This is one of three films made of the building and opening of the new Lewis's Store in Leeds between 1930 and 1932. The building was opened to the public on the 17th September, 1932 by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman F.B. Simpson. The opening ceremony took place in the restaurant, where the chairman of the company, Harold L Cohen, presented a cheque for £500 for Leeds Charities to the Lord Mayor. Over 100,000 people visited the store on that first day. About half way through the film, after the opening speeches, it has been filmed at a slower speed, and so appears speeded up.
This is one of three films made of the building and opening of the new Lewis's Store in Leeds between 1930 and 1932. Lewis’s was the product of industrialist Sir Edwin Airey, and the store in Leeds used his third invention, the Aerodome floor. The design was much lighter than the floor designed by the structural engineer and resulted in a savings of 4000 tons of steel for the frame of the building as well as the building being completed 20 weeks ahead of schedule.
This is a film of the new prefabricated houses designed by W. M. Airey & Sons, the Leeds based builders, at the end of the Second World War. The Airey House was adopted by the Minister of Health for rural areas following the Second World War. In three years, over 25,000 Airey houses were built in England and Wales, and many thousands more were built under license in the Netherlands. The houses featured in the film may be the prototypes that were put up in Seacroft in Leeds in 1945. The film consists of intertitles (also in French) outlining each stage of the construction of the houses, followed by showing workmen carrying out the work stated.
Shortly after returning from her famous flight to Australia, Amy Johnson visited Hedon on 11th August, 1930. This film documents her visit and includes footage of her plane and her meeting with the Mayor and Mayoress.
Made by C.H. Wood, this is a film commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Hepworth and Grandage of Bradford, manufacturers of the Hepolite piston. The film shows a wartime visit to the St John factory by Winston Churchill and other ministers, the building of a new office block at the factory and its opening by Stirling Moss in the mid-1950s, and finally an employee trip to Blackpool.
This is a promotional film for the Tadcaster brewery of John Smiths and their Magnet beer, made by C. H. Wood of Bradford. The film contains extensive footage of the entire process of brewing beer from its origins in barley to the end product being delivered to pubs.
This is part of the collection of films made by Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. With the aid of diagrams, the film shows the operation of an electric trembler bell.
This is part of the collection of films made by Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. This is the second section of the first part of a film showing how high quality steel is made and the various tests that are made to determine the quantities of added substances.
This is part of the collection of films made by Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. This is the second part of a film showing how specialised steel is making and the various tests that are made to determine the quantities of added substances.
This is part of the collection of films made by Sheffield teacher William Gordon Gregory. This is the first section of the first part of a film showing how high quality steel is made and the various tests that are made to determine the quantities of added substances.
This is a film of students from Odsal House School for the deaf in Bradford on a trip to London Zoo, probably the second half of film 5124.
This is a film of students from Odsal House School for the deaf in Bradford on a trip to London, probably part of film 5123.
Title - Scotland 1965
This is a demonstration film made by Edgar Allen & Co., Ltd. in Sheffield, most probably at their the rail track site on Shepcote Lane. The film shows the various stages in the production of double shear steel as well as other kinds of steel. Extensive intertitles are used throughout the film providing information about the production process.
This is a promotional film made by Air Products PLC demonstrating the advantages of their liquid nitrogen food-freezing Cryoquick system. Among their customers shown using the system are William Wright and Sons Ltd. at their factory at Skelton, and the meat manufacturers Stocksbridge Game.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features some events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents First World War Peace Celebrations which took place in July, 1919.
This is a reprint made in 1979 of a film originally made in 1932 to mark the centenary of the Royal Hospital in Sheffield. The film presents a full day in the life of the hospital showing every aspect of hospital work, from the delivery of food to various treatments and operations.
This is a promotional film commissioned by the British Steel Industry which highlights new developments in the manufacturing of steel, improving efficiency and cutting costs. The film runs through the entire steel producing process in a Sheffield works, incorporating many of the sounds of the steelworks.
This is a mixture of film taken around a time when changes were taking place at the Playhouse cinema in Beverley. It includes photos of old Beverley, and of past cinema programmes and publicity, followed by a film being put on and cinema equipment being taken away and its use as a bingo hall. It also shows the old swimming pool on Ladygate.
This is a film made by Bradford Corporation for Yorkshire Water. Using diagrams and intertitles, it provides a detailed description of the plant and its processes, as well as the production of by-products such as soap and grease.
This is a documentary sponsored by ICI explaining the importance of, and methods for, good soil management for agriculture. The film is narrated by Richard Baker (unaccredited).
This is a film of a demonstration of the Fire Brigade in York using their hoses and rescuing people, watched by a large crowd of spectators.
Part of the Fastline Collection this film shows railway sleepers being unloaded at Hartlepool docks and taken to West Hartlepool Creosote Depot where they pass through a creosote machine.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows girders being unloaded at Skelton Bridge which sits on the line between York and Northallerton. Information that came with the film states that it concerns a third track being laid across the River Ouse in the 1930s. The girders arriving may have been used to as replacements.
This is a training film by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, with a realistic demonstration of how to deal with a mustard bomb attack on the railway.