Skipton & Craven in the Past DVD




A collection of rare archive films of Skipton and Craven from the 1920s to the 1970s, narrated by W.E. Mitchell.

Includes footage from Skipton, Settle, Bentham, Long Preston and Wigglesworth.

More than at any time in our past, our towns and cities are undergoing great change.

Fortunately, in the case of Skipton and the surrounding Craven area, the charm still remains although life is more hectic even in this district.

Fortunately film-makers over the years have captured scenes from long ago, mostly on 16mm film, much of it in colour.

For the first time, archive films of the area have been brought together to show Skipton and Craven as it used to be.

We see films taken in the 1920s right through to the 1970s.

Events covered include:

Some superb street scenes in Skipton during the 1920s.

Poignant views of Craven during the Second World War.

The Coronation celebrations at 1953 at Long Preston and Settle.

A fete at Austwick in the 1950s.

Agricultural shows at Broughton and Bentham.

Stationary steam engines at Barnoldswick.

Traction engines in Skipton.

Settle market place packed full of coaches in the early 1960s.

The 100th anniversary of the Settle-Carlisle.

Plus much, much more.

Altogether a feast of archive film.

Approx. 55 minutes.

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