This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Airedale at a time before mass tourism.
Made by members of the Leeds Cine Club (later Leeds Movie Makers), this is a short film showing the day in the life of a young boy, Lee. It is accompanied by the sound of Cilla Black singing 'Liverpool Lullaby.'
Part of the Leeds Movie Makers collection, this is an off air recording of a television documentary about World War II. The later scenes of the film are intercut with contemporary footage of RAF planes. As much of the film recorded images directly from the television, the result is of poor quality.
This is short comedy film about a couple who make a trip to a summer fair in their new car, only to find that they are too late.
This is two separate films. The first film is a comedy skit based on the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ It features an exhausted man struggling across a ‘desert’, and is accompanied by the theme music of that film. The second documents the demolition of the two cooling towers of Kirkstall Power Station.
Made in the style of a thriller, but without any dialogue, this is a short film about an attempted murder that may, or may not, have gone disastrously wrong.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
This is a short family film taken of two young boys, Neville and Anthony, during the late 1950s.
This is a film made by Audrey Lewis during her time working as a missionary and, "under great difficulty at a time in Kenya in the 1950s when the country was going through a time of change and pressure with the active Mau Mau terrorist movement." The film was made on a shoestring budget between 1953 and 1958. Lewis drafted the commentary which was finalised and published by the Methodist Missionary Society, London. A well-known BBC commentator, Alvar Lidell, was engaged to read the commentary for the film. The background of African music was recorded by Lewis using a tape recorder run from the battery of a Land Rover. It was filmed at different times and under great difficulties in travelling during this period because of the Mau Mau terrorist movement sweeping through Northern Kenya. Some of the scenes from the coastal area were uniquely filmed in the 'Kaya', the place of African ancestral worship in the forest.
This film most probably includes the opening day of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway on 29 June, 1968, as well as other preserved steam locomotives running special trains in Yorkshire. This occurs just before some are scrapped and the ban on steam locomotives on British Rail lines.
This is a film made by the West Riding of Yorkshire Education Committee showing their progressive practice on dance education for older children at primary school. The film shows a group of boys and girls, aged about 11, from a school in Castleford doing various modern free dance exercises in the grounds of the local college of Woolley Hall.
A film of a Bavarian evening involving members of the Leeds Cine Club.
This is a short animation about a preacher chased by a bear.
Title: 'The big film movie quiz' This is a film consisting solely of stills of film stars, beginning with Audrey Hepburn and Stuart Granger. The film was used as a entertainment quiz for the members of the Leeds Movie Makers.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this is a film about their course in electrical engineering. It provides a detailed breakdown of the course, integrating study at the college with placements in industry.
A film made by Bradford Institute of Technology of the local Teachers Social Association garden party. It shows families enjoying themselves, playing various games such as the Kokonut Shy, and a cricket match.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this is film of the local Teachers Social Association garden party. It shows families enjoying themselves, playing various games such as ‘Pills for Auntie’, and a cricket match.
A film made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this film concentrates on their scientific research facilities, specifically regarding animal research and testing anaesthetics.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this film shows the demolition of Carlton Street School and houses to make way for the construction of the new Main Building for the Institute.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this film was taken at a textile exhibition. It includes footage of the visitors who make their way around the various stalls as well as specific examples of different types of textiles.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this is a film of the local Teachers Social Association garden party, attended by the Principal of the College, Dr Ted Edwards. It shows families enjoying themselves, playing various games such as Test Your Strength, and a cricket match.
Made by Bradford University, this film is a record of the installation of Harold Wilson as the first Chancellor of the University. A running commentary accompanies the film.
Made by Bradford University, this is a film about life at university. It features students themselves talking of what they consider to be the advantages of studying at Bradford.
Made by Bradford University, this is a film which shows the opening of Revis Barber Halls of Residence on 27th November, 1963.
Made by Bradford University, this film documents the opening of their new Library, named after J B Priestly. Priestly himself performs the opening along with the Chancellor Harold Wilson.