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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 2.01

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 initially start with shots shown in Reel 1.13 of the view from the top of Trow Gill, followed by Arnold Brown with Tilley Lamp showing a party of visitors with candles around Ingleborough Cave. Further shots of the show cave are then seen.