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Witham to Maldon East

Dusty the dog enjoys scenic views of the Essex countryside from the carriage of a passenger train, journeying with amateur filmmaker Chib Thorp.

Amateur film 1957 13 mins Silent

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Edward Thorp, known as ‘Chib’, an undertaker from Leigh on Sea, spent his weekends throughout the year documenting the rail routes in East Anglia with wife Edna and their dog Dusty. Chib always took along his 8mm camera, a good supply of Kodachrome film, and a tape recorder, to document their trips. On this journey Thorp makes a return journey from Witham Station to Maldon East, along the way capturing picturesque scenes of the Essex countryside.