This film contains footage from part one of a chronicle of the activities of Alderman Cecil Barnett, the Lord Mayor of Bradford. The film was taken between 1944 and 1945 and includes footage of Holidays at Home events and a gymkhana at Odsal stadium.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this film features The Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate, Harewood House near Leeds, and a bird zoo.
This amateur film about Filey was made by Kathleen Lockwood and contains footage of Filey, its fishermen, and the surrounding countryside. There are also shots of Holker Hall in Cumbria and the Honley Show in Huddersfield in 1978.
'Home Grown' is a film about life-style, personal choice and principles. Set in the fields of Brickyard Farm, Ackworth, West Yorkshire, Home Grown tells the story of an organic farmer John Brook who forms an unusual attachment with eco-activists. Home Grown is shot at the third annual Northern Green Gathering and captures the spirit and hope of a growing contemporary culture of grass roots activism.
A film made by Brooks Motors of Huddersfield, this is the story of a Yorkshire river and the industries along its banks as the river flows from its source to the sea. The film includes a closer look at Brook Motors as well as Bamforths postcard manufacturing.
This amateur film, made by a Wakefield-based businessman, chronicles various agricultural shows that were held in Yorkshire. There are numerous shots of livestock on parade, Alsatian dog trials, followed by scenes of the Great Yorkshire Show in 1957 and footage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
This is the second part of a three part film of the annual Flowers for Leeds competition sponsored by the Yorkshire Post. The film shows the winners in the different categories for 1955, as well as other examples of colourful and well-kept gardens.
This is the third of a three part film of the annual Flowers for Leeds competition sponsored by the Yorkshire Post. The film shows the winners in the different categories for 1955, as well as other examples of colourful and well-kept gardens.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1983 including wool shops, Shibden May Day, trips on the canal, the Boys Brigade, and a charity sale.
This film documents the various flower displays present at the Halifax Chrysanthemum Show.
This film captures the day's events of the Halifax Show, an agricultural show held at Shibden Park in August, 1954.
This film is described by its maker, Eric Hall, as a pictorial magazine of some Yorkshire towns and people. The film is a tour of some of Yorkshire's well known sights, featuring York and the Mystery Plays, Harewood House, Bolton Abbey, Studley Park, Whitby, Harrogate, a Yorkshire tinker, Skipton Castle, archery and country dancing at Bolton Castle, Ilkley Bathing Pool and harvesting.
This documentary focuses on the preservation efforts of the Yorkshire countryside made by Yorkshire Naturalists' Trust founded in 1946 and now known as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The film outlines the problems that project developments of roads and buildings are destroying the surrounding countryside and its skyline. Information is given about preservation and the various nature reserves in Yorkshire that the public can visit and to which they can donate funds. Explanations of the different seasons, the wildlife and plant life found in those seasons, and the effect that building development has on the countryside are strong themes in this film.
This is one of several films entitled 'Out and About' made by Ken Leckenby, a member of the Mercury Movie Makers cine club. The film documents events from 1978-1979 including the 21st Anniversary at Springfields Gardens, Spalding, the annual West Indian Carnival in Leeds, and a trip to Scarborough Zoo and Marineland.