This film was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a number of family related events which took place during 1957 including footage of the Ibberson boys at school and university.
This film was made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Myers Grove Comprehensive School in Sheffield. At that time, the school was home to 1800 pupils, and this film highlights the different lessons and activities in which they are involved including a student fashion show.
The film was produced in order to show part of the huge organisation that is the Barnsley British Co-operative Society. In addition to footage of the society, the film includes good examples of 1950s fashions and contemporary banking methods.
During the Second World War, women were called upon to aid in the war effort. This film contains unique footage of women workers in a munitions factory during World War II and highlights the industrial process of making the 84 Pounder Shell.
This is a documentary film produced by the film unit of the Television Service of the University of Leeds to promote the University. The film is mainly the same as another entitled 'Time to Do' (2485), but with an added section specifically on the science departments; covering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology and Zoology.
This is an informative film about the new Cecil Theatre which was opened on 28th November, 1955. The theatre was built to take the place of the old Cecil which was destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War in May, 1941. The film is told from the perspective on an audience member. It also includes footage of the projectionist at the Cecil theatre showing how films are loaded onto the projectors as well as the “change over” during the interval. May 1941.
My World My Work was included as part of an exhibition at Bradford Industrial Museum exploring Bradford's work wear past and present. The exhibition was a partnership project using items from the Museum's costume collection and contemporary film commissioned by the Yorkshire Film Archive. The following film includes interviews with eight people during which they discuss their occupations and the clothing which they have to wear while at work. Interviewees include a police woman, a mechanic, a veterinary nurse, stone mason and brick layer, someone who works with Scottish-breed pulling horses, a lunch lady, a fireman, and an employee of Bulmer & Lumb Group Ltd.
This film documents the construction taking place in order to rebuild the BP Chemicals Sports and Social Club at its Hull site. Construction took place over a period of time from 1978-1979. Included in the film are images of the building at various stages of completeness as well as the footage from the opening ceremony and banquet.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this film shows some of the classes in which students could enroll including a needlework and automotive class.
This film includes footage from a pharmacy class at Bradford College.
This film simulates a drugs raid and all subsequent operations involved in bringing narcotic abusers to justice. Made by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police, the film initially shows a discotheque attended by youths. After being broken up by a police raid, the offenders are arrested and the resulting evidence is taking to a laboratory for scientific testing. The advancements in drugs testing practices are the crux of the film, and the films intentions are to demonstrate the effectiveness of such modern procedures.
This is a comedy film about the folly of the filmmaker's father in his effort to fix an electrical fault on the family cooker, ending up being chased by his wife for causing a fire.
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 is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
ICI film promoting a work study scheme to help improve ICI efficiency during hard economic times. Includes excellent non-industrial sequences that illustrate some of the products manufactured with ICI materials, such as nylon (a woman with stockings), domestic scenes including valves for the TV, Formica tables, plastic ashtray, hoovering a carpet, scenes in Stockton market, haymaking, and men on ships during stormy weather, to illustrate "pulling together." A commentary accompanies the film.
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.