This film documents the history of weaving, specifically velvet, by Lister Co. at Manningham Mill in Bradford. It shows the industrial processes connected with design, weaving and finishing of furnishing fabrics. It includes many scenes of the workers at the mill as well as some domestic interiors and suites (which may be of social interest.)
This film was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
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 film was produced by members of Leeds Camera Club as a document of the Coronation Celebrations held in Leeds in 1953. The city was covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration, and included in the film is extensive footage of Leeds city centre during this celebration time.
A tour of the Temple Newsam House, Leeds, led by the then director.
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 made and narrated by a member of the Dortmund Schmalfilm Klub, Mannfred, marking the 10th anniversary of the twin partnership between Dortmund and Leeds. The film includes a five day visit to Leeds by 650 citizens from Dortmund.
Made by Leeds-based filmmaker Jack Eley, this is a light-hearted film about a thief whose robbery is foiled by the work on the Rural Constabulary. Harewood House is used as the setting for the film.
This is a film made by Laurie Chambers that documents various events in Halifax including the Mayor's Charity procession, the demolition of the Palace Theatre, Billy Smart’s Circus, and sledging and skiing on the snow in Shibden Park.
This is a documentary produced by the Audio Visual Unit at Leeds University for the Genius of Venice (1500-1600) Exhibition of 1983. It is based upon the work of the famous sixteenth century Venetian writer Francesco Sansvino.
Title - A Sixteenth Century visit to Venice
A documentary film produced by the Audio Visual Unit at Leeds University for West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council that chronicles the work and findings of an archaeological dig at Dalton Parlours, West Yorkshire. Through filming, illustration, model reconstruction and commentary, the film traces the history of this ancient site that was a farming settlement in the Iron Age and location of a Roman Villa.
This is a film which chronicles the restoration of All Saints Church in the small North Yorkshire village of Sherburn-in-Elmet. The church has been damaged by an infestation of death watch beetles which have destroyed some of the vital beams.
This film features various light displays around Sheffield and Leeds during the Christmas season.
This film takes place at Piece Hall in Halifax, most likely during the re-opening of the premises in July 1976.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1983 including wool shops, Shibden May Day, trips on the canal, the Boys Brigade, and a charity sale.
This is a BBC film of John Betjeman discussing the architecture of Leeds. He unfavourably contrasts modern buildings and design with the Victorian heritage, especially in relation to the skyline. Among the places he visits are the City Square, the Town Hall, terraced housing in Armley, Spenfield House, Woodhouse Cemetery, Thorntons Arcade and Seacroft.
A film made by local filmmaker Ernest Taylor, of a Mediterranean Cruise including Mary Clare, Gracie Fields, and June Whitfield.
This is a film of several places and events in Yorkshire in 1976, including Fountains Abbey, Doncaster Horse Pageant, Ingleton, a tulip parade in Keighley and the Sheffield Lord Mayor's Parade. There is also film of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Parade in London in 1977.