Made for the RAF, this is a training film designed to help pilots become familiar with all aspects of the Italian medium bomber.
Made for the RAF, this is a training film designed to help pilots become familiar with all aspects of the Vought 156 Chesapeake Bomber.
Set in and around the grounds of Wentworth Hall, South Yorkshire, this film captures soldiers’ wartime training to become motorcycle riders. The film includes footage of the riders on the extensive training course.
This film is part of the Sharp collection and contains footage of a trip that `The Bradford Pals' made to the Somme to remember all who died there in 1916. BBC Yorkshire went with them and filmed the journey and the ceremonies that took place.
This film is from the Kathleen Lockwood collection and consists of footage taken at the Royal Air Force base in Elvington where four members of the Holmfirth and Meltham Rotoract Club are about to take their first parachute jump.
This film is a demonstration by West Riding police, at Belle Vue Barracks, of good and bad road manners for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The film was made by C.H. Wood.
The following is a series of combat films which chronicle different World War II air battles in which the West Riding of Yorkshire's 609 Squadron take part. Each sequence, film by the pilots from the planes film other members of the squadron flying, is preceded by an intertitle. Many of the clips are very brief and shaky given that the gun camera only operated when a plane’s guns were firing. One sequence shows an attack on a bomber formation, another apparent attack on a German parachutist.
As part of the C.H. Wood collection, this film is one of many road safety films that was made by this filmmaker. It shows footage of a safety exhibition that was set up in Bradford by the police department.
This is a road safety film made by Kingston-upon-Hull City Police which depicts a fictional family and illustrates how carelessness can lead to tragic accidents. The film also includes good footage of Hull and the surrounding area.
Made by Yorkshire filmmaker C.H. Wood, this safety film shows how a seat belt can save your life and challenges the perception at the time that, in a crash, you would be better off without one.
This safety film, made in association with the East Riding police, features a man going around Yorkshire and recording notes on the dangers of the roads. It emphasizes how adults and children alike should be more safety conscious. The film is a well shot piece in which the editing and voiceover help make clear: danger is always present, and it is up to all pedestrians to be safe.
A road safety film for children intended for the 7-9 year old age group made by the West Riding Accident Prevention Federation that, through short scenes, follows a boy on a trip to a shop where he must cross roads using the Kerb Drill.
A well shot film of a reconstructed robbery using many classic narrative film techniques such as linear editing to show the progression of the robbery investigation from initial report to capture of the criminals. This is coupled with a narrator who explains the different police procedures and how they combine to solve crimes. The methodical recording of information is highlighted as one of the main elements of the detective work which enables the police to work as a whole unit - from the police on the beat to the CID - to solve all crimes. It is well shot and has good examples of police-wear as the CID still where smart hats, good lighting and cinematography and logical editing work in harmony to get the films message across.
This is a film which documents a portion of the Queen's visit to Hull and her stop at the Newland Estate.
This is a film which documents a number of events in the Halifax area during 1985-86 including a carnival, police open day, an industrial museum, Skye Run, canoes, and the new police station.
This film documents a variety of events at Hovingham, North Yorkshire including a cross country race at Harewood House. The film was made by Col. Sir William Arthington Worsley of Hovingham, 4th Baronet. He was also a cricketer who captained Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1928 and 1929 and captured cricket events on film as well as life and events in and around Hovingham village.
This film, made by the West Riding Constabulary film unit, documents a courtesy rally in Dewsbury, 1953. The film initially captures the road rally, which involves a checkpoint time trial through Dewsbury. The final segment then shows vehicle and drivers tests, which include braking tests, manoeuvrability tests, and parking tests.
This film is from the C.H. Wood collection and contains footage of an educational exhibition set up to teach children about road safety. A mock town centre has been built and the children peddle around it in toy cars.
This informative safety film, produced by the West Yorkshire Constabulary, explains the correct motorway practices using instructional scenarios taken on Motorways in the Yorkshire area. There are also glimpses of the M.62 motorway, which was under construction at the time.
This film, made by West Yorkshire Police, captures an emergency service accident simulation that took place on the M.62. The accident, which involves a leaking chemical tanker and a severely injured driver, is documented by the filmmakers as emergency service crews respond by closing off the motor way, cleaning up the chemical spill, and providing the injured with medical attention.
This film made by the West Yorkshire Police features surveillance footage (predominantly of traffic incidents) from in and around the West Riding Constabulary district, including Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Wakefield. There are also segments that show electronic breathalysers in use.
This film is a documentation of a simulated road accident on the M.62 motorway days before it was opened. Pertaining to upmost realism, the mock car accidents and injuries ensure that emergency crews treat the simulation as if it were a genuine accident, and shots capture the crews working hard to help the victims, whilst clearing the road of any hazards.
This film documents the West Yorkshire Police operations during a motorcycle action group demonstration in 1976. The demo featured a rally from Huddersfield to Halifax, where at both location enthusiasts congregated to hear speeches from local delegates - showing support for riders rights in the UK. Interspersed throughout there are also excellent aerial views of the West Yorkshire district, which are taken from a helicopter as it follows the demo.
As a road Safety film shot in the West Riding of Yorkshire, this film contains fascinating views of different areas of Yorkshire, such as Bradford city centre during the late 1940s. Throughout, the filmmakers employ carefully choreographed examples of accidents in order to illustrate the dangers of reckless road users. The stunts involved are clearly dangerous and often involve speeding motorcars.
This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and is from the Yeadon Air Show that was held in 1962. There are shots of many different types of airplanes as well as shots of the traffic and pedestrians attending the show.