Filmed by final-year university students in May 2008.
A Phantom in Bay
Leo Walmsley's Robin Hood's Bay
A brief tour around this attractive and historic village that was home and inspiration to the author Leo Walmsley. Some other points of interest are identified along the way. Uses personal archive stills and video footage from the early-90s.
The map may be downloaded from HERE
Leo Walmsley at Leith Rigg, Fylingthorpe, 1938
Rare colour cine footage of Leo Walmsley and his family when they lived at Leith Rigg, Fylingthorpe in 1938. This was filmed by a relative of Leo's wife Margaret.
Leo in Fowey 1965
Local television footage from 1965 of author Leo Walmsley in Fowey, Cornwall, where he talks about his latest book Angler's Moon.
Unveiling the Dalegarth Plaque
November 2008: this video shows the unveiling of a literary plaque at 'Riverdale', the cottage at Hawkswick in the Yorkshire Dales where Leo Walmsley wrote Master Mariner in 1948.
Unveiling Commemorative Plaque at Riverdale
An unusual special feature because it lasts longer than the main video that was just 42 seconds. This one uses footage that was shot during the unveiling of a commemorative plaque for the novel Master Mariner, written by Leo Walmsley who completed it in this cottage at Hawkswick in the Yorkshire Dales.
Dales Diary: Leo Walmsley
Filmed in September 1993, this excerpt from the popular ITV Dales Diary series, hosted by Luke Casey, features Robin Hood's Bay and the appeal of its author Leo Walmsley as discussed with Jack Hazell and Jane Ellis.
Leo Walmsley Centenary Celebrations Local News Report 1992
Local television news report by the Look North team in September 1992. Features Stephanie Walmsley, Andrew Youdell, Jack Hazell and Marilyn Barraclough. Transferred from VHS tape.
Clegg's People: Dracula and Turn of the Tide
Made by Yorkshire Television, this series, presented by Barnsley-born naturalist Michael Clegg (1933-95), ran from 1981 until 1987. In this episode he talks about both Bram Stoker and Leo Walmsley in his inimitable, unscripted and down-to-earth style. Unfortunately, we don't possess our own recorded copy of this programme, so can only provide a link to a version currently being looked after by the British Film Institute.