Derbyshire archive film on sale at QUAD

derbyshire%20on%20filmA new collection of archive films Derbyshire On Film:The Peak District compiled and produced by MACE (the Media Archive for Central England) is now available to buy in QUAD’s shop in Derby.

The first in a volume of DVDs about Derbyshire to be released over the next two years, the collection focuses on the customs, industries, people and landscape of the Peak District through much of the twentieth century.

The series of beautiful amateur and professional films illustrate life in this mesmerising county.

The DVD offers a chance to hear ATV Today’s Gwyn Richards tell the tale of the flooding of Derwent Village and Ashopton to make way for Ladybower Reservoir; watch the quarrying and cutting of Blue John and hear memories of those who took part in the mass trespass of 1932.

There is footage of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall in the 1960s and families enjoying the countryside in the 1950s and 1960s.

Marvel at how little Dovedale has changed since the 1930s through a selection of films taken through the decades of the famous stepping stones.

The DVD features 80 minutes of colour and black and white footage with optional subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.
The DVD is available from QUAD Reception and is priced at £15. For more information, please call QUAD Box office on 01332 290606 or see: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk 
 
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