This film is comprised of many different events including cricket and football matches, family leisure scenes, the modern new estate of Sunnymede, and a children’s sports day all set in Scissett. Scissett is a village in West Yorkshire which was built around the wool and coal industries.
This film documents the building of the Humber Bridge from its beginnings and through various stages of construction. The film includes the opening ceremonies and the disaster that befell construction in March, 1980.
This film was commissioned by the City of York to document the restoration of Fairfax House after it had been acquired by York Civic Trust. It shows in detail the state of the building prior to restoration, the work of restoration, and how it looked on completion when it was opened to the public.
Made by Debenham & Co., this film features much of the Georgian architecture of Beverley as well as its shipbuilding industry. In addition to a tour of the architectural features of the market town, the film includes a ship launch at the shipyards of Cook, Welton and Gemmell Ltd.
This is a short film made by Derrick Walton showing building work on the extension of John F. Walker textile mill in Skipton. The film shows the men on roofs, constructing a framework for the extension, fitting air conditioning units etc. The end of the film shows very brief interior shots of the factory.
This is a film showing the old Castleford’s Wholesale Fruit and Veg Market in Sheffield. The market is busy at work prior to its closure. The film also contains footage of it being demolished before showing its new replacement at Parkway.
This film is a compilation of people, places and events in 1936 and 1942. It covers the choir at York Minster School, repair work taking place at York Minster, Worksop College, erecting electricity pylons in Stillington, and National Prayer day in Stillington in 1942.
The National Coal Board (NCB) Film Unit is one of Britain's most substantial and long-lasting industrial film units. The following is an informative film giving an explanation of the large and complex layout of a modern mine. Featuring Westoe Colliery in north Durham, helicopter shots of the surface lead into an account of the roadway and ventilation systems. This is explained using miniature models, diagrams and an underground tour of the mine by an apprentice.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
This colour film with sound portrays a day in the life of the Victorian market hall in Huddersfield which, when the film was made, was due to be demolished and replaced by a new building. The film looks at the 'comings and goings, the people, and the place'. The history of Huddersfield's market since 1672 is told, and the film examines the typical daily routine of the stallholders, interviews some of them, shows the market hall's facilities and surveys the attitude of stallholders and residents to the demolition of the building.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this documentary features Labour politician Roy Hattersley as he revisits his native home of Sheffield. Hattersley takes us on a journey of the city, recounting aspects of his life there as a child, working at Daniel Doncaster and Sons, supporting Sheffield Wednesday, watching cricket at Brammal Lane, and as a councillor, with particular reference to Parkhill flats.
This film features a coal bunker demolition in Wakefield.
This film features a mast demolition in Wakefield.
Master craftsmen in York demonstrate their skills at recreating frightening gargoyles.
Made by Reverend Underwood, this film documents some of the changes which took place in the small North Yorkshire village of Carleton-in-Craven during 1969.
This film shows the various stages of the restoration of Ripon Cathedral.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this film contains some footage from the early planning stages for the construction of phase C of Bradford Technical College.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this film documents some of the building works which took place at the college.
This film is part of the Bradford College Collection and includes footage from the construction of a college extension.
Made as part of the Bradford Technical College Collection, this film contains some footage of students learning how to ice cakes.
This film is from a collection by Bradford Technical College and contains footage of a large fire in a building in Bradford City. There are many shots of the firemen at work and the methods that they use to put out the fire.
This is a film of the Rowntree Dunollie Rest House in Scarborough and includes footage of the Official Opening in 1947 and the activities of the Home and residents. Those who worked for Rowntrees were also part of a community within which the welfare and interest of employees are cared for in many ways both at work and after. The company was behind the creation of local schools, sports clubs, libraries and art houses, and in 1947, a new departure a holiday home in Scarborough to provide a sanctuary for those suffering with stress and ill health.
This is a film showing the demolition of the Empire Theatre in Wombwell, near Barnsley, and the streets and shops of Wombwell in the mid-1960s.
This is one of three films made of the building and opening of the new Lewis's Store in Leeds between 1930 and 1932. Lewis’s was the product of industrialist Sir Edwin Airey, and the store in Leeds used his third invention, the Aerodome floor. The design was much lighter than the floor designed by the structural engineer and resulted in a savings of 4000 tons of steel for the frame of the building as well as the building being completed 20 weeks ahead of schedule.
This is film of the Meltham Brickworks Christmas party, of family and friends at Christmas, and of the building of an extension to a house and a fallout shelter in the garden during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.