This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. This film shows two weddings: Jon and Rita and Haddarah and Syd on 5th August, 1963. Between the two weddings there is a family trip to London on 25th July.
This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. This starts with the first experiments of colour film made by Alec baron in 1935, and then turns to family films made after the war, including a trip to Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay, and finally to the Edinburgh Festival of 1959 and to Expo 58 in Brussels.
This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. It includes film of the family at home and enjoying themselves in a park, as well as two children’s birthday parties, and a holiday in the Lleyn Peninsula, Wales.
This is one from a set of films from the Baron family of Leeds made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. It shows two members of the family, Jon and Rita, at their accommodation somewhere in Canada.
This is a film of the Birkenshaw Show and the Great Yorkshire Show of 1964.
This is one of a series of themed documentaries titled Clegg’s People made by Yorkshire Television and featuring Michael Clegg visiting places and interviewing people. The series ran from the 1980s into the 1990s. In this programmes Clegg meets a club of racing pigeon owners based in the village of Lofthouse, West Yorkshire, and witnesses a race.
This is a film by Michael Lockwood of the annual Gala in Keighley.
This is a film made by three members of the Mercury Movie Makers – Alan Sidi, Ken Leckenby and Reg White – which explains in detail how they added soundtracks to films using a sophisticated system designed by Alan Sidi. Sidi also provides the commentary to the film. The men give a demonstration showing the audience how to add sound to the film 'On Every Child's Shoulder.’ The film takes place in Sidi’s personal editing room in his house, Val D’or.
This is a film by Michael Lockwood of a fair at Keighley Park, showing a good selection of the rides, many filmed whilst on the ride, all accompanied by a well-chosen soundtrack.
This is a film Doug and Norah Brear of Wakefield Cine Club, which shows a class of infants learning maths and literacy though baking buns and having a party.
This is a film by Doug and Norah Brear of Wakefield Cine Club. The film features various leisure sport activities, including yachting, gliding, powerboats, scrambling, go-karting, car football and grass tracking. The events are accompanied by a wry understated commentary.
This is a comedy film made by Doug and Norah Brear, along with other members of Wakefield Cine Club. It shows a nightmare scenario whereby a man laid low with flu gets a pauper’s funeral and is nearly buried alive.
This is another whimsical film by Wakefield couple Doug and Norah Brear showing that, even with very limited resources, the average amateur filmmaker in the 1960s could still produce an inventive light hearted animation. Using stop-motion animation, a pipe cleaner takes on a life of its own and dances when as it becomes transformed into the figure of a person.
This whimsical stop-motion animation by Wakefield couple Doug and Norah Brear wonderfully shows off the inventiveness of many amateur filmmakers in the 1960s. It was the days when milk was delivered to everyone’s front door, as well as given to all school children, and beer was considered to be “good for you”; and so, what could be more healthy than the marriage of the two?
This is a film made by Doug and Norah Brear, of Wakefield Cine Club. It features the couple making a bird box and observing the behaviour of the blue tits that nest in it. The film is narrated by their young daughter.
This is a rare film by Mavis Spence of Aberford, Leeds, wife of keen amateur filmmaker Roger Spence. It is possibly the only extant film of 'Gilligan's Galloping Carousel', a horse drawn roundabout that husband and wife pair Lawrence and Hilda Gilligan made famous, taking to fairs, as well as the streets of their native Castleford, for forty years.
This is a film by Leeds Mercury Movie Maker Alan Sidi that covers many of the events at the Leeds Gala of 1968 in Roundhay Park, including the Queen of Queens Beauty Competition. The film is accompanied by a commentary provided by Alan Sidi.
This is a film of the wedding of David Hancock and Einifred Fox which took place in Huddersfield. It includes footage of the guests and wedding party arriving at the chuch as well as the reception which followed.
This film features a garden party for both the Zion Men and Ladies. It also includes the Men’s supper night and Ladies Evening in 1936 and 1937. Each group have their own entertainment for their evening.
This is a short film of the Hancock family at home in Leeds. It includes footage taken in the home of Addie and her mother collecting stamps as well as a billiards game in March,1936.
This is a comical film made by Doug and Norah Brear of Wakefield Cine Club. It tells the story of a husband who is left to fend for himself when his wife goes away. Unfortunately for him, a series of mishaps ensue.
This is a promotional film made by Harrap Brothers to promote their Sirdar brand of knitting yarn. Accompanied by a commentary, the film takes us through the process of spinning wool into yarn at their factory in Wakefield, showing the workers at work, including those hand knitting designs for testing.
This is a promotional film made by Harrap Brothers to promote their Sirdar brand of knitting yarn. Accompanied by a commentary, the film takes us through the new designs for woollen clothing for children aged between 2 and 4, using still photographs of small girls modelling the designs, and striking some odd poses. This is the first part of Sirdar Fashion Kaleidoscope, 5765.
This is a promotional film made by Harrap Brothers to promote their Sirdar brand of knitting yarn. Accompanied by a commentary, the film takes us through the new designs for woollen clothing for children aged between 2 and 4, and also for women, using still photographs of small girls modelling the designs, and striking some odd poses. The first part of the film corresponds to ‘Sirdar Sophisti-Tots’, 5764. The second part features the ‘Sirdar Sophisticats’ range.
This is a promotional film made by C.H. Wood for the company of Firth Fabrics, located at the Old Mills, Drighlington, on the outskirts of Bradford. It explains how they make bespoke carpets and seat fabrics for cars and coaches. The film includes extensive industrial footage of the weaving machines in action and the final products illustrated with the help of a glamorous model.