Film ID:
YFA 1

BEAUTY SPOTS OF RIPON

1922

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Description

A short film made to promote Ripon, a Cathedral city on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, as a tourist destination.

After the titles, the River Ure and Sharow Lane are shown, with a horse and cart carrying bales of hay, from the railway bridge, followed by the railway station and North Bridge. There are scenes showing boating on the River Ure, swimming, views of bathing huts and people playing tennis. We see people coming out of the Pump Rooms, the exterior of the Spa Baths, the Spa Gardens and the Spa Hotel.  A panoramic view from one of the Cathedral towers shows the Market Square, Water Skellgate, Bondgate, Kirkgate, High St, Agnesgate, and the rooftops and chimmneys of the local varnish factories. The film then moves to the west front of the Cathedral, and Thorpe Prebend House, before the film moves to Fountains Abbey where there are general views of the Abbey, Huby's Tower and Studley Park. The film then shows Hackfall Woods and Mowbray Point, near the village of Grewelthorpe and then returns to Ripon Market Square where we see the Town Hall, the Obelisk, the Unicorn Hotel and the cabman's shelter. The film ends with views of the Ripon Hornblower and Sergeant at Mace.