Film ID:
YFA 4343

ELI SIMPSON COLLECTION REEL 4

1953

Visitor Tabs

Description

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.

The film opens with a shot of the Ingleborough Cave entrance and includes footage of the surrounding landscape. Two men are walking towards the entrance, and there are shots taken at different vantage points of the Cave. The film closes with a man kneeling down, trying to open up his large backpack.