LADY GODIVA RIDES AGAIN

GB
1951
1hr 30mins
Dir: Frank Launder
Starring: Kay Kendall and Stanley Holloway

An unsophisticated and impressionable young girl finds herself in trouble after winning a beauty pageant

This brilliant comedy film features a number of railway scenes. Firstly, there is a shot of a deserted main line station, which although unidentified could be Preston. There is then a later scene filmed at a station masquerading as the fictional ‘Westbourne’, with a train arriving behind ex-Southern Railway L1 Class 4-4-0 No.31754. It is thought that the station used for this sequence was Folkestone Central. Finally, there is a departure scene at London Marylebone, and although the rear of a tank loco is only just about visible, there are excellent shots of Gresley coaches.

The deserted station seen at the beginning of the film. It remains unidentified, but could be Preston.
The arrival committee welcomes you to ‘Westbourne’. This is thought to be Folkestone Central, whilst the locomotive is ex-Southern Railway L1 Class 4-4-0 No.31754.
Pauline Stroud is first to alight from the train. This is believed again to be Folkestone Central but that chimney should confirm matters either way.
The action now moves to the station forecourt. The use of Folkestone Central requires confirmation.
A busy scene at London Marylebone as a train is readied for departure
Bernadette O’Farrell and George Cole await departure
Pauline Stroud watches from the platform as the train departs. In the background there appears to be a small tank locomotive partly obscured by her enormous hat!
As the train pulls out we get are treated to some good, clear shots of both the old LNER Gresley coaching stock and Marylebone station itself