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 a documentation of different types of police work the West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary faced in 1962. Initially capturing cadets as they advance through the rigorous training process, the film goes on to show the sheer variation of police work, documenting all aspects from general office work to officers making arrests.
This film, made by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police, features a firearms training simulation, involving a gunman hiding out in a farmhouse. The officers involved use tactics and specialised equipment (including CS gas) to ensure that the operation is brought to a swift and peaceful resolution.
This film is an education piece on life saving techniques involving water safe, aimed specifically at police officers assisting injured parties. The filming takes place at a swimming pool, and trained individuals show how to effectively perform different life saving techniques. The filmmakers utilise slow motion and underwater shots to effectively demonstrate the different manoeuvres used to help those in peril.
This film demonstrates the ability of police specialists to identify criminals from fingerprints found at crime scenes. The film opens with a burglary taking place and chronicles the investigation as it progresses through to evidence analysis, where specialist find a match for the print.
This film documents a police cadet training course based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The filmmaker documents all aspects of the course from their navigation hikes across Moorland, canoeing on the river, rock climbing, and many other activities that will help provide the young men with character building activities. The film also features interesting footages of the lost village of West End, which was submerged when the newly built Thruscross reservoir flooded its valleys in the 1960s.
This film is a short demonstrational piece made by West Yorkshire police for their series called, ‘Meet the Expert’. It details how moulded impressions of footprints found at crime scenes can be made.
This film was made and used by the West Yorkshire police to test the observational and memory skills of officers. The scenario features an individual buying stamps and posting a letter with several continuity errors, such as date inconsistencies, made throughout.
This lengthy film, made by the West Yorkshire police, chronicles the investigation procedures of a mock murder case, highlighting the necessity of a methodical and thorough police investigation. When a butler is murdered by a burglar, investigators from the West Riding Constabulary use various methods and routes of inquiry to bring the suspect to justice.
Made in association with the West Yorkshire Police, this recruitment film transcends the policeman's career, illuminating specific benefits and duties that make law enforcement an interesting and varied vocational choice.
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.
This film, made by West Yorkshire Police, captures an emergency service accident simulation that took place on the M.62. The accident, which involves a leaking chemical tanker and a severely injured driver, is documented by the filmmakers as emergency service crews respond by closing off the motor way, cleaning up the chemical spill, and providing the injured with medical attention.
This film made by the West Yorkshire Police features surveillance footage (predominantly of traffic incidents) from in and around the West Riding Constabulary district, including Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Wakefield. There are also segments that show electronic breathalysers in use.
This film is a documentation of a simulated road accident on the M.62 motorway days before it was opened. Pertaining to upmost realism, the mock car accidents and injuries ensure that emergency crews treat the simulation as if it were a genuine accident, and shots capture the crews working hard to help the victims, whilst clearing the road of any hazards.
This film documents the West Yorkshire Police operations during a motorcycle action group demonstration in 1976. The demo featured a rally from Huddersfield to Halifax, where at both location enthusiasts congregated to hear speeches from local delegates - showing support for riders rights in the UK. Interspersed throughout there are also excellent aerial views of the West Yorkshire district, which are taken from a helicopter as it follows the demo.
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.
This detective training film, made by West Yorkshire Police, shows investigators at a reconstructed crime scene trying to piece together the series of events that led to the murder of a man. The investigators show the correct way a crime scene should be handled, stringently following the taught procedures. However, the educational value of this film is diminished by missing a sound track, as many scenes contain large portions of dialogue.
This film documents an annual police sports day and gymkhana at Wakefield, 1939, and captures the athletic events and a trained police horse display. The sports day took place at College Grove which is now Wakefield Sports Club.
This film documents an emergency service training scenario enacted by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police, involving their handling of an aftermath of a highly realistic rail crash in Dewsbury.
This is a film of the presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Beverley to the Royal Air Force Station, Leconfield, on Thursday, 2nd May, 1968. The ceremony in the Council Chambers is addressed by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Merlin Rees, and a parade takes place in the Saturday Market Place.
This documentary film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and looks back at the history of Bradford City Football Club before and during the war. There are shots of some of the former team members, as well as archive footage of the football team and trips that they made to Bournemouth and Chester.
This film features offcuts from the West Yorkshire Police collection, containing scenes from a range of films they produced that included cadet training and promotional films. There are also brief shots of Hillsborough Stadium, home to Sheffield Wednesday football club.
This film features offcuts from the West Yorkshire Police collection, containing scenes from a range of films they produced that included cadet training and promotional films.
This is the first part of a film showing some of the events at the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September 1971, as part of the York Pageant. There are also some views of York Cathedral and a fire. The film begins looking at the outside of the South Transept of York Minster, the West End, the Rose window and the West Tower. From on top of the tower there is a view down onto the road below. There is a fire in an old ruin (possibly near the East transept). The film switches to the York Pageant with the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September. With a fabricated castle background, there is a heraldic display with jousting and sword fights. One person gets dragged along by a horse. There is more jousting as the film comes to an end.
The following is the second part of a film showing some of the events at the six-day Services Searchlight Tattoo on Knavesmire in September 1971 for the York Pageant.