Film ID:
YFA 1809

BORROWDALE

c.1950

Visitor Tabs

Description

This is one of many travelogue films made by amateur filmmaker Laurie Wright. Using intertitles, the films shows many of the interesting sights of Borrowdale at a time before mass tourism.

Title - An Argoth Production
Intertitle - Lakeland, the walkers paradise
A rambler walks across a narrow bridge going over a stream.

Title - Borrowdale

A car drives along a country road with a village in the background. There is a sign for 'Seatoller'. Smoke bellows out of the chimneys of a group of houses. There is a brook, and a path through a wood, and then a waterfall followed by some of the surrounding scenery.

Intertitle - Stonethwaite shut in by mountains is wettest place in England and for five months each year is sunless

There is a road glistening after a rainfall, and a hazy valley. Beyond a ramshackle fence there is a farm and a small village.

Intertitle - Owing to risks of floods this wall is also the pathway

A dry stone wall has had a timber frame attached to enable people to walk on it along the flooded road. A man and a woman sit next to a river, and are joined by two boys.

Intertitle - The Bowder Stone, balanced on one edge & weighing about 1900 tons

The stone is seen with a wooden ladder leading up to the top, with visitors walking around it. A man and a woman walk along a path down to a river having a stone bridge. There is an AA sign for Borrowdalel Grange, and a small group of buildings on one side of the river.

Intertitle - Ashness Bridge

There is another small old stone bridge crossing a stream.

Intertitle - Watendlath

A small village lies on the other side of the bridge, with a nearby waterfall.

Intertitle - Falls of Lodore

The falls are filmed from close up and then again from a distance.

Intertitle - Near Stair

There is another old stone bridge going over a river.

Intertitle - Bassenthwaite Lake

The lake is filmed form high up in the distance.

Intertitle - Friar's Crag and Derwentwater

The lake is filmed form close up and the surrounding mountains are shown. There is a road sign for Keswick, and the centre of the town is seen with the church and parked cars, and rapids.

Intertitle - The Parish Church of St Kentigern, founded 557 A.D.

The church is filmed form various vantage points.

Intertitle - The clock has only one hand.

The one handed clock is shown close up.

Intertitle - The grave of Robert Southey Poet Laureate 1813-1843

There is a close up of the grave stone, showing the inscription, and the film comes to an end.