Many of us can picture the Peak District landscape as it is today – a diverse landscape of outstanding
natural beauty scattered with picturesque villages and quiet hamlets – but what do we really know of its hidden side?
Since mediaeval times, mankind has left an indelible mark on the landscape, shaping it, working it, tending it –
and continues to do so today.
"From Ore to Orchids" explores some of the unlikely and sometimes uncomfortable inter-relationships
between man, industry and nature. A film designed to raise more questions than it answers, "From Ore to Orchids"
highlights the unexpected and almost symbiotic relationships that have developed over time, through history,
and into the future that we all have the opportunity to influence.
This is what Jim Dixon, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority had to say on his blog:
"I was inspired to look at the orchids of some of our ‘post industrial’ lead landscapes by the excellent
‘From Ore to Orchids’... ...this very high quality DVD tells the story of the geology,
history and natural history of ‘the lead legacy’."
Shot in HD, "From Ore to Orchids" is a poignant, factual work, interweaving beautiful photography with
Below are a the first few minutes of the film. If you represent a local (nominally Derbyshire) not-for-profit organisation,
such as a local history group, U3A group, etc, and would like to see the full film, please feel free to contact us.
Running time approx. 45 minutes.