The Moorcock Show is an Agricultural Show held west of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, the quintessential sheep show in the Dales. Held on the 2nd September 2018 this shows many of the best of the hardy breeds used in the Yorkshire Dales, such as the Swaledale, Herdwick, Rough Fell, Blue Faced Leicester and the Mule.
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
In 2014 the Tour de France passed through Hawes and continued onto the Buttertubs Pass and over to Swaledale.
This production looks at the impact of the race on Tourism and the local population, starting from the week before the race and on the race day. There is a short piece on the race coming into Hawes and passing up the steep climbs to the Buttertubs.