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A tour of Tideswell, Derbyshire, showing its limestone hills, its church and buildings, and the locals who work in the quarry.
NOTE: This film has a French soundtrack.
'This film describes an upland settlement, Tideswell in the Derbyshire hills. Tideswell is built of local limestone, and many of its inhabitants work in neighbouring stone quarries. A hillside stream supplies power for the mills. Farms are mixed, but there is less arable land than pasture; sheep and cattle thrive on the upland pasture.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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