Film ID: YFA 91 PEACEFUL LAKELAND - A STUDY IN CONTRASTS 1935 Visitor TabsDescription This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of a family holiday to the Lake District. Title – Portrayed by Noel T Beardsell Intertitle – Britain’s most peaceful panorama – the English Lake District. The film begins with a view over one of the lakes, with a boathouse and a bus parked. Intertitle – Over the Kirkstone Pass thousands of motorists come roaring – in search of rest and peace. Several cars and motorcyclists come around the pass in a slow, meandering fashion. Intertitle – The quieter the scene – the noisier the cars. A long line of buses come around a bend, filmed speeded up. Intertitle – Startled herons fly off in alarm. Herons fly over a lake, and more cars and buses come around the bend. Intertitle – . . . and mountain –dwellers utter a scornful "Baa – a – a!" A sheep is up in the mountains looking down at the traffic. Intertitle – Even the rivers seem in a hurry to reach the lakes. Several waterfalls and mountain rivers are filmed. Mrs Beardsell and Peter stand on top of a bridge with another woman. Intertitle – The ferry carries passengers and cars across Windermere. The ferry, pulled by cable, is filmed as it journeys across. They drive off, followed by a truck carrying sacks of coal, ‘W&J Turner’. Intertitle – But the modern spirit demands something faster than steam! A tourist cruise boat comes in to dock. Intertitle – This motor boat is Lakeland's latest concession to hurrying guests. Several passengers hurry past the Old England Hotel to board the boat. Intertitle – Speed madness. The boat pulls way across the lake, filmed speeded up. Intertitle – Model yachts show grace as well as pace. Several model boats are shown among the rowing boats. Intertitle – But Lakeland has the visitor under its spell. Mrs Beardsell walks along the side of a lake and stops to admire the view. Mrs Beardsell, Peter and another woman, possibly a maid, sit by a stream and have a picnic, eating sandwiches. Intertitle – Rush gives way to quiet enjoyment of its manifold charms. . Part of a lake is filmed from a boat as it slowly moves through the water, with cows grazing on the grass banks. Intertitle – . . and colour. (Col.) There is a view over a lake, and then from a boat journeying across the lake, filmed in faded colour. Another ferry boat takes a car across to the other side. There is a view of a sailing boat on the lake from the Ferry Hotel. The film finishes showing a mountainside.