Yorkshire's burning, and among the fire fighters there could well be a 'firewoman.' This half-hour documentary tells the story of two female trainees, PENNY ROWNTREE and SUZI CARTWRIGHT, on a 10-week training course at the West Yorkshire Fire Service Headquarters at Birkenshaw, near Bradford. If they are successful, they will become the first regular women fire-fighters in Yorkshire. But it's a tough, demanding course, not for the faint-hearted or weak-muscled. Can the two pioneering women survive it and take a hard-won place among the men?
The film shows each stage of the construction of the children's paddling pool in Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, in great detail with frequent intertitles to explain the processes. The techniques employed and equipment used are probably typical of the period.
This is a feature made by the ITV programme, Calendar, and presented by Richard Whiteley. The programme was aired on the day the Miners' Strike came to an end on 3rd March, 1985. It is a retrospective on the yearlong strike, specifically focusing on the economic consequences for local businesses and jobs.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this documentary features Labour politician Roy Hattersley as he revisits his native home of Sheffield. Hattersley takes us on a journey of the city, recounting aspects of his life there as a child, working at Daniel Doncaster and Sons, supporting Sheffield Wednesday, watching cricket at Brammal Lane, and as a councillor, with particular reference to Parkhill flats.
This documentary film was made by Bill Freeman in 1962. It focuses on the fishing industry in Bridlington and features the crew of the Wayside Flower as they bring in the catch of the day including lobsters and crabs.
This is a film made by Goole and District Junior Chambers of Commerce to promote Goole as a port for industry. It features the docks as well as Goole town life.
This film features a coal bunker demolition in Wakefield.
This film features a mast demolition in Wakefield.
Made by John Anderson and Robert Fournier, this film records the pottery-making process at Soil Hill Pottery near Halifax. This film is of particular significance as, by the 1960s, Isaac Button was one of the very few potters still making clay pots using this process. Intertitles appear throughout the film providing an explanation of this particular method.
Produced by F.P. Waddington, this film captures all the daily practices and working methods of Waddington printers, which produce the Todmorden News & Advertiser. Providing the viewer with a tremendous amount of depth into the newspaper industry, the filmmaker covers reporters researching and writing articles, editors proofing material, the printing process, and even some insight into the distribution of the Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Fred Williams was part of the ambulance crew of Honley that created an educational film in 1972. At that time, the ambulances were quite basic, much like bread vans. With the suspension of the vehicles being as they were, the ease of the journey would depend on the driver’s knowledge of the roads and their skills as a driver. The crew put together the film in their own time, and the film was designed to show the correct medical techniques to use. The film shows the accidents people encounter on a camp site and the skills the ambulance staff use to help them. This film was captured on two reels of 8mm film and was sectioned in two parts by the filmmaker Fred Williams.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as a gymkhana and sheep herding competition.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton as well as working the land at Arras Farm.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included is footage of livestock competitions as well as different sporting events which have been organized for the families in attendance.
Made by Eric Hall, this film documents the process of making skeps carried out by a local artisan, Albert Gaff of Eccleshall, now aged 73. Skeps were used to deliver yarn to the mills in Yorkshire and consisted of a large, rectangular wicker basket. The commentary provides a history of Albert's working life and a detailed explanation of the process of making skeps and the tools used.
This film documents the construction and launch of the boat, the Stirling Ash.
A film made by Roger Hateley, this film documents the entire process of making a wooden horse cart, beginning with the wheels, to the finished article. The carriage is to be used for the annual Hayride, one of the largest processions of horse-drawn vehicles in England.
This film captures life on the docks of Grimsby during the 1970s. It includes footage of fishermen unloading their catch of the day, Bobbers and their swinging baskets, and an auction later on in the day to sell the fresh catch.
This film documents the process whereby fresh milk is made into pasteurised milk, and packaged by Nestle to create their globally popular 'Milkmaid' product.
My World My Work was included as part of an exhibition at Bradford Industrial Museum exploring Bradford's work wear past and present. The exhibition was a partnership project using items from the Museum's costume collection and contemporary film commissioned by the Yorkshire Film Archive. The following film includes interviews with eight people during which they discuss their occupations and the clothing which they have to wear while at work. Interviewees include a police woman, a mechanic, a veterinary nurse, stone mason and brick layer, someone who works with Scottish-breed pulling horses, a lunch lady, a fireman, and an employee of Bulmer & Lumb Group Ltd.
This is a film which shows the workers in the Rowntree’s factory in York. The film highlights different stages of the production line, and the women at the packing stations sing Yorkshire rhymes.
This is a film of machinery in the Mackintosh factory and the women who work on the production line sorting sweets for packaging.
This film shows a group of men working on a production line at the Halifax Mackintosh factory at high speed.
This film includes footage of machinery at the Rowntree's factory which makes up the production line which creates its famous sweets.
Film of machinery in the Rowntree's factory and production line of making sweets.