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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 3.07

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 were filmed around Horton in Ribblesdale. It starts with a view of Douk Ghyll Scar, followed by views of the church. There is then some footage of two cavers at Douk Gill Cave.