A wonderful short film (circa 18 mins) about the journey on the old Wivenhoe to Brightlingsea Railway line made in 1963. As described by the British Film Instutute (BFI) the film was made by Edward Thorp, known as ‘Chib’, an undertaker from Leigh on Sea, who spent his weekends throughout the year visiting the rural railway lines in East Anglia with wife Edna and their dog Micky. Chib always took along his 8mm camera, a good supply of Kodachrome film, and a tape recorder, to document their trips. Chib would edit the film himself at home, have a magnetic stripe added to the film, and on his Kodak projector, which had a recording facility, he would record a commentary. The film is included in the BFI collection on rail travel and can be viewed at:
Film made about the Wivenhoe to Brightlingsea Railway
A short film made in 1963
Added by Pat Marsden
This page was added on 19/03/2016.