This film contains footage of a Thanksgiving service held in Bradford Moor Park on Sunday, 26th August, 1945. The service was attended by Alderman C. Barnett, the Lord Mayor of Bradford.
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.
This film documents the welcoming of Ernest Bevin by the newly appointed Mayor, Cecil Barnett in 1945.
This film is in two parts. The first part is of a protest rally outside Leeds Town Hall organised by the CPEA (Catholic Parents' and Electors' Association) against certain aspects of the Education Act of 1944 – the Agreed Syllabus and restricted state aid. The second part is of a visit to Leeds of Cardinal Griffin in 1947.
This is a film made by Audrey Lewis during her time working as a missionary and, "under great difficulty at a time in Kenya in the 1950s when the country was going through a time of change and pressure with the active Mau Mau terrorist movement." The film was made on a shoestring budget between 1953 and 1958. Lewis drafted the commentary which was finalised and published by the Methodist Missionary Society, London. A well-known BBC commentator, Alvar Lidell, was engaged to read the commentary for the film. The background of African music was recorded by Lewis using a tape recorder run from the battery of a Land Rover. It was filmed at different times and under great difficulties in travelling during this period because of the Mau Mau terrorist movement sweeping through Northern Kenya. Some of the scenes from the coastal area were uniquely filmed in the 'Kaya', the place of African ancestral worship in the forest.
This is a film made by Audrey Lewis during her time working as a missionary and, "under great difficulty at a time in Kenya in the 1950s when the country was going through a time of change and pressure with the active Mau Mau terrorist movement."
A documentary about the historic city of York, this film highlights many of the famous sites of the city including the York Minster, the Castle Museum and Clifford's Tower. Footage is also included of a Civic Pride Festival.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents events which took place in 1955 including the launch of the S.S. 'Stanvac Australia' at Clydebank as well as the Whit Monday celebrations in Sheffield.
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 film documents the victory day parades in Halifax city centre as well as the Thanksgiving Sunday victory procession.
This is a film made by the Friends Relief Society, a Quaker organization, which examines the state in which Germany and its people were left at the end of World War II.
This is a film made by the Halifax Cine Club which follows the aspirations of a boy named Tom to become a priest after his return from the war. While funding for school and church organizations is scarce, the community comes together, and with their help, Tom is able to realize his dream.
Documentary about the attitudes toward, and situation of, male homosexuals in the UK after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which in part legalized private homosexual relationships between two adult men.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this is part two of a travelogue of a trip around part of pre-war Europe. The film also includes rare footage of Adolf Hitler before the outbreak of the Second World War. The special jubilee season of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1934, marking the 300-year anniversary of the original vow to re-enact Jesus' Passion and Suffering every ten years thereafter, was the first performance after the Nazi regime's rise to power the year previous. Among other things, the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda ordered the official poster for the jubilee season amended to include the message "Deutschland ruft dich!" ("Germany is calling you!"), and the Kraft durch Freude scheme's discount-travel programme offered special cut-rate packages to the Passion Play, including rail fare, tickets and accommodations.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
A hundred years on from a ground-breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton compares the lives of the jobless in 1910 with their modern-day counterparts. A century ago single mums lived on the brink of starvation - now our costly benefits system means that children do not go hungry. But has the welfare state created new problems? And as the government embarks on the biggest shake-up of benefits for a generation, what lessons can we learn from research into unemployment carried out a hundred years ago? Originally transmitted 29th October, 2010
This film captures a review of the Special Constabulary in Wakefield, 1981, marking the 150th anniversary. Attended by the Mayor of Wakefield, the ceremony features a brass band, a march past, and presentation of medals to distinguished individuals.
This is one of several exceptional films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison and winner of Movie Maker's Ten Best and Best Editing. The film focuses on an IRA bomber whose target is a Belfast cinema, and in doing so, explores the mental conflict of the person who would plant a bomb in a public place. The film cuts back and forth between a present moment, filmed in black and white, and flashbacks of remorse and to planting the bomb, filmed in colour. Locations in Hull have been used as a substitute for the streets of Belfast.
This is one of several award winning films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This is an early documentary focused on the Protestants in Belfast around the time of the July 12th celebrations of the Battle of the Boyne. It shows the area around Sandy Row, the lead up to the march the day before which includes bonfires, the procession of Orange Lodges and Ian Paisley making a speech the year following three months in prison. The film took the best documentary award in America with the Amateur Motion Picture Association and the Golden Knight International Film Festival in Malta.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
Travelogue by Middlesbrough based amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown that records a grand tour through Italy in the summer of 1949 with his wife, Kate. This is the first part of three reels that record their travel by air from Northolt Airport to Milan, and by motorbus round Milan, Pisa, Rome, and on to Naples. The film focuses on the architecture, famous landmarks and monuments that they visit, and includes footage of traditional religious costume and the ceremonial costume of the Papal Swiss Guards at the Vatican. A short sequence documents a march by Italian Communist Party supporters in Pisa, and political graffiti in the town.
An edition of the Tyne Tees Television series A World of My Own, probably transmitted in February 1969, which looks at the life and views of the 90th Bishop of Durham, The Right Reverend Dr Ian Thomas Ramsey. The programme follows him in his daily work, from his home at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, to Durham Cathedral. On a train to Leeds, he discusses some of his views on politics and in a local clothing boutique in Handyside Arcade, Newcastle, he holds an impromptu discussion with young people on fashion and protest. Dr Ramsey is also filmed conducting a wedding service and visiting prisoners in Durham Prison.
A documentary-drama produced by The Home Mission Department of the Methodist Church of Great Britain on the importance of faith, and in particular the Methodist faith, in the daily lives of miners. The film begins with footage of working life down the mine and then life for the miner at home. This is followed by two scripted sequences that look at the history of Methodism and why Methodism is important for today’s miners in comparison to Communism. The final section of the film shows Methodist minsters and preachers at work in local communities around County Durham and South Wales and includes footage from a Durham Miners Gala.
A catalogue of work and play at the Linskill Girls High School in North Shields, filmed by the staff and students of the school. The film documents all aspects of the school day, and after-school activities such as sport, drama, music, and gardening.