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North Norfolk Holiday Towns Lose Train Service
“I wouldn’t travel by bus. I’d go to bed instead I think!” Local News TV speak to Mrs Smith and Mrs Stebbens, passengers who find the Norwich to Sheringham train service essential.
News 1983 11 mins
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In 1969 the railway at Hunstanton closed, causing a decline in visits by holidaymakers who now have to travel by bus or car, which takes twice as long. In 1983, another Norfolk holiday town, Sheringham, is at risk of losing its train service with concerns of suffering the same fate as Hunstanton. A Local Action Committee has been set up to emphasise the necessity of the line to Sheringham. Anglia Television reports.
Non-Fiction 1902 2 mins Silent
A flurry of activity at Wexford Railway Station as passengers alight an Edwardian steam train.
News 1976 2 mins Silent Location: Bicton Park
Bicton Woodland Railway reopens to passengers for the summer season
Amateur film 1953 5 mins Silent Location: Peterchurch
Railway services on the Golden Valley line in Herefordshire slip into history.
Travelogue 1964 11 mins Location: Aberystwyth
12 miles of magic as we journey on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, one of the Great Little Trains of Wales
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Drama 1960 22 mins
Cinema star Donald Houston recalls his memories of railways and the romance of the Welsh landscape.
Promotional 1979 29 mins Location: Hunstanton
Youths boogie at a 70s disco in this promo for the cultural scene of a corner of East Anglia
Amateur film 1972 11 mins Silent Location: Hunstanton
Artist Pippa Miller's family film of Hunstanton's South and North beaches, old lighthouse, and funfair, and Royal Sandringham Estate in 1972
Home movie 1959 35 mins Silent Location: Mundesley
In 1959, the extended Taylor family head to the Norfolk coast every Sunday for picnics and a lark about.
Amateur film 1985 29 mins Location: Thompson Common
“The whole of the natural world is like the pattern of a patchwork quilt” says amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.
Amateur film 1976 26 mins Silent Location: Thompson Common
Critters and blossoms of all colours, in Norfolk, captured on Super 8 colour Kodachrome by amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.
Amateur film 1967 14 mins Location: Thompson Common
Should you look hard enough, you’ll be amazed at the antics that creatures get up to, says Dorothy Maxey, amateur filmmaker and naturalist.
Documentary 2019 16 mins
Three years after their father passed, a family of four women come together through a series of phone calls spanning over three months.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
A comedy-drama animation about two best friends growing up in the same world but experiencing it completely differently.
Drama 2018 8 mins
Samona Olanipekun explores the concepts of home, identity and belonging, from the starting point of the theme of globalisation.
Drama 2017 16 mins
Compelling story of a complex relationship between an imperious father and his son.
Documentary 2020 28 mins
Three African American fathers unravel the incomparable partnership of forgiveness and community.
Music video 2019 8 mins
A conceptual film following musical artist Jords’ quest to serendipity. The Tree of Life’ is the cornerstone of the film as he battles to triumph through grief.
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