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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 3.02

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 are mainly of the Malham Cove area. They start with views from under a bridge, followed by shots of the Cove and the resurgence. A couple are next seen walking down by the stream, and this is followed by views of the Watlowes dry valley.