This film captures a demonstration by the National Front in Dewsbury, 1975. The films purpose was to record the West Yorkshire Metropolitans Police’s enforcing of the event, which for the most part involved avoiding clashes between NF supporters and Anti-NF protestors. This film is a tremendous account of the demonstration, as the filmmaker fluidly moves between all concerned parties, deftly conveying the social polarisation caused by multiculturalism in 1970s Britain.
This film chronicles two police operations: The first concerns an Asian Alliance (Anti-National Front) protest in Dewsbury, while the second features a National Front demonstration in Halifax. Both are similar events, with protestors gathering on greens in more suburban areas, before the demonstrators march through their city centres. The police operations predominantly involve escorting the demonstrators, and there are some interesting shots inside the police headquarters.
This is a film by Eric Bolderson of Castleford in 1963, including the opening of the new Bus Station.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of an anti-National Front demonstration and National Front march in Bradford in 1975, Bradford May Day Parade in 1976 and an anti-National Front street sit down demonstration in Manningham, Bradford in 1976.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of anti-National Front demonstrations and National Front marches in Huddersfield in 1974 and Dewsbury in 1975, with some clashes and arrests.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of an anti-National Front demonstration in Bradford in 1978 supported by Asian organisations, Students' Unions and other left-wing groups.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of anti-National Front demonstrations and National Front marches in Huddersfield in 1974 and Bradford in 1975. It repeats footage from films 4519 and 4520.
This film documents the aftermath of a house explosion in the city of Wakefield, paying particular attention to the emergency services handling of the operation. The film shows the severe structural damage to the house, as well as capturing a man who was injured in the blast. The film is an interesting chronicle of this extraordinarily unusual incident.
Made by the West Riding Constabulary Film Unit, this film is a dramatic reconstruction demonstrating the ease of which car thieves are able to practice their trade. The film is an instructional piece, aimed at educating officers and members of the public on some of the ploys used by criminals during this period.
This is a film showing the demolition of the Empire Theatre in Wombwell, near Barnsley, and the streets and shops of Wombwell in the mid-1960s.
This film shows the aftermath of theft, vandalism, burglaries and assault in the West Yorkshire region. The documentary is narrated by a voiceover, providing general details and statistics on crime in the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police's constituency. "The Problem" is social deprivation and the film shows its consequences.
This film, from the C.H. Wood collection, is one of several films about the Arndale construction company. This film contains footage from the opening event at a new shopping precinct in Drumchapel near Glasgow.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of many road safety films which he made. It consists of shots of Bradford in the early part of the 20th century and compares the way life was then to the way life is now.
This film is part of the C.H.Wood collection and comprises a promotional film made for Wallace Arnold Tours. This film features a housewife who, when overwhelmed with her tasks and work at home, treats herself to a daytrip to Scarborough with two of her friends. The film features well-known sites in both York and Scarborough.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage of one of the Arndale Shopping Centre developments in Poole. The film talks about the benefits of covered shopping centres as well as showing footage of the various shops and talking to the local businesses that have moved into the centre.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is an educational/promotional film for Sheffield City Council. The film explains exactly where the Council money is spent in the city, and how the services benefit the locals.
This is a film that appears to be made as a test having bought a new camera. After showing some of the family neighbourhood, the film shows York City Centre as it was in 1968 before pedestrianisation.
This is a film sowing the outside of York Minster and the surrounding area taken form on top of one of the towers.
This film was made by amateur filmmaker Fred Brackenbury and is part of the Nowell collection. This film promotes Harrogate as a town to visit due to the variety of activities and entertainment, as well as the beautiful sights that can be seen there.
This is a film commissioned by Sheffield City Council to promote Sheffield as a place for companies to relocate to, providing an account of the advantages that can be gained by doing so.
Taken at the Blenheim County Secondary Boys school in Leeds, this film contains a number of school events and activities including rugby matches, Christmas lessons and assembly , Christmas, Lessons, school woodwork, rugby at Headingley, gardening, York, cricket, pottery, basket weaving, and prize giving.
The following is a fiction film about a travelling salesman who sells magic pills which promise to make the buyer run faster, be stronger, and stay young.
Made by the Central Office of Information, this film documents the events in July, 1978, for the Mayor (Councillor Deadman) to take on his trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The film mainly consist of shots of the Mayor, wearing his chains, seated in the Mayor’s Parlour, and giving running commentary about the general life of Calderdale and how it has developed over the last one hundred years. That is inter-cut with external shots of a bird’s eye view of Halifax Town Centre, the Piece Hall, Town Centre Streets, the Halifax Building Society H.Q. Block, inside shots of Rowntree Mackintosh and of Crossley Carpets.
In November, 1944, the Youth Drama Festival took place in Todmorden. This film documents some of the events of the festival, and intertitles throughout the film provide additional information for the events and performances.
Made in collaboration with the Todmorden Road Safety Committee West Riding Constabulary, this is a road safety film aimed to teach children to take care when crossing the road. The is shot in Todmorden and features scenes of the town.