Film ID:
YFA 4353



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In the summer of 1953, Eli Simpson set out to make a film for the British Speleological Association called The Birth of a Yorkshire River or The Waters of Mawn. The film collection is comprised of rushes he shot at locations such as Ingleborough Cave, Malham Cove, and Hull Pot, all located in the Yorkshire Dales, and many of the films include both interior and exterior footage of the caves.

This film opens with a shot of Horton Beck from the bridge. It also includes footage of Horton Church. Two men walk up to the entrance of Douk Cave, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleborough. They are dressed in overalls and are wearing helmets with lights. They walk near the streams and climb up the rocks to the entrance of the cave.