Formed as the Yorkshire Electricity Board in 1948 as part of the nationalisation of the electricity industry by the Electricity Act 1947, it was privatised in 1990 as the Yorkshire Electricity Group plc. This reel contains a series of Yorkshire Electricity Board domestic advertisements.
Formed as the Yorkshire Electricity Board in 1948 as part of the nationalisation of the electricity industry by the Electricity Act 1947, it was privatised in 1990 as the Yorkshire Electricity Group plc. This reel contains a series of Yorkshire Electricity Board Big Sale.
This film is an advertisement for the Bolex H16 cine camera. The ad campaign uses a comedic actor to demonstrate the camera's different features. The film also includes narration and flashing captions for Bolex Paillard.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
Made by members of the Wakefield Cine Club, this film includes news items taken throughout the year from summer 1967-1968. Included is footage from the Enthronement of Eric Treacy, 8th Bishop of Wakefield and opening of a section of the M1 motorway.
This film was made by Wakefield Amateur Cine Club and contains a variety of footage from different parts of Wakefield, reporting on construction in the area, new store opening and charity events that have taken place.
This film is part of the Wakefield Museum Collection and consists of a sequence of news items from around the locality including a Fete at County General Hospital, Hovercraft at Nostell, and a New Wholesale Market in Wakefield.
This promotional film shows the production of Wimsol cleaning products at their factory in Keighley; including research, production, distribution, selling and marketing of the final product. It also shows a works outing to Blackpool.
This is a fictional film made by students of De La Pole Hospital, just outside of Hull. It is based on a story by Geraldo Cinthio, which is itself loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello. The film is directed and narrated by Dr J A R Bickford, the Physician Superintendent at the Hospital.
This is a film made by Kodak to advertise their new 16mm film stocks. The first advert is for Kodachrome. Manufactured from 1935-2009, Kodachrome was the first successfully mass-marketed colour film beating out its predecessors such as Dufaycolor and Kodacolor. The film includes intertitles which explain the advantages of the new colour stock, and the titles are intercut with brief picturesque and colourful scenes. The second advert is for its duplicate positive black and white processing.
Made by Intercity Film Productions, this is an advert promoting the seaside resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Whitby.
A promotional film made by Sheffield Photo Finishers for Sheffield City Council Libraries Committee, this film focuses on the library services in Sheffield. It includes footage of the Central Library on Surry Street as well as the Children’s Library.
This is a documentary on the work of the Gazette and Herald, based in Malton and covering Ryedale. The film was made by Yorvid Productions as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The Gazette & Herald is a paid-for traditional weekly broadsheet newspaper, published on Thursdays, containing local news and features on farming through to leisure. It was born in 1954 when the Yorkshire Herald merged with the Yorkshire Gazette. The documentary features the village of Gillamoor, the Pickering Carnival, the Ryedale Show and the Malton Racing Association Stables Open Day.
This film is a short advertisement for the Spero car ferry. The ferry ran along the Ellerman’s Wilson Line from Hull to Zeebrugge in Belgium.
The following reel consists of a series of adverts for Weekend candies from 1957-1973.
Toffee Crisp chocolate bars were first produced in 1963. The bars were originally made by Mackintosh's at their Halifax factory. The following reel consists of a series of adverts for this product which ran during the year of its launch.
The followng reel is made up of 35 adverts for Toffo from 1958-1968.
The original four-finger version of the bar was developed after a worker at the Rowntree's factory, York put a suggestion in the recommendation box for a snack that a "man could have in his lunch box for work". The product was launched in September 1935 in the UK as Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp, and the later two-finger version was launched on May 15, 1936. Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp was renamed Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp in 1937, and after World War II just Kit Kat. The following advertizements ran from 1971-1973 and include the slogan, "Have a break… have a Kit Kat."
This is a comical story about a man who takes up filmmaking as a hobby. During his exploration with the world of cine, he eventually makes a name for himself before being accidently killed whilst shooting an action sequence for his latest film. The story is told by the narrator in a humorous way with the use of rhyme.
This is a comical film that, in a roundabout way, shows the work of Leeds Movie Makers, through a witty script and clever editing.
This is a series of advertisements for various products produced by Tattersall advertising from the 1960s.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
Made by the University of Bradford, this promotional film highlights the benefits of being a student studying at their university. The film features the University’s facilities and various academic programmes as well as provides a good example of 1970s student life in Britain.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield. In this dramatization, the famous inventor, Michael Faraday, has come back to life and is given a tour of the works, highlighting the production process at the Brook Motor plant.
Part of the Ibberson family collection, this film documents the events surrounding the Festival of Remembrance in Sheffield, 1954.