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.
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.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, this is an instructional film showing various techniques about how to incorporate still images and slides onto 16mm cine film. The film is accompanied by music and commentary.
This is a film about Bradford and its energy conservation.
This is two separate films. The first film is a comedy skit based on the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ It features an exhausted man struggling across a ‘desert’, and is accompanied by the theme music of that film. The second documents the demolition of the two cooling towers of Kirkstall Power Station.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this is a film about their course in electrical engineering. It provides a detailed breakdown of the course, integrating study at the college with placements in industry.
This narrative film explains the process of brewing beer and includes methods of bottling as well as putting the finished product into casks. It was filmed in the Melbourne Brewery in Leeds.
This film shows the changed methods of waste disposal by British Belting & Asbestos Ltd. at their Cleckheaton works. Cleckheaton is at the centre of the Spen Valley and was the major town in the former borough of Spenborough, West Yorkshire. The film provides an interesting perspective on industry showing that improvements are measured in terms of time saved and efficiency, rather than any reduction in pollution health and safety for their employees.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield. In this dramatization, the famous inventor, Michael Faraday, has come back to life and is given a tour of the works, highlighting the production process at the Brook Motor plant.
This is a film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield that explains the principles of generating electric current as well as how single phase and three-phase motors operate and are made.
This is a film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield to demonstrate the advantages of new production methods at their Barnsley works, contrasted with those at the Huddersfield works, and the standards used in producing and testing their electric motors. The film shows in detail the production process, focusing on the winding of an electric motor, mainly carried out by female workers, with an explanatory commentary.
Made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield, this film shows the advances made in the manufacture of the electric motor.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield to promote their large electric motors, aimed at the US market. It takes the form of a representative from a US company touring the Brook Motors factory and commenting on the quality of the manufacturing process.
This film is a promotional film for Yorkshire Plumbing Products, a major manufacturer of plumbing products which was based in Rothwell. The film documents in detail the types of pipes and joins required for various plumbing needs highlighting the reliability of Yorkshire products. It is a well-made technical film with some humour.
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 film is part of the John Murray collection and was made by the Audio Visual Unit at Leeds University, profiling the Centre for Technical Textiles and Department of Textile Industries.
This is a documentary film produced by the Audio Visual Unit at Leeds University for the Department of Colour Chemistry and Dyeing. It was intended as a review of the methods of predicting colour in the dying process to be used in first year teaching, and also to encourage sixth form pupils to come and study the subject at Leeds. This was the only such course in Western Europe and America.
This film is made up of three separate documentary films made by students at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds in association with the Audio Visual Unit at Leeds University. The first film is about an environmental group getting publicity through Radio Leeds; the second is about two Salvation Army hostels in Leeds that help the homeless and women requiring help; and the third is about the process of brewing beer at Timothy Taylor's Brewery in Keighley.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, Fatman is an entertaining spoof of the Batman television series starring Adam West which debuted in 1966. In Esholt City, Fatman and his partner Robin must stop the infamous criminal, The Fiddler, and his gang of henchmen from stealing the priceless trophy to be presented by the Duchess of Guiseley at a classical music concert. The film is accompanied by a comical narration as well as the Batman theme music which usually appears during the chase scenes.
This is a film documenting the construction of a large building, possibly a new part of the Burton factory, near the Crockatts Dryers and Cleaners building.
This documentary examines the revival of derelict docklands in Hull and riverside and canal areas in Leeds, specifically focusing on whether or not the city planners are getting it right.
This film covers the Yorkshire Post's move to the Wellington Street office. Produced by the Yorkshire Post Publicity Department, the film shows the different activities and range of stories across Yorkshire. It also examines the history of the Yorkshire Post and associated newspapers - Intelligencer and Mercury. The new office is under construction, and the viewer is given a tour of the new building including spaces, presses, automatic loadings, and van delivery.
This film focuses on the production of a crane at Thomas Smiths of Rodley. Commentary by Frank Philips. A times Film Production.
This film deals with the comparison of locomotive manufacturers, Hunslet Engine Company and English Electric, in relation to products, markets, and competitors.