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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 1.12

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. These Kodachrome rushes show surface shots of the Malham area. It starts by showing the view of the area around the cove, and then shows a family at the base of the Cove next to the resurgence, followed by some views of Malham Village. The Smelt Mill Sink is then shown, and the rushes end with some views of Janet's Foss.