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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 1.07

Back to the Eli Simpson film rushes page:   In 1953 The British Speleological Association initiated a project under the leadership of Eli Simpson to make a 16┬ámm film about limestone caves in the Yorkshire Dales called "Birth of a Yorkshire River". They had a number of sessions filming both on the surface and underground, experimenting with both monochrome and Kodachrome film. The project was eventually abandoned, but the rushes were discovered in the Eli Simpson Archive held by the BCRA. This set of rushes have both monochrome and Kodachrome sequences. The first part show two ladies walking through hayfields - possibly in Chapel-le-Dale. The second sequence is in colour, and shows the glamorous blonde seated with a waterfall behind her - possible Weathercote Cave.