This film features various events related to the Newfield School, outside Sheffield, in 1965. They include art classes, athletic championships, and mountaineering activities.
This film features a number of events connected to the Newfield School during the 1968 academic year. Events include the school play Hobson's Choice, the band playing outside Sheffield City Hall, boat building, and a number of sporting events.
This film features a variety of sports and races as well as camping and sailing. The final section of the film, made two years previously, is a dramatized comical of a devil and an angel in competition to see if the boy they follow will listen to one of them or the other. A score is kept throughout the film with good triumphing in the end. This film was made after September, 1969 because this was the time Newfield School went comprehensive. The newly named red building can be seen in the background of the golfing scenes.
This film documents some 'Holidays at Home' events at Lister Park, Bradford during World War II. Included is footage of sheep dog trials and fancy dress parades.
This is a fictional story performed by a class of school children at Foxhill Junior School in Queensbury, Bradford, in 1957. Performed outside, the play involves a group of children who capture two bank robbers.
This is a film of Archbishop Holgate Grammar School performing Exodus as part the 1969 York Mystery play, made by the University of California, Berkeley.
Part of the Shucksmithl Collection, this film features a sports day which took place at the Mount School as well as scenes of a wedding reception and family day out at the seaside.
The film is part of the Mount School collection and is an account of the work of The Mount School during the year 1977, the last year of the headship of Joyce Pickard. There are shots of the classes, activities and sports carried out by the students, as well as a drama production and the summer sports day.
The film documents a typical school camping trip and a school pantomime performance of Aladdin by students of Archbishop Holgate School, York.
This reel is comprised of three films documenting part of the Mystery Plays play performed in York, a car trip across the North Yorkshire Moors, and a family trip to France.
This film documents a group of boys from Arch Bishop Holgate School in York, and a sporting trip to Ireland.
This film documents the involvement of the boys from Arch Bishop Holgate School in the York Festival of 1956. There is also a segment that shows York station in the ‘50s and a school trip to France and Switzerland.
This is a film of Leeds Children's Day, beginning with a procession through Leeds led by the Gala Queen, and finishing at Roundhay Park. Here there is a children's fancy dress competition, some sports events, gymnastics and country dancing.
This is a film produced by the Halifax Cine Club about a boy who, through his interactions with the Boy Scouts, finds his way and no longer takes part in the mischievous crimes of juvenile delinquency.
This film comprehensively documents a pageant celebrating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The film was made by the Barnsley Amateur Cinematograph Club and was also filmed in Barnsley at a sports arena. The film shows local schoolchildren from all over the county dressing up as peoples of the world and acting out parts of each countries culture.
Interview with Peter and Kate Holroyd
Transcription compiled 24/04/2008
Made by Bill Freeman, this film contains a variety of footage from the 1950s including scenes of Hilderthrope Primary School, Bridlington Spa, and a school sports day.
Made by students at the Norfolk School in Sheffield, Dead Easy is a short action film which involves a deadly high speed chase.
Made by students at Norfolk School, Sheffield, this is a short drama about a stolen car.
This is a short film featuring a class of girls, at Norfolk School, Sheffield, with different style Easter Bonnets, filmed by Eric Smith.
Made by the Impossible Theatre group, this film tells the story of two superheroes who uncover a dangerous mob, lead by the Hollywood film industry, who plot to steal the creativity from the Bamforth films. The film was made by a group of local teenagers working to develop the filmmaking ideas pioneered by Bamforth of Holmfirth. The movie has many features in common with the early silent films which were their inspiration including humour, physical comedy, simple camera tricks, cross-dressing, and local talent.
The Lost Princess is a fictional film based on the Russian Princess Anastasia and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and death. In the film she has escaped from Russia to Goole where she is subsequently murdered. Co-ordinated by Goole Town Council, the project involved a group of young people between the ages of 13 and 20 who researched, wrote, directed, filmed, animated, acted in and edited and performed an original score for the film. The film uses animation, intertitles, and visual techniques from the Silent Era of moviemaking in its modern production. The original footage was shot on super 8mm film, and the final film was edited using contemporary post production techniques.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this footage consists of students doing a variety of dancing performances on stage as well as a section in mime and some gymnastics moves.
This is a very well made comedy film about a student at Sheffield University pursuing a woman he falls for and having a running slapstick battle with a policeman. It also features the students' Hospital Rag parade.
Made by pupils of Newman School based in Rotherham - a special school for students with physical disabilities and medical conditions - this film uses stop motion animation and plasticine models to enact the biblical parable of the 'Good Samaritan' from the Gospel of Luke. The voice over work is done by the students, who put their own linguistic spin to the tale.