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A nostalgic look at the Yorkshire Dales with rare colour film sequences from the 1940s. The unique footage captures the splendour of the Dales and the way of life in those early wartime years, showing everything from the creamery at Hawes to Richmond Castle, from the Tees at Egglestone to the ‘mountains of Yorkshire’ from Ingleborough to Wild Board Fell.
Dale Days is a rare archive film of the Yorkshire Dales taken in colour during 1942. The 16mm film was taken by Charles Chislett from Rotherham. His footage shows the splendour of the Dales and the way of life in those early wartime years. A visit to the creamery at Hawes is just one illustration of farming methods seen in his films. This is a rare chance to view a unique record of Yorkshire Dales life at a time before the full mechanisation of farming and at a time when motor vehicles were rarely seen on Dales roads.
‘Those who have never explored Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale do not know England… if you have seen Richmond Castle high against the sky, sunshine on the Tees beneath the Abbey Bridge of Egglestone, the mountains of Yorkshire from Ingleborough to Wild Board Fell – you do not forget. In this film you will also meet the ‘Hen of Hawes’, the ‘Dog of Dentdale’ and see the story of a Wensleydale cheese.