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A glimpse of the Lake District in 1939
« on: 14:21:33, 12/05/20 »
I'm not sure if this YouTube video counts as news or an article but this seems the most appropriate place to post.

Shot in 1939, 'Over The Hills' is a 15-minute colour film promoting the Austin 8. The car is filmed climbing various Lake District passes, totalling 25,000 feet in 234 miles and taking over 12hours for the journey.

I think it is a charming film and it was fun spotting many familiar locations.

https://youtu.be/2jHyutfRo1g
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Re: A glimpse of the Lake District in 1939
« Reply #1 on: 17:59:47, 12/05/20 »
That's great. Thanks for posting.


I wouldn't fancy crossing the tarn outflow at Watendlath and as for driving up to Rigghead Quarries  :D

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Re: A glimpse of the Lake District in 1939
« Reply #2 on: 19:46:42, 12/05/20 »
Amazing.  And I thought our roads were bad now :D
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Re: A glimpse of the Lake District in 1939
« Reply #3 on: 20:56:28, 12/05/20 »
I thoroughly enjoyed watching that. It was good looking for familiar places and fells. I bet a lot of modern day 4x4's (Chelsea tractors) wouldn't be able to cope with some of that terrain. Amazing how that Austin 8 just went over gravel, rocks and gullies and through water without a care in the world. They don't make them like they used to  :)


Thanks for posting

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Re: A glimpse of the Lake District in 1939
« Reply #4 on: 21:53:22, 12/05/20 »
Blimey, that's a heck of a day out driving over those passes. Last time I went up, and down, Garburn Pass it was hard enough just walking and I have seen a 4x4 stuck on the Walna Scar Road. Think I'll look for an Austin 8 for mi next car  8)

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Re: A glimpse of the Lake District in 1939
« Reply #5 on: 22:28:54, 12/05/20 »
I really enjoyed watching that.  Thanks for posting  O0
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