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Occupation and Training of the Mentally Handicapped
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
Kent's public gardens
Amateur film 1984 5 mins Silent Location: Hever
Four of Kent's finest stately homes and gardens delight large numbers of visitors in this short film from the 1980s
Men of Iron
Amateur film 1960 19 mins Location: Leeds
The ancient art of sand casting using an iron mould is the focal point of this industrial film made at Steander foundry in Leeds.
The Visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to John Barran’s Factory
Sponsored film 1939 4 mins Silent Location: Leeds
In this fascinating film, made just over 6 months before the start of World War 2, George VI inspects a military uniform factory in Leeds.
Factual TV 1988 8 mins Location: Leeds
A Yorkshire bus factory gets a new lease of life and goes on to inspire innovation in the industry in this pleasing short film.
Half a Lifetime
Amateur film 1978 9 mins Location: Leeds
Leeds Council’s elaborate plan to redevelop sports facilities in the city receives close scrutiny from this film’s local commentator.
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.