Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, this film captures the beginning of a typical day in the city of Leeds. It begins at daybreak and the start of the BBC Radio Leeds Breakfast Show with John Henry and continues on capture the hustle and bustle of the city centre just before 9 o'clock.
This film contains footage from the nursery school within Bradford Technical College and from a barbering class where some students are learning how to cut hair.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this film documents some of the building works which took place at the college.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and includes footage from the construction of a college extension.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and contains footage of a secretary at work in an office.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and contains footage from a hairdressing class. The footage include shots of the students practicing on volunteers as well as shots of the hairdressing salon.
This film from the Bradford College Collection includes footage of a baking and a doll making class. It also includes shots of the facilities and equipmment available at the college.
Made as part of the Bradford Technical College Collection, this film contains some footage of students learning how to ice cakes.
This film is from the collection of films made by Bradford College in the 1960s and 1970s. It comprises footage from the college hair dressing salon, where one of the students practices styling a woman's hair. It is a continuation of 4235.
This film is from a collection by Bradford Technical College and contains footage of a large fire in a building in Bradford City. There are many shots of the firemen at work and the methods that they use to put out the fire.
This film captures police constables practicing riot control manoeuvres. Dressed in full riot gear, the officers play out a simulation that involves suppressing stone throwing rioters using riot shields.
This film is a tremendous documentation of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police’s recruiting process in 1940. As a complete account of the procedures, the filmmaker captures the initial application stage, and continues right the way through the training process to the final inspection by the Chief Constable.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage of the factory where the carpets are produced for Birstall Carpets. There are shots of the final products and the steps that go into getting the raw wool to that stage.
This film is part of the C.H .Wood collection and contains footage of a monorail installation system being used in several factory warehouse settings including Bond Worth Carpets and a car manufacturing factory.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows how fancy yarns are made at the William Hutchinson (Yarns) Ltd factory outside Bradford. The narrator explains how the different machines work in order to spin individual threads in fancy yarns for the fashion market. There are shots of the factory operatives, the yarns and the clothing that they are turned into. This film also provides a good example of the more diverse workforce in West Yorkshire's textile industry.
This film gives an insight into the workings of the Grattan mail order company. The is footage of the process from the moment the customers give their order to the agent, right through the order process and finishes with the order being posted.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows the working life of a Lister's Knitting Adviser. The film contains footage of the woman in her office, helping customers in various wool shops and demonstrating how to knit.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage from the Lamtex Rug factory. There are shots of the various processes starting with shearing the sheep, spinning the threads and finally weaving the material to make the rugs.
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 is one of three films made of the building and opening of the new Lewis's Store in Leeds between 1930 and 1932. Lewis’s was the product of industrialist Sir Edwin Airey, and the store in Leeds used his third invention, the Aerodome floor. The design was much lighter than the floor designed by the structural engineer and resulted in a savings of 4000 tons of steel for the frame of the building as well as the building being completed 20 weeks ahead of schedule.
This is film of the Meltham Brickworks Christmas party, of family and friends at Christmas, and of the building of an extension to a house and a fallout shelter in the garden during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
This is film of repairs being made to Holmbridge Church, Hall Sunday School Whitsuntide Parade, a bonfire and fireworks at Colin Tinker’s house, work at Meltham Silica Firebrick Company, and of the Tinker family, including a daytrip to Blackpool.
This is a film with three parts: the presentation of the Freedom of Halifax to the Mayor of Nova Scotia, A look at some industries in Halifax, and an exhibition of British products in a new shopping centre which is opened by the Mayor.
This is a promotional film made by Brooke Motors on the production of their range of new small motors, named Gryphons. These motors are used in industrial, commercial, and domestic appliances, such as washing machines. The film was made at their Huddersfield factory.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield to promote their large electric motors, aimed at the US market. It takes the form of a representative from a US company touring the Brook Motors factory and commenting on the quality of the manufacturing process.