Ribblehead Viaduct Dvd: A Celebration

The story of Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and of its rebuilding in the 1990s. Includes the public walking event over the viaduct.

 A celebration of this structure spanning the area known as Batty Green in the stunning area of Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales.

 The story of Ribblehead Viaduct’s construction in the mid-1800s and renovation in the 1990s, including footage of the re-building techniques. We hear from the resident engineer who masterminded the re-building and from the archaeologist who studied the navvy camps of Batty Green where the men and women who built the viaduct lived.

A remarkable event was held in July 2007 which saw over 2000 members of the public arrive at Ribblehead station and then walk over the viaduct. Footage of this momentous day forms much of this dvd with stunning views of the walkers and the surrounding area from the top of the mighty structure.

We hear from Mike Harding, who opened the walk and from TV weatherman John Mitchell. They tell how their personal interest in the Settle-Carlisle Railway brought them out to join the walk.

The whole event was organised by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line, whose co-ordinator Ruth Evans reflects on the day’s event.

A superb programme to commemorate this historic occasion.

Approx. 40 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner - Kingfisher Productions.

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