This is a film made by Charles Chislett on behalf of the C.P.A.S. documenting the charitable work of St George's Church Crypt in Leeds. It shows the work of providing food and shelter for the homeless and gifts for poor children at Christmas.
This film commemorates the 700th anniversary of Bradford Market. It shows the Market during the celebrations, shoppers, and market stalls. A group of dignitaries accompany the Mayor and Mayoress as they tour the Market. After which, they gather together for dinner and speeches.
Made by CHAS. R.H. Pickard & Son of Leeds, this film documents the royal visit and opening of the Civic Hall by King George V on 23rd August, 1933.
This film was produced by members of Leeds Camera Club as a document of the Coronation Celebrations held in Leeds in 1953. The city was covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration, and included in the film is extensive footage of Leeds city centre during this celebration time.
This is a film of the Elland Carnivals in summer 1926 and 1927. It was made by BFL Films for an “exclusive release” to be screened at the local cinema following the event, hoping to draw in crowds who couldn’t wait to see their big moment on the silver screen.
In 1933 King George and Queen Mary visited Leeds to open the new Civic Hall, and while on their trip also stated at Harewood House. The royal procession travelled from Oakwood to the Town Hall, where the King inspected the guard of honour in Victoria Square. After a short ceremony in the Victoria Hall, the Royal party went on to the Civic Hall for the opening ceremony. Record numbers of people from all over Yorkshire turned out for the event. This film captures part of that procession from a spectator's point of view.
This film documents some of the celebration which took place to commemorate Bradford's Trolley Bus Jubilee year in 1961.
This film celebrates the centenary of Marks and Spencer in Leeds. It includes a guided historical tour, using commentary and old photographs, of Marks and Spencer and other notable places and buildings of Leeds.
In 1935 the city of Bradford organized many events to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V. Events included historical re-enactments in Peel Park as well as processions through the city and evening bonfire celebrations.
Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film documents the preparations which took place for the Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Celebrations in Leeds. The city has been covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration.
Flowers for Leeds is competition sponsored yearly by the Yorkshire Post in which a variety of residents in different postal districts take part in getting their gardens into the best order. This film takes a look at some of the contestants, and each house and gardener is identified by intertitles.
This film contains footage of the demolition of buildings and the construction of the Shopping Centre in the Shipley Market Place. It also contains additional footage of Shipley. This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection which spans the period from 1920 until 2009. The collection includes films with many different topics including industrial documentaries, local events, educational and amateur titles and some of the Wood family home movies. The majority of the films were made by Harold Wood and his son David Wood who were both involved in the running of the film and photography company C.H. Wood.
This film is from a collection of films made by Leeds based filmmaker Jack Goldberg. The collection consists of footage from family holidays, weddings, family food shop, and family activities. As the family are Jewish, there are a lot of interesting insights into the family traditions, foods and religious customs. This film consists of footage from the wedding of Lynne Collins (n?e Goldberg).
This film is from a collection of films made by Leeds based filmmaker Jack Goldberg. The collection consists of footage from family holidays, weddings, family food shop, and family activities. As the family are Jewish there are a lot of interesting insights into the family traditions, foods and religious customs. This film captures the engagement party for Lynne Goldberg and her fianc? and a trip to London by Edith Goldberg and some friends.
Made by Eric Bolderson, this is a film of the annual Pram Race and fancy dress competition in Castleford, a fun event in aid of Charity which was held for several years in the early 1960s. It shows locals enjoying a drink in various pubs, the Gala Queen competition, the children’s and adult’s fancy dress competitions, and the pram race from beginning to end including the humorous antics of its participants.
Taken at the Blenheim County Secondary Boys school in Leeds, this film contains a number of school events and activities including rugby matches, Christmas lessons and assembly , Christmas, Lessons, school woodwork, rugby at Headingley, gardening, York, cricket, pottery, basket weaving, and prize giving.
In November, 1944, the Youth Drama Festival took place in Todmorden. This film documents some of the events of the festival, and intertitles throughout the film provide additional information for the events and performances.
This is one of three films made of the building and opening of the new Lewis's Store in Leeds between 1930 and 1932. The building was opened to the public on the 17th September, 1932 by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman F.B. Simpson. The opening ceremony took place in the restaurant, where the chairman of the company, Harold L Cohen, presented a cheque for £500 for Leeds Charities to the Lord Mayor. Over 100,000 people visited the store on that first day. About half way through the film, after the opening speeches, it has been filmed at a slower speed, and so appears speeded up.
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.