North West Film Archive
BBC North West Regional News and Documentary Film 1966-1986: Sample Film Clips - Rural
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Cheshire farm
Felicity Goodey reporting on the effect of the dry weather on farming and milk yields in Cheshire (1975)
Frank Mellor on the hidden dangers in the grasslands of the north west: poisonous wild flowers (1978)
Lakeland homes
Alistair Macdonald on the problems caused by second homes in the Lake District and Peak District (1980)
Grasmere Sports
Shows traditional events at the annual Grasmere Sports and Show in Cumbria on 22 August 1974 (1974)
A resident of Tattenhall in Cheshire is interviewed and bell ringers are seen at the parish church (1974)
Sheep farmer
Herdwick sheep farmer Vic Toms and farmer Hughie Parker are interviewed about their lifestyles (1975)
Honey bees
Frank Mellor visits a honey-making operation in the Lune Valley and a farm near Wycoller, Lancashire (1975)
Lancashire tourism
Two men visit tourist spots in Lancashire including Smithills Hall in Bolton and Lake Coniston (1973)
Frank Mellor reporting from the Lake District on the creation of the new county of Cumbria (1974)
Grizedale Forest
Frank Mellor visits Grizedale Forest to look at the work of the Forestry Commission (date unknown)
Bob Orrell takes a trip with his two packhorses along old packhorse routes in the Lake District (1977)
Pennine moors
A man encourages 'Pennine folk' to walk on the moors above Nelson and Colne (1979)
Sheep farming
Frank Mellor looks at the history of Herdwick sheep farming in the Lakes and interviews farmers (1973)
Piel Island
Focuses on life on the tiny twenty-acre Piel Island, near the Furness Peninsula (date unknown)
Martindale Common
Looks at Cumbria sheep farmer Stan Richardson and Cheshire dairy farmer Bert Dutton (1976)
Fell runner and farmer Joss Naylor and his wife speak about the introduction of electricity to Wasdale (1977)