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 is part of a collection from the Ward family from Malton and spans the years 1936-1942. The films illustrate many aspects of their family life and social activities as well as showing evacuated children spending time in their home in Malton.
This is a film made by George Ibberson & Co. of Sheffield documents the industrial process involved in making knives at his factory. Intertitles are used throughout the film in order to explain the process, and each intertitle is marked with Geo Ibberson & Co. Estab. 1700 Sheffield, England.
This is a film made by Mr Ibberson when he was Master Cutler at Sheffield. It shows aspects of the Master Cutler’s Hall and the process of making hand-made cutlery in a small factory.
This film shows the changed methods of waste disposal by British Belting & Asbestos Ltd. at their Cleckheaton works. Cleckheaton is at the centre of the Spen Valley and was the major town in the former borough of Spenborough, West Yorkshire. The film provides an interesting perspective on industry showing that improvements are measured in terms of time saved and efficiency, rather than any reduction in pollution health and safety for their employees.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film documents some of the events and activities of the Sheffield Junior Chamber of Commerce including the opening of Blackburn Meadows Power Station in 1933.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield. In this dramatization, the famous inventor, Michael Faraday, has come back to life and is given a tour of the works, highlighting the production process at the Brook Motor plant.
A film from the Ibberson family collection, this film shows the restoration of the Abbeydale Works in Sheffield. The restoration took place over a number of years, and the film includes footage of the rundown mill as well as the completed project.
The following is a British Gaumont newsreel which documents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's trip to Sheffield in 1954.
A film from the Ibberson family collection documenting the export trade and sale of Sheffield steel goods, from their family business.
A film made by Brooks Motors of Huddersfield, this is the story of a Yorkshire river and the industries along its banks as the river flows from its source to the sea. The film includes a closer look at Brook Motors as well as Bamforths postcard manufacturing.
This film was made to show the commissioning day of the new furnaces for Swift Levick, steel producers in Sheffield.
This is one of several films made by John Turner, a young filmmaker who captured life in Hull after the Second World War during a time of great social change. The film includes footage of the terraced housing of Hull which was badly damaged by the wartime bombing, and many times children can be seen playing on these derelict sites. The film also includes scenes of a church procession, a hunting party in Driffield, teenagers in Pearson Park, and people shopping in Hull city centre.
The film includes shots of barrel making and scenes of work on an industrial chimney in Leeds.
This film documents a visit of George VI and the Queen Mother to Terry's of York on Tuesday, 19th October, 1937.
The film was produced in order to show part of the huge organisation that is the Barnsley British Co-operative Society. In addition to footage of the society, the film includes good examples of 1950s fashions and contemporary banking methods.
This is a film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield that explains the principles of generating electric current as well as how single phase and three-phase motors operate and are made.
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.
A Yorkshire Television Production, Home James follows James Mason as he returns to his childhood home of Huddersfield. During his journey, Mason explains why Huddersfield holds such a special place in his heart.
Made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield, this film shows the advances made in the manufacture of the electric motor.
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.
This film made by Kenneth Raynor shows a September Harvest in 1946. The filmmaker comprehensively documents the harvesting and threshing processes in colour, paying particular attention to the machinery and working practices that were common place during this era. Some of the opening shots were reportedly shot around Ulley and Aston; however, most of the film was shot at Park Hill farm, Swallownest near Sheffield.
This is a film made by Laurie Chambers that documents various events in Halifax including the Mayor's Charity procession, the demolition of the Palace Theatre, Billy Smart’s Circus, and sledging and skiing on the snow in Shibden Park.
Made by Mr. Chatburn, this film documents the Chatburn family's visit to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. This well-shot film includes scenic footage of Whitby and the surrounding area as well as North Sea Fishing boats and fishermen in Whitby Harbour.
This film is a promotional film for Yorkshire Plumbing Products, a major manufacturer of plumbing products which was based in Rothwell. The film documents in detail the types of pipes and joins required for various plumbing needs highlighting the reliability of Yorkshire products. It is a well-made technical film with some humour.