This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage from a V.E. Day Civic Service in Bradford which was filmed by an amateur filmmaker who captured many similar events that took place throughout the war. The film follows the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett, as he attends a parade, a bicycle race and a children's party.
Part of the BBC Planning For People Series, this film focuses on the redevelopment of Bradford. This film is about the application for an extension to the Leeds Bradford Airport runway. The airport has been losing passengers and wants to expand to include some flights to Western Europe to improve the situation. Local people who live on housing estates at the Leeds end of the airport are objecting to this on the grounds of air pollution.
Made by Bradford University, this film documents the opening of their new Library, named after J B Priestly. Priestly himself performs the opening along with the Chancellor Harold Wilson.
Made by Bradford University, this film documents the opening of the first building for the University Of Bradford by the first Chancellor, the Rt.Hon. Harold Wilson on 11th June, 1965. The film is accompanied by a narration by Richard Baker.
Made by Leeds Movie Maker member Fred Wells, this is a film which documents the demolition of the Quarry Hill Flats and Westgate International Swimming Pool in Leeds. The commentary explains the reason for the demolition but also questions the Council's decision for these particular renovations.
This documentary addresses the changes taking place in the small village of Berry Brow located in the Kirklees area of Huddersfield. The village is amidst a huge change where the traditional terraced houses are being knocked down to make way for the tower blocks of the future, creating the “new” Berry Brow.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1986 including skiing at the Skye Slope, rugby final, scouts, Civil war re-enactment, and a high school marching band contest.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1987 including a visit by the Prince of Wales, the bus station building, a protest, and medieval jousting.
This film documents the Mayor of Halifax Nova Scotia's visit on 1st June, 1978 during which the Mayor tours around the town seeing the sights and meeting with some of the local people.
This is a documentary made by YTV on the controversial plans for the redevelopment of Kirkgate Market in Leeds. It includes contributions from stall holders, shoppers, the city council leader, George Mudie, and the Dutch development company MAB.
Made by the Central Office of Information, this film documents the events in July, 1978, for the Mayor (Councillor Deadman) to take on his trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The film mainly consist of shots of the Mayor, wearing his chains, seated in the Mayor’s Parlour, and giving running commentary about the general life of Calderdale and how it has developed over the last one hundred years. That is inter-cut with external shots of a bird’s eye view of Halifax Town Centre, the Piece Hall, Town Centre Streets, the Halifax Building Society H.Q. Block, inside shots of Rowntree Mackintosh and of Crossley Carpets.
This is film of the Meltham Brickworks Christmas party, of family and friends at Christmas, and of the building of an extension to a house and a fallout shelter in the garden during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
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.