This film is part of the Wilkinson collection and contains footage of a children's sports day that is held in a field. The children have races and some of them go to an amusement park.
This film is from the Wilkinson collection and shows the town after heavy snowfall. There are shots of some of the family members and locals having fun in the snow.
This film is from the Wilkinson collection and comprises of several wedding celebrations and some other family gatherings. There is also footage of the decorations put up around Wakefield and the window displays that were constructed to celebrate the coronation of Princess Elizabeth.
This amateur film was made by a Wakefield-based businessman and captures the sights and activities available at Roundhay Park in Leeds. It also contains footage of a Children's Pageant which includes a play and dancing.
This film was made by a Wakefield-based business man and is part of the Wilkinson Collection. It contains footage of a procession that took place in the town in 1945. There are shots of many of the town's buildings as well as the floats and the procession as it makes its way down a main street.
This amateur film is from the Wilkinson collection and contains footage taken by a Wakefield-based businessman. There are shots of various trips around the county including Cartwright Hall, Lister Park and Knaresborough.
This amateur film, made by a Wakefield-based businessman, chronicles various agricultural shows that were held in Yorkshire. There are numerous shots of livestock on parade, Alsatian dog trials, followed by scenes of the Great Yorkshire Show in 1957 and footage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
This film is from the Wilkinson collection and contains footage of a couple of different motor car racing events. There is also footage of a classic car convoy driving along a road.
This amateur film was made by a Wakefield-based businessman, and is a chronicle of the Alverthorpe Community Association Carnival in the summer of 1952. The filmmaker often filmed scenes from life around where he and his family lived and managed to capture the spirit of such events like this on film. Highlights of the day included the procession, the hard work that both the local community and companies, such as Tetley Brewery from Leeds, put into the floats that entertained the crowds.
This amateur film, by a Wakefield-based businessman, chronicles the Chipperfield's Circus that has come to town. The filmmaker often filmed scenes from life around where he and his family lived and often managed to capture the spirit of such events like this on film.
This is a film showing various events held in Silsden, West Yorkshire, in 1937, including celebrations for the Coronation of King George VI.
The film begins with a large group of children in fancy dress posing for the camera.
This is a film of a school trip to Hadrian’s Wall, some film of the family at home and on holiday, and of the Hindenburg airship flying over Silsden village on 30th June 1936.
This is a film showing some sights of West Yorkshire, including Howarth and Keighley, and, a decade later, Saltaire.
This is a film of a group of people in the countryside and on holiday.
This is a documentary film produced by the film unit of the Television Service of the University of Leeds to promote the University. The film is mainly the same as another entitled 'Time to Do' (2485), but with an added section specifically on the science departments; covering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology and Zoology.
1920's Boy was made in the late 1970s by an amateur filmmaker, Mr Ron Broadbent of Keighley, who was a member of the local cine-club. A historically significant film based on illustrator and artist Mr Stanley R. Boardman's 1973 book '1920's Boy: Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Childhood', it used a combination of Mr Boardman's storytelling in a strong regional accent, his paintings, and live footage of the present day filmed by Mr Broadbent to give the viewer an often comical glimpse of children growing up in the area in the 1920s. The film was a great success as it won The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Daily Mail Challenge Trophy for the Best Amateur Movie of the Year in 1978, though there was some controversy at the time as the film needed 'translation' for people to understand the broad Yorkshire accent.
This film, which moves from winter to summer, captures scenes of life in the Yorkshire villages of Morley, Batley and West Tanfield. Many of the scenes focus on different social activities of the local children.
This film documents several national and international trips taken by the filmmaker between 1966 and 1967. The trips include a Christmas Cruise to New Zealand, a trip around Spain, and a boat trip on the Leeds to Liverpool canal. The film concludes with an Engine Rally with a large traditional fair at Calverley, near Leeds.
This film is an amateur documentation that captures a Yorkshire family over a period of two years during World War Two. The film shows family outings, home life and other significant events during the war, and also perfectly demonstrates how normal life could be. One of the main events shown in this film is the Pudsey carnival.
Part of the Garratt Collection, this is a well shot film documenting different railway journeys in the Yorkshire region. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the different destinations.
Filmed around the Wakefield area in 1991, Bands and Banners follows miners who joined musical bands or created banners in support of their colliery during the Miners’ Strike.
This film features a day out at the Radio Air Open day in Leeds complete with planes and funfair activities.
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises images of family orientation, Swinton Band and a village fete, during the year 1948. The Cooper family owned a shop - 'R.S Kitchen Ltd' who supplied the band with their instruments.
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises images of family orientation during the years of 1951 and 1952. The Cooper family are filmed here on holiday in Bournemouth, Scarborough and Windermere Lake. As always, with a lot of the Cooper films, they are also shown at their family home (Rondor) in Leeds.
One in a large collection of family films portraying the Cooper family of Leeds. This particular film comprises images of family orientation during the year of 1958. The Cooper family are filmed here on holiday in Bournemouth, Whitley, Eastbourne, Dover, Horsham and Peasholm Park (Scarborough), and at their family home (Rondor) in Leeds.