This film was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
The following is an educational filmstrip which contains information washing and the architecture of Wakefield.
Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium Project, this film looks at Heaton Primary School in the light of the changes to Bradford's education system.
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.
Made by Bradford University, this is a film about life at university. It features students themselves talking of what they consider to be the advantages of studying at Bradford.
This film was made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Myers Grove Comprehensive School in Sheffield. At that time, the school was home to 1800 pupils, and this film highlights the different lessons and activities in which they are involved including a student fashion show.
Made by the Wakefield Amateur Cine Club, this is a promotional film about the city of Wakefield. The film presents Wakefield as an industrious, modern, and progressive city highlighting its shopping centres, schools, parks, and gardens. There is a commentary which runs throughout the film and provides extensive detail about the film’s content.
This is a film made by Goole and District Junior Chambers of Commerce to promote Goole as a port for industry. It features the docks as well as Goole town life.
This is a silent newsreel based on a true story of Dr A D Holmes who helped improve housing standards in Goole in the early 1900s, inspired by a 1920s Pathe newsreel held at the Yorkshire Film Archive. 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 the film. The film uses 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.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
This film is one of the products of a scheme set up in 1948 at Ellerby Lane Primary School that aimed to teach English and Film appreciation. It was directed by, shot by, and starred pupils enrolled at the school, and the film was completed in the July of 1953.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane Primary School in Leeds between 1951-1953. This particular piece of film shows pupils getting onto a coach to go on a trip.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane primary school in Leeds between 1951-1953. This piece contains scenes that the children shot to practise using their camera.
This film is one of the products of a scheme set up in 1948 at Ellerby Lane School that aimed to teach English and Film appreciation. It is a shortened version of an 800 foot film made in 1955 by the children of the Senior Two class and includes interesting footage of a typical day in that school as well as footage from in and around Leeds.
Made by the West Riding Constabulary Film Unit, this film is a dramatic reconstruction demonstrating the ease of which car thieves are able to practice their trade. The film is an instructional piece, aimed at educating officers and members of the public on some of the ploys used by criminals during this period.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of many road safety films which he made. It consists of shots of Bradford in the early part of the 20th century and compares the way life was then to the way life is now.
Taken at the Blenheim County Secondary Boys school in Leeds, this film contains a number of school events and activities including rugby matches, Christmas lessons and assembly , Christmas, Lessons, school woodwork, rugby at Headingley, gardening, York, cricket, pottery, basket weaving, and prize giving.
The following is a fiction film about a travelling salesman who sells magic pills which promise to make the buyer run faster, be stronger, and stay young.
In November, 1944, the Youth Drama Festival took place in Todmorden. This film documents some of the events of the festival, and intertitles throughout the film provide additional information for the events and performances.
Made in collaboration with the Todmorden Road Safety Committee West Riding Constabulary, this is a road safety film aimed to teach children to take care when crossing the road. The is shot in Todmorden and features scenes of the town.
This is a film commissioned by Rotherham Corporation to explain and promote the work of Rotherham Town Council. The commentary provides an outline of council work with the film providing illustrations from many of its departments: education, health, home help, housing, refuse collection, entertainment and so on.
This short film by Eric Hall offers a trip around the historic buildings of Oxford University, looking inside some of the college grounds.
Charming film by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall, following the life of an Oxford undergraduate student from matriculation to graduation.
This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. The first part of the film features an athletics race, possibly with members of the Holgate Athletics Club. This is followed by the anniversary of the Blue Coat and Grey Coat Charity Schools in York including an event at Mansion House and a service at St Michael-le-Belfry Church. The Blue Coat Boys and Grey Coat Girls schools were set up for orphaned or poor children. The boys’ Blue Coat school was housed in St Anthony’s Hall in Peasholme Green until it was closed in 1946. The Grey Coat School was run in a house in Marygate until 1784, when a new school was built in Monkgate.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.