Treasures of the Dearne
BLTV is pleased to show five films that were produced for a project which was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These documentaries show the transformation of the dearne valley, parts of which were once described as the largest single area of toxic derelict land in the UK into flourishing environmentally friendly areas of housing, industry and countryside and which feature some large nature reserves. BLTV has also produced a short trailer which gives an insight into the content of the five films.
"Treasures of the Dearne" Videos
Programme 1 – Carlton Marsh
Dave Hodgson visits Carlton Marsh site and talks to Cliff Gorman about the wildlife there.
Programme 2 – Dearne Valley Park
Dave Hodgson investigates the history of the area and talks to ex-councillor John Sanderson.
Programme 3 – Worsbrough Mill
Dave Hodgson visits the ancient flour mill and has a conducted tour by miller Simon Dodd.
Programme 4 – Wombwell Woods
Dave Hodgson looks at the history of this ancient woodland with the help of professor Melvyn Jones a landscape historian.
Programme 5 – Old Moor Wetland
Dave Hodgson visits this nature reserve and talks to some of the staff and volunteers who work there.
Dearne Valley Taster Trailer
Giving a five-minute introduction to the content of the main “Treasures of the Dearne” videos.