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 is a film by Charles Chislett of a tour he and his wife Grace made of Malaysia, in particular visiting Christian schools. It is a continuation of films 115 and 332.
This is a film made by Charles Chislett documenting a trip by barge and by boat along the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal. The trip continues on along the River Don, through Stainforth and the Keadby Canal, and eventually ends at Thorne. The film includes footage from the boat along this scenic journey.
This black and white film was made for the centenary (1853-1953) of Salts (Saltaire) Ltd. Textile mill and depicts the factory’s employees taking a seaside trip.
This is a documentary film promoting the Merchant Navy as a career. It follows the footsteps of a young new recruit, Charlie, as he works on the ferry the Spero, going from Hull to Gothenburg.
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.
Made by Mr. Chatburn, this film documents the Chatburn family's visit to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. This well-shot film includes scenic footage of Whitby and the surrounding area as well as North Sea Fishing boats and fishermen in Whitby Harbour.
This film made by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree, an English sociologist and philanthropist, documents a trip he took between 1932-33 travelling to different parts of Africa such as Nigeria, Gambia and Sierra Leone. The main purpose of the trip was to procure cocoa, which would be taken back to Yorkshire to make some of the nation's favourite chocolates. The film captures the interworking of Africa's cocoa industry, but also demonstrates Rowntree's particular interest in sociology, as he keenly films the local people and much of their traditional customs.
This film, produced by the Yorkshire Film Company Ltd, is part of the John Murray collection and follows David Brown Tractors of Yorkshire's products to the Far East. The film includes scenes from the flower making factories in Hong Kong to the tractors working on agricultural land.
This film, made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, captures the fishing activities at Port Patrick, Scotland. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
This film is a travelogue of a holiday that Betty and Cyril Ramsden took in the Exmouth Estuary. It includes scenes of the local people and coast as well as the fishing industry of that region. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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.
Part of the Gillot collection, this film captures a many of the beautiful seaside destinations down the Yorkshire Coast including Bridlington, Filey, and Staithes.
This short film briefly shows the city centre and architecture of Sheffield.
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 film documents some of the activities of the Association of Mining, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Scarborough, June 1953. The film includes footage of the Scarborough coast, dinner at the Grand Hotel, and a fashion show.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and is about the Wallace Arnold Travel Company. There are stills of many of their holiday destinations in the UK and in Europe, as well as stills of the coaches, staff and customers who go on the holidays.
This is a film of various events, including a wedding, a funeral and a winter of large snow drifts.
This is a film of a family holidaying at an unknown Italian coastal resort.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This film was made by Leeds photographer and filmmaker C.R.H. (Charles) Pickard, member of the Professional Photographer’s Association and father of filmmaker and photographer Alan Pickard. The film features Whitby in the summer of 1945 and includes fishermen repairing their nets and people enjoying their leisure time at the seaside.
The film element of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television 'Access' programme trasmitted 11 November 1976 and presented by Bob Woodhouse who looks at some of the historical and cultural highlights in the Cleveland area. The film asks the question why is Cleveland being ignored by regional and national tourism agencies.
Colour travelogue of a cruise around communist Yugoslavia in the summer of 1955, made by Middlesbrough amateur filmmaker Tom H. Brown. The film records the architecture, monuments and local landmarks that he visits with his wife. Footage also includes a focus on national dress outside the Western fashion system, and this film offers examples of cultural contrasts in examples of dress.
The first episode of a two-part Tyne Tees Television feature that looks at the landscape, industry, history and traditions of the North East coastline from Whitby to South Shields and the River Tyne, presented by Austin Steele.
Amateur home movie compilation with intertitles made by the Middlesbrough filmmaker Tom H. Brown. Covering the years 1930-1933, the film records a family tour of the Scottish Borders from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Edinburgh, Melrose and Gretna Green. Includes footage of the salmon fishing industry in Berwick Upon Tweed and of the arrival of HRH Prince of Wales for the official opening of Constantine College, Middlesbrough, on 2 July 1930. The racing personality, Sir Henry Segrave, and his boat the 'Miss England II' feature in scenes from the Lake District. This material was probably filmed shortly before Segrave set the water speed record at Windermere on 13 June 1930.