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 is a documentary which shows the work of St. George’s Crypt, a Boys Club and Hyde Lodge Nursing Home. The film concentrates on the effects St. George’s Crypt night shelter has on the lives of those who frequent it. The story is told through the eyes of George, a non-Christian who is converted after he has witnessed the work of the shelter.
Made by members of the Bradford City Police, this film documents the various types of drills performed by the Civil Defence during the Second World War in order to be prepared for enemy attack. The film includes footage of members of the Civil Defence putting out house fires and practicing medical procedures with a mobile first aid unit and ambulance services.
This film is a demonstration by West Riding police, at Belle Vue Barracks, of good and bad road manners for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The film was made by C.H. Wood.
This is a documentary on campaigns against violence against women with a focus on West Yorkshire. The documentary was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The film uses the Conference on Responses to Male Violence against Women and Children in Leeds in 2000 as a fulcrum to explore issues around violence against women, tracing campaigns back to the early 1970s, and bringing the situation up-to-date in 2000. The film mainly takes the form of interviews with leading activists in this area, including a senior woman police officer.
This film shows the various activities and training of the Morley Depot of the Central Hospital Supply Service (C.H.S.S.), the St. John’s Ambulance and the Home Guard, and the visit of H.R.H. The Princess Royal to Morley. Later in the film, there is assorted footage of various military and civilian parades. Throughout, the film switches between black and white and colour footage.
Made by Yorkshire filmmaker C.H. Wood, this safety film shows how a seat belt can save your life and challenges the perception at the time that, in a crash, you would be better off without one.
A road safety film for children intended for the 7-9 year old age group made by the West Riding Accident Prevention Federation that, through short scenes, follows a boy on a trip to a shop where he must cross roads using the Kerb Drill.
This is a road safety film set made in cooperation with the West Riding Constabulary. It highlights the types of common mistakes made by drivers and pedestrians, and it emphasizes the need for safety on the road.
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 film documents an emergency service training scenario involving a rail crash at Horbury, Wakefield. The filmmaker chronicles the event as emergency crews arrive on the scene and help the injured, who are played by local volunteers. The scenario pertains to the highest levels of realism, as the injuries of the actors appear very real.
This film shows the aftermath of theft, vandalism, burglaries and assault in the West Yorkshire region. The documentary is narrated by a voiceover, providing general details and statistics on crime in the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police's constituency. "The Problem" is social deprivation and the film shows its consequences.
This film, made by West Yorkshire Police, captures an emergency service accident simulation that took place on the M.62. The accident, which involves a leaking chemical tanker and a severely injured driver, is documented by the filmmakers as emergency service crews respond by closing off the motor way, cleaning up the chemical spill, and providing the injured with medical attention.
Made in collaboration with the Todmorden Road Safety Committee West Riding Constabulary, this is a road safety film aimed to teach children to take care when crossing the road. The is shot in Todmorden and features scenes of the town.