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.
Made by the Empire Marketing Board for Wormald and Walker Blanket Mills, this film documents the entire process of making woollen blankets at a mill in Dewsbury.
This film documents the history of weaving, specifically velvet, by Lister Co. at Manningham Mill in Bradford. It shows the industrial processes connected with design, weaving and finishing of furnishing fabrics. It includes many scenes of the workers at the mill as well as some domestic interiors and suites (which may be of social interest.)
This film contains footage of the everyday life of the workers at the mill. It includes the mundane tasks like scraping the dirt out of boilers and carrying things to and from the various buildings and well as the exciting arrival of a new boiler.
This is two films, the first of Noel Beardsell in his garden with his son and pet dog, the second a short portrait of the fishing villages of Barnmouth and Eyemouth, Scotland.
This film is from the John Murray collection and contains unedited footage that was taken at a clothes shop in Dewsbury. The shop also had a work room where clothes were made and the film contains interview with the designer, Alison Cawkwell (11 the Drive, Manston Park, Carlinghow Lane, Batley) and the shop's financial backer is also interviewed. The clothes were sold in Leeds and London.
This film covers the move of the Yorkshire Post to new premises in 1970, and later the switch to new production methods, from linotype typesetting to phototypesetting, in 1980.
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.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this film shows some reservoirs in Yorkshire as well as mentioning a drought caused by the long hot summer of 1975.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this film shows the filming of some scenes from the programme, `Last of the Summer Wine'. The footage was taken from the set in the Holmfirth Valley. There are also shots of some of the factory chimneys and a large pylon being demolished.
This amateur film about Filey was made by Kathleen Lockwood and contains footage of Filey, its fishermen, and the surrounding countryside. There are also shots of Holker Hall in Cumbria and the Honley Show in Huddersfield in 1978.
This film was made by Kathleen Lockwood and comprises of the second part of the amateur film documenting the changes that take place in Holmfirth in the latter half of the seventies.
This film includes footage of the Pool Fire Brigade and the Mill's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
This is a film of the Calder & Hebble Canal during the winter of 1947. There is footage of the canal frozen as well as extreme flooding which occurred after the thaw. Barges, some horse-drawn, are try to make their way along the frozen canal using various means, such as men breaking the ice with poles from the edge of a barge and by rocking a barge from side to side. The canal has flood-damaged banks and locks, and a factory area is flooded.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
See You Tomorrow is a safety at work training film for employees of Crossley Carpets, located in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The film emphasizes the correct way to use the different types of machinery used in carpet production as well highlights the dangers which will result if proper safety procedures are not followed.
Made with the purpose of encouraging prospective employees to apply for work at the Crossley Carpets factory in Halifax, this film includes a tour of the works and glimpses of the various jobs that the workers might do.
This promotional film shows the production of Wimsol cleaning products at their factory in Keighley; including research, production, distribution, selling and marketing of the final product. It also shows a works outing to Blackpool.
Made by the Educational Foundation for Visual Aids, this is a promotional and educational film highlighting the various industries and tourist destinations in Yorkshire.
This film includes footage of the Middleton Colliery Railway taken by W. Pearson.
Made by Debenham & Co. of York, this film is a recording of the Manvers May Day Parade in 1919. Manvers Main Colliery was situated between Wath-upon-Dearne and Mexborough, South Yorkshire. The film includes footage of the May Day festivities as well as footage of the miners and of the pit.
A promotional film for Thomas Smith & Sons of Rodley near Leeds, this film features manufacturers of cranes and excavators and was produced by Mottershaw Commercial Films of Sheffield.
Part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium, this film charts the changing focus of Hebden Bridge, from a mill-based textile town to a centre for healers and alternative life styles.
This is a documentary on the Fox’s Biscuit factory in Batley and the Gujarati Writer’s Circle in Batley. The film was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The film focuses on interviews with Khateeb Ahmed, the Process Trainer at Fox’s Biscuits, and Ismael Daji, a process worker and member of the Gujarati Writer’s Circle.
This is a documentary about boats and barges on the River Aire, and those who use them. The film was made by Vera Media Production as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project. The documentary features interviews with many people connected with the river and its canals, from its source to Goole and on to the North Sea.