Made by Yorkshire Television, this programme is a tribute to the work of director DAVID ST DAVID SMITH and cameraman GRAHAM BAKER. Both men were killed in a helicopter accident while working on a programme for Yorkshire Television.
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, part of the Frank Dean Collection, of the last official goods train to run between Malton and Pickering, on July 1st 1966. It shows a collection at New Bridge Quarry, a collection of coal wagons, and many of the abandoned stations on the route. It is narrated by K. Ford, of the BBC.
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 is a brief film taken outside the Picture House Cinema in Doncaster, 1931.
This film documents the time right before the Albion Mills staff leave Wakefield for their trip to Scarborough. Many of the staff can be seen loading into busses waiting for the trip to begin.
This film features a coal bunker demolition in Wakefield.
This film features a mast demolition in Wakefield.
Master craftsmen in York demonstrate their skills at recreating frightening gargoyles.
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.
From the Eric Hall Collection, this is a documentary type film marking the passing of old crafts. The film gives examples of several old crafts, including processing wool, lacemaking, stonemasonry, dry stone walling and the woodcraft of Robert (Mousey) Thompson.
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 some of the activities involved in looking after Arras Farm in Market Weighton. Included is footage of the tractors and combine harvesters used as well as aeroplanes used for crop dusting.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as various types of farming equipment which is on sale.
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 captures the animals in the wintery conditions of the farm at Market Weighton as well as horseracing. Sheep, pigs and cows graze in the snow covered fields and farm land.
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.
This is a family film taken of the owners of Arras Farm in Market Weighton. Included is footage of the family walking around the land and some of the livestock at the farm.
This film shows many of the different pieces of farming equipment being used to gather crops on Arras Farm in Market Weighton.
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.