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 thoughts on “VIDEO: Old Hill Inn, Yorkshire, 1979”

  1. 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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