School evacuees go back to the 40s

THE Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre was transported back to World War Two on Tuesday.

Children from Sandford Primary School took on the parts of evacuee children arriving by train at the station during the blitz, as part of a film commissioned by Churchill Academy.

The film, called Branch Line, is part of an initiative produced by Weston-based professional dance consultant and filmmaker Carolyn Savidge.

The project, which will be filmed at various locations along the Strawberry Line, will tell the story of Colin, who started working on the railways as a signal boy before becoming a train driver.

The film is a history project drawing upon the reminiscences of people living along the Strawberry Line in the 1940s and 1950s when it was a thriving railway link.

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Pupils from Hutton, Banwell and Winscombe primary schools will also be taking part in filming.

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