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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 3.05

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 feature the blonde lady. The first part show her sitting next to a stream sink; this is followed by shots of Malham Cove and the reurgence. Shots of Janet's Foss follow, and finally a two minute long sequence shows Gordale Scar and its waterfalls.