This is a film which documents the ceremony during the laying of the foundation stone for the St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Halifax Saturday January 4th 1964 at Stafford Square, Huddersfield Road. Four Methodist churches, St. John's, Salterhebble, Skircoat Green and Stafford Square came together to build one Church and Youth Centre on the Huddersfield Road, Halifax. The project was called 'ALL FOUR ONE'.
All denominations were present and included, Canon A.G.Hardie, Vicar of Halifax, Rev. Ian W. Lewis O.B.E. (Minister of the new church) Rev. Scadeng Cheshire (Circuit Superintendant) Rev. Cyril Wainwright, (Chairman of the Methodist West Yorkshire District).
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 1986 including skiing at the Skye Slope, rugby final, scouts, Civil war re-enactment, and a high school marching band contest.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1987 including a visit by the Prince of Wales, the bus station building, a protest, and medieval jousting.
This film documents the Mayor of Halifax Nova Scotia's visit on 1st June, 1978 during which the Mayor tours around the town seeing the sights and meeting with some of the local people.
The Foundation Stone of the Park Hill Redevelopment Scheme was laid on 25 April, 1958. The film shows the laying of that stone marking the beginning of the build for the Park Hill Flats in Sheffield.
This film shows the post-war slum area of Park Hill in Sheffield before it was demolished to make way for the modern Park Hill estate.
This is a BBC film of John Betjeman discussing the architecture of Leeds. He unfavourably contrasts modern buildings and design with the Victorian heritage, especially in relation to the skyline. Among the places he visits are the City Square, the Town Hall, terraced housing in Armley, Spenfield House, Woodhouse Cemetery, Thorntons Arcade and Seacroft.
This film is from the Cameron collection and gives a tour around the many different churches and abbeys in Yorkshire.
The Park District was the first redevelopment scheme undertaken by Sheffield City Council after World War II, and it was selected because it contained some of the oldest outstanding slum clearance orders. Most of the area was cleared in the 1950s and was to be replaced by the new Park Hill Flats completed in 1959. The film shows some of the housing conditions in the Park Hill area of Sheffield before large scale slum clearance. It is made up of five reels, and some of the footage is repeated in the different reels.
Work began on the Park Hill Project in April 1957, and the first dwellings were handed over on 4th November 1959. The project was completed by the end of 1960 and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16 June 1961, housing over 3,500 people. The following film contains footage of the slum areas which were to be cleared as part of the Park Hill Development Scheme.
Park Hill was Sheffield City Council’s first redevelopment scheme after the War. Work began on the site in April 1957, and it was formally opened by Hugh Gaitskell on 16th June, 1961. The film shows the Park Hill Flats in Sheffield shortly after the completion of their construction as well as the first stage in the development of Hyde Park Flats.
This film documents the visit of Princess Alexandra to lay the Foundation Stone for the extension to St. Gemma's Hospice near Leeds.
This is a promotional film which highlights the ancient and modern aspects of what was once the Bramhope Manor Estate located between Otley and Leeds.
This film is an appeal for funds, documenting the restoration work made at Bolton Abbey in the 1970s.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this is part two of a travelogue of a trip around part of pre-war Europe. The film also includes rare footage of Adolf Hitler before the outbreak of the Second World War. The special jubilee season of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1934, marking the 300-year anniversary of the original vow to re-enact Jesus' Passion and Suffering every ten years thereafter, was the first performance after the Nazi regime's rise to power the year previous. Among other things, the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda ordered the official poster for the jubilee season amended to include the message "Deutschland ruft dich!" ("Germany is calling you!"), and the Kraft durch Freude scheme's discount-travel programme offered special cut-rate packages to the Passion Play, including rail fare, tickets and accommodations.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part three of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe including footage of Paris and London upon an eventual return to the UK.
Made by Lucy Fairbank, this film is a travelogue around some of Yorkshire's most famous sites including footage of Harrogate, Knaresborough, and Fountains Abbey among other notable locations.
Made by Lucy Fairbank, this film contains footage of the Colne Valley area near Huddersfield. It captures the landscape and local activities throughout the seasons of the late 1950s and includes extensive footage of the buildings, towns, countryside and residents.
A film that shows a family on holidays they ski, canoe, and go camping. Locations include Aysgarth Falls.
A film made by members of the Morley Cycling Club that capture footage of many abbeys around Yorkshire. There are shots of the surrounding landscape and villages that they pass through along the way. There is a continuous commentary by several different men giving in depth histories of the different abbeys and sights.
Part of the Jackson collection, this film contains footage of the early years of a couple's first child, Simon. There are shots of a couple of birthdays as well as family camping holidays and trips to castle ruins.
The following is made up of three films including:
Halifax Crematorium Progress (1954-1956)
The Deputy Chief Constable Receives the Police Medal (c. 1957)
Halifax Cine Club Newsreel (1961-1962)
This colour film with sound portrays a day in the life of the Victorian market hall in Huddersfield which, when the film was made, was due to be demolished and replaced by a new building. The film looks at the 'comings and goings, the people, and the place'. The history of Huddersfield's market since 1672 is told, and the film examines the typical daily routine of the stallholders, interviews some of them, shows the market hall's facilities and surveys the attitude of stallholders and residents to the demolition of the building.