Title ID 7017Collection ID959
Title[Hollycombe Park Railway; Amberley Chalk Pits]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily life Transport
KeywordsSteam Locomotives Railways Workers Trains Outings Family
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNeville Gillings and Michael Gillings
CameraNeville Gillings and Michael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min. 11 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Scenes filmed by Michael Gillings in 1984 while on outings with his son Neville to Hollycombe Park and Amberley Museum and narrow gauge railway.


0:00:11:12 (7017.1) A worker performs maintenance work on the Peter Pan engine at Hollycombe Park. A steam locomotive arrives at the station, and a tram engine drives on the road. A steam powered plough is demonstrated, traveling along a pulley system. The driver of the Sir Vincent steam engine on the railway leans out of the cab. Another worker drives an engine on the miniature railway, pulling two empty carriages. Neville, the film-maker's son, is seen climbing on a disused engine.

0:01:50:11 (7017.2) At Amberley, the 1920 open top Southdown bus arrives. The Polar Bear engine passes along the track, followed by a further engine. Neville and a friend push one another on a platform along the track at Amberley Mine.