This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of Peter, his son, at school. The film includes footage of football and cricket matches between students and the teachers as well as a father son match.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home and on holiday during the Second World War.
This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of family trips to Blackpool, the Lake District, Derwent Valley and Skegness, some filmed from an airplane.
Part of the Ibberson Collection, this film documents a number of family related events which took place during 1958 including footage of the Ibberson boys at school, a trip to Scotland, and the Brussels World Fair in June
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.
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 film contains footage of agricultural practice in the 1930s followed by footage of a garden.
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.
This film contains family scenes in the countryside and trips to Bolton Abbey and Burnsall. There are brief snippets feature women playing mixed cricket and bowls matches, while there are also interesting scenes that employ trick photography towards the end of the reel.
This film is a professionally produced documentary made by Nick Fletcher and Cube Media in York, sponsored by a Commedia Millennium Award. The film features footage of Malton and Norton, towns which in 1999 and 2000 were hit with the worst flooding in over 50 years.
Made by Peter Jackson and Edward Winpenny, this film documents the work of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. It features a reconstruction of a cave rescue and includes brief interviews with the volunteers who make up the Rescue Team.
This reference tape contains copies of the following films:
Close Up North (Disappearing Coast)
Port of Hull
New Heart for a City
Made by Ken Leckenby and Myer Gorwits of the Mercury Movie Makers, this is a nature documentary in which the two filmmakers aim to capture the Dipper, a bird which is closely associated with swiftly running rivers and streams or the lakes into which these fall. It often perches bobbing spasmodically with its short tail uplifted on the rocks around which the water swirls and tumbles. The Dipper acquired its name from these sudden dips, not from its diving habit, though it dives as well as walks into the water. The film is accompanied by a commentary which explains the methods used by the filmmakers to capture the bird on film.
.Made by members of the Harrogate Cine Club, this film documents the events which took place during the Great Yorkshire Show. The film includes footage of much of the livestock which is entered into competitions during this annual agricultural show.
Part of the Ibberson collection, the following film documents a trip Mr. Ibberson made with his father to Germany in April, 1932. The film contains scenic footage of pre-war Germany and the electric railway to Elberfeld.
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.
Every day at Fylingdales, the Early Warning Missile Base high on the North York Moors near Whitby in North Yorkshire, 5000 space objects come under the day-and-night questioning of 100-ton radar scanners. The basic function of Fylingdales is to alert the West to possible Russian nuclear ballistic attack. Three 'golf-balls' dominate Fylingdales, along with a smaller listening-ear dome which analyses interference from unwanted radio and television signals. This documentary provides a fascinating insight into the function of Fylingdales. We visit the operation room, accessed by a secret 800 metre long tunnel, and find out about the 700 people who man this highly-secret, self-contained township. Peace protestors and CND supporters have their say too.
Michael Clegg visits the Lower Don Valley and meets Geoff Cartwright and Keith Clarkson who are both involved in the conservation and revitalisation of this area of Sheffield. The Lower Don Valley is full of derelict ex-industrial sites and mills, but Sheffield has a plan to revitalise Blackburn Meadow, near Tinsley, on the remains of former medieval forests.
This Turners film production sponsored by Sunderland council highlights the advantages of the Sunderland region as a place to live, commercial centre and location for industry. The film documents Sunderland’s successful industries, such as engineering, shipbuilding, Pyrex glass manufacturing, and tailoring, and promotes Sunderland Corporation’s redesign of residential, educational and business centres. Footage includes excellent shots of Sunderland’s famous glass blowers, scenes from the launch of the 'Montrose,' slum clearance, and construction of the Derwent Reservoir. Includes voice-over and music soundtrack.
A promotional film made by Northumbria Films for the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company. The film follows a Mrs Green whose water supply is cut of due to a broken pipe. She and her daughter visits the companies office in Sunderland and are taken a tour of the Burnhope Reservoir and Ryhope Pumping Station to show the work the company does to make sure she gets ‘crystal clear’ water through her taps.
Promotional film for The North East Industrial and Development Association that looks at North East England. Deals mainly with industry but also looks at the landscapes of rural areas and the coast..
An overview of the North East Electricity Board's (NEEB) area of operation covering all regions in the North East, with music and commentary. Includes footage of NEEB electricity showrooms at Carliol House in Newcastle and retail activities, NEEB displays at the Yorkshire Show in Harrogate and the Durham County Show, workers leaving Rowntrees factory in York. Industries documented include open cast mining at Ashington and Monkwearmouth Colliery, Swan Hunters ship yard, manufacture of television cathode ray tubes in Sunderland, Patons and Baldwins wool factory in Darlington, and sequences on NEEB working practices.
A promotional film produced by Turners Film Productions for the Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company looking at the needs as well as provisions of water to the Newcastle area. The film follows the construction and workings of The River Tyne Abstraction Scheme and the Palin Laboratories in 1977.
Promotional film for Scott and Turner's Delrosa rose hip syrup, which depicts the harvesting, production and health benefits of the product. Includes footage of children paid to pick rose hips, and women working in the Delrosa factory at Coxlodge, Fawdon, on Tyneside.
A charming animation on the keeping of frogs and other amphibians as pets. The film looks at the types of environments frogs like to live in. The film also looks at toads and newts and how best to look after them. This children's cartoon was created by celebrated South Shields animator Sheila Graber for a children’s television series that was broadcast around the world in the 1980s.