This film primarily captures the annual sports day at Storthes Hall mental institution, Huddersfield, and there are brief snippets from the opening ceremony of a new wing at the facility.
Part of the Ibberson family collection, this film shows a series of events which took place in 1955 including various civic ceremonies. The film is made up of a combination of black and white and colour footage.
This film is a professionally produced documentary made by Nick Fletcher and Cube Media in York, sponsored by a Commedia Millennium Award. The film features footage of Malton and Norton, towns which in 1999 and 2000 were hit with the worst flooding in over 50 years.
This is a film showing street scenes in Hull and of Pearson Park in Hull, from the John Turner Collection. It shows children playing, the Hull Fair, and a Hull University students vs. staff football match, and an event in York.
The film begins in Hull Fair, with people on the rides and playing games, such as darts and on a rifle range. People are riding on the dodgems, and playing a game to win gold fish. There is a large queue at the chips stall. A group are huddled over what appears to be a table football game. The film then returns to the derelict area, with workmen building near some caravans, where a girl sits looking through a picture book. Some toddlers run around a garden, and small boys play in the rubble. Two small girls play at making tea on a doorstep. In the background there is a church with a tower. The builders are mixing up cement. Children climb through wire get to a large pile of logs. There is more washing hung out to dry between the houses. A girl runs off with a sandwich.
This film includes brief footage of a golf tournament, family scenes, and dental work being carried out on a number of patients with varying problems including a bilateral fracture of the maxilla.
Made by amateur filmmaker Kenneth Raynor, this film includes colour footage of Wartime Christmas celebrations in his family home in Swallownest, South Yorkshire.
This film documents physical education in New Earswick Primary School. The commentary emphasises the importance of individuality and free expression in producing a full and harmonious physical development.
This film, Gaumont Graphic 747, briefly documents the opening of the first National Food Kitchen in York on Monday, 20th May, 1918.
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.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This documentary is a promotional film that profiles the Newton Chambers Factory, based in the Thorncliffe Valley near Sheffield. It closed down in the early 1970s but was an important manufacturing works that was involved in producing ironwork such as tanks, gas holders, and even domestic range ovens. It also had a large chemical output often used as a base for disinfectant products. Through a combination of voiceover and footage that captures life at the factory, the film tells the story of Newton Chambers history to present day 1953, and how it was at the heart of the community employing most of the people from the surrounding area.
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.
This amateur film by a Wakefield based businessman chronicles the open day at Hull Seamen's and General Orphanage that was opened for the children of sailors who were killed at sea. The action is based around the orphanage grounds and shows the children having fun playing games and competing in a swimming race.
This film is from the John Murray collection and was made by the Audio Visual Service at Leeds University for medical students and general practitioners. It was made in order to give them a greater awareness of how rheumatoid arthritis affects real people’s lives. It follows four mothers with young children who suffer with arthritis, and shows what a struggle it is for them.
This film, made by the Audio Visual Department of Leeds University, is part of the John Murray collection. It looks into the problems that develop in human joints when repetitive strain or osteoarthritis occurs in joints. Using diagrams and real patients, the film shows a variety of treatments and surgeries available to the public.
This film is from the John Murray collection and was made by the Audio Visual Unit at Leeds University for the Unit of Cancer Research that is based there. The film would have been used as teaching material for both the medical students at the University and for other medical researchers in the field.
This is a documentary film made by the Audio-Visual Service of the University of Leeds on the Ashwood Psychiatric Day Centre in Leeds. Directed and edited by John Murray, it demonstrates the important work of the Centre by the use of interviews with users.
This documentary addresses the changes taking place in the small village of Berry Brow located in the Kirklees area of Huddersfield. The village is amidst a huge change where the traditional terraced houses are being knocked down to make way for the tower blocks of the future, creating the “new” Berry Brow.
This film is part of the John Murray collection and was produced by the Yorkshire Film Company for the Midlands Mobility Project. They wanted to highlight how longer canes allow better mobility and safety for blind people when out in public.
A film made by the Audio Visual Department at Leeds University as a visual prospectus for potential undergraduates for the Medical School. The film uses sequences from a student's academic life, interviews with current scholars, and a commentary to explain what this course and university have to offer and how the students have interacted with university life.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following film is a NCB film about the danger of working with loud noise in coal mines.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film about safety procedures when using Hand Haulage.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following film is an informative and dramatised film about the potential dangers in mining, and the results that they can lead to afterwards.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film about how to properly ventilate a coal mine.
An informative film made by Sheffield Health and Safety Executive, this film highlights the dangers of firedamp. The film includes extensive footage of laboratory experiments and explanatory diagrams.