This is the story of the Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir. The Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir was formed in September, 1924 by a group of young men from the local chapel. Because Thurnscoe was a mining community, the vast majority of its members were coal miners, that was, until the late 1980s. This documentary tells the story of how the Choir survived the upheaval following the closure of the pit which was the focus of the village.
The 1980 EMI Yorkshire Television Disco Dancing Championship was filmed at Romeo and Juliet's in Doncaster and broadcast by Yorkshire television. It is an excellent example of the disco dancing scene that was a major part of the cultural zeitgeist during this period of time. This quasi studio production is presented Simon Bates, who in the early 1980s would have been a disc jockey on BBC Radio 1. The film also features twelve disco dancing finalists who made it through various heats all over Yorkshire, and this regional final will see the winner go on to compete for the UK title.
This is a comical, narrative film made by members of Beighton Centre.
Made by students at the Norfolk School in Sheffield, Dead Easy is a short action film which involves a deadly high speed chase.
Made by students at Norfolk School, Sheffield, this is a short drama about a stolen car.
This is a short film featuring a class of girls, at Norfolk School, Sheffield, with different style Easter Bonnets, filmed by Eric Smith.
This film documents some of the daily activities which took place at the Handsworth School located in Sheffield during the 1940s. The film consists of two reels, part one filmed in 1942 and part two filmed in 1948. The footage includes images of the children playing outside on the playground as well as different lessons.
This film features different performances in Sheffield city centre. Included are marches by majorettes, marching bands, and Morris Dancers.
This film was made by students from Newman School in Rotherham, a school which presents educational opportunities for children with special needs, from nursery to post-16. Using stop-animation, the film tells an updated version of Theseus and the Minotaur. The characters are all voiced by students from the school, and the film was made under the direction of their teacher. Theseus and the Minor Detour, by Newman School The film opens with the Minotaur and a boy who will be telling the story of Theseus and The Minotaur. All the characters in the story are being voiced by school students. King Aegeus wanders around wondering out loud, 'where's my son? I sent him to Asda for a pint of milk and bread and he has been gone hours.' His son, Theseus, returns and declares that he is off to Crete to slay the Minotaur. Here he meets Ariadne, 'by heck your gorgeous', who replies, 'you're a bit full of yourself aren't ya?' Ariadne explains that he will find the Minotaur in the labyrinth. So Theseus sets off for the labyrinth where it is dark and spooky. Here he meets the Minotaur who declares, 'Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.' Theseus replies, 'An Englishman? I'm Greek you twit.' They go on and fight to the death. Having won, Theseus, 'has a quick snog with Ariadne, and back home to see me dad.' The End
This is a very well made comedy film about a student at Sheffield University pursuing a woman he falls for and having a running slapstick battle with a policeman. It also features the students' Hospital Rag parade.
This is one of several films made by Sheffield Transport Department to promote their bus service. It gives a tour of parks and gardens in and around Sheffield.
This is a film of a special Christmas Service at St Mary's Church, Beighton, with activities for children. Among the activities are carol singing, recitals and a nativity play.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this is simply a film of the choir singing various cantatas at St Mary's Church, Beighton.
This is a film of the St Mary's Church for the 'Children to Church Service', with the whole of Beighton Infant School in attendance. There is singing and poetry readings, and a thank you to retiring Head teacher Betty Hall on the last day the school year.
This is a musical evening held in Beighton Primitive Methodist Church, billed as a Flower Festival, to celebrate 100 years of the founding of the Church in Beighton. There are recitals on the organ and piano, and there is a singer.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this is a film of the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Ada and Reece at Beighton Miners Welfare Club, with several recitals including one by the Miners' choir.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this is a short film of a Choral Recital at St Mary's Church, Beighton.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this film shows an art object made by John Wilkinson whilst at Westfield School that goes on display at Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield. Mrs Wilkinson provides a commentary.
This film is made by pupils at Newman School, which is a special school for pupils with physical disabilities and medical conditions based in Rotherham. This short documentary, made in Haworth, asks members of the public their opinions on Emily Bronte's novel, 'Wuthering Heights'.
This film is made by pupils at Newman School, which is a special school for students with physical disabilities and medical conditions based in Rotherham. This film is a music video made by media studies students for the indie hit 'Golden touch' by Razorlight, which uses a hospital location, fun dance routines and stylised editing to create a real music video feel.
This film is made by pupils at Newman School, which is a special school for students with physical disabilities and medical conditions, based in Rotherham. Here, John Reilly and Steve Beightonm, from Sheffield based music studio, 'Steelworks', take a group of students from through their paces and help them produce a music track that runs throughout the film.
This film is made by pupils at Newman School, which is a special school for students with physical disabilities and medical conditions, based in Rotherham. This is a humorous parody of an X-Factor audition, as the filmmakers replace a contestant with a Newman school student, who plays the Beast from ‘Beauty and the Beast.’
This film is made by pupils at Newman School, which is a special school for students with physical disabilities and medical conditions, based in Rotherham. This film documents an E-learning project called 'Personal Demons', which aimed to combine learning with multi-media technology. This film documents Newman schools involvement in the project and the various activities the project initiated.
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.
This is a film of the Stocksbridge Steelworks annual beauty contest for 1982.