This film is comprised of many different events including cricket and football matches, family leisure scenes, the modern new estate of Sunnymede, and a children’s sports day all set in Scissett. Scissett is a village in West Yorkshire which was built around the wool and coal industries.
This film includes footage of the Pool Fire Brigade and the Mill's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Made with the purpose of encouraging prospective employees to apply for work at the Crossley Carpets factory in Halifax, this film includes a tour of the works and glimpses of the various jobs that the workers might do.
The film includes shots of barrel making and scenes of work on an industrial chimney in Leeds.
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 is a short advertisement for Melbourne beer and includes a humorous commentary.
From the Jowett Car Club collection, this film chronicles the track race known as the Harewood Hill Climb near Leeds involving Jowett Automobiles as well as other cars makes such as the Mini. Jowett cars were first built in 1906 by a small engineering firm based in Bradford owned by brothers William and Benjamin Jowett, in 1954 production stopped but these classic cars have not disappeared as they have been entered in both national and international car rallies and events.
This film contains footage of the Jowett 1952 prototype of Model CD on a driving trial in the Swiss Alps. Filmed in Switzerland, this is a record of a proving test run of the prototype CD model built by Jowett Cars Ltd at Idle in Bradford, 1952. For this trip over the Alpine mountains, the CD was converted to left-hand drive.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1984 including a Fun Run, German Band, Shibden Park, and a Swimathon.
This film captures scenes from the Bingley Motor Gymkhana. It includes footage of men riding motor bikes around an obstacle course as well as the other festivities and crowds which accompanied this event.
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.