Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, Roots follows two allotment holders in Doncaster over the course of a year, watching how they work and finding out why they do it.
Doncaster has had a distinct ‘red light’ area since the 1930s: a clearly defined community around Christchurch Rd. The prostitutes still work the streets but in recent years the atmosphere has changed; there’s heroin around, the girls are fighting and robbing each other, and the pimps are in control. In the middle of the chaos the women from Streetreach work, distributing condoms and advice; cups of tea and shoulders to cry on when baby’s taken away. Street Stories is a chance for the girls on the streets and the women of Streetreach to have their voice heard; to create a snapshot of life on the streets in Doncaster as we roll towards to millennium. The film focuses on Marilyn and her group at Streetreach who are responsible for supporting prostitutes in the Doncaster red light area. It includes interviews with both the organisation workers and their clients and highlights the need for it as well as the lack of support for the organisation and others like it.
Made as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, this documentary examines the changes to a large housing estate near Castleford prior to demolition work.
The film discusses the different architectural features of the city of York. It questions whether new buildings and old should be placed in such close proximity and the effect of doing so.
This is a documentary film on being young in York, using interviews with present day teenagers and adults who were teenagers in the 1960s, illustrated with images from archive film and photographs. It highlights the difficulties of being young and the lack of activities for young people in York today. It also shows young people out on a Saturday night and some projects for young people.
This is a documentary on the work of the Ryedale mobile library. It shows the various places covered and the appreciation of villagers for the service. The North Yorkshire Mobile Library Service started in December 1966 and throughout the years has been vital in providing people with a regular supply of reading matter. The Mobile Library stocks over 2000 books, videos and audio-tapes as well as providing information on local matters. Barrie Pickering, who has been working for the Mobile Library out of Pickering for over seventeen years, is our host for the journey.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson showing the introduction of cycle routes in York City Centre.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson which features York during the floods in the winter of 1978-1979. The film includes footage of many of York's popular landmarks which were affected by the flood.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of Covent Garden in London on a typical summer's day.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of rainy day in York in 1985, capturing a typical wet day that summer.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a typical day at York Market.
In his film The East Riding, filmmaker A.R. Smith focuses on the industrial landscape of the Riding including the agriculture and fishing industries. Also featured is the architecture in Beverley, Hull, and the villages in the surrounding area.
This film documents some of the celebration which took place to commemorate Bradford's Trolley Bus Jubilee year in 1961.
This is a comical film about a man who tries to stop the relentless noise he encounters in his everyday life. The sound is very muted throughout and may be the result of a poor quality soundtrack.
This film celebrates the centenary of Marks and Spencer in Leeds. It includes a guided historical tour, using commentary and old photographs, of Marks and Spencer and other notable places and buildings of Leeds.
This is a film documenting work being done in Leeds to clean up the rivers, waterways, and restore old buildings. The film was made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers.
This film documents the work of St. George's Crypt in Leeds. The crypt provides many members of the community with health and social services as well as helps to guide them in religious matters. Documented in the film are the many aspects of the work which St. George's Crypt does for those in need.
This film consists of two other films made by Charles Chislett. The first section is the last five minutes of 'New Lives for Old' (822), whilst the rest is the complete 'They Discover the Hills' on the CPSA boys camp (see catalogue entry 315).
Presented by Ian Nairn, this is a BBC film about the regeneration of Bradford after the World War II, and how, in his opinion, this regeneration has been a failure.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of several films that shows regeneration projects that have been carried out in several parts of Bradford in West Yorkshire. The film contains footage of the housing estates before, during and after construction.
This film documents the instigation of Bradford's post war city centre development scheme. The filmmakers follow the cities chief engineer, Mr Wardley, who describes the changes and positive impacts they will have on the city. The film contains many excellent views of Bradford city centre in the late 1950s.
Made by Cawood Filmmakers in 1972, this film records the last of the Bradford trolleybuses. The commentary was added in 1978, and the sound is a mixture of oral histories of the trolleybuses and recordings from speeches made at the time.
From the BBC Planning For People series, this is a film about the building developments taking place in Bradford. The film gives reactions from both the Councillors behind the schemes and those who are against it.
This is a film from the BBC series Planning for People concerning the redevelopment of Bradford.
The BBC series Planning for People was about the redevelopment of Bradford. The film questions whether the people of Bradford get a say in the reshaping of their city.