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 mm 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 rushes are a hotchpotch. They start with some captions, followed by shots of a family at Janet's Foss. A lady next to a stream sink (probably Smelt Mill Sink) is next seen, before shots of Malham Cove and the Watlowes.