Derbyshire on Film – The Peak District

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.

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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.

Derbyshire on Film The Peak District produced and edited by acclaimed filmmaker Andy McKay and his team at the University of Lincoln s School of Media, is a series of beautiful amateur and professional films which have been enhanced, re-edited and themed to illustrate life in this mesmerizing county. 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 marvelous collection of archive films preserved at the Media Archive for Central England The DVD also includes a short film, About MACE, a behind the scenes look at the work of MACE and the services they provide.

Disc Contents: Peak County, Walking the Peaks, Day Trippers & Holidays, Snow, Water, Festivals & Customs. Timeless Dovedale, Industry, Blue John, Heritage, Country Pursuits.

  • Directors: Andy McKay
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Lincoln School of Media for the Media Archive for Central England
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Aug. 2012
  • Run Time: 80 minutes