Film ID: YFA 2043 Video of YFA_2043 Where and What to See in the Yorkshire Dales WHERE AND WHAT TO SEE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES 1972 Visitor TabsDescription This film was commissioned by Wallace Arnold Travel and made and narrated by Mansell H Beard, a teacher at Aysgarth School. The film provides a tour through all the tourist spots in the Yorkshire Dales. Titles: This film has been sponsored by WA Wallace Arnold Tours Limited. A Mansell H. Beard Film In conjunction with Yorkshire Dales Guide & Handbook Where & What To See In The Yorkshire Dales Narrated by Mansell H. Beard The film begins with a view of Wharfedale from the Cow and Calf Rock at Ilkley, with the commentary stating that the Yorkshire Dales are the most beautiful area in England. The tour begins in Skipton and the market street. The tour continues onto Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar, and to a boat in a lock on the canal near Skipton. Next there is Bolton Priory with children playing in the river. At Barden Tower and Burnsall, more children are bathing in the river as a brief history is narrated. The film moves on to Grassington, Stump Cross Caverns, Kettlewell and Kilnsey Crag, showing wild flowers, butterflies and bees, followed by ducks, deer, horse riding and children playing in a stream. Next stops on the tour are Pateley Bridge, Scar House Reservoir, Ramsgill and Middlemoor. People are climbing over Brimham Rocks, some berry picking. Then to Fountains Abbey, leading to Fountains Hall, Snape Castle and thus to Bedale and Jervaulx Abbey. A landlord, “Harry”, is cleaning glasses, while customers drink in a country pub. There are brief sequences of Middleham and Bolton Castle before going to Aysgarth Falls, Hardraw Force and Hawes, with the Youth Hostel and a hotel. The Hornblower blows his horn on the green at Bainbridge, before the film moves on to Richmond, and then to Swaledale and some villages, including the coffin stones and waterfalls. After passing over Buttertubs, Settle is next to be seen and the Three Peaks, with Ingleborough, Horton Gill, the stepping stones, a pub, and the railway viaduct for the Settle Carlisle railway. After Thorpe Falls the film switches to Teesdale and the old lead mines. A shepherd herds sheep with his dog before going on to the Tan Hill Inn. Then to High Force and Cauldron Spout before seeing Bowes Castle and Bowes Museum, including interior shots of the furnishings and other artefacts. Then to Masham and the Druids Temple. The narrator invites us to visit in autumn or winter, showing scenes in both seasons, including horses grazing in snow covered fields and a boy sledging down a hill. The film switches again to the Worth Valley Railway, in Bronte country, where a train pulls into a station and steam engines are being shunted, including “Fred” at Embassy. Then on to Ripon Cathedral, Ripley Castle and Knaresborough, including the zoo. The film ends with boating on the River Nidd near Knaresborough. Titles: The Yorkshire Dales Awaits You… A Mansell H. Beard Film In Conjunction with Yorkshire Dales Guide & Handbook Context The glory of the Yorkshire Dales inheres in its timeless natural beauty, its ancient buildings and traditions, and its historic associations, which makes this lovingly put together tourist guide as relevant today as it was when made over forty years ago. The Dales emerge here as an organic amalgam of rivers, tarns, waterfalls, villages, ancient traditions, abbeys, castles, butterflies and country pubs. This film was commissioned by Wallace Arnold Travel and made and narrated by Mansell H. Beard, a teacher at Aysgarth School and keen amateur filmmaker. Wallace Arnold was one of the UK's largest holiday motor coach tour operators. It was formed in Leeds in 1912, named after its founders Wallace Cunningham and Arnold Crowe. In his book on Wallace Arnold, Roger Davies described them as being early excursion pioneers, operating out of Yorkshire but becoming a national enterprise. By 1980 Wallace Arnold operated 290 coaches from its headquarters in Leeds. In 2005 they merged with Shearings to become WA Shearings. In 2007 the Wallace Arnold name was dropped and now the company is known as Shearings Holidays.