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.
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 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 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.
This film shows the first few years of a new concept in British agriculture – co-operative farming. Three farmers from the Rotherham area have integrated their farms into the Thrybergh Farming Company. The film includes footage of those three farms as well as the various livestock they look after and the many crops which they plant and harvest.
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.
In his film The East Riding, filmmaker A.R. Smith focuses on the industrial landscape of the Riding including the agriculture and fishing industries. Also featured is the architecture in Beverley, Hull, and the villages in the surrounding area.
This film comprehensively documents the production of Rowntree's Fruit Gums, predominantly focusing on the cultivation of its main ingredient - Gum Arabic. Gum Arabic is mainly produced in Sudan (where the Acacia Senegal tree grows), and the filmmaker follows a Sudanese family embarking on a new business venture that eventually will lead to them to producing Gum Arabic for Rowntree's factory in York.
This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Airedale at a time before mass tourism.
Commissioned by Sheffield Water Undertaking, this film tells the story of how water is supplied to Sheffield and warns of the importance not to waste water. It shows some of the local reservoirs, pumping stations and treatment works, as well as the Sheffield Water Undertaking sports ground at Crookes.
A Yorkshire Television Production, Home James follows James Mason as he returns to his childhood home of Huddersfield. During his journey, Mason explains why Huddersfield holds such a special place in his heart.
This film made by Kenneth Raynor shows a September Harvest in 1946. The filmmaker comprehensively documents the harvesting and threshing processes in colour, paying particular attention to the machinery and working practices that were common place during this era. Some of the opening shots were reportedly shot around Ulley and Aston; however, most of the film was shot at Park Hill farm, Swallownest near Sheffield.
This is a film made by Chapeltown dentist Willie Thorne which documents Wentworth outcrop coal mine near Sheffield whose coal would have been utilised by many of the different industries in the local area.
This is a film which dramatises the history of the textile industry and its effects on the city of Halifax complete with narration, music, and commentary.
Filmed at Arras Farm, Market Weighton, this film is mainly about farming and everyday farming life involving: sheep, pigs, cows, harvesting, green houses, hedge cutting and bulldozing. Also included is brief footage of air show and many aerial views from a plane.
This holiday film by Betty and Cyril Ramsden captures some of the smaller towns in Norfolk as well as the couple's leisure time on the Broads. The Ramsdens were semi-professional filmmakers and members of the Leeds Cine Circle.
Made in 1977 by members of the Humberside Police, this film is a compilation of places and events in the Humberside area, covering North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. The film includes the building of the Humber Bridge, the Hull Prison riot, the well-known docks of the Humber, a power plant, housing and slum clearance in Hull, Beverley and the surrounding countryside, the fire at Flixborough Power Station, Lindsey Oil Refinery and a caravan park. Additionally, a good portion of the film is made up of aerial footage.
This is a film that shows the process of making Wenslydale cheese at a dairy in Hawes, North Yorkshire. It was made by a student at Sheffield Poly and has since then been used in adverts to help promote traditional cheese making.
Part of the Freeman collection, this film contains footage from a school trip to a variety of places in Yorkshire taken during the 1950s including Goole Docks, Hull Docks, Beverley, York, The Ouse, Driffield Station, Bridlington Harbour, back to school at Old Hilderthorpe.
This reference tape contains copies of the following films:
Close Up North (Disappearing Coast)
Port of Hull
New Heart for a City
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as various types of farming equipment which is on sale.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included are competitions for the best livestock as well as a gymkhana and sheep herding competition.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton as well as working the land at Arras Farm.
This film documents an agricultural show at Market Weighton. Included is footage of livestock competitions as well as different sporting events which have been organized for the families in attendance.