This documentary is a promotional film that profiles the Newton Chambers Factory, based in the Thorncliffe Valley near Sheffield. It closed down in the early 1970s but was an important manufacturing works that was involved in producing ironwork such as tanks, gas holders, and even domestic range ovens. It also had a large chemical output often used as a base for disinfectant products. Through a combination of voiceover and footage that captures life at the factory, the film tells the story of Newton Chambers history to present day 1953, and how it was at the heart of the community employing most of the people from the surrounding area.
This film is a dramatisation of a young lady who goes through the application process, secures a job at the factory, and then proceeds to work her way through the training school lessons and exercises teaching new workers the proper way to work in sewing and needlepoint.
This film documents the different ways to properly fit a man's suit according to specific body types.
This film is a updated remake of the 1962 training film by Burton Tailoring and is designed to teach new employees the proper way to use their sewing machines. This film adheres very closely to the original, using the same instructor, and updates a few points and title cards.
Opening titles - Basick Machine Training Day One
Machine Control, Correct Handling, and Machine Maintenance
This is a film made by Goole and District Junior Chambers of Commerce to promote Goole as a port for industry. It features the docks as well as Goole town life.
Fred Williams was part of the ambulance crew of Honley that created an educational film in 1972. At that time, the ambulances were quite basic, much like bread vans. With the suspension of the vehicles being as they were, the ease of the journey would depend on the driver’s knowledge of the roads and their skills as a driver. The crew put together the film in their own time, and the film was designed to show the correct medical techniques to use. The film shows the accidents people encounter on a camp site and the skills the ambulance staff use to help them. This film was captured on two reels of 8mm film and was sectioned in two parts by the filmmaker Fred Williams.
This is a film made by W G Gregory for the Education Committee of the City of Sheffield to help young adults choose a career by providing information on all the courses that are available. The film covers a huge range of skilled occupations taught at technical colleges and provides a wealth of examples of the activities on offer in classes for those leaving school as well as adults. Throughout the film intertitles provide information, prompt the viewer with questions, and give advice.
This is footage of the construction of phase C of Bradford Technical College.
This film contains footage from the nursery school within Bradford Technical College and from a barbering class where some students are learning how to cut hair.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this film documents some of the building works which took place at the college.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and includes footage from the construction of a college extension.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and contains footage of a secretary at work in an office.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and contains footage from a hairdressing class. The footage include shots of the students practicing on volunteers as well as shots of the hairdressing salon.
This film from the Bradford College Collection includes footage of a baking and a doll making class. It also includes shots of the facilities and equipmment available at the college.
Made as part of the Bradford Technical College Collection, this film contains some footage of students learning how to ice cakes.
This film is from the collection of films made by Bradford College in the 1960s and 1970s. It comprises footage from the college hair dressing salon, where one of the students practices styling a woman's hair. It is a continuation of 4235.
This film is from a collection by Bradford Technical College and contains footage of a large fire in a building in Bradford City. There are many shots of the firemen at work and the methods that they use to put out the fire.
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.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this is a film of the retirement party of Beighton Infant School Head teacher Betty Hall. Ms Hall retired after having served 25 years at the school.
This film is a tremendous documentation of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police’s recruiting process in 1940. As a complete account of the procedures, the filmmaker captures the initial application stage, and continues right the way through the training process to the final inspection by the Chief Constable.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and looks at several business courses that are provided by the Manpower Services Commission for people who want to set up their own businesses. There are interview with some of the course developers as well as some of the people who went on the courses.
This film is a documentation of different types of police work the West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary faced in 1962. Initially capturing cadets as they advance through the rigorous training process, the film goes on to show the sheer variation of police work, documenting all aspects from general office work to officers making arrests.
This is a Ministry of Information Film held as part of the collection of films of Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. The film was made to encourage schoolboys to take up apprenticeships in building trades towards the close of the Second World War.
This is a promotional documentary on the steelworks of Samuel Fox & Co at Stocksbridge, part of United Steel Companies Ltd.. It gives an in depth view of the workings of the factory, leisure activities of the employees and its relation to Stocksbridge, showing and naming some of the key workers at that time. The United Steel Companies were a steelmaking, engineering, coal mining and coal by-product group based in South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Made by Dennis Leather, a member of Vixen Films, this is a film of two typical days in the life of the Smithy Moor Playgroup, Stocksbridge. It shows the various activities of the children from their arrival to their departure.