This film is from the West Yorkshire Archive Service collection and was made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. It contains footage of a Remembrance Day parade that was held in London for Jewish ex-servicemen. There are shots of the processions as well as Mayor Brunel Cohen, and Montague Burton, of Burton's Clothing stores.
This film features offcuts from the West Yorkshire Police collection, containing scenes from a range of films they produced. The film also features scenes of Elland Carnival and aerial footage of Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.
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 film.
This is a film of the celebrations in York to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It shows the decorations in the city centre, a school parade, a fancy dress and an armed forces parade to the Minster.
This film, made by West Yorkshire Police, contains rushes from a fictional drama made about the police operations during a search for missing children. As rushes, the narrative is out of order (although the intended story is clearly evident) and many scenes are re-taken several times.
This film is part of the Nowell collection and captures scenes from the Great Yorkshire Shows in Harrogate in 1956 and 1957. There are shots of Sir William Prince Smith, 3rd Baronet of Hillbrook, presenting medals, the Princess Royal meeting the organisers of the show, as well as shots of the Canadian Mounties and Royal Artillery performing formations on their horses.
This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and is from the Yeadon Air Show that was held in 1962. There are shots of many different types of airplanes as well as shots of the traffic and pedestrians attending the show.
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.
Filmed in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, this film features a Home Guard Rally and gymkhana which took place at Central Vale Park during the Second World War. The events include a performance featuring historical battles from different time periods as well as athletic races.
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 film, made by Debenham & Co., documents a military race at the Beverley Racecourse on Saturday, 29th April, 1916. The cross-country race was organized by the Northern Command Cross-Country Association and included 435 starters. Upwards of 250 men finished the 6.5 mile race including winner Lance Corporal Chapell.
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.
This is four Royal Navy films made during the Second World War and put together onto one film, presumably for educational or promotional purposes. The film is part of the collection of films held by Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. The films consist of exercises held at sea with informational intertitles followed by film of the appropriate action.
This is a film by an amateur filmmaker from Selby of the school police week in which the police do various demonstrations for school children.
This is the first part of a film made by Dorothy Langshaw of a trip by the children of Westfield Infants School in York where Dorothy was the Headmistress. This part is to Auburn Farm, near Bridlington, and the RAF base at Linton-on-Ouse. The soundtrack includes the song ‘Down on the farm’.
This is the first part of a two part film of the Territorial Army in Beverley. This part shows them arriving in Beverley, marching to the Westwood where they are have set up camp and are cooking.
This is the second part of a two part film of the Territorial Army in Beverley. This part shows them camped in the Westwood, cooking and eating.
This film documents a visit of members of the Canadian Army to Halifax, West Yorkshire during the Second World War. In addition to seeing the town itself, the tour includes Beacon Hill, Ogden Reservoir, and a football match at the Shay.
This is a film of the RAF in Beverley, with a march through Beverley – made alongside another film, ‘Inspection of the ATC 399 (Beverley)', YFA number 5158.
This is a film of Beverley Air Training Corp on parade through the Market Square – made alongside another film, ‘RAF Beverley Scenes’, YFA number 5157.
This film is an instructional film made for new recruits by the West Yorkshire Police. The film explains in depth all the stages in the process of investigating a crime. It does so through a dramatization of a robbery and murder, from initial conception to appearing in court. The film was shot on location in Wakefield.
This film, made by G. Trafford Drayton of the Tower Cinema in York, documents the Grand Military Torchlight & Searchlight Tattoo. The tattoo took place from the 16-20th July, 1929 at York Racecourse and includes musical rides, performances by military bands, an air display, and a peace pageant. The Calvary started a Musical Ride and Trick Ride in 1914 and continued until 1938 when their horses were taken from them on mechanization prior to World War II. Currently, this is the oldest film known to exist featuring the Musical and Trick Rides.
This film, made by G. Trafford Drayton of the Tower Cinema, York, features film covering the events surrounding the First World War as well as the unveiling of York’s three memorials dedicated to those who fought and died in the war. The film taken during the war is expected to have come from a variety of newsreels which were most likely screened at the cinema.
This film, made by G.Trafford Drayton of the Tower Cinema in York, documents a Tattoo presented by Sir Charles Harrington in 1926 and the Grand Military Torchlight & Searchlight Tattoo. The Grand Military Tattoo took place from the 16-20th July, 1929 at York Racecourse and includes musical rides, performances by military bands, an air display, and a peace pageant. The Calvary started a Musical Ride and Trick Ride in 1914 and continued until 1938 when their horses were taken from them on mechanization prior to World War II. Currently, this is the oldest film known to exist featuring the Musical and Trick Rides. The film appears to run fast in places due to technical issues with original filming.
This is a compilation consisting of various Topical Budget and Gaumont Graphic newsreals from the First World War. The first item includes footage of the bomb damage in Scarborough following the 1914 attack, and other news items feature events during the war in Europe.