Fred Williams was part of the ambulance crew of Honley that created an educational film in 1972. At that time, the ambulances were quite basic, much like bread vans. With the suspension of the vehicles being as they were, the ease of the journey would depend on the driver’s knowledge of the roads and their skills as a driver. The crew put together the film in their own time, and the film was designed to show the correct medical techniques to use. The film shows the accidents people encounter on a camp site and the skills the ambulance staff use to help them. This film was captured on two reels of 8mm film and was sectioned in two parts by the filmmaker Fred Williams.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection which spans the period from 1920 until 2009. The collection includes films with many different topics including industrial documentaries, local events, educational and amateur titles and some of the Wood family home movies. The majority of the films were made by Harold Wood and his son David Wood who were both involved in the running of the film and photography company C.H. Wood.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane Primary School in Leeds between 1951-1953. This particular piece of film shows pupils getting onto a coach to go on a trip.
This is a training film made for pilots in which different flight conditions are simulated using various light filters in order to teach the pilot how to fly in night conditions.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of many road safety films which he made. It consists of shots of Bradford in the early part of the 20th century and compares the way life was then to the way life is now.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and describes to the viewer the checks that should be carried out on a moped before being driven.
This road safety cartoon is part of the C.H. Wood collection and was made by, and the theme tune sung by, school children in Bradford with the help of the Bradford City Police Department.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage of an educational exhibition set up to teach children about road safety. A mock town centre has been built and the children peddle around it in toy cars.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is about a motorbike safety programme that is being carried out across the United States. There are also several short adverts promoting the Yamaha way of life by putting the bike in various social situations demonstrating its reliability.x
This informative safety film, produced by the West Yorkshire Constabulary, explains the correct motorway practices using instructional scenarios taken on Motorways in the Yorkshire area. There are also glimpses of the M.62 motorway, which was under construction at the time.
As a road Safety film shot in the West Riding of Yorkshire, this film contains fascinating views of different areas of Yorkshire, such as Bradford city centre during the late 1940s. Throughout, the filmmakers employ carefully choreographed examples of accidents in order to illustrate the dangers of reckless road users. The stunts involved are clearly dangerous and often involve speeding motorcars.
Members of Blenheim Boys School, Leeds take a summer holiday to the Switzerland. The sights and towns all seem to be in the Canton of Bern, or the Bernese Oberland.
Made in collaboration with the Todmorden Road Safety Committee West Riding Constabulary, this is a road safety film aimed to teach children to take care when crossing the road. The is shot in Todmorden and features scenes of the town.
This is part of the collection of films made by Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. This is a graphic road safety film made by and for school children, commissioned by Sheffield Education Committee and Sheffield Watch Committee.
Billingham Film Unit cinemagazine edition featuring two short documentary items. The first is a visit to the Teesside Engineering Club at Hartburn to meet some of the “failed engine drivers” who turn their hands to model making, and model railways. In the second part of the film, a group of Billingham boys participate in outward bound activities on Commondale Moor in the autumn.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
Sponsored film produced for the Washington Development Corporation by Turners Film Productions. Washington was designated a ‘New Town’ in 1964 and expanded dramatically to house overspill population from surrounding cities. This film describes the planning background and development achieved in the first 7 years of constructing Washington’s new self-sufficient "villages," industrial estates, road communications, social amenities and its town centre. The legacy of the coal industry and derelict colliery sites also feature in some scenes. John Edmunds provides the voice over.
A promotional film produced by The Charter Film Group to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the granting of a Charter to Hartlepool by King John in 1201. The film documents services provided by Hartlepool Council such as housing, emergency services, transport, and leisure facilities. Footage includes material on the local industries shipbuilding, fishing and magnesium production in the Hartlepool area.
A celebration of the potential for business growth in Sunderland with its attractions of housing, schools, cultural facilities and beauty spots, linked with a celebration of Sunderland Football Club winning the Football Association Cup in 1973.
An animated public information film made for primary schools in Gateshead to help encourage road safety. Produced following the tragic death of three small children in January 1945, children were required to learn the road safety "A-B-C" off by heart after seeing the film. A series of colour illustrations in a book provides an alphabet of do’s and don’ts of road safety.
A record of a large scale civil defence exercise carried out in Newcastle and Gateshead with the participation of Durham County Fire Brigade. The film was produced by Newcastle & Gateshead Joint Fire Service.
Amateur record of a trip from Newcastle to Spain and Gibraltar aboard the troop-ship-turned-passenger-ship MS Dunera. The film includes views of river and sea traffic, games aboard the ship, and footage of towns visited on the Iberian Peninsula. This may have been a trip by children of Pendower Hall Special School, Newcastle.
A film made by the Cleveland Cine Club for Middlesbrough Constabulary promoting the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme, an initiative to teach safe cycling to children. We follow schoolboy Paul as he rides his bicycle around the streets of Linthorpe Middlesbrough, in a casual and irresponsible manner. Following a near miss with a car at a busy road junction and strong advice from a concerned friend, Paul takes the National Cycling Proficiency test. He progresses through different stages of the test to become a model cyclist, culminating in the presentation of a badge and certificate by Middlesbrough's chief constable.
An amateur film made by members of Guisborough Grammar School Scout Troop of a camping trip to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire in August 1937. Footage follows of commercial aircraft operations at Croydon airport in the 1930's