Derbyshire Village

About the film

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.


  • Release year - 1944
  • Director - A. Reginald Dobson
  • Production company - G.B. Instructional
  • Cinematographer - Jack Parker
  • Supervisor - G.J. Cons
  • Running time (minutes) - 09 mins 46 secs

Original description

'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)

Did you know?

  • The quarry featured in the film is now the Miller’s Dale Quarry nature reserve.
  • Working titles for the film included ‘Upland Settlement’ or ‘Upland Village’, in keeping with other films in the ‘Human Geography’ series, such as Lowland Village and Coastal Village.

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