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  • Description

    Castleton, Derbyshire.

    78 year old Bert Marrison is the last craftsman to make rope traditionally.

    Shots of an entrance to a cave, 'Peak Cavern'. Inside the cave, Bert stretches twine between two wooden posts. Various shots of the rope making process - all by hand! He is making a tow rope from hemp. Bert turns a handle to bind three strands of rope. M/S icicles hanging from cave ceiling. A younger man helps Bert by turning a wheel to plait the three strands. Shots of derelict rope making machines - remnants of an age when rope making was a thriving industry.

    Cuts exists - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3205
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    229.13
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:07:00 / 01:51:34:00
    Canister:
    CP 436
    Sort Number:
    CP 436
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Derbyshire Chesterfield and Local blue john ropemaking
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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