Film ID:
YFA 4347

ELI SIMPSON COLLECTION REEL 8

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.

This film includes interior footage taken at Ingleborough Cave. There are three cavers present, all wearing helmets with lights attached to them. They walk in the shallow stream which runs through the cave and through some very close quarters. The cavers make their way into different caverns, and there is extensive footage taken inside the cave.