Commissioned by the Ministry of Information and scripted by Dylan Thomas, this film addressed the need for town planning in Sheffield in the post-war world. It features two men who discuss pre-war slum clearance and town planning.
This film is part of the Charles Chislett Collection. It is a promotional trailer to encourage people to donate money for a children's party to be organised by Rotherham Round Table for the following year.
This is a training film for the St John Ambulance Service, made at Fox House, Sheffield.
This film is a record of the scheme to provide water from the River Derwent to Sheffield and other Yorkshire cities. This is possibly a promotional film for the project.
Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, this film asks four young people about their experiences, hopes and problems of living through childcare.
Part of the Ibberson family collection, this film shows a series of events which took place in 1955 including various civic ceremonies. The film is made up of a combination of black and white and colour footage.
Made by amateur filmmaker Kenneth Raynor, this film includes colour footage of Wartime Christmas celebrations in his family home in Swallownest, South Yorkshire.
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 is a unique film which shows the dangers of drink driving through a short story shot in a 'film noir' style. It tells the story of a boy and girl who drive off to the country from a jazz club whilst under the influence of alcohol. The film was made by BV Edgar, director of a small cine society based out of Stocksbridge, near Sheffield.
An informative film made by Sheffield Health and Safety Executive, this film highlights the dangers of firedamp. The film includes extensive footage of laboratory experiments and explanatory diagrams.
A well shot film taken by the Doncaster Cine Club that documents some of the activities that go on at the school for disabled children known as Wilsic Hall located in the Doncaster area. This film also features a voice over.
This is a fiction film made by the Doncaster Cine Club to explain the importance of the Doncaster-based Elmfield Youth Club within the community. The story begins with a teenage boy named John who, after showing the first signs of delinquency, is taken to the Youth Club and offered a different path to follow. The film's narrative is aided with intertitles used throughout.
This film is part of the Hamilton collection and contains footage of the birth of Clair Pratt in 1974. There is also footage of her christening, a trip to the zoo and the birth of her younger sibling.
This film shows the post-war slum area of Park Hill in Sheffield before it was demolished to make way for the modern Park Hill estate.
The Park District was the first redevelopment scheme undertaken by Sheffield City Council after World War II, and it was selected because it contained some of the oldest outstanding slum clearance orders. Most of the area was cleared in the 1950s and was to be replaced by the new Park Hill Flats completed in 1959. The film shows some of the housing conditions in the Park Hill area of Sheffield before large scale slum clearance. It is made up of five reels, and some of the footage is repeated in the different reels.
Work began on the Park Hill Project in April 1957, and the first dwellings were handed over on 4th November 1959. The project was completed by the end of 1960 and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16 June 1961, housing over 3,500 people. The following film contains footage of the slum areas which were to be cleared as part of the Park Hill Development Scheme.
Park Hill was Sheffield City Council’s first redevelopment scheme after the War. Work began on the site in April 1957, and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16th June, 1961. The film shows the Park Hill Flats in Sheffield shortly after the completion of their construction as well as the first stage in the development of Hyde Park Flats.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this film was taken of the Monday afternoon dance group held for the elderly at the Methodist Church in Beighton.
This is a health and safety film on accident prevention used in the steel industry, and in particular, by Dormer Tools of Sheffield.
This is a promotional film used by Sheffield Transport to illustrate their new buses designed to enable the elderly and people with disabilities or luggage to board their buses more easily.
This is a health and safety film on accident prevention using professional actors, and with Chris Bonnington and Joe Brown as stunt men. It follows the fortunes of two steel workers going mountaineering and was used by Dormer Tools of Sheffield.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is an educational/promotional film for Sheffield City Council. The film explains exactly where the Council money is spent in the city, and how the services benefit the locals.
This is a film commissioned by Rotherham Corporation to explain and promote the work of Rotherham Town Council. The commentary provides an outline of council work with the film providing illustrations from many of its departments: education, health, home help, housing, refuse collection, entertainment and so on.
This is a reprint made in 1979 of a film originally made in 1932 to mark the centenary of the Royal Hospital in Sheffield. The film presents a full day in the life of the hospital showing every aspect of hospital work, from the delivery of food to various treatments and operations.
This film shows the work of the Lodge Moor Spinal Unit Sports Club, Sheffield. Users of the centre are shown doing rehabilitation activities and playing sports. The film emphasis the high level of competition that many users have reached, showing some participating in the 1977 International Stoke Mandeville Games.