Part of the Wainwright Collection, this is a film of a military parade and an exercise display of the S.S.O.T.C. (Shrewsbury School Officer Training Corps.)
This is a film of a training camp in the Ribble Valley of Royal Engineers from Yorkshire and Lancashire constructing Bailey Bridges in 1944. The filmmaker, presumably one of the soldiers, has later added a witty commentary.
This is an Eric Hall film of the touring Festival of Britain when it went to Leeds. The festivities feature RAF airplanes, a tank, and a fun fair on Woodhouse Moor.
This is a compilation of several short films from the Eric Hall Collection.
This film documents the Peace Day celebrations in Hull. It includes troop and cadet inspections as well as a parade of the East Yorkshire Regiment and accompanying parties through the city.
Made by Eric Hall, this film includes scenes taken of Shipley, West Yorkshire during the early 1950s. Included is footage of the Market Day, the facilities connected with Salt's Mill, and the 1950 Remembrance Day Parade.
This is a film of events at the Salute the Soldiers week in Stanley Urban District on 13th May 1944. Money for the cause is raised at the event, and the soldiers take part in marches through Stanley.
Part of the Freeman Collection, this film includes footage taken during a school outing to the seaside and lessons at the local school.
In 1962, a Civil Defence Rally was held in West Park, Hull. This rally was different from previous events as it brought together all defence volunteers from across the Yorkshire region. This film documents the activities surrounding the event from initial preparations, set up in the park, defence displays, informational marquees, and musical entertainment and is accompanied by commentary explaining the events.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a short fiction film about two boys who discover a box full of jewellery and help apprehend the villain by informing a policeman. The film is accompanies by a musical soundtrack.
Made in 1941, this film is comprised of a collection of shots of various mayoral duties being carried out by the Mayor during Doncaster War Week. Included in the footage are the Mayoress, the Central Committee, the Coronation Road Group, and the Alderson Drive Group, and a woman handing out ration books to residents.
This film is a road safety film and shows young boys and girls being taught the rules of the road.
This film contains footage of what is believed to be the first police surveillance that was used in court. It was filmed by Police Sergeant Fred Dewhirst between 1937 and 1938.
This film documents the Moor Grange School programme of events for the exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force. It also includes footage of the students performing a mock horse race.
This is a very well made comedy film about a student at Sheffield University pursuing a woman he falls for and having a running slapstick battle with a policeman. It also features the students' Hospital Rag parade.
This is a film of an agriculture show and a visit to Chester Zoo.
This film shows a Memorial Day procession and shots of Harrogate Stonefall Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.
Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film captures some of the well-known landmarks in York as well as the annual cycle rally on the Knavesmire.
This film documents the West Riding Constabularies annual boxing tournament held at Drill Hall, Wakefield, in 1939. The film consists of three separate boxing matches, which include a juniors contest, followed by middleweight and heavyweight bouts. Towards the end of the film there are also interesting scenes backstage, which capture prominent regional fighters preparing for their own contests.
This film is a comprehensive documentation of the police operations in Leeds on significant football match days featuring Leeds United football club in 1979. The film chronicles the strategies employed by police as they escort supporters to and from Elland Road Stadium, and the on-going enforcement inside the stadium. There are also brief snippets from the football match between Leeds United and Ipswich Town on 7th April.
This film is a comprehensive documentation of the police operations in Leeds covering the football match between Leeds United and manchester United on 2nd October 1976. The film chronicles the strategies employed by police as they escort supporters to and from Elland Road Stadium, and the on-going enforcement inside the stadium. There are also brief snippets the game between Leeds United and Manchester United.
This film was used for surveillance purposes by South Yorkshire police and covers a workers strike in Doncaster. The filmmaker captures the event from a single position above the council offices, where the strike takes place on the forecourt. The strike was largely peaceful, except for a minor incident involving a television cameraman.
This film documents a National Front demonstration in the heart of Rotherham. The filmmaker gets a street level view of the event, which also involves a large number of Anti-National Front protestors.
This film documents a protest by the Pakistani community in Bradford, demonstrating their outrage concerning the murder in Pakistan of Ali Bhutto by the now President Zia. The film chronicles the protest and the police operation that escorts the procession through the city centre. The protests are for the most part peaceful; however, there is once incident that involves a travel agent window being smashed.
This film shows the policing of a National Front meet at a Bradford school in 1979. Not only documenting the procedures employed to keep peace between protesters and the National Front, the film also severs as an interesting example of how South Yorkshire police integrated there operations into foreign environments, as the school classrooms are transformed into surveillance and medical facilities.