Amfilms
Video Production in the Yorkshire Dales

Released: The Restoration Gayle Mill

The Restoration of Gayle Mill

This programme tells the story of Gayle Mill`s restoration from the time the Mill was put on the market in the 1980s, to The Gayle Mill Trust vacating the Mill, at the request of the North of England Civic Trust in 2018.

Old video material is used in the early part of this story.

The programme is divided into sections dealing with the restoration:

The Fabric of the Building
The Water system: Leat and Weir
The Turbines: including the oldest in situ Water Turbine designed by Professor Thompson in 1878
The Flat Belting System and late 19th Century Woodworking Machinery
The Electricity Generation from water power starting in 1900

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Released: Tornado and Flying Scotsman

Tornado and Flying Scotsman
on the Settle to Carlisle Line

The Tornado 60163 Train runs a scheduled Steam hauled service on the Settle to Carlisle Railway Line up to Appleby from Leeds in February, before the reopening of the line on 31st March 2017.

The Flying Scotsman travels from Keighley to Carlisle and back on the day the line reopened.

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The Semerwater Spear Project

Between October the 28th and 30th 2016, a temporary structure was created on Semerwater stretching out into the Lake. Created to celebrate the discovery of an intact Bronze Age Spearhead in 1937.

Featuring the casting of a replica bronze spearhead, music, art and poetry live events over the 3 days. Organised by the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes.

The sculpture was created by the artist David Murphy.