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.
This is an amateur film that shows a train that was transporting butter having been derailed during the Second World War in the village of Clayton, West Yorkshire.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents the first electric tram to arrive in Elland, part of the Huddersfield transport which was extended from Birchencliffe to Elland in 1914.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features some events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents First World War Peace Celebrations which took place in July, 1919.
This is a film of the Scott trials competition taking place in Swainby in the Cleveland Hills. The film is in two halves, the first showing the motorcycle trials, and the second showing a fun bicycle race over the same course as the result of petrol rationing during the Second World War. Taking place in winter and often humorous, the film vividly shows the difficulty of the terrain and the determination of the riders.