This is a film from Bridlington showing various events during 1942, including a campaign to forge links between the youth of Britain and America, a visit by Lady Mountbatten, Armistice Sunday, a procession of wartime service personnel, and a celebration of the victory in Libya.
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 series of films featuring four Rugby League and Union games: a fundraising match between Combined Services Rugby League and Rugby Union, 1941, a fundraising match between Yorkshire Services and Northern Command, early 1940s, England v Wales, 1939, and the Challenge Cup Final between Bradford Northern and Wigan, 1944.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage of a trip that `The Bradford Pals' made to the Somme to remember all who died there in 1916. BBC Yorkshire went with them and filmed the journey and the ceremonies that took place.
The following is an amateur film of 'Holidays at Home' week in Bradford. These popular events were held throughout the country as wartime rationing of products such as petrol meant people were unable to visit the coastal holiday destinations that were so popular before the outbreak of war.
Taken over a period of time during World War II, this film documents various civic engagements for the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett. There are parades and a show put on by the Canadian Navy at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
A film showing a 'Salute the Soldier' week in Bradford taken by an amateur filmmaker during the war. The aim of 'Salute the Soldier' week was to raise funds for the war effort. Activities included military parades from members of the war agencies, and sporting performances.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of footage from an event that takes place in Bradford to celebrate the confirming of privileges to Field Marshal Lord Milne.
This film documents the welcoming of Ernest Bevin by the newly appointed Mayor, Cecil Barnett in 1945.
This film follows the activities of Lord Mayor of Bradford, Alderman Cecil Barnett, between 1944 and 1945. It includes views of Churchill visiting Bradford and wartime agricultural activities.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of two types of footage. The main part of this reel contains footage from a Movietone news reel. It contains footage of King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth at the races, footage of London before, during and after the World War II, the King and Queen talking to soldiers and widows after the War, President Roosevelt at his desk signing an embargo repeal, trouble in Finland and Bardia.
A film that captures the people and events of Holme Valley throughout Second World War, this film shows some of the activities that took place such as War Weapons Weeks, a Royal Visit, a student nature walk, and a Victory bonfire.
This film is from the Kathleen Lockwood collection and consists of footage taken at the Royal Air Force base in Elvington where four members of the Holmfirth and Meltham Rotoract Club are about to take their first parachute jump.
This is a documentary which shows the work of St. George’s Crypt, a Boys Club and Hyde Lodge Nursing Home. The film concentrates on the effects St. George’s Crypt night shelter has on the lives of those who frequent it. The story is told through the eyes of George, a non-Christian who is converted after he has witnessed the work of the shelter.
Part of the Bradford City Police collection, this short film documents part of the annual Government Inspection which took place on Peel Park, July 1939.
This film features an inspection of the Bradford Police in 1946.
This film features an Police Inspection by King George V which took place in July, 1935.
Made by members of the Bradford City Police, this film documents the various types of drills performed by the Civil Defence during the Second World War in order to be prepared for enemy attack. The film includes footage of members of the Civil Defence putting out house fires and practicing medical procedures with a mobile first aid unit and ambulance services.
Part of the Bradford City Police collection, this film documents a sports day at the Police Orphanage in Harrogate as well as the annual inspection in Peel Park.
Part of the Bradford City Police collection, this film documents some of the athletic events which took place during their 38th Annual Sports Day. The film includes footage of many track and field events as well as highlights the winning relay team.
This film documents the Bradford Police Inspection at Peel Park in 1949. Lt-Col Frank Brook (1883-1960), one of HM Inspectors of Constabulary for England and Wales from 1935-1953 an ex-Army officer and former chief constable of the Southport, Nottingham and West Riding forces, inspects a parade of uniformed officers of the Bradford City Police. The Chief Constable of Bradford City Police from 1940 to 1957, Herbert Spencer Price (1892-1976) and various civic dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor George T. Meggison, accompany Brook. Price joined the Bradford City Police as a constable in 1912 and was promoted through the ranks, which was very unusual for the time period.
This film documents the annual Government Inspection of the Bradford City Police at Peel Park in 1952.
Part of the Bradford Police collection, this film contains scenes from an annual Government Inspection as well as a police sports day.
Part of the Bradford Police collection, this film documents the Annual Government Inspection at Peel Park, 1938.
Part of the Bradford Police Collection, this film records the events of the Annual Government Inspection which took place in Peel Park in June, 1947.