This amateur film was made by Kathleen Lockwood and contains footage of the Holme Valley countryside and Holmfirth village. There are also shots of a religious procession and from the set of `Last of the Summer Wine'.
Made by Kathleen Lockwood, this film shows the numerous artists in the town of Holmfirth in Yorkshire. There are many examples of different creative activities such as embroidery, painting and illustration.
This is a documentary film made by Jack Eley about interesting historical sites in Yorkshire. The soundtrack features an audio commentary against a musical background of a brass band playing various tunes, starting and ending with ‘On Ilkley Moor bar t’at’.
This is an amateur documentary made by Jack Eley while on a trip of historical sites around the Mediterranean on the way to, and finishing up at, Athens. An audio commentary by Eley explains the history of the places visited.
This is a film that narrates the poem 'The Great Lover', by Rupert Brooke, to the accompaniment of Debussy piano music and images that represent the poem.
This documentary filmed around Haworth takes a look into the much celebrated 19th century literary figures the Brontes, especially focusing on Emily, who most prominent work is the much celebrated gothic novel 'Wuthering Heights'. This film examines their lives by visiting the houses and schools which shaped their lives, and also uses actors to play the Brontes as they explore the Yorkshire Moors, which influenced their works tremendously.
The following film is a comedic short film about a man who looses his spare wheel and the journey he takes through the Lancashire countryside to find it. The film was made by Jack Eley and other cine club members of the West Riding. The members taking part in the cine club outing were split up into teams and tasked to make a film for a competition. Musician friends also wrote the score and played the cello for the soundtrack.
A Yorkshire Television Production, Home James follows James Mason as he returns to his childhood home of Huddersfield. During his journey, Mason explains why Huddersfield holds such a special place in his heart.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
This is a film produced by the Halifax Cine Club about a boy who, through his interactions with the Boy Scouts, finds his way and no longer takes part in the mischievous crimes of juvenile delinquency.
The long-running soap opera, Emmerdale, is filmed on location in the village of Esholt, near Bradford. This film documents how Esholt is changed into the fictional village of Beckindale for the television programme. It also examines the effect the series has on the village and its people.
Part of the West Yorkshire Police collection, this film features aerial views of Yorkshire and a West Indian Carnival in Leeds.
This is a film of a boys school, most likely Blenheim Boys School, Leeds partaking of a series of school events during the late 1950s. These events include a rugby match, Christmas celebrations, swimming at Meanwood Baths, table tennis, sports at Temple Newsam, and a trip to Hawes and York.
This is a compilation of four films spanning several years, made by Halifax Cine Club member Ted Warburton. It includes Hollingworth Lake, a trip along the Knottingley and Goole Canal and the Aire and Calder Navigation from Goole to Salterhebble, the Warburton family having a picnic at Semer Water, and a whimsical short film starring Peter Warburton on which came first, the chicken or the egg.