This film covers the move of the Yorkshire Post to new premises in 1970, and later the switch to new production methods, from linotype typesetting to phototypesetting, in 1980.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
This promotional film shows the production of Wimsol cleaning products at their factory in Keighley; including research, production, distribution, selling and marketing of the final product. It also shows a works outing to Blackpool.
Toffee Crisp chocolate bars were first produced in 1963. The bars were originally made by Mackintosh's at their Halifax factory. The following reel consists of a series of adverts for this product which ran during the year of its launch.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield. In this dramatization, the famous inventor, Michael Faraday, has come back to life and is given a tour of the works, highlighting the production process at the Brook Motor plant.
This is a short advertisement for Melbourne beer and includes a humorous commentary.
This film is a BBC Nationwide news item about the success of Rowntree Mackintosh following the company merger in 1969.
This reel consists of a number of advertisements for Quality Street Chocolates from 1955-1956. The product was launched in 1936 by Halifax confectioner Mackintosh and has become an extremely popular Christmas purchase. These advertisements include "The Mayor" and "Miss" as well as the later Quality Street Gang. Unlike some of its other products, the slogan for Quality Street had changed with each ad campaign.
This film was made by Yorkshire Television as a promotion on behalf of the Yorkshire Post. The commentary gives a history of the newspaper, and an outline of the various editions and coverage of the newspaper group. It also shows in detail the move into new premises in 1970 and the new machinery and processes that were introduced at that time.
This film documents the Burton Suit Factory in 1950 including aspects of the factory itself and the facilities and advancements in order to ensure employee well being while producing a quality made product. This is currently the earliest factory film of the Burton Collection and features more hand sewing and less machinery. Additionally, it documents the newest technology for testing the durability of the cloth used for the Burton suits.
This film, part of the larger Ideals of Industry, was made in order to advertise the welfare facilities and services available to the employees of the Burton factory.
This film was made in order to show the manufacturing of a suit from the very start until the satisfied customer takes it home with him at the end of the journey. These suits are made in a combination of hand stitching and mass production, but made to order and specifically fit each individual customer.
This uses much of the same material as The Road to Fashion, however, it is specifically made to advertise Jackson the Tailor. There are a few scenes and sequences which are different and will be noted. For other specifics, please see entry for The Road To Fashion.
This film is a dramatization of what happens with a customer, Mr. Smith, walks into Burton Tailoring to purchase a suit and overcoat. It documents the process from ordering, through some production, to the delivery of the final product.
This film is a collection of about forty short advertisements for the Yorkshire Evening Post, from 1973 and 1974, using features and serialisations to promote the newspaper. Most of the adverts end with a broad Yorkshire accent declaring: "Read your Evening Post flower, there's nowt like it at night".
This film covers the Yorkshire Post's move to the Wellington Street office. Produced by the Yorkshire Post Publicity Department, the film shows the different activities and range of stories across Yorkshire. It also examines the history of the Yorkshire Post and associated newspapers - Intelligencer and Mercury. The new office is under construction, and the viewer is given a tour of the new building including spaces, presses, automatic loadings, and van delivery.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
Produced by F.P. Waddington, this film captures all the daily practices and working methods of Waddington printers, which produce the Todmorden News & Advertiser. Providing the viewer with a tremendous amount of depth into the newspaper industry, the filmmaker covers reporters researching and writing articles, editors proofing material, the printing process, and even some insight into the distribution of the Todmorden News & Advertiser.
Toffee Crisp chocolate bars were first produced in 1963. The bars were originally made by Mackintosh's at their Halifax factory. The following reel consists of a series of adverts for this product from 1966-1969.
This reel consists of a number of advertisements for Quality Street Chocolates from 1958-1970. The product was launched in 1936 by Halifax confectioner Mackintosh and has become an extremely popular Christmas purchase. This series of eighteen advertisements includes "The Mayor" and "Miss" as well as the later Quality Street Gang.
This reel consists of a number of advertisements for Quality Street Chocolates from 1971-1983. The product was launched in 1936 by Halifax confectioner Mackintosh and has become an extremely popular Christmas purchase. This series of 35 adverts includes the Quality Street Gang.
This is a sequence of six silent short cinema advertisements from the 1920s: one from Edinburgh, two from Knaresborough, and three of unknown location. They were produced by Youngers Shoppers’ Gazette and use intertitles and animation throughout. The films were part of the supporting programme at a local cinema in Yeadon.
The following is a series of early cinema advertisements for local Bradford area shops. The adverts are all animations which publicise the following companies: The Holme Top Laundry, W.I. Rhodes Family Butcher, and Mark Fletcher & Sons Coal Merchants.
The following is a series of early cinema advertisements for local Bradford area shops. The adverts are all animations which publicise the following companies: The Ward Manufacturing Co., Thorn Bank College, and R.C Horne Dairy.