Just finished the Rye and Camber Tramway DVD. Can't really describe just how good this film is. I visited Rye last week and wasn't able to walk the entire tramway, so this more than compensates. A +++++
A pleasure to do buisness with,trust worty,value for money,yet done in a light hearted way with plenty of info,highly recommend
Dear Chris, I am extremely thrilled with your presentation of the (Guildford to Christ's Hospital)journey and it is a great help to me to be able to see the route in its entirety at the present time. Apart from the railway interest aspect it is a delightful record scenically and my wife and I enjoyed it immensely. Let me know when you intend to start on the Midhurst to Petersfield branch. All the best Vic Dr J C V Mitchell Middleton Press
Hi there, I have been enjoying your webstie for the past hour and thought I would congratulate you, it is unique. You seem to be the man to talk to about disused railway tunnels. I am looking for info on any old tunnels you can still walk through, apart from Lywood, and any other places with a similar ambience in Sussex/Surrey for a project I am working on. Any info would be helpful. Thanks Guy
Being a big enthusiast on the Selsey Tram, I thought it best to buy the DVD on this route a little while back. What fantastic footage! This really was well worth every penny. Loving the humour also! Me and a fellow enthusiast have actually cleared all of the undergrowth off the concrete platform and base of the waiting shelter at Chalder, this being completley obscured by vegitation in your DVD. Maybe a return visit is in order when you are fit! Feel free to contact me, if you want any pictures of Chalder after clearance. All the best Matt
Dear Dumpman, Hiya.. I've just purchased the dvd on the stations from Christ's Hospital to Shoreham. I with another chap pulled the line up from Christ's Hospital to Partridge Green when I was 21 and I am now 64. We removed all the chairs and loaded them onto artics which use to bog down in the granite shingle at 16 tons a time. We removed the chairs and loaded 7 artics a day who took the chairs up north to be smelted. I did find a very old chair which was dated 18?? I threw that chair to one side and it rolled down the bank and is probably still there very near West Grinstead station. Thats it regards Stan
Hi just seen the Lyminster DVD - what an enjoyable bit of film, much enhanced by historical footage albeit destruction! Well done Dumpman, another marvellous tour!
Just got the 8 disc set "Abandoned Railways of Sussex" - really great watching. All done with humour and very interesting commentary. This is real history and is well worth the viewing! Thanks Dumpman.
Thanks for the Clayton Tunnel film, good work appreciated by the whole family!
Thank you for filming the wonderful lines of Midhurst to Pulborough and Midhurst to Chichester absolutely fascinating, i walk up the bit between Chichester and Lavant regalarly with my Dog and look out for the railway furniture and have recently spotted an old farm crossing that is covered over by bushes opposite the bridge that is the next entrance off by Bishop Luffa. You are an absolute Star!
Keep up the excellent work Chris, Walked several of the lines you covered when I lived in East Sussex 79-84, Bought the Bexhill branch DVD for my lady, who can just about remember trains on it, and also remembers the day the seventeen arches were blown up!She was riveted to the screen and watched it all before I got home from work! Wont be the last production I buy from you.You are truly a man after my own heart, Well Done mate........... Oh! and rock on!!!
Just wanted to take an extra moment to thank you for the West Pier DVD. It plays beautifully & it is a treasure - I especially love the footage with the sound of the sea in it. I consider it so tragic the way it is now, in skeletal steel ruins. Is there still a movement to redo it? Anyway,I waited a long time to get it as I was uncertain it would play on my computer in a different zone - but it does. I also love the little ticket. Be well, best wishes,
Just to let you know that I have now watched all three discs of Crowhurst to Bexhill West and can't thank you enough for undertaking such a task on behalf of all who are interested in the railway - and appalled at what is going to be lost if the link road goes ahead. A friend and I were quite defeated by the bit south of Sidley but what a lot of land there is there - a marvellously wild place for kids to play and birds to thrive. What a pity the powers that be are committed to its destruction. And all to achieve nothing. The bit that really amazed me was the site of the viaduct. I had no idea that so much evidence was left . What I will do when I lead my railway walks in July is talk about your films and suggest that people look at them. Best wishes
Hi Chris Just thought Iâ€™d let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed your DVD on the Crowhurst to Bexhill West line. Terrific stuff as always. Like you, Iâ€™d have loved to have seen the viaduct still standing â€“ looking at pictures of it being blown up is quite depressing. It should have been saved as a listed building. With the new road being built soon it is great that there is a filmed record of the old route now â€“ maybe you could sell some copies at Bexhill museum? Iâ€™ll be ordering some more of your DVDs soon (Iâ€™ll have the whole lot before long!). All the best.
My little Sis & I were born in Sidley Station-Master's house in â€˜64 & â€˜66! My big Sis was born in Sheffield Park SMâ€™s hse back in 58 in Bluebell Railwayâ€™s early days. Anyway, this will bring back so many memories for my big Brother & us 3 girls as the railway track was our playground. I can remember at an early age jumping across a big hole whilst crossing the footbridge you mention. In fact I think we may have a couple of the green iron balls from its top somewhere! I can't wait.
Dear dumpman, Thanks for quick delivery, I was part of the local civil defence organisation in Guernsey for many years, and although we dont have bunkers like this one, we used the ones the germans kindly built during wwII. The small pipe to the left of the big pipe was for a Bomb power indicator which was a baffle plate attached to the pipe with a pressure guage mountd to the wall via another pipe this gave the overpressure that a bomb would give when it exploded, this could be used to work out the bombs size, also the probe for checking the radiation levels outside went up inside the big pipe with the flange. The room by the bottom of the entry shaft was for a chemical toilet (elsan) and other kit, the cables could be attached to a 12v generator which would power the batteries for the post's radio and small light circuit. I have never seen a monitoring post in the flesh, but did all the training on monitoring and fallout predition etc.
All hail to the mighty dumpman! This dude rocks with the best of 'em! Seriously though, without dumpman, none of my projects would have ever come to fruition, so a big shout out from ghost-trains!
We could only have been separated at birth,we share every interest....scary!. Keep up the good work mate and well done.
I'am trying to locate pictures plans of singleton station for a project of making a 1/76 model of it Seen your photo any chance of copies at a price? Have you any more material or knowledge of where abouts of any more material Best regards Denis
I enjoyed watching the dvd about the West Pier. I went on it the day it closed and I have the odd claim to fame of actually being born on the pier in the theatre on 21.4.57. How's that !