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 was made by Wakefield Amateur Cine Club and contains a variety of footage from different parts of Wakefield, reporting on construction in the area, new store opening and charity events that have taken place.
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.
Made by Peter Jackson and Edward Winpenny, this film documents the work of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. It features a reconstruction of a cave rescue and includes brief interviews with the volunteers who make up the Rescue Team.
This film, part of the larger Ideals of Industry, was made in order to advertise the welfare facilities and services available to the employees of the Burton factory.
This is a promotional film for the launch of the Sailors' Families' Society and to ask for continued support of the organisation.
This film is from the Cyril Higginson collection and contains scenes from a fundraising week that was held in Keighley, in West Yorkshire, in 1942 in order to raise funds to acquire a ship which has been adopted by Keighley. There are shots of the Mayor, Mayoress and other dignitaries making speeches, military and children's parades, people marking money raised, appeal for national savings certificates, and good footage of people watching newsreels and cartoons on mobile cinema screens.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine club, this is a film of Calderdale talking newspaper, a free service of cassette tapes recording articles from local newspapers for those with hearing impairment. The film explains how the newspaper was started and how it is run, calling for contributions.
This is a film of a family holidaying at an unknown Italian coastal resort.
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.
ICI Billingham Film Unit cine magazine with three short films: a feature on the national fuel shortage and its effect on the ICI chemical plant at Billingham; a short feature on distribution of the new ICI magazine; and the progress of the Safety Committe in promoting safety at work and cutting down the number of "lost time accidents."
A sunbather falls asleep in this silent comedy short and wakes up to discover a ghostly double has come to life to taunt him. Produced by Middlesbrough amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown, this is an example of a ‘trick’ film where simple camera effects are used to create the impossible on screen. The film was intended to illustrate the effect of too much sun, namely dehydration and delirium.Tom Brown plays both characters in the melodramatic acting style of early silent cinema.
Comic cartoon animation advertising Andrews Liver Salts, distributed by Newcastle company Scott and Turner, featuring "Little Andy" who wins a race after he drinks a glass of sparkling Andrews.
This amateur instructional film, with a staged scenario involving a film scriptwriter and toothache, is one of several made on small-gauge film by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) as an introduction for new members, and probably as a filmmaking exercise itself.