This film documents the visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Leeds in the summer of 1949. Huge crowds came out to greet the Royal Couple during their visit to Roundhay Park and the Civic Hall.
This newsreel documents Field Marshall Montgomery as he receives the Freedom of Wakefield in 1947.
This film is from the Wakefield Museum Collection and shows several Mayors from Yorkshire taking part in a marbles championship.
This film is part of the Wakefield Museum Collection and comprises footage from a council meeting in Castleford which results in the appointment of a new Mayor.
This film is in two parts. The first part is of a protest rally outside Leeds Town Hall organised by the CPEA (Catholic Parents' and Electors' Association) against certain aspects of the Education Act of 1944 – the Agreed Syllabus and restricted state aid. The second part is of a visit to Leeds of Cardinal Griffin in 1947.
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 documents some of the events which take place in Scarborough during the Benelux Festival including Dutch dancers and majorette procession. The Benelux Festival is only one of Scarborough's many attractions, and it provides the means of forging close links between the Yorkshire coast and the Benelux county.
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.
Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium Project, this film consists of the insights from a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic woman living in the community in Bradford.
'Home Grown' is a film about life-style, personal choice and principles. Set in the fields of Brickyard Farm, Ackworth, West Yorkshire, Home Grown tells the story of an organic farmer John Brook who forms an unusual attachment with eco-activists. Home Grown is shot at the third annual Northern Green Gathering and captures the spirit and hope of a growing contemporary culture of grass roots activism.
This is a documentary on campaigns against violence against women with a focus on West Yorkshire. The documentary was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The film uses the Conference on Responses to Male Violence against Women and Children in Leeds in 2000 as a fulcrum to explore issues around violence against women, tracing campaigns back to the early 1970s, and bringing the situation up-to-date in 2000. The film mainly takes the form of interviews with leading activists in this area, including a senior woman police officer.
This is a documentary by members of the 1812 Youth Theatre Group, made with the help of Yorvid Productions as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. It features lots of interviews with farmers and others in the area of Rufforth village and Helmsley, north of York, about the BSE outbreak of the time, and about the farming industry in general.
This reel is made up of two films. The first film shows a Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment marching through streets, possibly Sheffield, and up to where they are stationed. The second part shows the York & Lancaster Regiment handing over control of an area in Suez to a Danish UN peace keeping force in 1956. This is possibly outtakes from a BBC news broadcast with Robin Day, running at 24 fps and with combined optical sound.
This film was taken during the Iceland Cod Wars in the 1970s and documents the conditions and work out at sea on a British trawler. The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations in the 1950s and 1970s between the UK and Iceland concerning the fishing rights and territorial waters in the North Atlantic.
This is a short comedy made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers. The film tells the story of a genie who comes from the land of Glasnost and grants a group of criminals three wishes upon setting him free from his bottle.
This is a film of the 1981 British Junior Chamber of Commerce National Conference hosted by Leeds Junior Chamber of Commerce.
A film made by Bradford Technical College Photographic Unit to commemorate the freedom of the city ceremony awarded to the 272 (WRA) Field Support Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers).
A Granada Television production, World In Action is a programme about local council elections in Bradford.
This is a BBC film presented by James Moran, a semi-skilled Engineer employed by the International Harvester Company in Bradford. The film tells the story of a tribunal which began in January 1974 in response to the enforcement of a three day working week for employees at the International Harvester Company. Unable to claim Unemployment Benefits for the remaining two days a week, some employees challenged the system and brought their case in front of a local tribunal. James Moran narrates the story, and the cast is made up of his colleagues at the company.
Original broadcast date 6/12/75.
Made by Cawood Filmmakers in 1972, this film records the last of the Bradford trolleybuses. The commentary was added in 1978, and the sound is a mixture of oral histories of the trolleybuses and recordings from speeches made at the time.
The following is a compilation of brief events in Bradford in 1937, 1946 and 1947 including flooding, the return of Bradford Northern team, and the Lord Mayor's procession.
Part of the BBC Planning For People Series, this film focuses on the redevelopment of Bradford. This film is about the application for an extension to the Leeds Bradford Airport runway. The airport has been losing passengers and wants to expand to include some flights to Western Europe to improve the situation. Local people who live on housing estates at the Leeds end of the airport are objecting to this on the grounds of air pollution.
This is a film made by Audrey Lewis during her time working as a missionary and, "under great difficulty at a time in Kenya in the 1950s when the country was going through a time of change and pressure with the active Mau Mau terrorist movement." The film was made on a shoestring budget between 1953 and 1958. Lewis drafted the commentary which was finalised and published by the Methodist Missionary Society, London. A well-known BBC commentator, Alvar Lidell, was engaged to read the commentary for the film. The background of African music was recorded by Lewis using a tape recorder run from the battery of a Land Rover. It was filmed at different times and under great difficulties in travelling during this period because of the Mau Mau terrorist movement sweeping through Northern Kenya. Some of the scenes from the coastal area were uniquely filmed in the 'Kaya', the place of African ancestral worship in the forest.
This is a film made by Audrey Lewis during her time working as a missionary and, "under great difficulty at a time in Kenya in the 1950s when the country was going through a time of change and pressure with the active Mau Mau terrorist movement."
This is a film documenting York's celebrations of its 1900th anniversary in 1971, with a commentary. It includes events at Wigginton Road Sports Ground, the River Ouse and the City Centre.