Kiss in the Tunnel is a prime example of the development of narrative in early cinema. The film features a man and a woman kissing on a train as it passes through a tunnel and was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
A film dramatisation of two sisters split up after the death of their mother and their eventual reunion. The film was made by Bamforth and Company, Holmfirth.
This is one of a number of films featuring a comic character called Winky – starring Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who made over fifty Winky films – who in this film causes panic when he dresses up as a bear. The film was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
This is a comedy film about two husbands who cheat on their wives by pretending that they have been called up for military training. The film stars Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who appeared in the Winky films. It was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
Made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this film documents the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Sheffield in May, 1919. Included is footage of the military processions held on the day as well as scenes of the city centre and crowds which gathered in the streets for the special event.
This film is a fast-paced crime thriller that was the first of many chase films with which the Sheffield Photo Company established an international reputation.
Produced by the Sheffield Photo Company, Mixed Babies is a comedic film involving a newsboy who decides to play a joke on two unsuspecting shoppers, changing their babies who have been left in bassinettes. The film is incomplete with only 140 feet of the original 300 feet noted in the original production.
A film made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this is an example of a trick film involving two robbers who are being pursued by policemen. The original nitrate is conserved in specialist conditions at the BFI.
A drama made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this film tells the story of a young girl who is lost in the snow, but who is eventually rescued by a search party led by the family dog.
This is an early film of a parade following a service in York Minster in 1911.
This Gaumont Graphic (No. 316) newsreel documents a military march in York on 2nd April, 1914.
This film, Gaumont Graphic 747, briefly documents the opening of the first National Food Kitchen in York on Monday, 20th May, 1918.
A film showing a group of boys playing in the snow and throwing snowballs. The film was made by Bamforth and Company, Holmfirth.
This early nitrate film was made by Debenham & Co. and documents the wedding of Fred Groves and Alice Rothwell on the 20th October, 1920 at St Edmund’s Church, Roundhay, Leeds. The bride, Alice, was given away by her father, John Rothwell Esq. who was a furniture dealer. And the groom, Fred Groves, was a civil servant.
On November 9th, 1920, HRH the Duke of York paid a visit to Rowntree’s Cocoa Works. This film documents his visit to the factory and includes footage of the crowd who turned out to see the Duke as well as footage of the factory workers.
This film shows crowds in Sheffield as they celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in August 1902.
Topical Budget newsreel 167-1 (4/11/1914)
Original film held by British Film Institute
Two newsreel stories from 24/6/1918 edition of War office Topical Budget.
This is a film of Bradford’s Town Hall Square taken in the early days of filmmaking and includes images of the crowded streets of the square.
This is a film showing various places in Bradford and Saltaire when they were covered in snow. It includes a horse drawn snow plough clearing away the snow, with intertitles bearing the initials ‘HPL’.
This newsreel covers the FA Cup final replay match between Bradford City and Newcastle United. After a goalless draw at Crystal Palace on 22nd April, 1911, the replay of the 40th FA Cup final took place in Manchester at Old Trafford on 26th April 1911. Bradford won 1-0, and the winning goal scored by Jimmy Speirs.
Despite the title, this film shows several interesting places in the North Riding of Yorkshire during the early part of the 20th century. Destinations include Richmond Castle and the Waterfalls at Aysgarth.
This is a home movie which features Linda Anderson and her pet dog. They walk together through fields, and Linda plays fetch with the dog. Her dog also plays in the water, and the film closes with the two of them sitting together, posing for the camera.
This is a brief film taken outside the Picture House Cinema in Doncaster, 1931.
This film documents a crowd of people as they set off for their outing from the outskirts of Sheffield.