Part of the BBC Planning For People Series, this film focuses on the redevelopment of Bradford. This film is about the application for an extension to the Leeds Bradford Airport runway. The airport has been losing passengers and wants to expand to include some flights to Western Europe to improve the situation. Local people who live on housing estates at the Leeds end of the airport are objecting to this on the grounds of air pollution.
Made by Leeds Movie Maker member Fred Wells, this is a film which documents the demolition of the Quarry Hill Flats and Westgate International Swimming Pool in Leeds. The commentary explains the reason for the demolition but also questions the Council's decision for these particular renovations.
This documentary addresses the changes taking place in the small village of Berry Brow located in the Kirklees area of Huddersfield. The village is amidst a huge change where the traditional terraced houses are being knocked down to make way for the tower blocks of the future, creating the “new” Berry Brow.
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.
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 a documentary made by YTV on the controversial plans for the redevelopment of Kirkgate Market in Leeds. It includes contributions from stall holders, shoppers, the city council leader, George Mudie, and the Dutch development company MAB.
Made by the Central Office of Information, this film documents the events in July, 1978, for the Mayor (Councillor Deadman) to take on his trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The film mainly consist of shots of the Mayor, wearing his chains, seated in the Mayor’s Parlour, and giving running commentary about the general life of Calderdale and how it has developed over the last one hundred years. That is inter-cut with external shots of a bird’s eye view of Halifax Town Centre, the Piece Hall, Town Centre Streets, the Halifax Building Society H.Q. Block, inside shots of Rowntree Mackintosh and of Crossley Carpets.
This film was made by Halifax Cine Club to commemorate the town by providing an overview of its history, industry, landmarks, local services and sporting and cultural life. Among that which is highlighted are Crossley carpets, the Mackintosh factory, Shibden Park, schools, the library, and recent immigrants. The film originally premiered on 31st May, 1972 at the Halifax Civic Theatre. It was later shown to audiences at the former Alexandra Hall.
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.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary original transmitted on the 21st October 1968 about the rehousing of residents of the Scotswood Road area in Newcastle. The film follows various residents from the neighbourhood as they go about their daily activities and talk about what it is like to live and work in the area. The film is intercut with scenes being filmed at Tyne Tees Television studios on City Road in Newcastle in which presenter David Taylor speaks with representatives of Newcastle City Council about the redevelopment of the area.
An edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme A World of My Own first broadcast on 3 January 1969 in which the Easington MP Emanuel ‘Manny’ Shinwell reflects on his 35 years career in politics as he prepares for retirement and travels around his County Durham constituency.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary, broadcast in 1969, about the importance of local government in Newcastle and the workings of the city council at the new landmark Civic Centre. Includes footage of the opening of Newcastle Civic Centre in 1968 by King Olav V of Norway. The film looks at the 'big business' of local government and focuses on a number of departments within the council including housing, education, public health and social services.
Amateur travelogue produced by Middlesbrough dentist Tom H. Brown that documents a coach tour taken in 1960 with his wife, Kate, visiting cities in Europe and the Soviet Union during the Cold War years following the Second World War. At this time Europe was partitioned into zones occupied by Soviet or Western Allied powers. The film records the route from Ostend in Belgium, through Germany, the Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia. It provides an interesting glimpse into the architecture, life and culture of post war Communist countries in Europe, one year before the German Democratic Republic began construction on the Berlin Wall, restricting all movement between East and West Berlin.
A promotional film for the Washington Development Corporation that celebrates Washington past, and the planning and public consultation for the region’s future urban development as a new town.
A record of various stages in construction of Thompson House, an urban redevelopment project in the Groat Market area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department. The building housed the new Evening Chronicle offices. The film includes interesting views of the surrounding buildings and skylines revealed by the empty site.
A record of the urban redevelopment of the Queens Square area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department in 1964.
A record of the urban redevelopment of the Scotswood Road area of Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Council Planning Department in 1963.
A record of the urban redevelopment of Blandford Street West in Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Council Planning Department in 1963.
A record of the urban redevelopment of Pilgrim Street in Newcastle, both before and during the construction of the Swann House Roundabout, for the Central Motorway East ring road and office complex. The film was commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department, and filmed in 1964. Footage includes shots of the construction of Swan House, designed by architects Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall (RMJM).
This film shows the area around the Coast Road and Chillingham Road roundabout, Newcastle, before redevelopment. We see A. Hogg, Tobacconists, on King Edward Road, and the North Heaton garage.
Record of the area around Bigg Market and Grainger Street, Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Planning Department during major re-development of the city in the 1960s.