This film shows the post-war slum area of Park Hill in Sheffield before it was demolished to make way for the modern Park Hill estate.
The Park District was the first redevelopment scheme undertaken by Sheffield City Council after World War II, and it was selected because it contained some of the oldest outstanding slum clearance orders. Most of the area was cleared in the 1950s and was to be replaced by the new Park Hill Flats completed in 1959. The film shows some of the housing conditions in the Park Hill area of Sheffield before large scale slum clearance. It is made up of five reels, and some of the footage is repeated in the different reels.
Work began on the Park Hill Project in April 1957, and the first dwellings were handed over on 4th November 1959. The project was completed by the end of 1960 and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16 June 1961, housing over 3,500 people. The following film contains footage of the slum areas which were to be cleared as part of the Park Hill Development Scheme.
Park Hill was Sheffield City Council’s first redevelopment scheme after the War. Work began on the site in April 1957, and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16th June, 1961. The film shows the Park Hill Flats in Sheffield shortly after the completion of their construction as well as the first stage in the development of Hyde Park Flats.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this documentary features Labour politician Roy Hattersley as he revisits his native home of Sheffield. Hattersley takes us on a journey of the city, recounting aspects of his life there as a child, working at Daniel Doncaster and Sons, supporting Sheffield Wednesday, watching cricket at Brammal Lane, and as a councillor, with particular reference to Parkhill flats.
This film by Kenneth Raynor documents Roche Abbey in Maltby, Rotherham, and there are many views of the Cistercian monastery. The film comprises of two separate sequences, and the second mainly focuses on a splendid flower garden.
This short film made by John A Wilkinson documens a school's outing to Conisborough Castle, located in Doncaster, in May , 1968.
Part of the Newton Collection, this film features the family at their home and on days out in Rivelin as well as exteriors of local pubs and shops in the Walkley area.
This is a film of a family looking at their newly built house, on a day out to the countryside and at a fair.
This film shows a wedding and holiday in Wales, a day out in Whitby and the Sheffield University Students' Rag Parade.
This is a film made by South Yorkshire's Transport. Accompanied by a running commentary, the film shows a bus tour of the newly built housing developments to the west of Sheffield and out to the nearby North Derbyshire Peak District. It begins with the Norfolk Park Estate, on to Hathersage and returning via Ringinglow, the Rivelin Valley, Malin Bridge and Burngreave.
This is a film showing the demolition of the Empire Theatre in Wombwell, near Barnsley, and the streets and shops of Wombwell in the mid-1960s.
On 16th December, 1914, the Imperial German Navy carried out an attack on the British ports of Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby. The attack resulted in 592 casualties many of them civilians of which 137 were fatal. The film includes footage of Scarborough following the aftermath of the bombing as well as the funeral of Coast Guard Frederick Randel in Whitby, 1914.
A film by George Wood of a holiday with friends in Italy in the 1930s, visiting Rome and Pompeii.
This film is part of the Nowell collection and follows the construction of a new church in Woodlands, South Yorkshire, starting at the fundraising stage, through the construction phase and finishes with the opening ceremony in 1952.
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.
Made Dennis Leather, a member of Vixen Films, this film shows some of the Deepcar Gala which includes events such as with children’s fancy dress and adults playing crazy games. It also features a children’s Christmas party and the Florence Buildings in Deepcar.
This film by Ronald Pringle shows more of the filmmaker’s beloved Scotland along with holidays in different parts of England, in particular East Anglia and the West Country and finishing with Christmas lights in London.
This film by Lilian Wincote of South Shields is of a visit to Ravello, a resort town set 365 metres above the Tyrrhenian Sea by Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and is home to iconic cliffside gardens.
This is a film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote showing the sights and attractions in Bruge in Belgium.
This film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote records a visit to Venice. All the well known landmarks in this historic place are captured.
This film by South Shields filmmaker Lilian Wincote is of a visit to the Amalfi coast in Southern Italy. Views of the coast and the old town of Amalfi appear in the film.
This film by South Shields filmmaker records a visit to Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast during August and September of 1965. At the time of filming Dubrovnik was in Yugoslavia, but is now in Croatia.