Derbyshire on film: Vol. 1 the Peak District

Mckay, Andy, Fowler, Ronald and Kinch, Glen (2012) Derbyshire on film: Vol. 1 the Peak District. [Video]

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Derbyshire on Film – The Peak District, written, produced and edited by filmmaker Andy McKay, is a series of beautiful amateur and professional films which have been enhanced, re-edited and themed to illustrate life in this mesmerising county.
The Peak District became the UK’s first National Park in 1951 following the famous Kinder Mass Trespass in 1932 and years of subsequent campaigning by ramblers to be allowed access to the Peaks’ open moors. It covers a huge area, not all of which is in Derbyshire, and its landscape, traditions and industries are as diverse as each other, from the limestone dales of the White Peak to the wilder north of the Dark Peak.
In this DVD you will hear ATV Today’s Gwyn Richards tell the tale of the flooding of Derwent Village and Ashopton to make way for Ladybower Reservoir; see the blizzards of 1938 and hear the snow poem by Derbyshire poet Mark Gwynne Jones; watch the quarrying and cutting of Blue John; hear memories of those who took part in the mass trespass of 1932; look back at Chatsworth and Haddon Hall in the 1960s and families enjoying the countryside in the 1950s and 1960s; marvel at how little Dovedale has changed since the 1930s, all through a marvellous collection of archive films preserved at the Media Archive for Central England

Keywords:Derbyshire, Peak District, Documentary film
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W613 Film & Sound Recording
W Creative Arts and Design > W612 Producing Motion Pictures
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
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Deposited On:11 Dec 2012 23:34

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