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 is a film of Horse Gathering featuring people with horse and carriages riding back and forth past the camera as well as people inspecting carriages in grass enclosure. It also includes footage of boat rides out to sea.
This is a whimsical film about a netball match between men and women who worked in the architectural office at Sheffield Town Hall.
This is a film made under the direction of Dr J A R Bickford, the Physician Superintendent of De La Pole Hospital, Willerby, to show good practice in the care of long term psychiatric patients. Using illustrations from the work of the Hospital, the film advances a policy of rehabilitation of patients through activity and becoming part of the wider society. Dr J A R Bickford provides a commentary, and there is continual background music provided by Prokoviev’s Classical Symphony and at the end Handel’s Water Music.
Sponsored by the National Dock Labour Board, the 1955 Newlands Football Cup Final match was between competing Dock Workers teams from Goole and Swansea. The film features extensive highlights of the match and includes footage of the post match dinner party and trophy award ceremony.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this is a film of the local Teachers Social Association garden party, attended by the Principal of the College, Dr Ted Edwards. It shows families enjoying themselves, playing various games such as Test Your Strength, and a cricket match.
This film is in three parts: the first shows the retirement presentation of Mr Fell, the second a day at Pontefract races, and the third of places in Wales and Cheddar Gorge.
This film documents the Thorncliffe Cricket Club Centenary match in 1970. Thorncliffe Cricket Club would have been part of the social entertainment for the workers of the local factory Newton Chambers & Co near Sheffield. The factory was involved in many activities of the workers spare time, and the idea of work and play went with the company's ethos.
This documentary is a promotional film that profiles the Newton Chambers Factory, based in the Thorncliffe Valley near Sheffield. It closed down in the early 1970s but was an important manufacturing works that was involved in producing ironwork such as tanks, gas holders, and even domestic range ovens. It also had a large chemical output often used as a base for disinfectant products. Through a combination of voiceover and footage that captures life at the factory, the film tells the story of Newton Chambers history to present day 1953, and how it was at the heart of the community employing most of the people from the surrounding area.
This film gives an overview of British Locomotive manufacturing, production methods, equipment, variety of products, their uses, and the important of export. Produced by Furneaux-Webber.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this documentary features Labour politician Roy Hattersley as he revisits his native home of Sheffield. Hattersley takes us on a journey of the city, recounting aspects of his life there as a child, working at Daniel Doncaster and Sons, supporting Sheffield Wednesday, watching cricket at Brammal Lane, and as a councillor, with particular reference to Parkhill flats.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as a gymkhana and sheep herding competition.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included is footage of livestock competitions as well as different sporting events which have been organized for the families in attendance.
This is a family film taken of the owners of Arras Farm in Market Weighton. Included is footage of the family walking around the land and some of the livestock at the farm.
Filmed by Herbert Johnson, this film captures events and social gatherings of the Whitby Yacht Club. The club members take part in many activities such as a hunting meet, a gymkhana, a parade, and fishermen at Whitby by docks, swimming and boat races in Whitby harbour and rough waters at Whitby.
This footage was shot between 1929 and 1937 and shows the process of acquiring wood from around the globe and transforming it into material to make a Waddington's piano. The Waddington's Piano Factory was located on Seamer Road, in Scarborough and operated until the late 1930s. This footage was probably taken in the early 1930s and is likely to have been a "promotional" film. This film also includes a mixture of short scenes from badminton matches, men at work in the fields, and very rough, high seas.
This film is from a collection of films made by Leeds based filmmaker Jack Goldberg. The collection consists of footage from family holidays, weddings, family food shop located at 80 Street Lane in Leeds, and family activities. As the family are Jewish, there are a lot of interesting insights into the family traditions, foods and religious customs. This film contains footage from a series of events including: a trip that the Goldbergs take to France, the Goldberg's `Modern Grocery Store' in Leeds, a wedding, and family trips to Uffington and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
A film of the first Rowntrees Sports day after the end of the Second World War, showing all the events, and naming the winners, who often pose for the camera. It is accompanied by a humorous commentary.
This is a film from the Alan Neal collection of films of Scarborough, which show many of its most popular places from the late 1960s, as well as providing a glimpse into everyday life and visitors enjoying the attractions. It includes fish being unloaded and auctioned in the fish market, a wrestling match, and Peasholm Park.
Part of the Cass Collection, this compilation features footage from Selby including a fire at the Ideal Flour Mill, the removal of the Market Cross and the launch of a ship, as well as three weddings and two local cricket matches.
This is a film made by Harry Burgess, the owner of Thornton Mill in Thornton le Dale. It shows scenes around Middlesbrough, baking and a York City football match at Bootham Crescent.
This is the second of a series of four themed programmes made by Yorkshire Television that aired in 1987 about life on the Manor Estate of council housing in Sheffield, consisting of events on the Estate and interviews with, mostly unidentified, residents. This one focuses on residents who have been made redundant and who are trying to move on. It shows four unemployed steelworkers trying to renovate a tool making workshop, Mal Middleton, who has written a script, ‘Bird Fancier’, produced by the BBC, unemployed workers who are scavenging the derelict houses, and Sheffield Wednesday footballer Mel Sterland. It was first transmitted on 10th August, 1987.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This shows the Swillington Miners Welfare Gala and Sports Day, and also a trip to Scotland.
This is film of the Yorkshire County cricket team’s tour to Jamaica in February and March, 1936. The first part of the film is of the team on board their ship playing various games, including a hand ball tournament on the deck, showing some of the rounds with Sutcliffe, Verity, Wood, Bowes, George Hirst, Fisher, and Leyland. Also included is some action from the game vs. combined schools at Sabina Park, and some practising, and a tour of a sugar cane plantation. It states on the reel, E.J.W. Popplewell, who is expected to be the filmmaker.
A documentary and educational film produced by the ICI Film Unit on the role of the engineer in the development of industrial production, building on the research of the chemist and physicist and making experiments practical on an industrial scale. The film records a student's progress through university, including a whiz through non-academic activities to illustrate the benefits of university, a summer apprenticeship schemes at ICI Wilton works, and internship programme in Canada. The final continues showing the student at work with a post-graduate student, conducting an experiment with an early analogue computer, taking his final exams and eventual graduation. The film ends with him now a junior engineer supervising other students.