Dir: Harry Hughes
Starring: Stanley Holloway and Betty Ann Davies
The Heckdyke Brass Band head south for a national competition in London
This musical comedy has some scenes filmed at a Midland Region station called ‘Heckdyke’ in the film, which in reality was Dunstable North, on the former LNWR cross-country line from Leighton Buzzard to Welwyn Garden City. The locomotive at the head of the departing train is Fowler Class 4P 2-6-4T No.2403, one of the last batch built in 1933 that differed from the rest in having a side window and doors. There are also some street scenes in London that feature trams. These include shots around the Elephant & Castle and along the Camberwell Road, with one tram working Route 60, which ran between Southwark Bridge and Dulwich. With thanks to reelstreets for the screen captures.