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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 3.13

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. The first sequence is Kodachrome and shows some tents inChapel-le-Dale. The second sequence is in monochrome and shows Arnold Brown in Ingleborough Cave showing two visitors the Jockey's Cap. The final Kodachrome sequence shows the mystery blonde cavorting near the river bed in Chapel-le-Dale.