Part of the West Yorkshire Police Collection, this film is a record of officer training at the Dewsbury Gasworks in 1979. Officers, equipped with riot shields, work in formation in order to subdue groups of demonstrators at the gasworks.
This film, made up of two reels, documents a visit by Prince Michael to the West Yorkshire Police Headquarters. The Prince is shown around the facilities, meets with many senior officials, performs an inspection of the Police Force, and also takes a dive on a wet race course.
This is a training film for the Humberside Police that illustrates the dos and don'ts of how to cope with a chemical accident. This is particularly pertinent to the Humberside area due to the large amount of chemical engineering throughout the region.
This film contains footage of some trials that a Jowett car is put through by the army to test if it could double as a gun tank.
Sons of the Sea was the first and only British feature film shot using Dufaycolor, a single-strop colour process. Previously this process had only been used in sequences of Radio Parade of 1935.
This film simulates a drugs raid and all subsequent operations involved in bringing narcotic abusers to justice. Made by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police, the film initially shows a discotheque attended by youths. After being broken up by a police raid, the offenders are arrested and the resulting evidence is taking to a laboratory for scientific testing. The advancements in drugs testing practices are the crux of the film, and the films intentions are to demonstrate the effectiveness of such modern procedures.
This film is a documentation of different types of police work the West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary faced in 1962. Initially capturing cadets as they advance through the rigorous training process, the film goes on to show the sheer variation of police work, documenting all aspects from general office work to officers making arrests.
This film demonstrates the ability of police specialists to identify criminals from fingerprints found at crime scenes. The film opens with a burglary taking place and chronicles the investigation as it progresses through to evidence analysis, where specialist find a match for the print.
This lengthy film, made by the West Yorkshire police, chronicles the investigation procedures of a mock murder case, highlighting the necessity of a methodical and thorough police investigation. When a butler is murdered by a burglar, investigators from the West Riding Constabulary use various methods and routes of inquiry to bring the suspect to justice.
This film made by the West Yorkshire Police features surveillance footage (predominantly of traffic incidents) from in and around the West Riding Constabulary district, including Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Wakefield. There are also segments that show electronic breathalysers in use.
This is a film of a demonstration of the Fire Brigade in York using their hoses and rescuing people, watched by a large crowd of spectators.
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.
Every day at Fylingdales, the Early Warning Missile Base high on the North York Moors near Whitby in North Yorkshire, 5000 space objects come under the day-and-night questioning of 100-ton radar scanners. The basic function of Fylingdales is to alert the West to possible Russian nuclear ballistic attack. Three 'golf-balls' dominate Fylingdales, along with a smaller listening-ear dome which analyses interference from unwanted radio and television signals. This documentary provides a fascinating insight into the function of Fylingdales. We visit the operation room, accessed by a secret 800 metre long tunnel, and find out about the 700 people who man this highly-secret, self-contained township. Peace protestors and CND supporters have their say too.
Catterick Garrison is a major garrison and town three miles south of Richmond, North Yorkshire. It is the largest British Army garrison in the world with a population of around 13,000 and measuring over 2,400 acres. This film was taken during an open day and features military displays using helicopters, tanks, and aeroplanes.
The film depicts several highlights of the filmmaker’s holidays in 1934. The majority of the film was made in Torquay, but it also features shots recorded in a number of areas near the south coast in Britain.
A promotional film produced by The Charter Film Group to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the granting of a Charter to Hartlepool by King John in 1201. The film documents services provided by Hartlepool Council such as housing, emergency services, transport, and leisure facilities. Footage includes material on the local industries shipbuilding, fishing and magnesium production in the Hartlepool area.