A documentary film taken in Sheffield during the Second World War, this film includes footage of the severe bomb damage suffered by Sheffield during the Blitz as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth tour of the damaged areas. It also shows a military parade civil defence exercises, including using gas masks, a barrage balloon, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), the ARP, and the Home Guard. Additionally there is footage of the Women’s Land Army as they work in the countryside.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order:
Civil Defence Exercise
Halifax Town in Training and Match Day
Odsal, Bradford Cup Replay - Halifax v. Warrington
Eric Portman Opens New Shops
The Last Show at the Palace Theatre
Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
The Halifax Show in Shibden Park
Halifax Civil Procession
Another Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
This film documents the farewell ceremonies of the Civil Defence in Halifax in 1945 at the end of WWII filmed by the Halifax Cine Club.
This film documents the victory day parades in Halifax city centre as well as the Thanksgiving Sunday victory procession.
This is a film taken in December, 1944 by the Halifax Cine Club of the Stand Down of the local Home Guard towards the end of the Second World War.
This amateur film records events in and around the Hickling family home in Wombwell, near Barnsley, during the early years of the Second World War. The film also includes unique footage of children with their gas masks as well as air-raid shelters in Wombwell in addition to holiday trips to Blackpool.
This film captures a presentation of colours ceremony for the soldiers of the No. 297 Otley and District Squadron Air Training Corps and the parade that takes place afterwards.
This film documents parades and memorial days in the Sheffield area over a two year period after the victory of the Allies in the Second World War. The film uses intertitles to explain events.
This is a film which documents a portion of the Queen's visit to Hull and her stop at the Newland Estate.
On 18th May, 1957, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip made a visit to Hull. During their visit, the Royals toured many different areas of the city, including the Sailors' Children's Society, St Andrew’s Docks, a council estate, the University, Kingston General Hospital and the King George Dock. This film is part of the Humberside Police collection, and members of this force were responsible for security during the Queen’s visit.
This is a short film that shows the police cadets in Hull. The cadets exit the police station and get into a van, that has canoes on the top, as they are off for a weekend together.
This is a narrative film made by serving police officers at Hull City Police Station which highlights the dangers of the roads. It explains how all people who drive should learn to drive safely in order to prevent accidents which in danger others as well as themselves.
Part of the Humberside Police Collection, this film captures the parade which takes place to mark the closing of Hull City Police Force Headquarters.
This is a film about how the new police force fights crime as it moves into the 21st century. They are aided by the Police National Computer and new policing methods are shown with the Humberside area as a backdrop to the action.
Made by inspector Jowett of the Humberside Police, this film is one of many road safety features highlighting the danger on the roads now that traffic had greatly increased. It displays how both pedestrians and drivers need to be more aware of the road. The story is told through a fictional narrative to show the public the new dangers on the road. The promotion of road safety through a cautionary tale was a very popular method of training both the police and the public.
Made by members of the Humberside Police, this film captures the Grand Road Safety Pageant in 1948. The film includes footage of car inspections, a fancy dress competition, and accident and safety demonstrations.
A film by the Humberside Police (Hull) that talks through the meaning of different saftey labels. This is particulay important when officers are asked to go to the scene of a chemical spillage.
This film is a road safety film made by an officer of the Humberside Police Force. Through a narrative story, the film teaches children they should be more aware of the roads.
This film documents the opening ceremony of the Hull Police Force Headquarters. It includes footage of the police force and local dignitaries at the HQ opening.
This film features a Commemoration for the members of the police force who lost their lives fighting in World War Two.
This is a road safety film set made in cooperation with the West Riding Constabulary. It highlights the types of common mistakes made by drivers and pedestrians, and it emphasizes the need for safety on the road.
This safety film, made by the Humberside Police, illustrates the dangers of carelessness at home and in public. This film uses scenarios to depict what silly acts will cause accidents and then at the end shows the alternative and safer way to do things.
This film is an ITN Newsreel that captures scenes of the prison riot in Hull. The film opens with shots of male prisoners sitting and standing on the roof of the prison. The men are wearing a variety of coats, hats, masks and blankets and they are sitting beside a small fire. There is another shot of prisoners on another section of roof; they too are wearing masks and helmets and some of them are carrying long rods. In the next scene groups of police officers walk along a road and in through the prison gates; behind them a tank drives down the road and turns into the prison entrance. Police officers in riot gear walk along behind it. Back up on the roof a prisoner climbs up a section of it and starts pulling the tiles off. There are shots of the length of the prison roof and of the prisoners sitting on various sections of it. ITV new reader, Martin Lewis, gives a news report from outside of the prison.
Made by the Humberside Police Force, this film captures parades and inspections that take place through the city of Hull.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1985-86 including a carnival, police open day, an industrial museum, Skye Run, canoes, and the new police station.