This is one of a series of themed documentaries titled Clegg’s People made by Yorkshire Television and featuring Michael Clegg visiting places and interviewing people. The series ran from the 1980s into the 1990s. In this programmes Clegg meets a club of racing pigeon owners based in the village of Lofthouse, West Yorkshire, and witnesses a race.
This is a film by Doug and Norah Brear of Wakefield Cine Club. The film features various leisure sport activities, including yachting, gliding, powerboats, scrambling, go-karting, car football and grass tracking. The events are accompanied by a wry understated commentary.
Magazine film by Eric Hall on various sporting themes, including cricket, golf, model aeroplanes, fishing and, most prominently, motorcycle racing.
This programme takes looks at the Yorkshire Cricket League and the Bradford Cricket League, focusing on Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club. The documentary features interviews and some cricket action.
This documentary is part of the Yorkshire Television Destination Mexico series which was first transmitted in the summer of 1968. This episode focuses on the show jumper Harvey Smith who, it was expected, would be selected for the Olympic Games in Mexico of that year. It mainly features Harvey Smith talking about his horses, his training methods and various aspects of his career and life, as well as interviews with others who know him.
This is a Calendar Special on the British paraplegic athletic squad in training for the National Championships taking place later that year at Stoke Mandeville. The programme includes footage of the athletes in training, mainly wheelchair racing, at Cleckheaton athletics track in West Yorkshire. There are interviews with competitors and others including Kevin McNicholas, Paul Cartwright, Moira Gallagher (National Track Coach), Mark Agar (British Record Holder 800/1500 meters) and Dorothy Ripley (British Record Holder, shot put and javelin).
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This shows the Swillington Miners Welfare Gala and Sports Day, and also a trip to Scotland.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. The film features an Autocar race at Harewood Hillclimb. Nestled in a verdant cleft of Yorkshire’s Golden Triangle, it’s one of Britain’s most distinctive motorsport venues.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This features gliding at Sutton Bank, a trip to Matlock, some trick filming of his son, and the newly opened Baitings Reservoir.
This film features members of the Hull Auto Club during various rallies in East Yorkshire including Hull and Withernsea and a Vespa Rally in Goole. Many different makes and models of motorbikes and cars are featured during the different events. It’s likely the entire film once had an accompanying commentary; however, only sections of the soundtrack remain.
This film, maybe by Bernard Freeman, features a motorcycle scramble race at Post Hill in Pudsey, West Yorkshire.
This is a short film of the opening of the Thrift Cricket Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds, by Herbert Sutcliffe, in May 1935.
This is a film of the three day match between Yorkshire and Warwickshire at Headingly in August 1937. Yorkshire won by 9 wickets, and Hedley Verity took 9 wickets for 43 in the first innings, and 5 for 49 in the second. Parts of the match are also filmed on slow motion.
This is a film of the fourth test Ashes match with Australia at Headingly on Monday, 25th July, 1938. It shows quite a bit of cricketing action.
This is a film of the Golden Acre Road Race that took place in Leeds on 10th June 1956. It includes footage of the competitors at various parts of the road race as well as spectators gathered for the event.