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VIDEO: Old Hill Inn, Yorkshire, 1979

The 50-minute 1979 documentary film Underground Eiger is primarily about caving but there is a wonderful two-minute sequence which begins at 23:49 filmed at The Old Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales.

It’s a party rather than a typical night at the pub but nonetheless gives a wonderful sense of atmosphere, and is certainly a great antidote to that grim stereotypical ‘Yorkshire’ pub portrayed in An American Werewolf in London.

You can find more information on the film and watch what might be a higher quality copy at the BFI website.

We were sent this link by Robin Oldfield — thanks, Robin!

3 replies on “VIDEO: Old Hill Inn, Yorkshire, 1979”

I love this footage of old pubs. One of my favourites, since I’m from Liverpool and of a certain vintage, is this footage of Paul McCartney in a pub in Birkenhead. Growing up, my uncle ran a Catholic social club in Liverpool’s southend, and I was often dragged by my parents, from aged 4 upwards, to evenings such as these. A vanished world, for the most part…

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