Made by members of the Bradford City Police, this film documents the various types of drills performed by the Civil Defence during the Second World War in order to be prepared for enemy attack. The film includes footage of members of the Civil Defence putting out house fires and practicing medical procedures with a mobile first aid unit and ambulance services.
This film includes footage of the Pool Fire Brigade and the Mill's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The following is a series of combat films which chronicle different World War II air battles in which the West Riding of Yorkshire's 609 Squadron take part. Each sequence, film by the pilots from the planes film other members of the squadron flying, is preceded by an intertitle. Many of the clips are very brief and shaky given that the gun camera only operated when a plane’s guns were firing. One sequence shows an attack on a bomber formation, another apparent attack on a German parachutist.
This unusual comedy was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth. In this short film, a man visits a phrenologist, and after which, attempts to discover his ideal mate by feeling the heads of a succession of unlikely potential partners.
Part of the Wakefield Museum collection, this film contains footage from a marbles tournament that was held in Castleford in Wakefield. The star of the film is 90-year-old Bill Furness who wins all of the games.
The film takes us through the history of Thornton Grammar School including the building of the new school in Leaventhorpe and a period in the 1940s when the school was commandeered as army barracks.
This film, made by Debenham & Co. of York, was made in order to raise money for the dependents of war casualties as well as soldiers disabled during the conflicts of World War I. It features a mixture of drama and actuality footage.
This film was made by an amateur filmmaker and member of the Bradford Cine Circle. It uses intertitles throughout to explain the purpose of the Home Guard and how they came into existence. The Home Guard was originally known as the Local Defence Volunteers and eventually took a much more active defence role during World War II.
This is a film that narrates the poem 'The Great Lover', by Rupert Brooke, to the accompaniment of Debussy piano music and images that represent the poem.
This film captures Queen Mary and the Princess Royal doing volunteer work with servicemen during the War. It is unclear what purpose this film served, but presumably it was used as a moral boosting footage to inspire the nation to volunteer and help out in their community.
Made during the 1940s, this film contains footage of Christmas parties. Children eat and play, and in the final scene, Father Christmas gives presents to children.
This film was taken during the Iceland Cod Wars in the 1970s and documents the conditions and work out at sea on a British trawler. The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations in the 1950s and 1970s between the UK and Iceland concerning the fishing rights and territorial waters in the North Atlantic.
This film consists of seven short extracts of events in York between 1939 and 1946. The events include The Duke of Kent visiting York, Police at Play and at Work, Holidays at Home, The Coronation and the Flying Scotsman, York Races, Opening of the new Park at West Bank, Scenes from York Regatta and the River Ouse frozen in January 1940.
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.
Made by the Ministry of Home Security, this is a training film which shows the right and wrong way to perform first aid. The film includes many demonstrations on proper treatment of severe bleeding.
This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton. This film contains footage from family life in Malton. There are shots of Christmas in the Folliott-Ward household, the children playing with puppies and a party for a Golden Wedding Anniversary.
This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton. This film contains footage from the Malton Coronation Celebrations, a sports day at one of the schools, carnival processions and school dance performances.
This film is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton. The film shows the activities of the Ward's family between 1937 and 1941.
This is an amateur film which shows the aspects of daily life in the town of Malton, North Yorkshire, during the Second World War. The film shows an air raid precautions drill in the town centre and evacuees from Hull and Middlesbrough arriving in the town. The film uses intertitles throughout describing the people, locations, and activities which take place during the film.
Part of the Ibberson collection, this is an amateur film that captures the filmmaker's family, the area where they lived in Sheffield, holidays at the seaside, and V.E. Day celebrations.
This is a film from the Ibberson Collection which provides a good example of colour footage at the end of World War II. The film documents the family during their leisure time at different Yorkshire beaches including Filey and Whitby.
Made by an amateur filmmaker, this film shows rural and agricultural scenes on a farm in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire including a flood and a gymkhana.
From the Hainsworth collection, this film contains footage from a `Wings for Victory' march and a War Weapons Week.
This film is part of the Mount School Collection and contains footage of a Whit Sunday gathering at Bootham School, footage of evacuees from Bootham School in Ampleforth College and many of the classes and activities in which the students take part.
This film chronicles the life of the Horton family of Rotherham, from 1938 until 1950. The film highlights domestic and family life in Rotherham and the surrounding area during this time period.