This film captures men flying from Doncaster to different airports, both in Britain and Europe, just before the outbreak of World War Two. The film includes aerial footage as well as scenes from the ground during takeoff and is a combination of black and white and colour film stocks.
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.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film documents some of the events and activities of the Sheffield Junior Chamber of Commerce including the opening of Blackburn Meadows Power Station in 1933.
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.
Made for the Sheffield and District Workers Film Society by Brian Pickersgill, this film documents anti-war protest marches through the streets of Sheffield to Endcliffe Park in 1936. The film concentrates on the Women’s, Youth, and May Day demonstrations held that week.
This film shows the post-war slum area of Park Hill in Sheffield before it was demolished to make way for the modern Park Hill estate.
A critical examination of the Socialist (Labour) Party's attitude to industry with special regard to the proposed nationalisation of iron and steel.
The Park District was the first redevelopment scheme undertaken by Sheffield City Council after World War II, and it was selected because it contained some of the oldest outstanding slum clearance orders. Most of the area was cleared in the 1950s and was to be replaced by the new Park Hill Flats completed in 1959. The film shows some of the housing conditions in the Park Hill area of Sheffield before large scale slum clearance. It is made up of five reels, and some of the footage is repeated in the different reels.
This is the story of the Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir. The Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir was formed in September, 1924 by a group of young men from the local chapel. Because Thurnscoe was a mining community, the vast majority of its members were coal miners, that was, until the late 1980s. This documentary tells the story of how the Choir survived the upheaval following the closure of the pit which was the focus of the village.
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 by Yorkshire Television, this documentary features Labour politician Roy Hattersley as he revisits his native home of Sheffield. Hattersley takes us on a journey of the city, recounting aspects of his life there as a child, working at Daniel Doncaster and Sons, supporting Sheffield Wednesday, watching cricket at Brammal Lane, and as a councillor, with particular reference to Parkhill flats.
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 film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is an educational/promotional film for Sheffield City Council. The film explains exactly where the Council money is spent in the city, and how the services benefit the locals.
This is a film commissioned by Sheffield City Council to promote Sheffield as a place for companies to relocate to, providing an account of the advantages that can be gained by doing so.
Made by Dennis Leather, a member of Vixen Films and the Stocksbridge Cine Club, this is the first of three films featuring a collection of events in Stocksbridge and the local area, with several openings, including the opening of Stocksbridge College in Hole House Lane by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1966.
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.
This is a film of women selling flowers to raise money for the Alexandra Rose Day charitable fund which had recently been set up in 1912. The flowers are sold in various places in Sheffield, including to convalescing soldiers, possibly of the 3rd West Riding Company.
This is a students' demonstration in Sheffield on 21st February,1973 protesting against aspects of student grants under the Heath Government, including cuts in the level of grants, the means test and unequal provision between men and women.
This is a film from a collection of home movies made by Jack Johnson of Pontefract. It shows the family visiting various places in East Yorkshire and includes a miners’ parade held in Pontefract. The film is accompanied by a partial commentary.
This is a Yorkshire Television film showing the then Prime Minister, James Callaghan, being granted the freedom of Sheffield on February 7th 1979, with a demonstration being held outside the City Hall.
This is a film made to commemorate the granting of a Charter of Incorporation to the Borough of Rotherham in 1861. The film provides a history of the town, and an update of local services, with interviews with the Town Planning Officer and the Director of Education.