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« on: March 28, 2021, 06:07:21 am »

From Leeds Live

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Released in cinemas in 1970, The Railway Children was based on the 1906 novel of the same name by Edith Nesbit.

The drama was released to critical acclaim and provided a boost for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway which provided a memorable backdrop for the film.

The film also featured other notable Yorkshire locations including a house in Oxenhope and the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth.

Here we take a look at what happened to the film's cast and what happened next.

Fond memories of that film ... and in modern days a strong reminder that you should NOT trespass on the railway.   We live in a different era and if you spot a landslide that could cause a derailment, phone 0345 711 4141 in preference to tearing up  you petticoat into red flags - that's even assuming any of you wear red petticoats.

But there is a connection here from The Railway Children through to Save the Train and the Coffee Shop.  In those early days, we were very much more a protest than a partnership setup (we had to be to get a seat at the table for our requests for an appropriate train service) and Jenny Agutter who played Roberta ('Bobby') in the film signed our online permission petition and was a help on significant publicity; she indeed helped us, in a little way but one in which I am still very thankful for (and alongside so many others) save our train.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 10:08:50 am »

I think you mean 'petition' Graham  Wink. The Railway Magazine of the day was highly critical of the film and its depiction of gratuitous trespass. Editorials called upon the film's critics to condemn this aspect.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2021, 10:46:37 am »

I think you mean 'petition' Graham  Wink. The Railway Magazine of the day was highly critical of the film and its depiction of gratuitous trespass. Editorials called upon the film's critics to condemn this aspect.

Darned auto-correct. And I 100% agree the depiction of trespass - could/should have made that even clearer in the first post
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 09:03:31 pm »

I think you mean 'petition' Graham  Wink. The Railway Magazine of the day was highly critical of the film and its depiction of gratuitous trespass. Editorials called upon the film's critics to condemn this aspect.

The comparison still being made ... today - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-56647135

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Trespassers with pushchair seen on 'Railway Children' line
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