This short film shows the locks at Bingley Rise on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
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.
This is an informative film about the new Cecil Theatre which was opened on 28th November, 1955. The theatre was built to take the place of the old Cecil which was destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War in May, 1941. The film is told from the perspective on an audience member. It also includes footage of the projectionist at the Cecil theatre showing how films are loaded onto the projectors as well as the “change over” during the interval. May 1941.
This is an informative film about the procedures carried out with the Kingston upon Hull City Libraries. The film includes information about the different selections of books available, demonstrations on how destroyed books are repaired, and how the general public, prison libraries, and retirement home services benefit from the sources of the library. Titles of books are used as chapter headings to indicate the different topics in the film.
This film documents the installation of the first NE 405 computer in Hull. In March, 1959, it was installed at the firm Reckitt & Sons Ltd which, at the time, produced various cleaning products. The film features the arrival of the computer to the Dansom Lane facilities, installation, and initial testing of the system.
This reference tape contains copies of the following films:
Close Up North (Disappearing Coast)
Port of Hull
New Heart for a City
This reference tape contains copies of the following films:
This film shows a number of examples of treatments and therapies at the Royal Baths and Spa in Harrogate.
Made by the Impossible Theatre group, this film tells the story of two superheroes who uncover a dangerous mob, lead by the Hollywood film industry, who plot to steal the creativity from the Bamforth films. The film was made by a group of local teenagers working to develop the filmmaking ideas pioneered by Bamforth of Holmfirth. The movie has many features in common with the early silent films which were their inspiration including humour, physical comedy, simple camera tricks, cross-dressing, and local talent.
My World My Work was included as part of an exhibition at Bradford Industrial Museum exploring Bradford's work wear past and present. The exhibition was a partnership project using items from the Museum's costume collection and contemporary film commissioned by the Yorkshire Film Archive. The following film includes interviews with eight people during which they discuss their occupations and the clothing which they have to wear while at work. Interviewees include a police woman, a mechanic, a veterinary nurse, stone mason and brick layer, someone who works with Scottish-breed pulling horses, a lunch lady, a fireman, and an employee of Bulmer & Lumb Group Ltd.
This is a promotional film appealing for volunteer blood donors to take part in a Hebden Bridge week long blood donation campaign. The film explains what is involved in giving blood using a new volunteer as an example to tell the story.
This film documents the construction taking place in order to rebuild the BP Chemicals Sports and Social Club at its Hull site. Construction took place over a period of time from 1978-1979. Included in the film are images of the building at various stages of completeness as well as the footage from the opening ceremony and banquet.
This is a film produced by the British Government, through the Central Office of Information (COI), as part of a monthly cine-magazine produced specifically for cinema distribution in South and South East Asia. It includes a Medical Missionary Centre in South West Laos, Thai students learning English in Britain, Hornsea Pottery, a telephone factory, a toy company, and Concorde flying over the Queen's Birthday Parade.
This film documents the recording of a scene from Alan Sidi's film, 'The Devil God'. Alan Sidi, a member of the Leeds cine group called Mercury Movie Makers, produced this film with funding from the Yorkshire Arts Association. This funding enabled him to create a spectacular pyrotechnic display with expert assistance from specialist effects company 'Action Incorporated', and this film is a voice over lead documentary chronicling the production process of the explosive stunt.
This film contains a documentary about the Lindley Engineering company. It shows potential customers the different types of manufacturing that they do. It is narrated by Tony Lindley. This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection which spans the period from 1920 until 2009. The collection includes films with many different topics including industrial documentaries, local events, educational and amateur titles and some of the Wood family home movies. The majority of the films were made by Harold Wood and his son David Wood who were both involved in the running of the film and photography company C.H. Wood.
Made by Ken Leckenby and Myer Gorwits of the Mercury Movie Makers, this is a nature documentary in which the two filmmakers aim to capture the Dipper, a bird which is closely associated with swiftly running rivers and streams or the lakes into which these fall. It often perches bobbing spasmodically with its short tail uplifted on the rocks around which the water swirls and tumbles. The Dipper acquired its name from these sudden dips, not from its diving habit, though it dives as well as walks into the water. The film is accompanied by a commentary which explains the methods used by the filmmakers to capture the bird on film.
This short film shows a young man processing film negative in a laboratory in Bradford College.
This film contains footage from the visit of HRH The Duchess of Kent to Bradford College in May 1971. It also gives a good indication of the various courses and facilities available at the College.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this film shows some of the classes in which students could enroll including a needlework and automotive class.
This film contains footage of coloured shapes and designs.
This film includes footage from a pharmacy class at Bradford College.
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.
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.
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.