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.
.Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film documents the events which took place during the Great Yorkshire Show. The film includes footage of much of the livestock which is entered into competitions during this annual agricultural show.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and shows the history and manufacture of Gee Bee Pop. There are shots of the raw materials that make up the drink as well as interior and close up shots of the machines in the factory.
This is a promotional film for the Tadcaster brewery of John Smiths and their Magnet beer, made by C. H. Wood of Bradford. The film contains extensive footage of the entire process of brewing beer from its origins in barley to the end product being delivered to pubs.
This is a promotional film made by Air Products PLC demonstrating the advantages of their liquid nitrogen food-freezing Cryoquick system. Among their customers shown using the system are William Wright and Sons Ltd. at their factory at Skelton, and the meat manufacturers Stocksbridge Game.
Part of the Fastline Collection this film shows railway sleepers being unloaded at Hartlepool docks and taken to West Hartlepool Creosote Depot where they pass through a creosote machine.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows girders being unloaded at Skelton Bridge which sits on the line between York and Northallerton. Information that came with the film states that it concerns a third track being laid across the River Ouse in the 1930s. The girders arriving may have been used to as replacements.
This is one of a large collection of British Rail, and some pre- British Rail, films inherited by the track renewals company Fastline. This film shows the huge blizzards on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway running through Stainmore in the winter of 1947. The closed line is being cleared by gangs of men with shovels, snow ploughs and rail-mounted Rolls Royce Derwent jet engines blasting the snow. It also shows severe flooding on the railway at Barlby near Selby.