Commissioned by the Ministry of Information and scripted by Dylan Thomas, this film addressed the need for town planning in Sheffield in the post-war world. It features two men who discuss pre-war slum clearance and town planning.
This film documents a trip taken by Holmfirth Tradesmen to the countryside, Buxton and Belle Vue Zoo. Additionally, the film shows the devastation and destruction caused to buildings in Sheffield as a result of the Blitz during the Second World War.
Made by members of the Bradford City Police, this film documents the various types of drills performed by the Civil Defence during the Second World War in order to be prepared for enemy attack. The film includes footage of members of the Civil Defence putting out house fires and practicing medical procedures with a mobile first aid unit and ambulance services.
A documentary film taken in Sheffield during the Second World War, this film includes footage of the severe bomb damage suffered by Sheffield during the Blitz as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth tour of the damaged areas. It also shows a military parade civil defence exercises, including using gas masks, a barrage balloon, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), the ARP, and the Home Guard. Additionally there is footage of the Women’s Land Army as they work in the countryside.
A Film Record of the visits made by a deputation from the Scottish Housing Advisory Committee to English Housing Estates in March 1943.
This film documents the Viscount and Lady Halifax's visit to Hull in 1941. They have come to visit the city after The Blitz during World War II. The day begins at the Dorchester theatre where they view the film and are presented with a wooden engraved case containing the film. They also visit a refuge for people whose homes have been bombed and look at the worst hit sites of the city.
This film contains footage of Bradford after being bombed on 31st August 1940.
Made by local historian Ronald Fairfax, this film provides a history of Sheffield specifically with an emphasis on the steel industry. The film utilizes archive film to illustrate the commentary and includes extensive footage from Frank Mottershaw's 'The Life and Times of Charles Peace', and exceptional film of when there was a bus driver's strike in Sheffield in 1959.
In November, 1944, the Youth Drama Festival took place in Todmorden. This film documents some of the events of the festival, and intertitles throughout the film provide additional information for the events and performances.
This film features wartime footage of Sheffield including brief shots of the Feathers Hotel and Railway station.
Part of the Beck Collection, this film features footage of Sheffield during the Second World War including a fair.
This film is part of the Beck Collection and features Sheffield during the Second World War. The film also includes brief footage of Churchill’s visit to Sheffield.
Part of the Beck Collection, this film features footage of Sheffield during the Second World War including footage of a local pub and boys sledding down a snow-covered street.
This film documents a visit of members of the Canadian Army to Halifax, West Yorkshire during the Second World War. In addition to seeing the town itself, the tour includes Beacon Hill, Ogden Reservoir, and a football match at the Shay.
This film documents parades and memorial days in Sheffield during and after the Second World War including visits from the Duke of Kent and Mrs. Churchill. The film uses intertitles giving further identification and context to the events, and some duplicate footage which can also be found in YFA 3142 Sheffield V.E. Day/Indian Victory Parade Visits Sheffield.
This film looks at the Civil Defence Corps as volunteers go through a training exercise involving rescue and background operations such as communications rooms.
An amateur film in both colour and black and white, filmed and edited by John W. McHugh of the Gateshead Police Photographic Unit. Shot in June 1944, the film documents many of the community activities taking place in both Saltwell Park and the Shipcote Baths in Gateshead as part of the government “Holidays at Home” initiative during the Second World War.
Home movie compilation by Dr H. Brenton Porteous that captures winter scenes in Newcastle and surrounding countryside; biplanes and monoplanes at Woolsington airfield; Beadnell bay and harbour; High Force waterfall on the River Tees, and the building of an air raid shelter at Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, the home of Dr Porteous, and now the site of Whites Hotel. Also included are shots at the wedding of Dr H. B. Porteous (the filmmaker) and Dr Winifred Ormerod in 1926, with good examples of 1920s bridal wear.
An amateur film made in around 1940 of a visit by Herbert Morrison to St James Park to inspect divisions of Civil Defence and Air Raid Precaution personnel and equipment. He is accompanied by Ellen Wilkinson then Member of Parliament for Jarrow as well as one of three Parliamentary Secretaries responsible for air raid shelters and civil defence at of Ministry of Home Security under Herbert Morrison. The film also shows Mary, Princess Royal & Countess of Harewood attending a military parade through Newcastle.
An amateur film made by Eric Parr of the South Tyneside Movie Makers on the history of the Shields Ferry service between North and South Shields and the last of the steam ferries; the Northumbrian. The film uses interviews with a number of people who have fond memories of either using or working the ferries intercut with both historical photographs as well as archive footage including film from THE PASSING OF THE TYNE FERRY produced by Lilian Wincote in 1972.
This amateur film records the commemorative Victory Parade that took place in central Newcastle upon Tyne on 8th June 1946. The parade includes men and women in the Royal Air Force, Army and Navy, auxiliary forces, voluntary and civil defence services (for instance, the Land Army), and North East industries, along with the Allied and Commonwealth forces in World War Two. Civilian representatives and floats also celebrate the role of The People's Theatre, Reyrolle, and the coal industry (soon to be nationalised), as well as military and North East history. A firework display closes out the day. The film was a Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production.
Michael Gough presents a history of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) as the cine club celebrates its 50th anniversary, illustrated with documentary footage and extracts from their numerous productions, from the foundation of the club in 1927 to 1977.
An amateur film made by Victor Sidney Carman of various events of relevance to him taking place during 1951. The film records a family trip to the beach at Whitley Bay and views of terraced streets both in Wallsend and Batley in West Yorkshire where children are filmed playing in empty plots possibly the result of World War Two bomb damage. Nurses pose with children at a hospital near Morpeth and a boy takes a bike ride near Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The film ends with crowds looking over two Royal Navy ships moored along the Newcastle Quayside.