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A nostalgic look at the Lake District through rare colour and black and white film sequences from the 1930s to the 1950s. The DVD includes Charles Chislett’s exceptional 16mm colour footage shot around the Lakes during WWII and a seventeen minute colour film from the 1950s shot by Fred Brackenbury. Also included is some early 1930s footage of villages.
Narrated by Bill Mitchell M.B.E., a knowledgable writer and Lake District enthusiast, you will enjoy many highlights including the colourful rush bearing procession in Ambleside in the 1950s and such things as sheep shearing – the hard way!
The colour footage was taken by two film-makers living in Yorkshire who, like many, would go to the Lakes for that annual holiday or for an adventurous walk on the fells. Charles Chislett lived in Rotherham for many years and was well known for his travelogue-style productions. .
The production concludes with a seventeen minute colour film from the 1950s shot by Fred Brackenbury of Harrogate. His professional photographic style captures some wonderful scenes on the Lakes and in the hills. So join us in our nostalgic look around one of England’s most favourite haunts and see life as it used to be in this veritable feast of archive film.