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 reel features two different films: The first film focuses on ‘Ginge’, a young cat that belongs to the filmmaker, and includes some shots of ‘Ginge’ investigating a snowy garden. The second film sets out to make technological comparisons between the 1930s and the previous half century.
This is a film of the Rowntree Dunollie Rest House in Scarborough and includes footage of the Official Opening in 1947 and the activities of the Home and residents. Those who worked for Rowntrees were also part of a community within which the welfare and interest of employees are cared for in many ways both at work and after. The company was behind the creation of local schools, sports clubs, libraries and art houses, and in 1947, a new departure a holiday home in Scarborough to provide a sanctuary for those suffering with stress and ill health.
This is a film of a family holidaying at an unknown Italian coastal resort.
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.
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.
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.
Billingham Film Unit cine-magazine featuring three news items: VIPs and ICI board members attend a screening of the ICI cine-magazine production "Just Billingham" at the Gaumont Theatre in London's Wardour Street. A second feature looks at ICI workers using Durham County Council's Mass Radiography Unit for health checks. The final part looks at the work of the Anhydrite Mine. Anhydrite was mined in the Billingham area from 1928, located in the Casebourne division of the works.
An appeal film for assistance with a number of projects aimed at the unemployed and their families in the Middlesbrough and Cleveland areas. The film is introduced by Lord Zetland and features a visit to Middlesbrough by Prince George. The film then shows various work and recreational projects organised for the unemployed, which include an exhibition of crafts made by Cleveland unemployed; teaching of new crafts; building of greenhouses by the unemployed; training of boys as waiters; boxing matches and other entertainments; a local comedian, renovation and conversion of an old barn by the unemployed; and boys' camps. [Please note that the picture runs too fast but this was how the original film was produced.]
A celebration of the potential for business growth in Sunderland with its attractions of housing, schools, cultural facilities and beauty spots, linked with a celebration of Sunderland Football Club winning the Football Association Cup in 1973.