Filmed during the early stages of cinema, this film captures Leeds Bridge and city centre near the turn of the 20th century.
This film documents a carnival as it processes through the streets of Eccleshill, Bradford and provides a good example of the types of carnivals that were common during the 1920s. The procession includes many decorated floats as well as participants in fancy dress.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection about his family, including a whimsical film from the point of view of their pet dog. Lastly there is a film from three years later of a motor cycle race at Wooley Edge.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home and on holiday.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home, playing tennis, and at Christmas.
Made by the Empire Marketing Board for Wormald and Walker Blanket Mills, this film documents the entire process of making woollen blankets at a mill in Dewsbury.
Mady by Lucy Fairbank, this is a film which captures a Linthwaite Council School trip to the British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow. It starts early in the morning as they get on the train, follows them throughout the day, and accompanies them on the journey back to Slaithwaite.
This is a film by Charles Chislett of his family at home and on visits to countryside and seaside. It features daughter Rachel, son John, and two young friends (seen in Dale Days). They visit Ingleton waterfalls and Castlerigg stone circle.
This film captures the events on a steam ship trip taken by a group of people. The shots include the activities on board the ship and the places that they visit in Norway as well as some footage from a family trip to the seaside.
Part of the Pashley Collection, this film is a record of motorcycle races at Wortley in Leeds. The film also features footage of Robert Thompson's shop in Kilburn, North Yorkshire.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is located at Yeadon, West Yorkshire. It was opened in October, 1931 as Yeadon Aerodrome, and the airport is the largest airport within Yorkshire. The following film features the airport and the traffic which comes in and out of Yeadon (Leeds Bradford) airport on an average summer day.
Part of the Pashley Collection, this film is a wide-ranging film showing Yorkshire during the winter, including speeded up journeys along icy roads and footage of scenic snow-covered landscapes.
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.
As part of the Sharp collection this film shows various branches of Sharp's Linoleum shops including one in Halifax. There are some excellent shots of streets, cars and fashions of the time. The second part of the film shows a staff Christmas party held at the Great Northern Victoria Hotel in Bradford.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage of Alderman Stringer receiving the Freedom of Bradford. It starts with him and his family and includes shots from inside Bradford Town Hall.
This film is from the Kathleen Lockwood collection and consists of footage taken at the Royal Air Force base in Elvington where four members of the Holmfirth and Meltham Rotoract Club are about to take their first parachute jump.
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 film includes views of the Thruscross reservoir taken on the ground and from the air.
The following is a series of combat films which chronicle different World War II air battles in which the West Riding of Yorkshire's 609 Squadron take part. Each sequence, film by the pilots from the planes film other members of the squadron flying, is preceded by an intertitle. Many of the clips are very brief and shaky given that the gun camera only operated when a plane’s guns were firing. One sequence shows an attack on a bomber formation, another apparent attack on a German parachutist.
On 31st August, Odsal Stadium, Bradford hosted the 1985 World Speedway Final to a crowd of 37,000 who saw the regaining world champion, Erik Gundersen from Denmark, retain his title. This film includes footage of the day's events as well as scenes of the crowd who turned out for the event. Erik Gundersen (born 8 October 1959, in Esbjerg, Denmark) was a speedway rider in the late 1970s and 1980s. Gundersen was the Speedway World Championship on three occasions including this race in 1985.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of many road safety films that was made by this filmmaker. It shows footage of a safety exhibition that was set up in Bradford by the police department.
This is a film of the Calder & Hebble Canal during the winter of 1947. There is footage of the canal frozen as well as extreme flooding which occurred after the thaw. Barges, some horse-drawn, are try to make their way along the frozen canal using various means, such as men breaking the ice with poles from the edge of a barge and by rocking a barge from side to side. The canal has flood-damaged banks and locks, and a factory area is flooded.
Made by members of the Wakefield Cine Club, this film includes news items taken throughout the year from summer 1967-1968. Included is footage from the Enthronement of Eric Treacy, 8th Bishop of Wakefield and opening of a section of the M1 motorway.
A film showing Wakefield city centre and Gala in 1925.
This film includes footage of the Middleton Colliery Railway taken by W. Pearson.