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
Thrilled with my purchase,grew up in Sussex ,Brighton,Hassocks and Poynings,was interested then in the railway up to the Dyke,spent hours in the brambles,thought it was just me ! You would be intrested in the Teign Valley line here in Devon,still all the tunnels and bridges,and the stations,from Newton Abbot,through Chudleigh to Moretonhampstead. Many Thanks,RH.
I stumbled across you via ebay. my mum used to use the Yelverton station and adjoining lines as a matter of course. i sneaked her back there the other day - first time she had been there since 1956. she was knocked out by going back. have found bunch of stills on line from pretty much same place on th platform showing how the platform has decayed over time. I sooooo want to go on the platform and take an up to date shot - I teach biology in Plymouth and this is the PERFECT example of succession - how, if left alone, plants will reclaim what is theirs. I love your site. PS my father worked for BR all his life. David.
Thanks for the DVDs. Received the day after posting. Only had a chance to view 5 mins so far but will let you have further feedback when I've watched a bit more! Kind regards, Steve
As a train driver who drives all over the south and is constantly seeing traces of all the disused railway lines that once graced the southern area I find Chris`s dvd`s an excellent way of learning all about there history,what shines through also is Chris`s humour,no stone is left unturned,I cant recommend these dvd`s high enough,his knowledge of the railway lines is outstanding.Thanks for many hours of enjoyment watch them
Hardham Canal dvd. Really interesting stuff, as always.Your knowledge amazes me. It wont be long before the mouth of the tunnel collapses, by the looks of it, so well done for documenting it before it does!
Just finished watching the Uckfield to Lewes dvd's. Very interesting footage. Really felt for you when those guns were going off and for climbing under that bridge! Never mind the endless treks to go and retrieve your car! well done you. Great stuff, especially the bridges around Hamsey. Really enjoyed watching it.
Offham Chalk Pits DVD: Never realised all that was there! I would like to go and check it out. Is it easily accessible? didn't look like it to me! Thanks, great DVD as always.
I really recommend you ask for a copy of Dumpman's demo disc. A great taster of what films are on offer. Even if you're not into trains but just like to see evidence of times gone by. Little snippets of history which will be priceless in years to come. Great commentary by Dumpman too. My favourites so far has to be the Daddy Long Legs dvd and the Kemp Town railway line. Brilliant stuff, keep it up Dumpman!!
Hi Chris Many thanks for forwarding the clip â€“ was great to see a bit of Bexhill history (just wish that viaduct at Crowhurst was still standing today). As always Iâ€™ve really enjoyed your Midhurst to Petersfield film. I will see that area in a different way next time Iâ€™m on the A272. It seems hard to believe that Midhurst was such a railway centre with three lines converging on it. I havenâ€™t had a chance to view the Jack windmill DVD yet but will do so soon. Donâ€™t ever give up â€“ your unique films have given hours of pleasure and are a great way to relax after a stressful dayâ€™s work. Best regards C
I remember walking up to Ingrator Halt from Eggworthy Farm, on the edge of Sampford Spiney then owned by the Campbells. My recollection was that it was just a wooden platform with a wooden hut. The bridges were deliberately destroyed at the time the railway was dismantled - I think to sell the stone, but I was only 14 when the last train ran, and lived in Horrabridge. We were so happy when the mast was built at North Hessary Tor - we could not get a decent TV signal until then. The land round Ingra Tor had a most wonderful variety of lichens. I always regretted not having taken the train ride, but the last time it ran was when I was away at school. I'm following your route with Google Earth open to see how the old route criss-crossed the later one. I wonder whether you have seen the 'Yelverton to Princetown Rails across the Moor' DVD issued by Aarchive. It shows the railway as it was, but I always wondered what it would look like now, 50 odd years later. so your DVD has been a great help to me.
Loved the Jack windmill DVD. Highly recommend it. Amazing to see the remains of Duncton Mill next to Jack. Nice one Dumpman!