This is a film showing some of the construction of the new NCB colliery being built at Wistow around 1982.
This is a film of a family at home, and includes footage taken at Meadow Bank, Brick and Moody’s farm, Newstead, Roehampton, and the Norfolk Broads.
This is film of a school production of Sleeping Beauty, possibly in Rotherham, as well as footage of the family at home and on holiday at the seaside.
This film is a record of a Nativity Show in Rotherham in the early 1970s.
This is a film of most likely the re-opening of Rotherham Town Square after the pedestrianisation, with a display of country dancing.
This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. It documents two family holidays, one in Brittany, 1961 and the other in Italy, 1962. In the first they tour Dinard, St-Malo, Quimper and Rennes, while in the second they visit Naples, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Rome.
This film by Alan Sidi gives a brief view of some of the dancing and music from the Scunthorpe International Folk Festival of 1969, featuring performers from, among other places, Turkey and Yugoslavia. The performers may well have come from the Billingham International Folklore Festival which took place the week before.
This is a film showing action from Sheffield Wednesday playing at home to Arsenal, and two reserve team fixtures.
Geoff Druett follows the progress of the Sheffield Barbershop Chorus, Hallmark of Harmony, as they attempt to win the National Barbershop Championships with the help of legendary barbershop singer Lloyd Steincamp.
This Yorkshire Television production is a portrait of 74 year old Dr Helena Hamilton piloting her De Havilland Hornet Moth at Doncaster airport on a snowy winter’s day in 1988. Helena shows her passion both for flying, vowing to continue until she is no longer able, and for her beloved plane, something she’s not willing to sell at any price.
Austin Mitchell looks back to 1972 and the town of Clay Cross in Derbyshire which refused to follow the Housing Finance Act introduced by the Conservative government. This Socialist town governs itself by ignoring Conservative policies and ideals. The documentary uses footage of the protests to illustrate how the whole town was united on this issue. The programme was first transmitted on 10 January, 1974.
This is a film of the consecration of St. Paul’s Church in Old Town, Barnsley.
This documentary looks at Denby Grange Colliery which is closing for two weeks while its workers go on a club trip to Scarborough. The documentary follows the workers while they are on their holidays including: one group who have a boozy day out at Scarborough, a competition involving a local allotment society display at the Wakefield Show, Harold Blessard hustles the local darts players for pints in a pub in Bridlington, and face worker Ted Pickles who spends his two week holiday with his family in Mablethorpe with a Punch and Judy show and performs as a clown in the James Brothers Circus.
This YTV documentary, first broadcast on 18th January, 1982, was made just two years before the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85, giving an optimistic view of the future of coal mining in South Yorkshire. The new £400 million coal complex of Selby is nearing completion, and interviews with the local council, the NCB and miners reveal high hopes that it will lead to more coal fields opening and more jobs for the area. It includes interviews with miners, NCB representatives and other interested parties.
At 77, shipping magnate Victor Waddington is a most unusual and modest millionaire. Estimates put his business fortune at over £40 million, but in true Yorkshire fashion he refuses to discuss it. There is no high-society, champagne lifestyle for the man who controls his multi-million pound empire from a canal-side boatyard in Swinton, mid-way between Rotherham and Doncaster. He is in the office before his workers in the morning, and doesn't leave until long after they have gone home at night. He is just as happy pulling his weight in the boatyard as he is taking his annual cruise on the QE2, and there is another side to this man. He may count the pennies coming in, but Victor Waddington has been the anonymous benefactor to countless good causes, giving away a fortune to churches all over the North of England.
This is the first of a series of four themed programmes made by Yorkshire Television that aired in 1987 about life on the Manor Estate of council housing in Sheffield, consisting of events on the Estate and interviews with, mostly unidentified, residents. This one focuses on interviews with residents about living on the Estate. It relates how the residents feel about living on the Estate, the rundown conditions and poor housing, the changes, or lack of, that the Estate has seen, and the unemployment and demoralisation of those living there. It was first transmitted on 3rd August, 1987.
This is the second of a series of four themed programmes made by Yorkshire Television that aired in 1987 about life on the Manor Estate of council housing in Sheffield, consisting of events on the Estate and interviews with, mostly unidentified, residents. This one focuses on residents who have been made redundant and who are trying to move on. It shows four unemployed steelworkers trying to renovate a tool making workshop, Mal Middleton, who has written a script, ‘Bird Fancier’, produced by the BBC, unemployed workers who are scavenging the derelict houses, and Sheffield Wednesday footballer Mel Sterland. It was first transmitted on 10th August, 1987.
This is the third of a series of four themed programmes made by Yorkshire Television that aired in 1987 about life on the Manor Estate of council housing in Sheffield, consisting of events on the Estate and interviews with, mostly unidentified, residents. This one focuses on what residents do in their spare time, including pigeon fanciers, fishing, gardening, youth playing on slot machines, boys boxing and down the pub on a Friday night. It was originally transmitted on 17th August, 1987.
This 1981 dramatization of the autobiography of Fred Kitchen focuses on his first year as a farm labourer aged 13, in 1904. The drama paints a vivid portrait of life as a farm labourer and as a navvy on the railway at the turn of the century. Fred has an extremely harsh time at the hands of his widow employer, but soon becomes capable in his farming tasks, finding comfort with the shire horses he looks after. At the end of the year he has matured enough to bargain a wage at the Hire Fair. The Yorkshire Television programme was adapted for TV by Stephen Wakelam.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This shows the effects of a severe gale in Harewood, Harrogate and Armley that hit South and West Yorkshire on 16th February,1962.
This is a film of coronation celebrations taking places in various mining villages in South Yorkshire. The film was made by local cinemas looking to promote their films.
This film shows the manufacture of high-quality Effingham Steel Strip in Sheffield in the 1930s. Using copious intertitles, the film gives a detailed description of the process, from hot rolling through the finished product of steel strip, with brief film of each stage being shown along the way.
Part of the Calendar Magazine series, this film shows disabled athletes preparing for the Special Olympics in Sheffield.
A home movie produced by Charles William Carr begins with his family on the beach believed to be at Bridlington followed by views of events taking place as part of the Wickersley Show near Rotherham. A woman and child are filmed in London believed to be during the Festival of Britain when visiting the Tower of London. The final part of the film shows a family group together following a christening.
A home movie produced by Charles William Carr showing his family at the family home in Peterlee as well as with other relatives at Wickersley near Rotherham and Branston near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. They are also seen playing together on a number of beaches including Bridlington, Scarborough and Weston Super Mare where a group of women play football.