This film was made by a semi-professional filmmaking couple called Betty and Cyril Ramsden. The couple were members of the Leeds Cine Circle and filmed scenes around and about Yorkshire, holidays, and made small fiction films such as this one.
This is a whimsical short film which uses stop motion animation to create a winter wonderland fantasy using miniature figurines on a snowy model landscape. The famous Christmas song, Winter Wonderland, accompanies the film.
The medicinal properties of waters from spa towns have been widely publicised since the mid-1600s, and by the beginning of the 20th century, Harrogate had become a popular spa town among the English elite. Made in 1931, these films provide a unique insight into the different state-of-the-art health and spa treatments available in Harrogate at that time including electric lamp exposure and muscle stimulation as well specialist cafes set up to drink the waters.
Within this film is a mixture of both black and white and colour footage of the Cameron family taken during World War II. Featured in this film are family walks in the country, playing in the family garden, a toddler putting on a gas mask, day trips to the zoo and beach, and images of the two sons growing up.
Experimental short criticizing the captivating and manipulative mass media culture spawned and supported by the television set.
A promotional film for Firth-Vickers ‘Staybrite’ stainless steel. The use of stainless steel equipment and utensils changes an old-fashioned kitchen into a modern kitchen-dining room and transforms the life of the housewife.
A playful film by Eric Bolderson using trick photography of his son Stephen performing magic tricks for his sister Janet.
This is a well-made and highly informative documentary, made by Roy Vickers, on the folklore and medicinal uses of many common plants. Filmed in Chevin Forest Park near Otley, it shows the plants in their habitant, with an expert presentation from Martin Parsons.
This film contains footage of some trials that a Jowett car is put through by the army to test if it could double as a gun tank.
This is a film of some of the treatments and therapeutic massages that took place at the Royal Baths and Spa in Harrogate.
This documentary examines the revival of derelict docklands in Hull and riverside and canal areas in Leeds, specifically focusing on whether or not the city planners are getting it right.
This film covers the Yorkshire Post's move to the Wellington Street office. Produced by the Yorkshire Post Publicity Department, the film shows the different activities and range of stories across Yorkshire. It also examines the history of the Yorkshire Post and associated newspapers - Intelligencer and Mercury. The new office is under construction, and the viewer is given a tour of the new building including spaces, presses, automatic loadings, and van delivery.
This film focuses on the production of a crane at Thomas Smiths of Rodley. Commentary by Frank Philips. A times Film Production.
This film deals with the comparison of locomotive manufacturers, Hunslet Engine Company and English Electric, in relation to products, markets, and competitors.
This film features a range of products made by Thos Smiths of Rodley focussing on diesel cranes.
This is an instructional film which demonstrates how to load film though a sound Bell and Howell Projector.
This programme takes a look at the National Viking Centre Museum in York as it nears completion. The film shows the Museum being completed on the space of the archaeological dig site in Coppergate, York. It features interviews with many of those involved in the planning and construction of the Museum, explaining how it aims to preserve the remains of Jorvik, the Viking capital over 1000 years ago.
This film documents the opening of Clifton Bridge in 1963. A temporary bridge at Clifton was built by the British Army in 1961, on the site of an old ferry crossing, in order to handle additional vehicle traffic caused by the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Kent at York Minster. A permanent bridge was opened officially on 28 October 1963. The bridge is built from 4,000 tons of concrete and 50 tons of reinforced steel.
A Film Record of the visits made by a deputation from the Scottish Housing Advisory Committee to English Housing Estates in March 1943.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
This film features a mast demolition in Wakefield.
Sons of the Sea was the first and only British feature film shot using Dufaycolor, a single-strop colour process. Previously this process had only been used in sequences of Radio Parade of 1935.
This film demonstrates a new device for aiding swimming called an Aqueon, which, according to the commentary, is taking place in Ripon.
This film shows various methods of treatment and therapy at the Royal Baths and Spa in Harrogate.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents the first electric tram to arrive in Elland, part of the Huddersfield transport which was extended from Birchencliffe to Elland in 1914.