An informative film made by Sheffield Health and Safety Executive, this film highlights the dangers of firedamp. The film includes extensive footage of laboratory experiments and explanatory diagrams.
A film about the importance of safety training within coal mines.
A short film which dramatises the hazards found in a coal pit specifically in relation to electricity.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film about a Self Rescuer, detailing when and how it should be used.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
This film shows the various activities and training of the Morley Depot of the Central Hospital Supply Service (C.H.S.S.), the St. John’s Ambulance and the Home Guard, and the visit of H.R.H. The Princess Royal to Morley. Later in the film, there is assorted footage of various military and civilian parades. Throughout, the film switches between black and white and colour footage.
During the Second World War, volunteer services played an important part in the defence of the nation. This film features some of the activities and practice exercises of the Morley Fire Brigade, providing a clear picture of the hard work they carried out in order to tackle dangerous situations.
Made by a local York filmmaker, this film shows some of the winter flooding in York caused by the high level of the River Ouse.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film about the risks of working on coal faces. Using footage of miners at work, a narrator guides through the safety issues and problems that can occur. This is repeated, but without the narration, for the viewer to spot what is wrong.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film about avoidable electrical accidents set in the frame- work of the obsequies for a colliery electrician who died as a consequence. This film is a fully dramatised short film set in a miner's village. Following a group of mining friends at work in the pit, they are shown to get injured by electrical faults or by the miners not following proper safety procedures around electricity.
A fully dramatised film presented by The British Iron and Steel Federation in the cause of industrial safety, telling the story of two mining friends who set out to climb a mountain in the Dolomites. One of them does not follow safety procedures, which leads him to have an accident and become stranded. In the end he is rescued and vows to always follow safety instructions, especially at his steel works job.
This reel features two different films: The first film focuses on ‘Ginge’, a young cat that belongs to the filmmaker, and includes some shots of ‘Ginge’ investigating a snowy garden. The second film sets out to make technological comparisons between the 1930s and the previous half century.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film dramatising how to prepare for a fire in a coal mine and what will happen in the event of a fire.
An informative National Coal Board Film which dramatises the potential safety hazards in a coal mine.
A series of 6 short films highlighting the danger of athletes foot in the miners showers, not concentrating when using electrical equipment in the mine, and the consequences of ignoring safety notices in the mine.
A well shot film taken by the Doncaster Cine Club that documents some of the activities that go on at the school for disabled children known as Wilsic Hall located in the Doncaster area. This film also features a voice over.
This is a fiction film made by the Doncaster Cine Club to explain the importance of the Doncaster-based Elmfield Youth Club within the community. The story begins with a teenage boy named John who, after showing the first signs of delinquency, is taken to the Youth Club and offered a different path to follow. The film's narrative is aided with intertitles used throughout.
Made by Yorkshire filmmaker C.H. Wood, this safety film shows how a seat belt can save your life and challenges the perception at the time that, in a crash, you would be better off without one.
This safety film, made in association with the East Riding police, features a man going around Yorkshire and recording notes on the dangers of the roads. It emphasizes how adults and children alike should be more safety conscious. The film is a well shot piece in which the editing and voiceover help make clear: danger is always present, and it is up to all pedestrians to be safe.
A road safety film for children intended for the 7-9 year old age group made by the West Riding Accident Prevention Federation that, through short scenes, follows a boy on a trip to a shop where he must cross roads using the Kerb Drill.
Made by members of the Humberside Police Force, this narrative fiction film about road safety employs sophisticated camerawork, linear editing, and voice over to highlight the dangers of the busy streets.
This comical film uses the character of Davy Crockett to show how one must be road aware in these new times where cars are faster than before.
A well shot film of a reconstructed robbery using many classic narrative film techniques such as linear editing to show the progression of the robbery investigation from initial report to capture of the criminals. This is coupled with a narrator who explains the different police procedures and how they combine to solve crimes. The methodical recording of information is highlighted as one of the main elements of the detective work which enables the police to work as a whole unit - from the police on the beat to the CID - to solve all crimes. It is well shot and has good examples of police-wear as the CID still where smart hats, good lighting and cinematography and logical editing work in harmony to get the films message across.
This film features different scenes around York in the aftermath of a flooding of the River Ouse.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order: