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David Goddard
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Mystery location

Post by David Goddard » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Posting on behalf of someone who has forwarded the details to me:
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The images attached are rather poor quality stills from a short piece of WW2 archive film. I have seen this film more than once in the past but never with any description. I do not have a video of the original source but it was incorporated into the 2015 ITV programme "Churchill - the 100 days that saved Britain"

The archive sequence runs from about 20m 30s to 21:05. The railway scenes, very brief, are at about 20:58.

Does anyone know where it was filmed?

It is possible that other scenes ? soldiers in the streets and what looks very much like a northern (or Welsh) landscape ? could have been cobbled together from any number of reels and that the railway scene is anywhere but there appears to be a continuity to the film.

On the video the loco looks like it could be a small GW type ? Manor or Mogul. The wooden station building appears to be in GW chocolate and cream. There might be a tunnel through that hill in the background ? is that little white patch smoke drifting out? With a little faith one can make out a signal box on the left of the tracks beyond the platform. And is the train crossing a road bridge ? beyond the platform the land on the right drops away and there are what could be the chimneys of buildings.

The soldiers may be from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers ? there is a close-up in the sequence in which two are clearly wearing the RWF cap badge. The soot-blackened church entrance and that distinctive poster might also be a clue.

A lot of 'mights'.

My thanks in anticipation ? I hope you can help.

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Re: Mystery location

Post by MIKER » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:31 pm

David - Almost certainly Ambergate looking toward Crich Stand and Matlock.

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Re: Mystery location

Post by pdeaves » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:06 pm

In another forum, someone investigated the credits and established that it was Wentworth and Holyland.

This video has the railway scenes at the start ( ... ing-course) with loads of fascinating military motorcycle riding after.

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Re: Mystery location

Post by Ian Prince » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:59 pm

I presume you mean Wentworth and Hoyland, (ex Midland Rly) closed 2nd Nov 1959?

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