This film is a compilation of local events around the town of Scissett during the 1930s. Included are garden parities, 1937 Coronation celebrations, swimming and diving, and an excursion by the Dearne Valley Wheelers to Stamford Bridge.
A film that captures the people and events of Holme Valley throughout Second World War, this film shows some of the activities that took place such as War Weapons Weeks, a Royal Visit, a student nature walk, and a Victory bonfire.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of many road safety films that was made by this filmmaker. It shows footage of a safety exhibition that was set up in Bradford by the police department.
The film takes us through the history of Thornton Grammar School including the building of the new school in Leaventhorpe and a period in the 1940s when the school was commandeered as army barracks.
This is a fictional story performed by a class of school children at Foxhill Junior School in Queensbury, Bradford, in 1957. Performed outside, the play involves a group of children who capture two bank robbers.
This is a film giving demonstrations of dog training and handling in the mid-1940s.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a number of events which take place in 1959 including an annual sports day and awards ceremony at St. Peter's School in York as well as the presentation of the British Empire Medal to William Thackray.
This short film was taken at the Mount School in York and features some of the pupils participating in sporting events including netball and hockey. Additionally, there is footage of a military parade in York.
This film features part of a Military Parade which took place in York as well as some school sporting activities at the Mount School.
Originally organized in the 1920s, the Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for young people. Its aim is to develop self-confidence and activity in society through equality, friendship, peace, and co-operation. This documentary focuses on the organization, its history and values, and specifically children from around the world who have gathered at the international camp at Normanby Hall, located near Scunthorpe, South Humberside.
This is a road safety film made by Kingston-upon-Hull City Police which depicts a fictional family and illustrates how carelessness can lead to tragic accidents. The film also includes good footage of Hull and the surrounding area.
The Police Staff College, Bramshill, is the principal police staff training establishment in the United Kingdom. The need for a training college for the police was pushed heavily by Sir Frank Newsam. The college was established in 1948 as the National Police College and originally located in Warwickshire; however, Newsam was able to secure its permanent base at Bramshill in 1960. This film, made by members of the West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary, is a record of the visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to the College in 1961.
The Police Staff College, Bramshill, is the principal police staff training establishment in the United Kingdom. The need for a training college for the police was pushed heavily by Sir Frank Newsam. The college was established in 1948 as the National Police College and originally located in Warwickshire; however, Newsam was able to secure its permanent base at Bramshill in 1960. This film, made by members of the West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary, is a promotional film highlighting the different facilities and training the college has to offer.
Part of the Freeman Collection, this film includes footage taken during a school outing to the seaside and lessons at the local school.
This film is a road safety film and shows young boys and girls being taught the rules of the road.
This film documents the Moor Grange School programme of events for the exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force. It also includes footage of the students performing a mock horse race.
This is a very well made comedy film about a student at Sheffield University pursuing a woman he falls for and having a running slapstick battle with a policeman. It also features the students' Hospital Rag parade.
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.
Made by the West Riding Constabulary Film Unit, this film is a dramatic reconstruction demonstrating the ease of which car thieves are able to practice their trade. The film is an instructional piece, aimed at educating officers and members of the public on some of the ploys used by criminals during this period.
This film documents police training which involved handling public order disturbances, such as National Front demonstrations. Various procedures and strategies are run through in a realistic scenario, with many volunteers playing the roles of the demonstrators, who resist the polices' attempts to control the situation.
This film was an observation test used by the West Yorkshire Police to test new recruits’ memories. The film asks the viewer to remember as many objects or actions as they can.
This film is an educational piece on the importance of calling the police when acts of vandalism are witnessed. The film also concerns itself with stopping vandalism at grass roots level, and informing the viewer of the wider implications of vandalism in our society.
This film documents a detective training school at Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire. The film focuses on one particular activity, which involved investigating a staged murder that took place within the grounds of Bretton.
This film documents police training that involved handling public order disturbances, such as National Front demonstrations. Various procedures and strategies are run through, with the focus heavily centralised on the co-ordination of officers on foot and mounted units. These training simulations took place at Yeadon, West Yorkshire.
This dramatic film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and follows a group of people who tried to rescue a pilot from a crashed fighter plane, but failed. Through the use of narration and demonstrations the viewer is shown what to do if a fighter plane should crash.