Bewdley Festival has always maintained a close relationship with Severn
Valley Railway, who have been very supportive over many years.
This year's Festival sees the morning of Thursday 18th October at St George's Hall being hosted by film-maker
& steam fan David Parker. The event should appeal to the enthusiasts who
are dedicated to steam railways.
David Parker spent five years making four programmes for television
about the revival of steam locomotives in Britain, some of it shot on the
Severn Valley Railway, and including the story of the rebuilding of Flying
rare film of the rebuilding of Flying Scotsman, David will use clips from the programmes
he made for the BBC to bring to life that remarkable story of ingenuity,
perseverance and humour, talk about how he made the films and some of the
problems, and the joys, he encountered along the way, including what it was
like working with the celebrity presenters, Robson Green and Michael Portillo.
It took a year of blood,
sweat and toil to rebuild the steam engine from its stripped down frame till
its first time back on the track. David followed the rebuilding for an ITV
film, charting the struggles of the team of engineers hired to put the fire
back into the Scotsman. His film charts the
challenges and triumphs of the team of men and women who “brought the beast
back to life and had it running again”, in the words of the foreman Colin
Tickets are £10 and available on-line at
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