Made by members of the Halifax Cine club, this is a film of Calderdale talking newspaper, a free service of cassette tapes recording articles from local newspapers for those with hearing impairment. The film explains how the newspaper was started and how it is run, calling for contributions.
This film shows a late 1950s gymnastics display by Hunslet Boys Club. The instructor is Mr. Sam Widdop who was involved in the club for the very start and taught gymnastics for 50 years. There is also footage of the Boys Brigade Group marching on a pitch surrounded by spectators. The Hunslet Boys Club was established in 1940 by Dr. J. Wyllie as a way of offering young people the chance to improve their skills in areas such as sports, crafts, karate, and IT. It was an opportunity for recreation and friendship and the motto was "Fitness for Life".
This film contains footage of the regeneration of the city of Bradford, and in particular, the Pollard Park area. It also contains footage of interviews with some local people who moved into the new neighbourhood in Pollard Park.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection which spans the period from 1920 until 2009. The collection includes films with many different topics including industrial documentaries, local events, educational and amateur titles and some of the Wood family home movies. The majority of the films were made by Harold Wood and his son David Wood who were both involved in the running of the film and photography company C.H. Wood.
Made by Edward Winpenny, this film documents the work of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. It features a cave rescue and includes voice overs by members of the Rescue Team and a couple of young men who had to be rescued by the them.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
29 October, 2010
Part of the Wilkinson collection, this film was taken of the Monday afternoon dance group held for the elderly at the Methodist Church in Beighton.
This is a film of the Rowntree Dunollie Rest House in Scarborough and includes footage of the Official Opening in 1947 and the activities of the Home and residents. Those who worked for Rowntrees were also part of a community within which the welfare and interest of employees are cared for in many ways both at work and after. The company was behind the creation of local schools, sports clubs, libraries and art houses, and in 1947, a new departure a holiday home in Scarborough to provide a sanctuary for those suffering with stress and ill health.
This film documents an emergency service training scenario involving a rail crash at Horbury, Wakefield. The filmmaker chronicles the event as emergency crews arrive on the scene and help the injured, who are played by local volunteers. The scenario pertains to the highest levels of realism, as the injuries of the actors appear very real.
This is a health and safety film on accident prevention used in the steel industry, and in particular, by Dormer Tools of Sheffield.
This is a promotional film used by Sheffield Transport to illustrate their new buses designed to enable the elderly and people with disabilities or luggage to board their buses more easily.
This is a health and safety film on accident prevention using professional actors, and with Chris Bonnington and Joe Brown as stunt men. It follows the fortunes of two steel workers going mountaineering and was used by Dormer Tools of Sheffield.
This film shows the aftermath of theft, vandalism, burglaries and assault in the West Yorkshire region. The documentary is narrated by a voiceover, providing general details and statistics on crime in the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police's constituency. "The Problem" is social deprivation and the film shows its consequences.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows a truck driver being stopped by DOE Inspectors who are checking vehicles for road worthiness. There are shots of the repair of his wheel drums as well as footage of the truck driving through a busy city centre.
This road safety cartoon is part of the C.H. Wood collection and was made by, and the theme tune sung by, school children in Bradford with the help of the Bradford City Police Department.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage of an arteriotomy operation using a Dardik Bio Graft. There are many shots of the operation itself as well as the graft as it is being prepared for the operation,
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is about a motorbike safety programme that is being carried out across the United States. There are also several short adverts promoting the Yamaha way of life by putting the bike in various social situations demonstrating its reliability.x
This film, made by West Yorkshire Police, captures an emergency service accident simulation that took place on the M.62. The accident, which involves a leaking chemical tanker and a severely injured driver, is documented by the filmmakers as emergency service crews respond by closing off the motor way, cleaning up the chemical spill, and providing the injured with medical attention.
This film is a documentation of a simulated road accident on the M.62 motorway days before it was opened. Pertaining to upmost realism, the mock car accidents and injuries ensure that emergency crews treat the simulation as if it were a genuine accident, and shots capture the crews working hard to help the victims, whilst clearing the road of any hazards.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is an educational/promotional film for Sheffield City Council. The film explains exactly where the Council money is spent in the city, and how the services benefit the locals.
This film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains footage taken in a Barnardo Children's Home. It shows the children who are members of the Barnardo’s Association attending a party which accompanies the emptying and counting of the collection boxes.
This film documents an outing taken by a group of disabled children to Bridlington, East Yorkshire in 1939. The children spend the day on the beach and finish the trip with a Punch and Judy show.
The Green Cross Code is an accident prevention film produced by C.H. Wood and provides instructions for pedestrians on the proper way to cross the street.
Made in collaboration with the Todmorden Road Safety Committee West Riding Constabulary, this is a road safety film aimed to teach children to take care when crossing the road. The is shot in Todmorden and features scenes of the town.