This film documents an anti-abortionist rally in Bradford, focusing closely on the police operations. The protesters are a mix of ages and genders, and many have plaques which display there animosity towards controversial topic. The filmmaker follows the protest though the streets of Bradford and documents the event from both the police and protestors point of views.
This film is a brief chronicle of a National Front demonstration in 1980. The filmmaker captures the police operations implemented in keeping protestors and National Front supporters separated. The demonstration is peaceful and no arrests are caught on film.
This film documents a National Front meeting taking place at a school in Leeds city centre. The filmmaker predominantly chronicles the police operation and handling of the meet; made evermore precarious by Anti-National Front protestors, who, large in number, make various attempts to disrupt the event.
This film documents a demonstration by the National Front in Bradford, 1976. The film primarily focuses on the police operations involved in escorting the National Front supporters through the city centre, while keeping peace with the Anti-NF protestors. The demonstration on several occasions descends into violence between the rival groups, with protestors attempting to block the National Front march.
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 film documents a CND protest at RAF Finningley, which was a Royal Air Force station near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The protest took place on the 30th of July, 1970, and involved both men and women demonstrating against the Nuclear weapons storage facility housed at the base. There are some fascinating scenes that show a number of protestors attempting to block the base gates. The film was made by the West Riding Metropolitan Police, and was commissioned to document the operations, whilst also fulfilling surveillance requirements, and as a result, some portions of the film are clearly edited for this purpose
This film documents a Royal visit made to Wakefield by the then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1949. The film features the Royal Couple meeting local dignitaries such as the Mayor of Wakefield and the Earl of Scarborough, and later there is a march past is made by the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (4th Battalion).
This film documents a Royal review of Police Constabularies from around the country. Filmed in Hyde Park, London, the filmmaker captures many excellent shots of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as they watch the officers march past from the Royal box.
This film documents the opening of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police Headquarters, in Bradford, by the Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II. The film documents the Queen's arrival, and the unveiling of several plaques that have been commissioned to commemorate the occasion. The Queen is then taken on a tour of the new facilities, visiting command centres, lecture theatres and recreational areas. The filmmaker has unrestricted access to the event capturing the Queen in quite intimate fashion.
This film documents the Duke of Kent's visit to Bishopgrath, West Yorkshire constabulary training school, where he meets some of the residing constables, is given a tour the facilities and inspects the highly specialised equipment.
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 film, made by West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police, documents two annual police parades in Leeds. The filmmaker pays close attention to the various units (Calvary, canine and motor) involved in the parade, and there are several shots of prevalent senior police officials and local VIP's, who attend the event. There are also good shots of Leeds Parish church.
This film documents a Leeds city Police annual inspection by local delegates and senior Police officers in 1957.
This film captures a review of the special constabulary in Wakefield, 1980. As a documentation of the ceremony, the filmmaker comprehensively shows all the significant moments such as the preparation, parade, award ceremony, and a brief glimpse of the reception. The film also includes a voice over, which provides a running commentary throughout the event.
This film documents the opening of the Leeds City Police headquarters in 1965. The film features prominent political figure Frank Soskice who, at one time, was the Home Secretary for the Labour government. Sir Frank Soskice opens the HQ, and, along with other VIPs, is taken on a tour of the new police facilities.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of a Rolling Stones concert in Roundhay Park in July, 1982. The film focuses on the spectators and some of the behind-the-scenes activities.
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.
This film captures police constables practicing riot control manoeuvres. Dressed in full riot gear, the officers play out a simulation that involves suppressing stone throwing rioters using riot shields.
This film is a tremendous documentation of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police’s recruiting process in 1940. As a complete account of the procedures, the filmmaker captures the initial application stage, and continues right the way through the training process to the final inspection by the Chief Constable.
This film contains a brief extract from the manhunt for the suspected killer of PC Barry John Taylor, who was shot dead by an armed robber at a factory in Pudsey. This film also contains exerts of an interview with a senior police official, footage of the suspect being taken to court, and PC Barry Taylor's funeral.
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.