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Cambridge - St Ives

Amateur film capturing the Cambridge to St Ives Eastern Rail route prior to its closure following the Beeching Report.

Amateur film 1968 8 mins Silent

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Edward Thorp, known as ‘Chib’, an undertaker from Leigh on Sea, spent his weekends throughout the year documenting the rail routes in East Anglia with wife Edna and their dog Micky. Chib always took along his 8mm camera, a good supply of Kodachrome film, and a tape recorder, to document their trips. On this journey Thorp travels along the Cambridge to St Ives rail route that British Rail have announced will shortly be closed to passengers.