This is a film from the Taylor family collection. It shows the family print works in Wombwell in operation compositing and printing posters in 1980, to celebrate the firm's centenary; and printing the Barnsley Express in 1937.
This is a film made by Sheffield Transport Department to promote their bus service. It presents a history of the bus and tram service in Sheffield in photographs, contemporary legislation and regulations relating to running a transport service, people working for the Transport Department, various bus services and industry in Sheffield.
This is a promotional film made by the tractor and plough manufacturers John Fowler of Hunslett, Leeds. It shows the construction and use of the Challenger range of tractors.
This film, made by the British Waterworks Association, is a documentary narrated by John Mills which gives an overview of the different ways that water is provided in Britain and how it was supplied to people's homes.
This film provides a detailed account of how Peglers manufactures its plumbing products at its factory in Doncaster, showing the different stages of the production process.
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this is a short film of an engineering company and foundry which includes footage of workman making copper castings. Mrs Wilkinson provides a commentary.
A film of the first Rowntrees Sports day after the end of the Second World War, showing all the events, and naming the winners, who often pose for the camera. It is accompanied by a humorous commentary.
This is a film of the Rowntree Dunollie Rest House in Scarborough and includes footage of the Official Opening in 1947 and the activities of the Home and residents. Those who worked for Rowntrees were also part of a community within which the welfare and interest of employees are cared for in many ways both at work and after. The company was behind the creation of local schools, sports clubs, libraries and art houses, and in 1947, a new departure a holiday home in Scarborough to provide a sanctuary for those suffering with stress and ill health.
This is a film of an unknown printing press in Sheffield, showing the printing process from start to finish.
This is a promotional film made by Mottershaw Commercial Films, Sheffield, for Dormer Tools of Sheffield. With a narration the film shows the production and use of the different kinds of taps (not water taps, but tapping ones) produced by Dormer.
This is a promotional film made by Mottershaw Commercial Films, Sheffield, for Dormer Tools of Sheffield. The film showcases the different kinds of twist drills produced by Dormer and their many uses.
This is a health and safety film on accident prevention used in the steel industry, and in particular, by Dormer Tools of Sheffield.
This is a promotional film made by Mottershaw Commercial Films, Sheffield, for Dormer Tools of Sheffield. With a narration by Richard Baker, the film shows the production and use of the different kinds of twist drills produced by Dormer.
This is a health and safety film on accident prevention using professional actors, and with Chris Bonnington and Joe Brown as stunt men. It follows the fortunes of two steel workers going mountaineering and was used by Dormer Tools of Sheffield.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is about a system of stackable storage units that can be used in a variety of industries. In this film it uses footage from a carpet factory.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and looks at several business courses that are provided by the Manpower Services Commission for people who want to set up their own businesses. There are interview with some of the course developers as well as some of the people who went on the courses.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage of the factory where the carpets are produced for Birstall Carpets. There are shots of the final products and the steps that go into getting the raw wool to that stage.
This film is part of the C.H .Wood collection and contains footage of a monorail installation system being used in several factory warehouse settings including Bond Worth Carpets and a car manufacturing factory.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows how fancy yarns are made at the William Hutchinson (Yarns) Ltd factory outside Bradford. The narrator explains how the different machines work in order to spin individual threads in fancy yarns for the fashion market. There are shots of the factory operatives, the yarns and the clothing that they are turned into. This film also provides a good example of the more diverse workforce in West Yorkshire's textile industry.
This film gives an insight into the workings of the Grattan mail order company. The is footage of the process from the moment the customers give their order to the agent, right through the order process and finishes with the order being posted.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows the working life of a Lister's Knitting Adviser. The film contains footage of the woman in her office, helping customers in various wool shops and demonstrating how to knit.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage from the Lamtex Rug factory. There are shots of the various processes starting with shearing the sheep, spinning the threads and finally weaving the material to make the rugs.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage of one of the Arndale Shopping Centre developments in Poole. The film talks about the benefits of covered shopping centres as well as showing footage of the various shops and talking to the local businesses that have moved into the centre.
This film, made by amateur filmmaker Fred Brackenbury, is part of the Nowell collection and contains footage of the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate in 1954. There is lots of footage of the animal judging competitions and show jumping, as well as the stalls and people who attend the show.
This is a film made by Rowntree’s employee Ken Clough about the workings of the railway at the Rowntree Mackintosh factory in York. It focuses on the use of the railway to transport raw materials and finished products. The film shows the shunting of wagons around the factory yard and the last train to ever leave on 13th March, 1987, marking the cessation of freight traffic from the factory.