Dale Days


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‘Dale Days’ – Narrated by W. R. Mitchell, 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. Enjoy this first colour film tribute to the wonderful Dales. 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.
This video has been produced from original 16mm film taken by the late Charles Chislett during the early 1940s. “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”.


50 minutes on DVD