Made by local historian Ronald Fairfax, this film provides a history of Sheffield specifically with an emphasis on the steel industry. The film utilizes archive film to illustrate the commentary and includes extensive footage from Frank Mottershaw's 'The Life and Times of Charles Peace', and exceptional film of when there was a bus driver's strike in Sheffield in 1959.
This is an amateur film marking the opening of the Supertrams in Sheffield. The filmmaker takes a trip on the route from the City Centre up to Meadowhall and back again, noting the landmarks on the way.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
A hundred years on from a ground-breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton compares the lives of the jobless in 1910 with their modern-day counterparts. A century ago single mums lived on the brink of starvation - now our costly benefits system means that children do not go hungry. But has the welfare state created new problems? And as the government embarks on the biggest shake-up of benefits for a generation, what lessons can we learn from research into unemployment carried out a hundred years ago? Originally transmitted 29th October, 2010
Made by Eric Bolderson, this is a film of the annual Pram Race and fancy dress competition in Castleford, a fun event in aid of Charity which was held for several years in the early 1960s. It shows locals enjoying a drink in various pubs, the Gala Queen competition, the children’s and adult’s fancy dress competitions, and the pram race from beginning to end including the humorous antics of its participants.
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 film of the two Wilkinson boys, David and John, going fishing near where they lived in Beighton, Sheffield. The film also features the area around where they used to live. Mrs Wilkinson provides a commentary.
A film of Beighton town centre flooded in September or October 1965. Mrs Wilkinson provides a commentary.
This film is one of the products of a scheme set up in 1948 at Ellerby Lane Primary School that aimed to teach English and Film appreciation. It was directed by, shot by, and starred pupils enrolled at the school, and the film was completed in the July of 1953.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane Primary School in Leeds between 1951-1953. This particular piece of film shows pupils getting onto a coach to go on a trip.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane primary school in Leeds between 1951-1953. This piece contains scenes that the children shot to practise using their camera.
This film is one of the products of a scheme set up in 1948 at Ellerby Lane School that aimed to teach English and Film appreciation. It is a shortened version of an 800 foot film made in 1955 by the children of the Senior Two class and includes interesting footage of a typical day in that school as well as footage from in and around Leeds.
Made by C.H. Wood of Bradford, this is a promotional film for Arndale shopping centres and includes the official opening of the Shipley site by Bruce Forsyth.
At Home with Grattan is a promotional film for the mail order catalogue service provided by the company with offices based in Leicester, Rotherham, Hull and Bradford .
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film shows a greenhouse, flowers planted in Harrogate town centre, and a few streets in the town.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film shows footage of a flower show and scenes from Harrogate, and also features locations in Knaresborough and York. The film includes intertitles which identify the different locations and events including the crowning of Harrogate's Floral Queen.
This film is a comprehensive documentation of the police operations in Leeds on significant football match days featuring Leeds United football club in 1979. The film chronicles the strategies employed by police as they escort supporters to and from Elland Road Stadium, and the on-going enforcement inside the stadium. There are also brief snippets from the football match between Leeds United and Ipswich Town on 7th April.
This film is a comprehensive documentation of the police operations in Leeds covering the football match between Leeds United and manchester United on 2nd October 1976. The film chronicles the strategies employed by police as they escort supporters to and from Elland Road Stadium, and the on-going enforcement inside the stadium. There are also brief snippets the game between Leeds United and Manchester United.
This film documents a National Front demonstration in the heart of Rotherham. The filmmaker gets a street level view of the event, which also involves a large number of Anti-National Front protestors.
This film documents a protest by the Pakistani community in Bradford, demonstrating their outrage concerning the murder in Pakistan of Ali Bhutto by the now President Zia. The film chronicles the protest and the police operation that escorts the procession through the city centre. The protests are for the most part peaceful; however, there is once incident that involves a travel agent window being smashed.
This film shows the policing of a National Front meet at a Bradford school in 1979. Not only documenting the procedures employed to keep peace between protesters and the National Front, the film also severs as an interesting example of how South Yorkshire police integrated there operations into foreign environments, as the school classrooms are transformed into surveillance and medical facilities.
This film documents an anti-abortionist rally in Bradford, focusing closely on the police operations. The protesters are a mix of ages and genders, and many have plaques which display there animosity towards controversial topic. The filmmaker follows the protest though the streets of Bradford and documents the event from both the police and protestors point of views.
This film is a brief chronicle of a National Front demonstration in 1980. The filmmaker captures the police operations implemented in keeping protestors and National Front supporters separated. The demonstration is peaceful and no arrests are caught on film.
This film documents a National Front meeting taking place at a school in Leeds city centre. The filmmaker predominantly chronicles the police operation and handling of the meet; made evermore precarious by Anti-National Front protestors, who, large in number, make various attempts to disrupt the event.
This film documents a demonstration by the National Front in Bradford, 1976. The film primarily focuses on the police operations involved in escorting the National Front supporters through the city centre, while keeping peace with the Anti-NF protestors. The demonstration on several occasions descends into violence between the rival groups, with protestors attempting to block the National Front march.