Learn about UK’s railway heritage
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.