Leeds nostalgia: Yorkshire Film Archive shows floods in 1932

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This film, courtesy of the Yorkshire Film Archive website, features a compilation of items including motorcycle racing, horse racing, the Bentley Floods, and take-off and landing of an Imperial Airways biplane.

The film opens with motorcycle racing, mostly uphill, with spectators lined up along the sides cheering.

Under a section entitled ‘Mr O’Gallagher has a few words with Mr Renolds’, two men discuss the motorbike before more racing scenes.

Then it’s ‘Sheffield Speedway’, which sees small cars race at the speedway and drivers can be seen getting in and out of the race cars.

Another section is called ‘The Faster Motor Club’ and is staged possibly at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. Motorbikes go around a sharp curve, one of which falls over.

There is more racing on the road, and some of the motorcycles have sidecars.

The next portion of the film briefly features horse racing. For this particular race, crowds of spectators turned out for the event, possibly at the racing track in York.

In Bentley, near Doncaster, flood waters rush though and fill the town streets. To see the film, log onto the YFA website.

Ilkley, 30th July 1976

Ted Carroll, the TV and film extra with the 180 degree nose, is learning to live with himself at his pub in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

The new Ted, with the old nose, is a bronze bust modelled by a sculptress at Ilkley College.
In fact Janet Bowler's Ted Carroll is even more rugged than the real thing.
Ted let his nose go its own way after having it broken four times during his 12 years with Hunslet Rugby League Club.
"She left it over the holidays with me to see if I could get used to it. People come up to it and order two pints", said Mr. Carroll, who with his wife, Beryl, runs the Rose and Crown, opposite Ilkley Parish Church.

Leeds nostalgia: July 1976: Former rugby league player ‘gets used to living with himself’