Caught by the River

Sheffield Climbers (1946-1949)

8th September 2011

Always nice to receive letters like the one below. Particularly nice when the author just gets it straight away. Needless to say, the film is ace. Watch it HERE.

Hello there,

I only just came across your website, but I think I already love it. It helped that the first thing I read included a photo of the bridge at Burnsall (from where you can see what has to be one of Britain’s best settings for cricket?). Anyway, I will continue to get stuck in. In the meantime, I don’t know if this is of interest at all, but I found some pretty classy footage of young Peak District rock climbers from the late ’40s via the Yorkshire Film Archive. The clothes/equipment/pre-climb fry up are all worth a look (if you like that sort of thing).


Ben (Machell)