The film contains footage of a sports day at a mental institution in Huddersfield. The full opening title is "Our annual sports, July 30th 1930. Storthes Hall athletes in summer time take the field in friendly rivalry". The film shows the variety of games and activities that have been arranged for the residents and depicts a very happy and relaxed environment during the day.
The film shows a sports day and other activities for patients and their families from Storthes Hall Mental Institution (Huddersfield). The final sequence of the film contains views of Storthes Hall and several interior shots of the busy laundry room.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
This film shows the various activities and training of the Morley Depot of the Central Hospital Supply Service (C.H.S.S.), the St. John’s Ambulance and the Home Guard, and the visit of H.R.H. The Princess Royal to Morley. Later in the film, there is assorted footage of various military and civilian parades. Throughout, the film switches between black and white and colour footage.
During the Second World War, volunteer services played an important part in the defence of the nation. This film features some of the activities and practice exercises of the Morley Fire Brigade, providing a clear picture of the hard work they carried out in order to tackle dangerous situations.
Made by Yorkshire filmmaker C.H. Wood, this safety film shows how a seat belt can save your life and challenges the perception at the time that, in a crash, you would be better off without one.
A road safety film for children intended for the 7-9 year old age group made by the West Riding Accident Prevention Federation that, through short scenes, follows a boy on a trip to a shop where he must cross roads using the Kerb Drill.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order:
This film, part of the larger Ideals of Industry, was made in order to advertise the welfare facilities and services available to the employees of the Burton factory.
This is a road safety film set made in cooperation with the West Riding Constabulary. It highlights the types of common mistakes made by drivers and pedestrians, and it emphasizes the need for safety on the road.
This film documents a Second World War 'Wings for Victory Week' in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. These events were held throughout Britain to help raise money for the War Effort. This event specifically was to help buy aircraft for the RAF. This film is unusual as it has a long sequence where people dressed in Victorian costume perform a waltz to a large crowd.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, this film documents the opening of a new wing at St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, 30th March, 1982 by the Prince and Princess of Wales (HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Diana.) The film includes a commentary describing the events of that day.
This film documents the visit of Princess Alexandra to lay the Foundation Stone for the extension to St. Gemma's Hospice near Leeds.
This film is part of the Jackson collection and captures footage from the men and women's competitions at the British Cyclo-Cross Championship. This particular race features famous Yorkshire cyclist, Beryl Burton.
Board School dramatises a day at Kirkstall Board School in 1875. It was made to commemorate the centenary of the Forster Education Act (1870).
This programme visits Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds and documents some of the work of children's heart surgeon Duncan Walker. Some of his patients are interviewed, and the documentary also features heart operation on two children.