Filmed during the early stages of cinema, this film captures Leeds Bridge and city centre near the turn of the 20th century.
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.
This film documents the work of St. George's Crypt in Leeds. The crypt provides many members of the community with health and social services as well as helps to guide them in religious matters. Documented in the film are the many aspects of the work which St. George's Crypt does for those in need.
Made by Cawood Filmmakers in 1972, this film records the last of the Bradford trolleybuses. The commentary was added in 1978, and the sound is a mixture of oral histories of the trolleybuses and recordings from speeches made at the time.
In 1888 Louis Le Prince made a pioneering film recording of traffic on Leeds Bridge from an upstairs window of No 19 Bridge End, then Hicks the Ironmongers. This is a print of the second earliest surviving moving image, made shortly after Le Prince made 'Roundhay Garden Scene' on 14 October, 1888.
This film documents a trip from Wakefield to Leeds. The footage has been filmed from the passenger seat of a car and records the journey.
This film contains footage of the towns of Wetherby and Helmsley, showing many of their buildings and roads surrounding the town centres. The second part of the film is a record of a holiday taken in Ireland, 1980.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This film collects together small excerpts from films made by the Film Unit of the Television Services at Leeds University.
This is an unfinished film made up of various bits of footage of Bradford's trolleybuses at the time of their ending in 1972. It shows the trolleybuses running in Bradford and has an interview with an elderly ex-bus driver (on separate magnetic track). It complements the film, Bradford's Last Trolley Bus (2628).
This is an unfinished film made up of various bits of footage of Bradford's trolleybuses at the time of their ending in 1972. It shows the trolleybuses running in Bradford and has interviews (on separate magnetic tracks). It complements the film, Bradford's Last Trolley Bus (2628).
Made by Cawood Filmmakers in 1972, this film records the last of the Bradford Trolley Busses. The commentary was added in 1978, and the sound is a mixture of oral histories of the Trolley Buses and recordings from Speeches made at the time.
Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film is dedicated to the last Lawnswood tram in Leeds which made its final journey in 1956. The film thanks the Leeds City Transport Department and the Leeds Reference Library for their co-operation in making the film. The Ramsdens were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Pathe News item.
Issue No. 56/3 (9/1/1956)
This is a film of Bradford’s Town Hall Square taken in the early days of filmmaking and includes images of the crowded streets of the square.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane Primary School in Leeds between 1951-1953. This particular piece of film shows pupils getting onto a coach to go on a trip.
This is a film by Eric Bolderson of Castleford in 1963, including the opening of the new Bus Station.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of many road safety films which he made. It consists of shots of Bradford in the early part of the 20th century and compares the way life was then to the way life is now.
Made in collaboration with the Todmorden Road Safety Committee West Riding Constabulary, this is a road safety film aimed to teach children to take care when crossing the road. The is shot in Todmorden and features scenes of the town.
Made by Keith Overend, this documentary features aspects of the history of Keighley. The film uses archive photographs and newspaper cuttings to illustrate Keighley’s history as well as readings from historic documents. The film was made with the help of the Yorkshire Arts Association.