As part of the Sharp collection this film shows various branches of Sharp's Linoleum shops including one in Halifax. There are some excellent shots of streets, cars and fashions of the time. The second part of the film shows a staff Christmas party held at the Great Northern Victoria Hotel in Bradford.
This is a promotional film made by Parkers Mill, a textile company based in Pudsey, which specialized in the manufacture or rayon, or artificial silk. The film includes a re-enactment which dramatizes the history of the company and its beginnings in Bingley in 1890 as well as the modernization of the factory and a typical working day in 1948. The film shows the making of their products, including extensive footage of the machinery involved, as well as marketing and sale of the products. It also shows the employees’ annual outing, sports day and garden party.
This film is in three parts: the first shows the retirement presentation of Mr Fell, the second a day at Pontefract races, and the third of places in Wales and Cheddar Gorge.
During the Second World War, women were called upon to aid in the war effort. This film contains unique footage of women workers in a munitions factory during World War II and highlights the industrial process of making the 84 Pounder Shell.
This film documents the Burton Suit Factory in 1950 including aspects of the factory itself and the facilities and advancements in order to ensure employee well being while producing a quality made product. This is currently the earliest factory film of the Burton Collection and features more hand sewing and less machinery. Additionally, it documents the newest technology for testing the durability of the cloth used for the Burton suits.
This film was made in order to show the manufacturing of a suit from the very start until the satisfied customer takes it home with him at the end of the journey. These suits are made in a combination of hand stitching and mass production, but made to order and specifically fit each individual customer.
This uses much of the same material as The Road to Fashion, however, it is specifically made to advertise Jackson the Tailor. There are a few scenes and sequences which are different and will be noted. For other specifics, please see entry for The Road To Fashion.
This film is a dramatisation of a young lady who goes through the application process, secures a job at the factory, and then proceeds to work her way through the training school lessons and exercises teaching new workers the proper way to work in sewing and needlepoint.
This film documents the production of a suit from the order received through to the end of production.
This film is a dramatization of what happens with a customer, Mr. Smith, walks into Burton Tailoring to purchase a suit and overcoat. It documents the process from ordering, through some production, to the delivery of the final product.
This film documents the different ways to properly fit a man's suit according to specific body types.
This film displays part of the Bolton factory and its workers as they sort orders and work on different pieces of suit manufacturing.
This film is a updated remake of the 1962 training film by Burton Tailoring and is designed to teach new employees the proper way to use their sewing machines. This film adheres very closely to the original, using the same instructor, and updates a few points and title cards.
Opening titles - Basick Machine Training Day One
Machine Control, Correct Handling, and Machine Maintenance
This film documents the different aspects of the assembly line specifically centred around the piece bundles which get passed along the line.
This film shows the factory and Boiler house both old and new, images taken from other films including Ideals of Industry. The last part of the film is a fashion show in which a number of men model different fashions from the Burton line.
This film documents a day in the Bolton factory and the various machines and techniques workers use in order to complete production on a suit.
This film documents the time right before the Albion Mills staff leave Wakefield for their trip to Scarborough. Many of the staff can be seen loading into busses waiting for the trip to begin.
My World My Work was included as part of an exhibition at Bradford Industrial Museum exploring Bradford's work wear past and present. The exhibition was a partnership project using items from the Museum's costume collection and contemporary film commissioned by the Yorkshire Film Archive. The following film includes interviews with eight people during which they discuss their occupations and the clothing which they have to wear while at work. Interviewees include a police woman, a mechanic, a veterinary nurse, stone mason and brick layer, someone who works with Scottish-breed pulling horses, a lunch lady, a fireman, and an employee of Bulmer & Lumb Group Ltd.
This is a film made by W G Gregory for the Education Committee of the City of Sheffield to help young adults choose a career by providing information on all the courses that are available. The film covers a huge range of skilled occupations taught at technical colleges and provides a wealth of examples of the activities on offer in classes for those leaving school as well as adults. Throughout the film intertitles provide information, prompt the viewer with questions, and give advice.
23rd February 2007 at Armley Mills Industrial Museum: Interview conducted by KS2 pupils at St Bartholomew’s CofE Primary School, Leeds as part of the MLA Yorkshire funded “Back to the 50s” project.
This is a film of an Interview with David Harrison, who worked on his father’s fish stall on St Andrew’s Dock in Hull, made by students from York St John University as part of the Record Project on the fishing industry of Hull. The interview was presumably meant to be accompanied with a viewing of films, but instead takes on a more informal character. Some of the interview can be found on the Record Project Films (4170 and 4184).
This film contains footage from the nursery school within Bradford Technical College and from a barbering class where some students are learning how to cut hair.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows how fancy yarns are made at the William Hutchinson (Yarns) Ltd factory outside Bradford. The narrator explains how the different machines work in order to spin individual threads in fancy yarns for the fashion market. There are shots of the factory operatives, the yarns and the clothing that they are turned into. This film also provides a good example of the more diverse workforce in West Yorkshire's textile industry.
This film gives an insight into the workings of the Grattan mail order company. The is footage of the process from the moment the customers give their order to the agent, right through the order process and finishes with the order being posted.
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and shows the working life of a Lister's Knitting Adviser. The film contains footage of the woman in her office, helping customers in various wool shops and demonstrating how to knit.