This film consists of two separate parts, the first of which shows street cleaning, rubbish collection, and refuse disposal in Bradford. The second part of the film features the Bradford’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.
This film commemorates the 700th anniversary of Bradford Market. It shows the Market during the celebrations, shoppers, and market stalls. A group of dignitaries accompany the Mayor and Mayoress as they tour the Market. After which, they gather together for dinner and speeches.
This film was taken during the Iceland Cod Wars in the 1970s and documents the conditions and work out at sea on a British trawler. The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations in the 1950s and 1970s between the UK and Iceland concerning the fishing rights and territorial waters in the North Atlantic.
This is a BBC film presented by James Moran, a semi-skilled Engineer employed by the International Harvester Company in Bradford. The film tells the story of a tribunal which began in January 1974 in response to the enforcement of a three day working week for employees at the International Harvester Company. Unable to claim Unemployment Benefits for the remaining two days a week, some employees challenged the system and brought their case in front of a local tribunal. James Moran narrates the story, and the cast is made up of his colleagues at the company.
Original broadcast date 6/12/75.
Filmed around the Wakefield area in 1991, Bands and Banners follows miners who joined musical bands or created banners in support of their colliery during the Miners’ Strike.
This film documents the opening of Buhrer Brick Kiln by Mr. A.E. Wilkinson, Lord Mayor of Leeds, at the Bramley Brick Works of Jabez Woolley Ltd on August 14th, 1934.
Yorkshire's burning, and among the fire fighters there could well be a 'firewoman.' This half-hour documentary tells the story of two female trainees, PENNY ROWNTREE and SUZI CARTWRIGHT, on a 10-week training course at the West Yorkshire Fire Service Headquarters at Birkenshaw, near Bradford. If they are successful, they will become the first regular women fire-fighters in Yorkshire. But it's a tough, demanding course, not for the faint-hearted or weak-muscled. Can the two pioneering women survive it and take a hard-won place among the men?
This is a feature made by the ITV programme, Calendar, and presented by Richard Whiteley. The programme was aired on the day the Miners' Strike came to an end on 3rd March, 1985. It is a retrospective on the yearlong strike, specifically focusing on the economic consequences for local businesses and jobs.
Made by Yorkshire Television, this documentary features Labour politician Roy Hattersley as he revisits his native home of Sheffield. Hattersley takes us on a journey of the city, recounting aspects of his life there as a child, working at Daniel Doncaster and Sons, supporting Sheffield Wednesday, watching cricket at Brammal Lane, and as a councillor, with particular reference to Parkhill flats.
Produced by F.P. Waddington, this film captures all the daily practices and working methods of Waddington printers, which produce the Todmorden News & Advertiser. Providing the viewer with a tremendous amount of depth into the newspaper industry, the filmmaker covers reporters researching and writing articles, editors proofing material, the printing process, and even some insight into the distribution of the Todmorden News & Advertiser.
A hundred years on from a ground breaking investigation into unemployment, Richard Bilton turns detective and uncovers a moving story of one family's journey from grinding poverty in a York slum to undreamt of success as a Hollywood actor.
29 October, 2010
This film is part of the C.H. Wood collection and is an educational/promotional film for Sheffield City Council. The film explains exactly where the Council money is spent in the city, and how the services benefit the locals.
This is film of the Meltham Brickworks Christmas party, of family and friends at Christmas, and of the building of an extension to a house and a fallout shelter in the garden during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
This is a film commissioned by Rotherham Corporation to explain and promote the work of Rotherham Town Council. The commentary provides an outline of council work with the film providing illustrations from many of its departments: education, health, home help, housing, refuse collection, entertainment and so on.
This is the second part of a four part film highlighting major tourist sites in Northern Ireland (the first and last parts are missing). The film follows two couples as they visit, among other places, the Belfast Ropeworks Company, Bellevue, Hazlewood, Belfast Lough, Whitehead and Carrickfergus.
This film, from the collection of G Burns, shows aspects of Grassington in 1980. It includes A B White bakers, Grassington School, and various scenes in Grassington Psycho-Geriatric Hospital shortly before its closure.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary about the new Selby coalfield and the state of the coal mining industry. The documentary was made two and a half months into the great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85. Although the strike figures as a backdrop to the film, the focus is on the advances of the new Selby coalfield, those working in it, and on the respective arguments of the NUM, represented by its President Arthur Scargill, and the NCB, represented by its Chairman Ian MacGregor.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary, part of the Northern Line Series, on the Laundry at Halifax General Hospital which is under threat of closure due to privatisation of the Health Service. The programme focuses on interviewing four of the women who work in the laundry, who talk about the importance of what they do, their working conditions and pay, their pride in their job, but their anger at the Government for privatisation.
Kellingley Colliery was a deep coal mine located near Selby, North Yorkshire, and officially closed in December, 2015. The Miner’s Strike was one of the most bitter industrial disputes Britain has ever seen and affected communities across the country. The strike ended on 3rd March, 1985 nearly a year after it began. This short film features the workers of Kellingley Colliery as they carry their banners and return to work following the strike.
ICI Billingham Film Unit cine magazine with three short films: a feature on the national fuel shortage and its effect on the ICI chemical plant at Billingham; a short feature on distribution of the new ICI magazine; and the progress of the Safety Committe in promoting safety at work and cutting down the number of "lost time accidents."
A satirical take on the classic BBC television series of interviews by John Freeman called Face to Face, which ran from 1959 to 1962. ICI Billingham's amateur theatrical team, "The Smoker", gently send up senior ICI management and the ICI staff jobs assessment scheme, known as the Haslam Scheme. Two members perform the characters of the interviewer (based on John Freeman) and interviewee, Bob Haslam. Robert Haslam was a leading industrialist who held positions as a director and chairman within several divisions of ICI on Teesside between 1960 and 1983. The production may have been made around the time (July 1966) that the government's national wage and price freeze was in place.
This edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme 'Access' looks at the pay and conditions of women who go out to work to supplement the family income. In order to organise themselves a group of women are trying to establish a working women's charter group at their place of work. They make representations to their union, who initially are unsympathetic. The film also includes interviews with women who are trying to find jobs with good pay that will fit around family commitments.
A filmed sequence from the Tyne Tees Television programme Commercial Break looking at how women are getting a ‘raw deal’ in the current enterprise culture. The film includes interviews with Charlie Johnson, a freelance training consultant helping women into business in Cleveland, about the problems women face dealing with enterprise agencies and three women about their experiences of setting up and running their own businesses.
This filmed segment of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television current affairs series Briefing investigates the Shildon Wagon Works as it battles against closure by British Rail. Includes interviews with trades union officials and a worker as a large campaign is mounted to save the works. It ended on 29 June, 1984 with closure and the loss of 1,750 jobs. The edition was first broadcast on 24 January 1983.