This film documents police training which involved handling public order disturbances, such as National Front demonstrations. Various procedures and strategies are run through in a realistic scenario, with many volunteers playing the roles of the demonstrators, who resist the polices' attempts to control the situation.
This film documents an emergency service training scenario involving an explosion at a derelict factory in Holbeck, Leeds. The filmmaker chronicles the event as emergency crews arrive on the scene and help the injured, who are played by local volunteers.
This film documents the opening of a Police exhibition in a John Lewis store by the Mayor of Harrogate. The film shows VIP's being given a tour of the exhibit and several speeches made at the opening ceremony. The exhibit was called 'The police are always at your service exhibition', which displayed police equipment, documents and fashions from various periods.
This film documents police firearms testing at a secure location in Yorkshire, as police marksmen test a variety of guns, gas canister launchers and CS gas.
This film documents police training that involved handling public order disturbances, such as National Front demonstrations. Various procedures and strategies are run through, with the focus heavily centralised on the co-ordination of officers on foot and mounted units.
This film documents police training that involved handling public order disturbances, such as National Front demonstrations. Various procedures and strategies are run through, with the focus constables handling large numbers of possibly hostile demonstrators.
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 film was an observation test used by the West Yorkshire Police to test new recruits’ memories. The film asks the viewer to remember as many objects or actions as they can.
This film, made by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police, captures haunting images of aftermaths from IRA bomb blasts in Strensall, Ripon and the M.62.
This film, made by the West Riding Constabulary film unit, documents a courtesy rally in Dewsbury, 1953. The film initially captures the road rally, which involves a checkpoint time trial through Dewsbury. The final segment then shows vehicle and drivers tests, which include braking tests, manoeuvrability tests, and parking tests.
This film documents some police mounted unit training, which involves basic horseback riding manoeuvres.
This film documents a day of Civic pageantry, in Harrogate, for the Royal Baths extension, which was opened by the Lord Mayor of London Sir Frank Bowater. The film follows the arrival of the special guests at Harrogate station, and documents the ceremonial procession through the city. The film concludes with brief snippets from the bath, where the Lord Mayor samples some of Harrogate’s famed water.
This film, made by West Yorkshire Metropolitan police, documents their operations during a May-Day demonstration in 1976. As a chronicle of the event, the filmmaker follows the fairly small demonstration through the centre of Bradford.
This film captures a police day in Roundhay Park, Leeds, which involved a host of activities for members of the public, some of which included tents with interactive displays, police demonstrations and a cavalry show.
This film is an educational piece on the importance of calling the police when acts of vandalism are witnessed. The film also concerns itself with stopping vandalism at grass roots level, and informing the viewer of the wider implications of vandalism in our society.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of an Anti-National Front sit down and demonstration and National Front march in Manningham Lane and Forster Square, Bradford in May and June 1976. There also appears to be an environmental protest. The first part of the film is also on film 4519.
This film documents police operations during a T.U.C march in Bradford, 1981. The film follows the protectors as they march through Bradford city centre.
This film documents a detective training school at Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire. The film focuses on one particular activity, which involved investigating a staged murder that took place within the grounds of Bretton.
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 documents police training that involved handling public order disturbances, such as National Front demonstrations. Various procedures and strategies are run through, with the focus heavily centralised on the co-ordination of officers on foot and mounted units. These training simulations took place at Yeadon, West Yorkshire.
This film simulates a drugs raid and all subsequent operations involved in bringing narcotic abusers to justice. Made by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan police, the film initially shows a discotheque attended by youths. After being broken up by a police raid, the offenders are arrested and the resulting evidence is taking to a laboratory for scientific testing. The advancements in drugs testing practices are the crux of the film, and the films intentions are to demonstrate the effectiveness of such modern procedures.
This film captures a review of the Special Constabulary in Wakefield, 1981, marking the 150th anniversary. Attended by the Mayor of Wakefield, the ceremony features a brass band, a march past, and presentation of medals to distinguished individuals.
This dramatic film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and follows a group of people who tried to rescue a pilot from a crashed fighter plane, but failed. Through the use of narration and demonstrations the viewer is shown what to do if a fighter plane should crash.
This film, made by West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police, documents their operations during a May-Day demonstration in 1978. As a chronicle of the event, the filmmaker follows the fairly small demonstration from Woodhouse Moor to Leeds Town Hall.
This film shows different public appeals launched to help catch the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe. The first initiative featured shows a piece being printed in the Wakefield Express, asking the public they can help catch The Ripper. There are then scenes from a police station canteen, which possibly shows detectives listening to the hoax tapes made by Wearside Jack. The final sequence shows the "Help Flush Out The Ripper" exhibition in a busy shopping arcade, where members of the public were invited into a police caravan to hear the hoax tape.