This is a comedic film about an invisible intruder who enters the Ramsden's house and uses their bathroom. Cyril has been drinking and believes that he must be imagining things. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this is a short film with some a comical closing credit sequence which explains why Cyril has problems reading a book. Betty and Cyril Ramsden were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This is a whimsical short film which uses stop motion animation to create a winter wonderland fantasy using miniature figurines on a snowy model landscape. The famous Christmas song, Winter Wonderland, accompanies the film.
This film documents the selection process of the Queen of the 1973 Gala.
Arnold Beaumont, filmmaker, has captured the Whit Walks in Sheffield during the mid 1970s. He helped organise the walks in his role as Secretary of Christian Education Council, and his son, Andrew, also contributed to the events as the conductor of the singers. There were up to 11 churches that would take part in the Whit Walks in Sheffield during this time period.
This is a promotional film for the Sailors’ Children’s Society which documents the work of the organization with sailors and their families.
This is a film which documents the annual fundraising carnival at the Newland Estate.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1983 including wool shops, Shibden May Day, trips on the canal, the Boys Brigade, and a charity sale.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1985-86 including a carnival, police open day, an industrial museum, Skye Run, canoes, and the new police station.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, this film is a short television spot advertising the Mercury Movie Makers.
This film shows a small Vespa club during their Bonfire Night celebrations. After driving through a part of Leeds, the club members make their way to the countryside where they build a large bonfire.
This is a documentary film about the life of the Bronte family, the literary family who lived on the edge of the moors in Howarth in Yorkshire.
Documentary about the attitudes toward, and situation of, male homosexuals in the UK after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which in part legalized private homosexual relationships between two adult men.
Fiction feature that exposes the manipulative nature of traditional filmmaking and examines class and gender relations through the interactions of a working class and an upper middle class couple.
Tongue-in-cheek feature film about a bored housewife fed up with the bland, repetitive life she shares with her dull, routine-bound husband.
Fiction feature about a naïve girl who applies romance-novel conventions to her real life with unfortunate results.
Brothers and Sisters is a 96 minute fiction feature. A mystery with a decidedly feminist angle, it implicates not just one man but a wider masculine mentality in the murder of a prostitute as it examines the interconnected lives of she and her sister and a liberal man and his conservative brother.
This film comprehensively documents a pageant celebrating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The film was made by the Barnsley Amateur Cinematograph Club and was also filmed in Barnsley at a sports arena. The film shows local schoolchildren from all over the county dressing up as peoples of the world and acting out parts of each countries culture.
The long-running soap opera, Emmerdale, is filmed on location in the village of Esholt, near Bradford. This film documents how Esholt is changed into the fictional village of Beckindale for the television programme. It also examines the effect the series has on the village and its people.
This film documents the second annual parade and gala in Bradford, arranged by Bradford Junior Chamber of Commerce. Ken Leckenby, the producer, provides a commentary and interviews.
This is one of several films entitled ‘Out and About’ made by Ken Leckenby. It features several events in Leeds area during 1974 including the Lord Mayor's Parade, the celebration of the bi-centenary of Bingley Locks, Leeds Caribbean Carnival, the Model Boat World Championship, an air display and Morecombe Illuminations.
This is a film of the sculpture Alan Dickinson using wood to make some of his bird sculptures. It is accompanied with lilting music and a narration in verse form.
Sound only - Comedic sound exercise in which historical guests St. Francis, Cleopatra, Boadicea and Hitler visit a David Frost Show segment, 'If I Had My Life Again.'
Comedy fiction spoof of Herman Melville's 'Moby-Dick,' in which three men feeding birds in Hyde Park quest for an elusive white rubber ducky on the Serpentine.
Muriel Dawson was entered into a Bonny Bairns Competition in 1933. The competition consisted of 40 contestants, all of whom appeared in a 35mm film shot at Leeds Town Hall. The film was then shown at the Paramount Cinema in Leeds which later became the Odeon. The audience was asked to vote for their favourite child, and Muriel was one of the prize winners. The results were printed in the Yorkshire Evening News November 13, 1933. As the parent of a prize winner, Muriel's mother was given a tea service made by J.H. Awmack of Leeds. This brief portion of the film features Muriel on stage at the Town Hall playing with a doll and posing for the camera.