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.
This film features a visit of King George V and Queen Mary to John Barran & Sons in Leeds. John Barran was a pioneer in the manufacture of ready-to-wear clothing, and by 1904, the company employed 3000 people. The film includes footage of the King and Queen as they tour the facilities and meet some of the workers.
A promotional film made for the County Borough of Gateshead by Montagu Pictures of Newcastle of a visit to Gateshead by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday 22 February 1939. The film shows the royal couple arriving by train at Gateshead Station, visiting a children’s hospital in Gateshead before moving on to open the Northern Eastern Trading Estates at Team Valley.