The Solitary Rambler

LAMENTATION IN LONGSHAW
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Filmed 3rd May 2014
Post-production completed 24th June 2014
Alternative version completed 14th January 2016
Running time 12 minutes
Synopsis
 
I take a lovely stroll around Longshaw Estate  in the Peak District .  My walk takes me past the appropriately named Wooden Pole and White Edge Moor before dropping down to climb back up through the delightful  Padley Gorge .....
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Locations
 
Filmed in the  Peak District  in the counties of  Derbyshire  and  South Yorkshire  featuring  Longshaw Estate . Locations include Ramsley Moor, Wooden Pole, White Edge Moor, Grindleford railway station Padley Gorge  and  Burbage Brook .
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Background and production details
 
Even before I had begun post-production on “ Companion in Curbar ” I just knew that the new short film format was going to work, so I set out to film the next one, which would be filmed around  Longshaw Estate  and  Padley Gorge  in the  Peak District .

I drove up to Ramsley Moor between  Baslow  and  Owler Bar  in  Derbyshire  on Saturday the 3rd May 2014 and began filming my first scenes for “Lamentation in Longshaw”.  After shooting just a few scenes here I moved on to the  Fox House Inn  just inside the  South Yorkshire  county boundary, where I parked up to start my main walk.

Crossing the road back into Derbyshire I entered Longshaw Estate and filmed several scenes around Longshaw Lodge, the café and shop. However, as I had arrived here just after 9.00am the café was not open at this time, so it was very quiet. Walking on from here I walked through the estate to Wooden Pole and past White Edge Lodge to the  Grouse Inn  on the A625 just north of  Froggatt Edge .

I headed back towards Longshaw Lodge before turning off down through the woods to  Grindleford railway station . Shooting a few scenes here and the nearby  Padley Chapel  I climbed up through the wooded Padley Gorge, through which  Burbage Brook  flows, before eventually arriving out into the open countryside. By this time the area was like being at the seaside, absolutely crowded with people. I would have preferred it to have been a lot more quiet as it made it very difficult to film with so many others around, but I couldn't really complain as I chose to come out today, a very sunny Saturday at the start of the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. It took quite a long time to film the remaining sequences I wanted to do, but I finally managed to get them all in the can by about 3.30pm.

There wasn’t a great deal of music that I felt was needed in comparison to previous films. However, the theme of the story was structured around “Brand New Road”, which was a song I had composed a few years before, and it seemed a very suitable tune to use as the main soundtrack for “Lamentation in Longshaw”.
 
 
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