Learn about UK’s rail­way her­itage

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

THE Llanelli Rail­way Goods Shed Trust, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the In­de­pen­dent Film Of­fice, is of­fer­ing res­i­dents the chance to learn about the UK’s rail­way her­itage at a film screen­ing.

Bri­tain on Film: Rail­ways, a new film which charts the his­tory of the UK’s rail­ways with rare ar­chive films, will be screened in the Sel­wyn Sa­muel Cen­tre at 7pm on Thurs­day, June 6.

The In­de­pen­dent Cin­ema Of­fice has part­nered with the BFI to give cin­ema au­di­ences around the coun­try un­prece­dented ac­cess to the UK’s cin­e­matic rail his­tory. This fea­ture-length se­lec­tion of films with never-be­fore-seen ar­chive footage from the BFI Na­tional Ar­chive, in­cludes one of the old­est on-screen kisses and rail­way jour­neys from as long ago as 1898.

The screen­ing has been or­gan­ised by the Llanelli Rail­way Goods Shed Trust, a char­ity which is work­ing to re­store the his­toric Goods Shed, on Marsh Street, and bring it back into use for the ben­e­fit of the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Bri­tain on Film: Rail­ways fea­tures John Bet­je­man dis­cussing Bri­tain’s very last steam ser­vice for Bri­tish Rail­ways. It also gives au­di­ences the chance to see hand-tinted colour views from the front of a train at Con­way Cas­tle in 1898, high-speed thrills from a driver’s view, fa­mous named ex­press trains from the pre­war Golden Age of Steam, and more.

En­try to the film screen­ing is £5 at the door, and doors open at 6.30pm.

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