This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne showing Home Guard exercises in Chapeltown, on the outskirts of Sheffield. This film comprehensively depicts the training undertaken by the Home Guard as they carry out strategic operations and perform combat exercises. There are also glimpses of the social realities of life within the home guard, including a scene which show recruits at meal time.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of a War Weapons Week event held in Ecclesfield, near Sheffield, which highlights a parade that takes place in the village. It was made by a local dentist who filmed other such activities in the village throughout World War Two.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of a War Weapons Week held at in Chapeltown, a village on the outskirts of Sheffield, this film was made by a local dentist who filmed other such activities in the village throughout World War Two.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of War Weapons Week at Grenoside, near Sheffield, which was held to raise money for the troops. It was made by a local dentist who filmed other such activities in the village throughout World War Two. The film shows a parade including all main branches of the war effort from the Army to firemen, scouts and guides, all of whom are led by a brass band.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of Ecclesfield Holiday Week in 1942, set in Ecclesfield Park with people playing bowls and tennis, a women’s cricket match, children in a swimming pool, having races and playing on swings, and a game of baseball being played by American GIs.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that documents fundraising events for the "Salute the Soldier Week" held at Chapeltown, a village on the outskirts of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, during the Second World War.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne of a War Weapons Week held at in Chapeltown, located on the outskirts of Sheffield, this film was made by a local dentist who filmed activities in the village throughout World War Two.
This is a series of films made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that have been put together. They show the visit by the King and Queen to Sheffield in 1941, and, in Chapeltown near Sheffield, War Weapon's Week, a Home Guard exercise, a Thanksgiving Parade, a football match and children sledging in Chapeltown Park. It also shows Ladybower Reservoir shortly after opening in 1945.
During the Second World War, the village of Chapeltown, located near Sheffield, was home to an anti-aircraft gun site. This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne that documents some of the work of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service at the site and includes exercises and training with the anti-aircraft gun.
This amateur film made by a Wakefield-based businessman shows short scenes of the VE Day celebrations which took place in Wakefield city centre at the end of the Second World War. The film includes military and civilians celebrating as well as a huge bonfire at the end of the night.
This film was made by a Wakefield-based business man and is part of the Wilkinson Collection. It contains footage of a procession that took place in the town in 1945. There are shots of many of the town's buildings as well as the floats and the procession as it makes its way down a main street.
The Police Staff College, Bramshill, is the principal police staff training establishment in the United Kingdom. The need for a training college for the police was pushed heavily by Sir Frank Newsam. The college was established in 1948 as the National Police College and originally located in Warwickshire; however, Newsam was able to secure its permanent base at Bramshill in 1960. This film, made by members of the West Riding of Yorkshire Constabulary, is a promotional film highlighting the different facilities and training the college has to offer.
This is an amateur film which captures a competition that was set up to test the members of the Morley Air Raid Precautions Patrol in Yorkshire. Each ward of this former borough was pitted against the other and their skills assessed. Tasks included firefighting and looking for possible German invaders.
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.
This film documents various physical education and training exercises carried out by the Air Training Corps Cadets during the Second World War. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify people and events including the opening of squadron headquarters, inspections, and a Wings for Victory week in 1943.
This film, made up of two reels, documents a visit by Prince Michael to the West Yorkshire Police Headquarters. The Prince is shown around the facilities, meets with many senior officials, performs an inspection of the Police Force, and also takes a dive on a wet race course.
An informative film about the British Civil Defence, this film documents how they had to change their system of rescue and defence because of the threat of atomic bombs.
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.
This is a training film for the Humberside Police that illustrates the dos and don'ts of how to cope with a chemical accident. This is particularly pertinent to the Humberside area due to the large amount of chemical engineering throughout the region.
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.
Taken by Doughty's Ltd of Hull, this film documents a commemorative parade for members of the Humberside Police Force who died in World War Two.
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.