Title ID 7194Collection ID876
Title[Chichester and Midhurst Railway Centenary]
Date11 July 1981
CollectionB. C. Suter
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionCelebration
KeywordsRailway Stations Trains Railways Celebrations Labour Leisure Time Activities
LocalChichester Midhurst
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionB. C. Suter
CameraB. C. Suter
FormatColour Silent
Duration3 min. 44 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Various scenes showing events celebrating the centenary of the Chichester and Midhurst Railway, established in 1881. Shots include the building of a miniature railway for a Railway Show, views of a disused station and railway line, and a diesel train making the journey between Chichester and Midhurst, filmed on the 11th July 1981 by B. C. Suter.


The film opens with a close up of a poster advertising the centenary events at the Chichester and Midhurst Railway, established in 1881: 'A special passenger train service will operate on Saturday 11th July from Chichester Station over the remaining portion of the Midhurst Branch'. Fare is advertised at £1.

A poster at the Methodist Church advertises a Railway Show for the same date in July, followed by scenes showing the transporting of a miniature engine by road and some work on the railway line. A sign directs visitors to Chilsdown Vineyard at a disused station. A diesel train passes along the line, seen from an elevated position, closing with shots showing the disused portion of the line.