley, May 1944. The film features various community activities such as military parades, speeches, sports events, Scottish dancing, an open air service, school gymnastics, and a formal dance all in the aid of raising money for the armed forces.
This film is from the Cyril Higginson collection and contains scenes from a fundraising week that was held in Keighley, in West Yorkshire, in 1942 in order to raise funds to acquire a ship which has been adopted by Keighley. There are shots of the Mayor, Mayoress and other dignitaries making speeches, military and children's parades, people marking money raised, appeal for national savings certificates, and good footage of people watching newsreels and cartoons on mobile cinema screens.
This is an Eric Hall film of the touring Festival of Britain when it went to Leeds. The festivities feature RAF airplanes, a tank, and a fun fair on Woodhouse Moor.
Made by Eric Hall, this film includes scenes taken of Shipley, West Yorkshire during the early 1950s. Included is footage of the Market Day, the facilities connected with Salt's Mill, and the 1950 Remembrance Day Parade.
This is a film of events at the Salute the Soldiers week in Stanley Urban District on 13th May 1944. Money for the cause is raised at the event, and the soldiers take part in marches through Stanley.
Made in 1941, this film is comprised of a collection of shots of various mayoral duties being carried out by the Mayor during Doncaster War Week. Included in the footage are the Mayoress, the Central Committee, the Coronation Road Group, and the Alderson Drive Group, and a woman handing out ration books to residents.