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  • Post published:31st March 2024
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It’s been a very busy couple of weeks here at Aarchive. I had the privilege of giving a talk at the Salcombe Historical Society. They asked me to talk about The Primrose Line – Brent to Kingsbridge (which you can see HERE).

Giving talks is something that I enjoy, but I haven’t done it for a while. The secret is good notes and have lots of visuals. Fortunately I keep all of the visuals that I’m ever given at Aarchive, including photos and cine films. The talk seemed to go very well, although there were a couple of minor hiccups, but that was down to me.

After my section, the chairman made a lovely comment. He said that dad would have been proud that I was carrying on the legacy of Aarchive and the history of the railways around the South West.

A bad selfie from my talk at Salcombe
A bad selfie from my talk at Salcombe

More Videos on the Way

Previously I mentioned that I’m filming with the Yeovil Railway Centre. I have several videos planned for them. The first of which is a simple introduction to who they are and what they do. I was filming there a couple of weeks ago and it was great. You cannot beat the smell of steam.

Keep an eye out of the video, which will be on the Aarchive YouTube Channel very soon.

Back to Plymouth

There are still several railway videos I’m working on and just waiting for the weather to pick up to film them. In the meantime, I am working on the video Plymouth: Policing a City. The video is a fascinating insight to the history of the Plymouth police force. It includes some cine film, all shot in Plymouth, with the police providing help for the locals.

There is also a traffic safety video that was shot in Milehouse. A young man is run over, because he wasn’t paying attention to the road. Fortunately, they didn’t actually run him over, but a well placed dummy. It is funny to watch, but also gives a very serious message.

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