The Titfield Thunderbolt at The Kinema In The Woods

This Wonderful Ealing Technicolor film set in a dreamy part of the English countryside of a nostalgic age – a real treat from start to finish and if anyone reading this post has not seen the film then please go out and get it.

It was shown yesterday at the legendary, iconic Kinema In The Woods in Woodhall Spa – a most beautiful village in the heart of Lincolnshire

Not often do we get a chance to see this at the cinema -and sadly I blew that chance. Having purchased tickets well in advance things that cropped up made it not possible for me to attend – and I bitterly regret that

It was the first Ealing comedy shot in Technicolor  and one of the first colour comedies made in the UK.

The film was directed by Charles Crichton and starred Stanley Holloway, George Relph and John Gregson among many others.

 I do think that the above TWO pictures are a terrific examples of Technicolor at its best.   The colour in them is perfect

The film was released in 1953  – Made in 1952 by the famous Ealing Studios, the film it tells the story of how the Titfield villagers fight the closure of their local branch line by British Railways. The film was made on location on the Camerton branch line –  an ex GWR railway which ran through the beautiful Cam Valley just south of Bath.

ABOVE – One of the most famous cinemas in the Country in the beautiful small town of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire.

It is the ‘Kinema in the Woods’

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