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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 3.06

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 and another lady in Chapel-le-Dale. The first sequence shows the White Scar area from Dale Barn; the second shows the ladies crossing the steeping stones between the two; and the third shows some small waterfalls.