Documentary - The Life Of A Train
(featuring Sir Tony
The film depicts the social
impact that the small local Railway line had on my local area of the Collingbourne villages and the large
military Garrisons at Ludgershall and Tidworth.
The film is 50 minutes in total, and features interviews with 14 people, including
locals of the area, an author and historian, a world record breaking pilot and Sir Tony Robinson.
This complex and demanding project taught me many things, not least
the value of ‘many hands make light work’, as shooting solo frequently caused me to call on the assistance and
advice of others.
Watching the direction of the film change as each new person volunteered their
story made this project much more than my EPQ AS Level film. It developed into a community interest, which was
highlighted at my well attended Film Showing.
Here are a selection of segments from the Film.
Segment One - Introduction
Segment Two - How The Line Started
Segment Three - Collingbourne Kingston
Segment Four - Collingbourne Ducis
Segment Five - Military Build Up
Segment Six - World War One
Segment Seven - World War Two
Segment Eight - Drivers Memories
Segment Nine - Childhood Memories
Segment Ten - Decline & Closure
Segment Eleven - Could It Return?
Segment Twelve - Closing
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