The Yorkshire Film Archive collects, preserves, and shows film made in, or about Yorkshire. Our collections are non-fiction, dating from the 1890s to the present day, and providing a rich and visually compelling record of all aspects of lives, cultures, landscape, industries, major events and everyday activities, many of which are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
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The wheels on the bus go round and round, bringing toys and joys to pre-schoolers in West Yorkshire.
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Singing songs and reading books with paint on your face - the importance of playtime is beautifully captured in this colourful piece. Kitted out with a plethora of toys and games, a vibrant double-decker drives to areas in Wakefield where there are no play groups. As a charity project, the ‘70s Playbus scheme emphasises a need for more volunteers to make learning accessible to everyone.
The year of the film’s release marked the launch of the Playbus Association charity working in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The scheme aimed to support children and parents in remote areas at a cost of 25p for admission.