A promotional film for Thomas Smith & Sons of Rodley near Leeds, this film features manufacturers of cranes and excavators and was produced by Mottershaw Commercial Films of Sheffield.
This is a film of the 1981 British Junior Chamber of Commerce National Conference hosted by Leeds Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Filmed around the Wakefield area in 1991, Bands and Banners follows miners who joined musical bands or created banners in support of their colliery during the Miners’ Strike.
Made my Roy Vickers, this film takes a look at a local dairy farmer, Brian Moore, who founded Brymor in 1984 when EEC Milk Quotas were introduced. Made originally in Weeton on the edge of Wharfedale, their ice cream was an instant success, but the business quickly outgrew Weeton. Following a two year search Brian and Brenda Moore moved their family and cows to High Jervaulx Farm close by the abbey where Wensleydale cheese was first produced. The film includes footage of the farm and ice cream business as well as the processes used to produce dairy products.
This film documents the opening of Buhrer Brick Kiln by Mr. A.E. Wilkinson, Lord Mayor of Leeds, at the Bramley Brick Works of Jabez Woolley Ltd on August 14th, 1934.
This film deals with the comparison of locomotive manufacturers, Hunslet Engine Company and English Electric, in relation to products, markets, and competitors.
Yorkshire's burning, and among the fire fighters there could well be a 'firewoman.' This half-hour documentary tells the story of two female trainees, PENNY ROWNTREE and SUZI CARTWRIGHT, on a 10-week training course at the West Yorkshire Fire Service Headquarters at Birkenshaw, near Bradford. If they are successful, they will become the first regular women fire-fighters in Yorkshire. But it's a tough, demanding course, not for the faint-hearted or weak-muscled. Can the two pioneering women survive it and take a hard-won place among the men?
Produced by F.P. Waddington, this film captures all the daily practices and working methods of Waddington printers, which produce the Todmorden News & Advertiser. Providing the viewer with a tremendous amount of depth into the newspaper industry, the filmmaker covers reporters researching and writing articles, editors proofing material, the printing process, and even some insight into the distribution of the Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Made by the Central Office of Information, this film documents the events in July, 1978, for the Mayor (Councillor Deadman) to take on his trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The film mainly consist of shots of the Mayor, wearing his chains, seated in the Mayor’s Parlour, and giving running commentary about the general life of Calderdale and how it has developed over the last one hundred years. That is inter-cut with external shots of a bird’s eye view of Halifax Town Centre, the Piece Hall, Town Centre Streets, the Halifax Building Society H.Q. Block, inside shots of Rowntree Mackintosh and of Crossley Carpets.
This film was made by Halifax Cine Club to commemorate the town by providing an overview of its history, industry, landmarks, local services and sporting and cultural life. Among that which is highlighted are Crossley carpets, the Mackintosh factory, Shibden Park, schools, the library, and recent immigrants. The film originally premiered on 31st May, 1972 at the Halifax Civic Theatre. It was later shown to audiences at the former Alexandra Hall.
This Yorkshire Television documentary was made just after Lord Joe Kagan, who was 64 at the time, was convicted of theft and false accounting, but prior to his sentencing on 15th December 1980. The documentary consists mainly of interviews with many of those close to him, recounting his time under Nazis rule in Lithuania, his amazing story of escape, his famous Gannex coats, and his friendship with Harold Wilson and Russian spy Richard Vaygauskas.