Dir: Claude Whatham
Starring: Virginia McKenna and Ronald Fraser
The adventures of four children in the Lake District in 1929
This family adventure is based on the popular 1930 novel of the same name by Arthur Ransome. The start of the film depicts a railway journey scenes filmed on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway with a train hauled by one of the line’s LMS Fairburn Class 4MT 2-6-4T’s. There is also a rare shot of the frontage to Haverthwaite station itself. In 2016, the film was remade. Brought forward slightly to 1935, it featured a lot more in the way of railway footage.