A unique 40-minute collection of short video clips that have been in the private
ownership of railway historian and one-time Newquay Station Master Stan May.
The films date from 1936 to 1963; they represent part of our heritage and give a
fascinating insight into a bygone age.
Since being transferred to video tape several years ago the original films have been
lost or destroyed, so I'm afraid I have been unable to clean them up.
A Day in the Life of Engine No. 5552
Narrated by Roger James
During September 2010 I filmed this steam engine, showing the amount of preparation
and the number of people it takes to run her for a day.
The full film which is 1 hour and 8 minutes long features Engine No 5552 and her
crew at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, starting out at 6am and finishing at 11pm.
Now available exclusively from the Bodmin General Station shop, and online here.
The Luxulyan Valley
Presented by Roger James & Geoff Mason Brown
Music by Neil H.
Take a walk with us through the breathtaking natural beauty of the Luxulyan Valley.
Thickly wooded terrain and steep granite slopes surround the fast-flowing River
Par and contain an extraordinary concentration of early 19th century industrial remains,
unique in South West Britain.
The valley forms part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage
DVD running time approx. 47 minutes
Legends of Cornwall
Narrated by Ed Prynn
Three Cornish myths and legends:
Madron Holy Well
St Nectans's Glen &
Mother Ivey's Curse
As told by Ed Prynn, local storyteller, author and builder of stone circles.