Made by Debenham & Co, Beverley, this film records the City of Hull’s Victory in Europe Celebrations, May 1945. Included is extensive footage of all servicemen and women who participated in the victory processions and salute at Victoria Square well as the Mayor and Mayoress who visit the children’s ward at the City Hospital. The film is accompanied by a commentary.
This film captures the fun and festivities of the Hospital Gala and Carnival in Skipton, including a fancy dress parade and procession of the May Queen.
A film made by Mr Charles Tapp, one of the founder members of the Yorkshire Association for Disabled People. This film contains footage of a fete that is being held in the grounds of St. George's and shows many of the residents enjoying the activities. There are some sections with footage of some of the more severely physically disabled residents but shows them carrying out activities and tasks.
This is a film made under the direction of Dr J A R Bickford, the Physician Superintendent of De La Pole Hospital, Willerby, to show good practice in the care of long term psychiatric patients. Using illustrations from the work of the Hospital, the film advances a policy of rehabilitation of patients through activity, especially sport, and interacting with the wider society. Dr J A R Bickford provides a commentary.
This is a documentary film made under the direction of Dr J A R Bickford at De La Pole Hospital to explore issues around correct and incorrect care of patients with severe mental problems such as chronic schizophrenia. It also addresses why hallucinations takes place. Using actors as well as staff and patients, the film illustrates two different methods of treatment. The film is accompanied by a commentary, recorded by Dr Bickford, which his often spoken from the point of view of the patient.
This is a fictional film made by students of De La Pole Hospital, just outside of Hull. It is based on a story by Geraldo Cinthio, which is itself loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello. The film is directed and narrated by Dr J A R Bickford, the Physician Superintendent at the Hospital.
This is one of eleven films made by Leeds Cine Club of the Lord Mayor's Parade, from 1974 to 1984. This film covers the assembling on Woodhouse Moor, the Parade making its way through Leeds, and the Presentation of Awards Ceremony, with commentary.
This is one of eleven films made by Leeds Cine Club of the Lord Mayor's Parade, from 1974 to 1984. This film covers the Parade making its way through Leeds, and the Presentation of Awards Ceremony, with interviews and commentary.
This film follows two deaf children who spend a day with the Lord Mayor of York. They visit many sites around the city including the Castle Museum, the Chapter House, and the Mansion House as well as taking a tour of the city walls.
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.
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 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 is a promotional film for the Sailors’ Children’s Society which documents the work of the organization with sailors and their families.
This is a film which documents the annual fundraising carnival at the Newland Estate.
Steps in Time is a collection of eight films made through the Renaissance Partnership Initiative to create a contemporary filmed history of the story of dance in Leeds. Made in collaboration with Leeds Museums, Mojo Media, and the Yorkshire Film Archive, this project follows the inspiring, heart-felt, true story of dance through the eyes of the people who dance to live and live to dance. This film tells the story of Alan who is practicing line dancing for an annual event at Leeds University as part of the Yorkshire Playhouse’s “Beautiful Octopus” project.
Shot between 1927 and 1938, this film shows the sea side leisure and social activities that were available in the Scarborough region at that time. Included in the film are shots of the South Bay Pool, the Cliff Railway, the Italian Gardens, and a motor cycle race.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
Made by Keith Overend, this documentary features aspects of the history of Keighley. The film uses archive photographs and newspaper cuttings to illustrate Keighley’s history as well as readings from historic documents. The film was made with the help of the Yorkshire Arts Association.
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 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 a film of a garden party at Sutton School for the Deaf, in Hull, and the children on an outing to Sewerby.
This is a film of children at Sutton School for the Deaf, in Hull, putting on a performance of the New Testament nativity story.
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.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary, broadcast in 1969, about the importance of local government in Newcastle and the workings of the city council at the new landmark Civic Centre. Includes footage of the opening of Newcastle Civic Centre in 1968 by King Olav V of Norway. The film looks at the 'big business' of local government and focuses on a number of departments within the council including housing, education, public health and social services.
An educational and promotional film produced by the Department of Photography Kings College and co-written and directed by Bruce Allsopp looking at what is is like to be a student and what can be studied at King's College, The Newcastle Division of Durham University.