Film ID:
YFA 1815

BUTTERMERE PART 1

1930s

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 around Buttermere in Cumberland at a time before mass tourism.

Title - An Argoth Production
Lakeland the walkers paradise
A rambler in shorts walks across a moor away from the camera, and there is a close up of a lake.

Title - Buttermere
The lake is shown from high up at a distance. There is a sign for Scarf Gap Pass. The pass is shown with the mountains on either side.

Intertitle - Sour Milk Gill
There is a steep ravine with a mountain stream coming down. This is first seen at a distance and then up close. This is followed by two women and four men coming out of a hotel.

Intertitle - On Red Pink 2479 ft.
The road that goes by the side of Buttermere is shown, and one of the surrounding mountains. A man and a woman scrambling up the side stop to drink from a mountain stream. The man washes his face and the woman, in a skirt and with a walking stick, carries on in front. At the top the two of them stand by a man-made pillar of stones. They are joined by another man.

Intertitle - On the North Face of Red Pike is England's highest waterfall - Scale Force - with a drop of 120ft.
The waterfall is seen from a distance and then close up. There is a sign for the Victoria Hotel, Buttermere, with a plaque declaring that is was founded as the Bridge Inn in 1735. The bridge and front of the hotel are shown.

Intertitle - Sail Beck runs through hotel grounds
The Beck is shown with a timber footbridge going over it, before it passes under a stone bridge.

Intertitle - Off to explore Sail Valley
Two women and two men walk over a moorland hill, jumping over a beck on their way. Sheep are herded over a bridge. The visitors, including a girl, get into a car parked in front of the hotel. A large group of people then pose for the camera in front of the car. A woman sorts through post distributing letters. A woman runs up to and past the camera. A car draws up to the hotel and some people get in, waving to the camera as they leave.

Intertitle - Honister Pass, the road over to Borrowdale
The Pass is seen, with a brook in the foreground. The Pass is then shown from higher up with two figures in the distance walking along a path. A group of holidaymakers are being pulled along in a large horse drawn carriage along the path. On another section of the path a woman pushes a bicycle. The Pass is then filmed from high up and from various vantage points, showing the river and the path running side-by-side. It is then filmed again from ground level, eventually arriving at Borrowdale.