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Magnificent Reproductions of the Great Yorkshire Show in Bradford (1901)
Great fashions, hefty livestock, horse jumping and a few spectacular falls on display at an agricultural show.
Non-Fiction 1901 15 mins Silent
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society's annual agricultural show already had a 64-year history by 1902, which helps explain the remarkably slick organisation on display here. The fabulous women's fashions give the proceedings something of a Ladies Day feel, and the whole event is obviously a distinguished occasion. Contemporary reviews highlight the candid portraits of well-known local dignitaries.
Blue Coat Children Marching to Curzon Hall, Birmingham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Birmingham
Church school pupils set off for a trip to the famous Birmingham entertainment hall.
Congregation Leaving St Patrick's Church in Cork (1902)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent
Well-to-do of Cork worshippers leaving St Patrick's Church.
Manchester Sunday Schools Whit Monday Procession (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 9 mins Silent Location: Manchester
Crowds throng the city streets to see a parade of beautifully turned out children in a festive parade.
Hunslet Carnival and Gala (1904)
Non-Fiction 1904 5 mins Silent Location: Hunslet
A spectacular street procession in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire.
Congregation Leaving St James' Church, Hessle Road, Hull (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
The faithful surge out of St James' Church onto a wind-swept street in Edwardian Hull.
Congregation Leaving Wesleyan Chapel in Mansfield (c.1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Mansfield
A view of Mansfield's Bridge Street, as worshippers emerge from chapel.
Bradford City: A Year of Healing
Factual TV 1986 28 mins Location: Bradford
Numerous victims of the horrendous 1985 fire at Valley Parade manage to find positive outcomes to their suffering in this poignant film.
The Official Opening of the First Building for the University of Bradford
Promotional 1965 13 mins Location: Bradford
Prime Minister Harold Wilson opens the University's first building in this celebratory film that acknowledges decades of effort.
Opening of the J.B. Priestley Library
Promotional 1975 16 mins Location: Bradford
Bradford-born author J.B. Priestley is in fine humour in this insightful film that depicts his opening of a new library at Bradford Uni.
Bradford College Collection Sikh Temple Decorations (Part 1)
Non-Fiction 1972 2 mins Silent Location: Bradford
Stepping inside the gateway to the Guru’s house, Bradford’s first Gurdwara (Sikh temple) hosts a vibrantly decorated service.
Women and Leisure
Current affairs 1988 11 mins Location: Leeds
This film sees Sheffield Council reform and modernise their approach to female leisure activities for their diverse and busy community.
News 1986 7 mins Location: Bradford
“April Fools!” This Bradford music industry “mockumentary” is overflowing with dry humour and deadpan comedy.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.