This is a promotional film which shows men and women workers operating the entire process of making blankets, from raw materials to the finished products being packed into boxes.
Made by Ernest Hardy of Halifax Cine and Video Club, this film documents the process of making hand-made boiled sweets at the factory of Joseph Dobson & Sons in Elland.
This is a compilation of four films spanning several years, made by Halifax Cine Club member Ted Warburton. It includes Hollingworth Lake, a trip along the Knottingley and Goole Canal and the Aire and Calder Navigation from Goole to Salterhebble, the Warburton family having a picnic at Semer Water, and a whimsical short film starring Peter Warburton on which came first, the chicken or the egg.
This is a film from the Edward Warburton collection that shows new Gannex weather proof clothing being tested for use by the fire brigade. It also includes other Gannex coats and jackets.
This is a film made by Bradford Corporation for Yorkshire Water. Using diagrams and intertitles, it provides a detailed description of the plant and its processes, as well as the production of by-products such as soap and grease.
This is a film of the textile company of R Beanland, based at Spring Grove Mills in Huddersfield. With the use of intertitles, the film gives a detailed account of the factory and of the process of spinning thread. The intertitles describe each stage of the process, and the film also includes footage of some of the management of the company.
This is a film made by J E Warburton of looms arriving at the textile mill of James Crowther Ltd. of Elland. The machines are then shown being set up and in operation as the film presents the whole process of weaving.
This is a film of the opening of a new apprentice school for Forgrove Machinery Company in Leeds. The film shows the machinery and apprentices at work. The opening is performed by Robert Carr MP.
This is a film made to promote Reflecting Roadstuds (aka cat’s eyes), invented by Percy Shaw of Halifax. The film demonstrates their great advantages for night driving, how they work, how they are made in Halifax, and how they are installed into roads.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary, written and presented by Michael Parkinson, presenting the culture of brass bands in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The film shows several village bands rehearsing, collecting money and entering a competition at Belle Vue, Manchester, together with interviews with band members and miners at Frickley and South Elmsall Collieries working down the pit.
This amateur documentary charts the progress of regeneration efforts in Shipley during the 1950s, from the demolition of derelict housing stock to the completion of the new shopping centre in 1957.
This educational film explores the history and development of Saltaire, the Victorian model town established by Titus Salt in 1851. The film follows Melanie Hall and Nancy Brearley as they walk around the village and learn about its sights.
This is a West Riding Civil Defence exercise that took place on Sunday 14th March 1965, around Aireworth Street, Keighley, filmed by amateur filmmaker Michael Lockwood. It was based on a scenario of Keighley having just suffered an airburst nuclear attack, between a megaton and a kiloton. It was a large scale exercise involving in total 350 people, including many young people from local schools: Eastmoor Approved School, Leeds, the Army Apprentice School, Harrogate, and Tong Park House School, Baildon.
This film from amateur cinematographer Ronald Pringle shows various events and holiday footage mostly taken during the spring and summer of 1981.