This is a film Doug and Norah Brear of Wakefield Cine Club, which shows a class of infants learning maths and literacy though baking buns and having a party.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary, first broadcast 28 August 1975, which marks the centenary of Leeds University, written and presented by one of its esteemed graduates, Richard Hoggart. Using interviews with students, alumni, and some of the major players at the University, Hoggart situates the University within its historical and social context and examines some of the issues facing universities in the 1970s. He particularly focuses on the relationship that the University has to the wider community in Leeds.
This is a film of the newly opened Clarke Hall in West Yorkshire as a “living museum,” explaining the educational rationale of the museum and showing children interacting with the 17th century items that were typically used in that period of history. The Museum closed in July 2012 due to Council cuts.
This is a film of the play bus, part of a scheme run by the Playbus Association charity, operating in Wakefield in West Yorkshire. It was set up in January 1977 and stopped in 2005. A Playbus was used for providing a mobile facility for a variety of activities surrounding entertainment and education, usually for children of pre-school or school age.
This film shows events in the life of St Joseph’s Church and St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Brighouse, West Yorkshire the year the school opened in 1961. It includes a Corpus Christi procession, and possibly film of the fire at Mirfield Grammar School in that year. There is also mention in a note that came with the film of “Troutbeck.”
This is film of several performances in a theatre, filmed from somewhere in the stalls. It includes a Christmas show, song and dance routines, and comedy.
The performance starts with performers seated in a long line on the stage. They are singing and suddenly stand up and display the letters spelling “Christmas”. There is then an act with a man in shorts and a long white beard on a tricycle. This is followed by a routine involving the singing of 'Good Pull-Up For Cyclists' – a popular variety feature written by Ernest Longstaffe – holding up the lyrics for the audience to sing along to. The act seems to involve cycling and the boy scouts. There are women dancing in formation and comedy acts, as well as, presumably, excerpts from musicals, as well as a school performance and a performance of ukulele players.