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.
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.
This is a feature made by the ITV programme, Calendar, and presented by Richard Whiteley. The programme was aired on the day the Miners' Strike came to an end on 3rd March, 1985. It is a retrospective on the yearlong strike, specifically focusing on the economic consequences for local businesses and jobs.
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.
This film documents a National Front demonstration in the heart of Rotherham. The filmmaker gets a street level view of the event, which also involves a large number of Anti-National Front protestors.
This film documents a CND protest at RAF Finningley, which was a Royal Air Force station near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The protest took place on the 30th of July, 1970, and involved both men and women demonstrating against the Nuclear weapons storage facility housed at the base. There are some fascinating scenes that show a number of protestors attempting to block the base gates. The film was made by the West Riding Metropolitan Police, and was commissioned to document the operations, whilst also fulfilling surveillance requirements, and as a result, some portions of the film are clearly edited for this purpose
This is a film commissioned by Rotherham Corporation to explain and promote the work of Rotherham Town Council. The commentary provides an outline of council work with the film providing illustrations from many of its departments: education, health, home help, housing, refuse collection, entertainment and so on.