This is a commercial film promoting Lancashire as a centre for many types of industry, showing work in coal mines, textiles, engineering and several other industries.
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 film of the textile company of R Beanland, based at Spring Grove Mills in Huddersfield. With the use of intertitles, the film gives a detailed account of the factory and of the process of spinning thread. The intertitles describe each stage of the process, and the film also includes footage of some of the management of the company.
This is a film made by J E Warburton of looms arriving at the textile mill of James Crowther Ltd. of Elland. The machines are then shown being set up and in operation as the film presents the whole process of weaving.
This is the second part of a four part film highlighting major tourist sites in Northern Ireland (the first and last parts are missing). The film follows two couples as they visit, among other places, the Belfast Ropeworks Company, Bellevue, Hazlewood, Belfast Lough, Whitehead and Carrickfergus.
This film shows rocks being blasted and turned into gravel at Kilnsey Quarry. The quarry is located between Kettlewell and Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales.
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 made by Rowntree’s employee Ken Clough of the production of Black Magic chocolates at the Rowntree Mackintosh factory in York. It shows in detail each stage of the process.
This is a film of a railway workshop of the London and North Eastern Railway where a rail crossover is being constructed, possibly made just prior to railway nationalisation in 1948.
This is a film of the opening of a new apprentice school for Forgrove Machinery Company in Leeds. The film shows the machinery and apprentices at work. The opening is performed by Robert Carr MP.
This is a film made to promote Reflecting Roadstuds (aka cat’s eyes), invented by Percy Shaw of Halifax. The film demonstrates their great advantages for night driving, how they work, how they are made in Halifax, and how they are installed into roads.
This is a film demonstrating, “How to roll continuously in one heat a 11,000 lbs. bloom of 7” square and 65ft length into rod of 15/32” diameter.” It was made by the Friedrich Kocks steel works in Germany, using diagrams and with German and English subtitles.
This is a film showing the process of producing billets of steel at the Park Gate Steelworks in Rotherham. With the use of intertitles, each stage of the process, from the scrap yard to the finished product, is explained and shown.
This film shows the working of the 11” and 24” continuous bar mills at Parkgate Iron and Steel works in Rotherham.
This is a film of a trip on a sidewinder fishing vessel going out from Hull into the North Sea.
This is film showing the launch from an unknown shipyard of the Hull registered fishing vessel My Claire Louise (H424). It was reportedly built for Sammy Dodgson at Bridlington and operated by Jack Belgium and his son – see films 5548, 5550 and 5552.
This is a film of some young children having pony rides at a riding event and of a small unknown shipyard – see films 5548, 5550 and 5552.
This film is part of a Yorkshire Television series entitled Clegg’s People. It has Barnsley naturalist and broadcaster Michael Clegg providing a tour of Yorkshire’s gastronomic delights, including Pontefract cakes made at the Wilkinson factory, Bakewell pudding, fish in Scarborough and how Barnsley butcher Albert Hirst hand made his famous black puddings.
Made by Miss Hannchen Drasdo, who later went onto direct many of Hull’s road safety films, this artistic and atmospheric film sets out to capture a day in Hull from the early morning fishermen readying the catch of the day to a night on the town in a lively jazz club.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary about the new Selby coalfield and the state of the coal mining industry. The documentary was made two and a half months into the great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85. Although the strike figures as a backdrop to the film, the focus is on the advances of the new Selby coalfield, those working in it, and on the respective arguments of the NUM, represented by its President Arthur Scargill, and the NCB, represented by its Chairman Ian MacGregor.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary, written and presented by Michael Parkinson, presenting the culture of brass bands in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The film shows several village bands rehearsing, collecting money and entering a competition at Belle Vue, Manchester, together with interviews with band members and miners at Frickley and South Elmsall Collieries working down the pit.
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.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows the lines at Church Fenton North Junction going into the sidings being removed and remodelled over several successive Sundays in September, October, and November 1948.
This film, part of the Fastline Collection, shows the laying of a large complex set of diamond crossings to the east of Newcastle Station in October 1948.