Title ID 4988Collection ID685
TitleThe Peak District 1968
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeLeisure Rural Life
KeywordsDance Holidays Houses Industry Landscape Nature Reserves Parks Recreational Facilities Shops Villages Workers Parades
LocalPeak District St Albans Derby Harlington Bolton Abbey
RegionalDerbyshire Hertfordshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMr. W.A. Combes Mrs. Doreen Combes
CameraMr. W.A. Combes; Mrs. Doreen Combes
FormatColour Silent
Duration15 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows a holiday to the Peak District stopping at several places of interest along the way including St Michael's Manor Hotel, St Albans, the 'Royal Crown Derby China' factory workshops in Derby, Charles Cotton Hotel in the rural village of Harlington near Buxton, and the Chatsworth House estate near Bakewell.


This film opens with a man packing a car [FUF362D] with belongings, ready for a trip to the Peak District. The film-maker makes a stop at St Michael's Manor Hotel, St Albans, with shots of the duck pond in the garden and exterior views of the hotel.

The next sequence shows the man entering the 'Royal Crown Derby China' factory workshops in Derby, with several potters and Ceramic painters working away at their benches. Several visitors admire a display of moulded figurines and finished tableware. Several close ups show the production of plates and bowls as well as a ornate soup terrine or charger.

The film-maker also stops at the Charles Cotton Hotel, in the rural village of Harlington near Buxton, and makes a visit to the Chatsworth House estate, and tours the village of Bakewelll. Continuing their journey to the Peak District, fthey tour the rural countryside, capturing Morris Dancers and musicians performing in a village outside the Devonshire Arms. The film closes in the same village with a small group of men with a large fabric banner parading down a street.