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BBC North West Regional Documentaries: Record Detail

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Accession Number

B152

Series Title

[UNKNOWN]

Programme Title

ROPE FACTORIES

Producer

[Unknown]

Other Credits

Presenter: Frank Mellor

Transmission Date

[Unknown]

 

colour , sound (sep), 08 mins 04 secs

Synopsis

B152/1: Programme presented by BBC presenter Frank Mellor focusing on rope maker Nat Bell from Kendal. Ex-farmer Bell is shown with his rope-making contraption making ropes up to 30 feet in length, including winding and putting toggles on ropes. Mellor interviews Bell about the process of rope-making and the demand for ropes for agricultural purposes. Mellor speaks to camera about the history of rope walks and rope makers. 08m04s

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