Part of the Pashley Collection, this film documents the construction of the Holly Garth retirement facilities in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire.
Part of the Pashley Collection, this film features footage taken during the filmmaker's travel to Sefton.
Part of the Ibberson collection, the majority of this film takes place in Switzerland and Austria with black & white intertitles throughout. Additionally, there is footage showing London Decorations on Whit Monday, 25th May, 1953 prior to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
This film documents the building of the Humber Bridge from its beginnings and through various stages of construction. The film includes the opening ceremonies and the disaster that befell construction in March, 1980.
On the morning of Friday, August 18th, 1961, a fire broke out in Albert Mills building on Wellington Street situated next to Morley Town Hall. Strong winds helped to spread the fire which reached the Town Hall building. Despite the efforts of the fire brigade, the blaze could not be subdued before it completely destroyed the dome of the clock tower. This film documents the events of that day.
This is a film from the Michael Hobson collection which includes footage near York.
This is a film by Charles Chislett pieced together from films spanning over a decade of places visited in England and Wales, including the Isle of Wight, the New Forest and London. In parts it includes the family on a caravan tour, with the children Rachel and John.
This Needlecraft Exhibition took place in the Grosvenor Hotel which is set to be demolished in 2008 to make way for the New Retail Quarter in the city of Sheffield. The hotel was opened not long before this film was made. All the clothing featured in the film was made by students from the Newfield School, and these students can be seen modelling their finished designs.
This film was taken during a school trip to Saint Malo, France. The film includes views of the walled city and the surrounding area.
This film documents the towers being demolished at Manvers coking plant near Wath-Upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage from a V.E. Day Civic Service in Bradford which was filmed by an amateur filmmaker who captured many similar events that took place throughout the war. The film follows the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett, as he attends a parade, a bicycle race and a children's party.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage from a trip that the club made to Paris travelling by train and ferry.
Taken during a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, this film includes footage of the Sharp family during their holiday, enjoying themselves on the deck of the ship as well as footage of their time in New York City.
This amateur film was made by Kathleen Lockwood and contains footage of the Holme Valley countryside and Holmfirth village. There are also shots of a religious procession and from the set of `Last of the Summer Wine'.
Made by Kathleen Lockwood, this film shows the numerous artists in the town of Holmfirth in Yorkshire. There are many examples of different creative activities such as embroidery, painting and illustration.
This amateur film, from the Kathleen Lockwood collection, has footage of many demolition and construction projects that were carried out in Holmfirth in the early seventies.
This film was made by Kathleen Lockwood and comprises of the second part of the amateur film documenting the changes that take place in Holmfirth in the latter half of the seventies.
This film outlines York's history and its monuments. It includes scenes of York railway station as well as images of York taken from around the city walls.
This film was produced by members of Leeds Camera Club as a document of the Coronation Celebrations held in Leeds in 1953. The city was covered in colourful and ornate decorations for the celebration, and included in the film is extensive footage of Leeds city centre during this celebration time.
The building of the Jane Whiteley Memorial Homes, October 25th 1933 was opened on 9th June 1934, the day culminating with a Yorkshire Tea held in the Methodist school room. The architect was John C. Proctor, Clarendon Road, Leeds. The home was built in memory of Jane Whiteley, Mr D.H.Whiteley's grandmother Jane, who died in 1932. The housing, four bungalows, built as the residence for the elderly or infirm, was to be rent free on condition they were kept neat and tidy and were especially for those who had worked at the mill. Most of the current residents still fit the category as elderly and a nominal fee is now charged. The homes are a registered charity.
This film includes views of the Thruscross reservoir taken on the ground and from the air.
This film documents the laying the foundation stone for the Methodist Sunday school. This was an extension of the existing Methodist Chapel. The Whiteley family made a donation for its construction.
This film was commissioned by the City of York to document the restoration of Fairfax House after it had been acquired by York Civic Trust. It shows in detail the state of the building prior to restoration, the work of restoration, and how it looked on completion when it was opened to the public.
This film features the artwork of acclaimed sculptor Austin Wright and gives a fascinating insight into the methods and inspiration behind some of his most recognizable pieces. The film highlights the evolution of Wright's style as well as his use of different raw materials to produce sculptures which act as analogies to elements in nature and even anatomy that have inspired him and his work. The film also features rare images of the sculptor at work in his back shed creating and arranging various pieces for display.
A tour of the Temple Newsam House, Leeds, led by the then director.