film recreates Burnham-On-Sea Railway Station in 1930s
has begun on a new film that recreates how Burnham-On-Sea's railway
station would have looked in its heyday.
Local film maker Vic Jones is using computer graphics software
to painstakingly compile the video from information in old photos
intends to finish the footage later this year when it will be
made available online.
images are among the first screengrabs from the footage, showing
how the station in Pier Street would have looked.
"I am very interested in old disused railway routes and
I'm trying to recreate various routes of my choice, but the problem
this take quite a while to research and complete," he told
video will take viewers from Highgate East station crossing the
main Exeter to Bristol line and then on to Burnham station."
"This part of the film will be around 10 minutes and will
show the journey from a carriage window that holidaymakers would
have viewed in the 1930s and 40's before the line closed to passenger
traffic in 1951."
The railway station in Burnham's Pier Street was opened on 3rd
May 1858 with the name 'Burnham' and it was not until 12th July
1920 that the suffix 'on-Sea' was added.
The station closed to regular passenger traffic in October 1951,
although summer excursions continued until 8th September 1962.