I watched some of your Dvd's and loved them.I also you should come to Portsmouth and exlore wymering manor and the Hilsea lines.The hilsea lines are completely derelict and wymering manor is haunted although A trust owns it now I would recommend you ask there premison first,also we have sevral great Railway stations
I watched your west pier DVD brilliant I think you should go to the hilsea lines In portsmouth if you arrive at cosham station you will love it
Thank you for the excellent DVD on the BW to Botley line. I just remember standing at the closed crossing gates waiting for the train to pass in the late 50's early 60's. My grandmother travelled to London as a passenger before 1933. You'll be pleased to know that the local Museum currently has a two week exhibition on the BW line and it's effect on BW. The crossing gates were removed for restoration and painting for the 150th anniversary but unfortunately have not been replaced yet. I will let others know about the DVD as I am sure there will be more people interested. Such a shame parts are now private and the line cannot be followed all the way to Botley, there is a local group hoping to do something about this.
Old Blackgang Road I have just watched the DVD which I bought as I tried to find a way in but failed, whilst on holiday last week!! This great DVD is the next best thing and found it a very honest and informitive account of exploring the tricky terrain of this abandoned road and village. Thanks Dumpman
Bishops Waltham to Botley: This DVD was extremely interesting to view and most enjoyable, many thanks. The crossing gates you mentioned have been restored and are about to be put back. We have recognised the 150 year anniversary locally. Last week we had a talk on the history of the line and it's importance to Bishop's Waltham with over 100 locals crammed into the Church hall. On Saturday, 150 years to the day of the Railway's opening an exhibition commenced at our local volunteer Museum. Thanks again.
Hi, I purchased the above dvd from you off ebay. The dvd is as i expected, i am a big fan of the 'Old Road' that ran between Brockenhurst & West Moors so found it quite interesting.
I have just watched your DVD tracing the old route of the A23 and I just wanted to let you know how utterly fantastic and enjoyable I found it! Really entertaining,it has inspired me to get out and look myself at some old sections of the road.
Thanks ever so much for the Blackgang to Niton Road DVD. DVD was great as always. Highly recommend it.
Hiya Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your DVDs - wish I had had a recorder when my husband and I, who were 'courting' at the time, went up on the top of the turrets of Hassocks tunnel and watched and felt the trains rumble beneath us. That was in the late 60's! I was brought up in Freshfield Road, Brighton and used to hear the trains from the goods yard at the bottom of the road, underground. My forte is Brighton, I research the 100's of postcards i have. I did manage the tour of the west pier, but again without camera, so appreciated DVD. Will be ordering some other DVDs soon. Thanks again. C.
Just received DVD Shanklin to Ventnor and spend a totally fascinated hour watching it. Actualy I've now watched it 3 times and found it just as interesting the third time round. A brilliant concept, beautifully videod and with a very informed commentary. Many thanks
Please can you pass on my thanks to Dumpman for his dvd of the Newport to Cowes railway which he enclosed. We watched it last night - absolutely brilliant. If he doesn't mind I will pass it on to a couple of friends to view.
Thanks for the DVD, Interesting and some really fantastic places on the sample disc, Like your Chopper my partners Dad worked at Raleigh for years and would have worked on them and many other cool bikes. PS Many disused Railways in Nottingham 😎 Cheers MR D
The ventor west to merstone was very enjoyable, especially the godshill section. Its good to see the old platform as I remember it though no grass in those days. I spent many a happy school hols down there and sat on that platform dangling my legs just watching the world go by. Thanks.
Just to let you know that your Princetown to Yelverton DVDs went down a storm with my mum yesterday. she was really impressed by it.
hi we really enjoyed your website we are thirsty for more so will have to save our pennies , i was bought up in HH and knew none of this , i home ed my daughter and have to say a big thanks for your historic guide its unbeatable x
Hi Chris, This DVD is Gr8, Well worth waitin for! Thanks for New version of Shanklin to Ventnor, you're right the extra footage is Brilliant. Cheers too for letting me keep the old version. Will be back for more soon! Kind Regards, Jeanette.
Thank you so much for sending the DVD on the Kemp Town Railway, along with the other information you have loaned to us. I shared your film with 45 Year 4 children and they loved it! They were particularly excited to see so much of our school's surrounding on the video (who knew Sainsbury's was so exciting!!). After watching the film, we went up to the Patch to source out where the tunnel began. Thank you so much for contributing to their learning. They think you are a star (and so do I). Many many thanks Mr. Bedford.
Thank you so much for sending us the film and maps and books! We learned alot from the film! Have a wonderful Easter and thank you again. Puffin Class
Thank you for sending us the old maps and the books. You helped us learn a lot from your DVD about the Kemp Town Railway. We enjoyed your film a lot and it made us all think about what we are learning about - The History of Brighton. We hope you enjoyed making the DVD because we enjoyed watching it. You are a very kind man. I (we) think you are a better teacher than Miss Linney! Check your post! Pelicans Class - Year 4
Just receaved the DVD i ordered on the Rye & Camber railway i am extremely pleased with this superb DVD The maker of the DVD has a very good knolledge of his subject and gives a great comentry on it, this is the first DVD that i have brought from him at a great price and will be bying more. 100% must have for anyone who has an iterest in railways or just likes british history. I wonder if in the futur a DVD will be made about the Elham Valley railway line from Folkestone to canterbury of which i have walked my self in some parts and of which i have a particuler interest in Many thanks from Paul in Folkestone