This film documents family life including entertainment and leisure time in the garden as well as a holiday trip to Whitby and a wedding.
This is a series of films featuring four Rugby League and Union games: a fundraising match between Combined Services Rugby League and Rugby Union, 1941, a fundraising match between Yorkshire Services and Northern Command, early 1940s, England v Wales, 1939, and the Challenge Cup Final between Bradford Northern and Wigan, 1944.
The following is an amateur film of 'Holidays at Home' week in Bradford. These popular events were held throughout the country as wartime rationing of products such as petrol meant people were unable to visit the coastal holiday destinations that were so popular before the outbreak of war.
This film shows the military camp in Scarborough, 1922 and features general inspections, footage of the outdoor cookhouse, a military band race, and sports day.
This film contains footage of the military leaving Sheffield on 3rd November, 1914 shortly before their deployment to France in April, 1915.
This is a film made by the Rev. David Simpson of a re-enactment of a battle between the Royalist and the Parliamentary armies, presumably the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.
Made by Leeds-based filmmaker Jack Eley, this is a light-hearted film about a thief whose robbery is foiled by the work on the Rural Constabulary. Harewood House is used as the setting for the film.
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 film consists of seven short extracts of events in York between 1939 and 1946. The events include The Duke of Kent visiting York, Police at Play and at Work, Holidays at Home, The Coronation and the Flying Scotsman, York Races, Opening of the new Park at West Bank, Scenes from York Regatta and the River Ouse frozen in January 1940.
Made by members of the Leeds Cine Club (later Leeds Movie Makers), this is a short film of boats and ships at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. The accompaniment of Wagner's music provides a dramatic atmosphere.
This is a comedy film about two husbands who cheat on their wives by pretending that they have been called up for military training. The film stars Regie Switz, a personality mime actor who appeared in the Winky films. It was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth.
A film made by the Sheffield Photo Company, this is an example of a trick film involving two robbers who are being pursued by policemen. The original nitrate is conserved in specialist conditions at the BFI.
This Gaumont Graphic (No. 316) newsreel documents a military march in York on 2nd April, 1914.
This film captures a huge dramatised pageant which took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds in 1946 involving various enactments of historical events.
This film was made by a Wakefield-based business man and is part of the Wilkinson Collection. It contains footage of a procession that took place in the town in 1945. There are shots of many of the town's buildings as well as the floats and the procession as it makes its way down a main street.
This reel of film consists of a number of different films from varying years and film stocks. The films included in this reel are in the following order:
Civil Defence Exercise
Halifax Town in Training and Match Day
Odsal, Bradford Cup Replay - Halifax v. Warrington
Eric Portman Opens New Shops
The Last Show at the Palace Theatre
Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
The Halifax Show in Shibden Park
Halifax Civil Procession
Another Halifax Gala Procession to Manor Heath Park
This is a short film that shows the police cadets in Hull. The cadets exit the police station and get into a van, that has canoes on the top, as they are off for a weekend together.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1985-86 including a carnival, police open day, an industrial museum, Skye Run, canoes, and the new police station.
Brothers and Sisters is a 96 minute fiction feature. A mystery with a decidedly feminist angle, it implicates not just one man but a wider masculine mentality in the murder of a prostitute as it examines the interconnected lives of she and her sister and a liberal man and his conservative brother.
This film documents a variety of events at Hovingham, North Yorkshire including a cross country race at Harewood House. The film was made by Col. Sir William Arthington Worsley of Hovingham, 4th Baronet. He was also a cricketer who captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1928 and 1929 and captured cricket events on film as well as life and events in and around Hovingham village.
Made by Eric Bolderson, this is a film of the changing of the guards in London followed by a children's fancy dress parade in Castleford.
This reel consists of a series of films made by R.K. Snowden documenting some local events in Pickering between 1980 and 1982 with a commentary by Snowden. Each segment is preceded by an intertitle.
Sons of the Sea was the first and only British feature film shot using Dufaycolor, a single-strop colour process. Previously this process had only been used in sequences of Radio Parade of 1935.
This is an Eric Hall film of the touring Festival of Britain when it went to Leeds. The festivities feature RAF airplanes, a tank, and a fun fair on Woodhouse Moor.
This is a compilation of several short films from the Eric Hall Collection.