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BSA: 1953 Rushes, Reel 3.07b

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. This Kodachrome footage is of views from the White Scar Cave curtilage, with views of the show cave buildings and across to Beezley Farm on the other sde of the river. The film has been digitised the wrong way round, which means that it displays as a mirror image.