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Godfrey Davies: The Last Train from Peterchurch
Godfrey Davies: The Last Train from Peterchurch

Godfrey Davies: The Last Train from Peterchurch 1953


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Godfrey Davies: The Last Train from Peterchurch 1953

5 mins United Kingdom

The final train ran on the Golden Valley line along the Dore valley in Herefordshire on 30 January, 1953. By then the line ran from Pontrilas to Dorestone but a few years earlier it had continued to Hay-on-Wye. Here we see passengers crowding into some of the final services as well as the actual last train, a far more subdued affair with officials and two guard's vans making up the train. The station master at Peterchurch locking his office for the final time is a poignant moment.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.


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