This film documents a civic ceremony for the West Yorkshire regiment that takes place in the Museum Gardens in York on 21st June, 1944. It includes parades and marches watched by the Lord Mayor of York, local dignitaries and senior members of the military.
Made over a number of years, this is a film compilation of films documenting Mayoral Parades and Armistice Day processions in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Taken over a period of time during World War II, this film documents various civic engagements for the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cecil Barnett. There are parades and a show put on by the Canadian Navy at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
A film showing a 'Salute the Soldier' week in Bradford taken by an amateur filmmaker during the war. The aim of 'Salute the Soldier' week was to raise funds for the war effort. Activities included military parades from members of the war agencies, and sporting performances.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and consists of footage from an event that takes place in Bradford to celebrate the confirming of privileges to Field Marshal Lord Milne.
This film documents the welcoming of Ernest Bevin by the newly appointed Mayor, Cecil Barnett in 1945.
This film follows the activities of Lord Mayor of Bradford, Alderman Cecil Barnett, between 1944 and 1945. It includes views of Churchill visiting Bradford and wartime agricultural activities.
Part of the West Yorkshire Police Collection, this film is a record of officer training at the Dewsbury Gasworks in 1979. Officers, equipped with riot shields, work in formation in order to subdue groups of demonstrators at the gasworks.
This is a documentary on campaigns against violence against women with a focus on West Yorkshire. The documentary was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The film uses the Conference on Responses to Male Violence against Women and Children in Leeds in 2000 as a fulcrum to explore issues around violence against women, tracing campaigns back to the early 1970s, and bringing the situation up-to-date in 2000. The film mainly takes the form of interviews with leading activists in this area, including a senior woman police officer.
This reel is made up of two films. The first film shows a Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment marching through streets, possibly Sheffield, and up to where they are stationed. The second part shows the York & Lancaster Regiment handing over control of an area in Suez to a Danish UN peace keeping force in 1956. This is possibly outtakes from a BBC news broadcast with Robin Day, running at 24 fps and with combined optical sound.
This film was taken during the Iceland Cod Wars in the 1970s and documents the conditions and work out at sea on a British trawler. The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations in the 1950s and 1970s between the UK and Iceland concerning the fishing rights and territorial waters in the North Atlantic.
A film made by Bradford Technical College Photographic Unit to commemorate the freedom of the city ceremony awarded to the 272 (WRA) Field Support Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers).
This is a film showing the send-off for the Lord Mayor of York on a visit to the US in 1950.
Part of the Ibberson family collection, this film shows a series of events which took place in 1955 including various civic ceremonies. The film is made up of a combination of black and white and colour footage.
Originally organized in the 1920s, the Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for young people. Its aim is to develop self-confidence and activity in society through equality, friendship, peace, and co-operation. This documentary focuses on the organization, its history and values, and specifically children from around the world who have gathered at the international camp at Normanby Hall, located near Scunthorpe, South Humberside.
This film documents the victory day parades in Halifax city centre as well as the Thanksgiving Sunday victory procession.
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.
Made by a member of the Humberside Police, this film documents a peaceful protest of the National Front by members of the Bradford community. It includes footage of different groups present on the day such as the Anti Nazi League as well as the political meeting at a local school.
Experimentally shot fiction film that exposes the artificiality of one couple's 'traditional' marriage and simultaneously attacks modern man's self-perpetuating complacent conformity and the government and media institutions that reinforce this homogeneous society by protecting those who respond to its conditioning and brutalizing those who do not.
This reel consists of a series of films made by R.K. Snowden documenting some local events in Pickering between 1980 and 1982 with a commentary by Snowden. Each segment is preceded by an intertitle.
This is a feature made by the ITV programme, Calendar, and presented by Richard Whiteley. The programme was aired on the day the Miners' Strike came to an end on 3rd March, 1985. It is a retrospective on the yearlong strike, specifically focusing on the economic consequences for local businesses and jobs.
Part of the Wainwright Collection, this film is the second part of a film made by the PAIGC of a Rowntree delegation to Guinea- Bissau during the war of independence. Richard and Joyce Wainwright are in attendance. The film includes African dancing and armed soldiers in the jungle.
Part of the Wainwright Collection, this film is the first part of a film made by the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) of a Rowntree delegation to Guinea- Bissau during the war of independence, Richard and Joyce Wainwright are in attendance.
In 1962, a Civil Defence Rally was held in West Park, Hull. This rally was different from previous events as it brought together all defence volunteers from across the Yorkshire region. This film documents the activities surrounding the event from initial preparations, set up in the park, defence displays, informational marquees, and musical entertainment and is accompanied by commentary explaining the events.
Made in 1941, this film is comprised of a collection of shots of various mayoral duties being carried out by the Mayor during Doncaster War Week. Included in the footage are the Mayoress, the Central Committee, the Coronation Road Group, and the Alderson Drive Group, and a woman handing out ration books to residents.