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. The open sequence of these Kodachrome rushes show the blonde lady wandering around Gayle Beck at Ribblehead. The closing sequence is taken from the road on the west side of the railway bridge in Chapel-le-Dale and has a fine sequence showing Ribblehead Viaduct and Whernside.