FILM MAKERS SHOW STEAM RAILWAY FILM AT MONTHLY MEETING

The Anoraks group presented their latest film about the steam trains that run on the West Somerset Railway at the September meeting of Crewkerne & District U3A. With 100 people at the Henhayes Community Centre to hear the talk, it was almost standing room only. The presentation proved to be just the ticket, first class in fact. It ran on time and everybody enjoyed the journey. The film looked at the history of the line that runs between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead and the volunteers who operate and maintain what is the longest standard gauge independent heritage railway in England.

The presentation was made by Alan Keene, Brian Lawrence and Colin Mayes, who are members of the Anoraks film-making group which is part of Crewkerne & District U3A. There was a bonus at the end of the film with a series of hilarious out-takes. The Anoraks were thanked by U3A chair Anne Bright who said: “It was very well attended and appreciated by all. It was a nostalgic trip for a lot of people, including me, because I used to travel to school by steam train.”

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