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 is a film of the Waddington’s Piano Factory in Scarborough. The original film which was deposited at the Archive consisted of multiple pieces of prints making up this film and running about 36 minutes. The film catalogued is an edited version which does not consist of any duplicate scenes. Additionally, due to the nature of the original material, the production process may not have occurred in this order; however, the film does document various aspects of the piano production process from beginning to end.
This film comprehensively documents the production of Rowntree's Fruit Gums, predominantly focusing on the cultivation of its main ingredient - Gum Arabic. Gum Arabic is mainly produced in Sudan (where the Acacia Senegal tree grows), and the filmmaker follows a Sudanese family embarking on a new business venture that eventually will lead to them to producing Gum Arabic for Rowntree's factory in York.
This film documents the work of St. George's Crypt in Leeds. The crypt provides many members of the community with health and social services as well as helps to guide them in religious matters. Documented in the film are the many aspects of the work which St. George's Crypt does for those in need.
This is a film from the Environmental Agency film showing the dredging of the Rivers Don and Derwent at various stages of development through the 1930s. Intertitles throughout explain the work being done.
This is a promotional film made by Parkers Mill, a textile company based in Pudsey, which specialized in the manufacture or rayon, or artificial silk. The film includes a re-enactment which dramatizes the history of the company and its beginnings in Bingley in 1890 as well as the modernization of the factory and a typical working day in 1948. The film shows the making of their products, including extensive footage of the machinery involved, as well as marketing and sale of the products. It also shows the employees’ annual outing, sports day and garden party.
This is a BBC film presented by James Moran, a semi-skilled Engineer employed by the International Harvester Company in Bradford. The film tells the story of a tribunal which began in January 1974 in response to the enforcement of a three day working week for employees at the International Harvester Company. Unable to claim Unemployment Benefits for the remaining two days a week, some employees challenged the system and brought their case in front of a local tribunal. James Moran narrates the story, and the cast is made up of his colleagues at the company.
Original broadcast date 6/12/75.
This is a short film made by Derrick Walton showing building work on the extension of John F. Walker textile mill in Skipton. The film shows the men on roofs, constructing a framework for the extension, fitting air conditioning units etc. The end of the film shows very brief interior shots of the factory.
This is the third of a series of films made by Derrick Walton of his son, Adrian, from birth through childhood. This film covers Adrian’s 2nd birthday, a flight over Blackpool, Christmas at home, and at Scarborough in the summer of 1958.
This is a film showing the old Castleford’s Wholesale Fruit and Veg Market in Sheffield. The market is busy at work prior to its closure. The film also contains footage of it being demolished before showing its new replacement at Parkway.
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.
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.
This narrative film explains the process of brewing beer and includes methods of bottling as well as putting the finished product into casks. It was filmed in the Melbourne Brewery in Leeds.
Made by the Seamen’s Mission, this film illustrates the work of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen and its role within fishing communities. Discusses the work of E.J. Mather and the part he played in establishing mission boats for fishermen. Residents of the fishing communities of Mallaig and Lowestoft talk about their relationship with the mission and how it has helped them cope with dangers and tragedies of deep sea fishing. Finally, the film compares modern trawler fishing with traditional fishing techniques, looking at the modernisation of the fishing industry and the many traditions which have survived into the late twentieth century.
This film was made to show the commissioning day of the new furnaces for Swift Levick, steel producers in Sheffield.
This film is in three parts: the first shows the retirement presentation of Mr Fell, the second a day at Pontefract races, and the third of places in Wales and Cheddar Gorge.
This film is a compilation of people, places and events in 1936 and 1942. It covers the choir at York Minster School, repair work taking place at York Minster, Worksop College, erecting electricity pylons in Stillington, and National Prayer day in Stillington in 1942.
This film is a record of an organised staff tour to Hastings by the Barnsley Co-operative Society. The film is accompanied by a commentary which guides the viewer through the journey.
This is a film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield to demonstrate the advantages of new production methods at their Barnsley works, contrasted with those at the Huddersfield works, and the standards used in producing and testing their electric motors. The film shows in detail the production process, focusing on the winding of an electric motor, mainly carried out by female workers, with an explanatory commentary.
This film shows men working on St. Andrew's Fish Dock in Hull and the methods of their work. It provides an interesting look at this side of the fishing industry in 1962.
A BBC film with commentary by Bertram Mycock, this film focuses on the success of Rowntrees and its overseas markets, specifically relating to Smarties and Kit Kat products.
During the Second World War, women were called upon to aid in the war effort. This film contains unique footage of women workers in a munitions factory during World War II and highlights the industrial process of making the 84 Pounder Shell.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne which documents Wentworth outcrop coal mine near Sheffield whose coal would have been utilised by many of the different industries in the local area.
This is a film of the activities and performances put on during the Newton Chamber’s Festival Week in 1951. Festivities include performing dogs, a high-wire act and a fireworks display.