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Open Day at Brighton Station
There's an impressive line-up of preserved steam at Brighton Station in this film from the early seventies
Amateur film 1974 3 mins Silent
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This film records a steam enthusiasts' open day at Brighton Station in July 1974 where, under the glass roof dating from 1883, several preserved locomotives are seen. Among them is Bulleid's Battle of Britain class Pacific 34051, 'Winston Churchill' as well as 'Lord Nelson', the doyen of her class, carrying British Rail number 30850. Another doyen of her class is Bulleid's wartime Austerity Q1 33001 which is joined by a Beattie Well Tank.
In January 1965, the Battle of Britain class pacific, 'Winston Churchill', seen in this film, hauled her namesake on his final journey from Waterloo to Handborough in Oxfordshire. Handborough was the nearest railway station to the parish church of Bladon, where Churchill's body was to be interred. The wartime Prime Minister's family accompanied him on this final journey, travelling in the Pullman car Lydia. All six vehicles which made up this special train, and the locomotive which hauled them have been preserved and in 2015, the National Railway Museum in York celebrated the 50th anniversary of the event by partially recreating the train as a display in its Great Hall.
Watching the Trains Go By
Amateur film 1952 12 mins Location: Welshpool/Y Trallwng
Jim Fraser of Bristol, with great affection for his subject, introduces the viewer to the “quaint little railways and tramways” of Wales.
Amateur film 1966 37 mins Location: Maldon
Shy and testy retired signalman Wally Trigg chats to amateur filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chib Thorp, as Micky the Collie happily ambles along the overgrown railway line.
Amateur film 1929 4 mins Silent Location: Darlington
A full size replica of Robert Stephenson’s world famous locomotive, The Rocket, steams up a 1920s crowd at the North Road Works in Darlington.
Documentary 1965 15 mins Location: Talyllyn Railway
At the heart of the Talyllyn Railway are the volunteers – e.g. schoolboys, bus drivers, actors – whose commitment ensures the line’s continuance, despite the odd derailment.
Amateur film 1958 2 mins Silent
The West Sussex Downsman railtour visits Midhurst, eminent Victorians appear in Petersfield and part of the town's railway fabric is demolished just before its centenary
Non-Fiction 1978 7 mins Location: Royal Leamington Spa
Church bells, organs and choirs are all sounds you'd expect to hear at a church - but what about the sound of a steam locomotive at full tilt?
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Brighton
An accidental fashion parade as holiday promenaders pass before the camera on Brighton Pier
Amateur film 1961 5 mins Silent Location: Heathrow Airport London
At a time when flying still had a touch of glamour, Heathrow's Queens Building could provide the perfect venue for a pleasant afternoon's plane spotting
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Silent Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
Non-Fiction 1913 2 mins Silent Location: Brighton
Brighton's children are recruited for the fight against the 'demon drink' in this revealing 1913 film featuring the Temperance Movement
Amateur film 1935 5 mins Silent Location: Saltburn-By-The-Sea
A gallivant around some English coastal resorts with a bunch of 1930s cine clubbers from the North East.
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Silent Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Sunderland
Durham Light Infantry veterans collect their medals for valour in the Boer War.
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