2hrs 04mins
Dir: Mike Newell
Starring: Lily James and Matthew Goode

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war

Far more traditional and straightforward than its unwieldy title, taken from the eponymous 2006 novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, this historical drama was mostly well received. There is a scene filmed at Princes Wharf in Bristol which stands in for Weymouth Harbour and some items of rolling stock belonging to the Bristol Harbour Railway can be seen. Most notable by its presence here is Avonside 0-6-0ST Works No.1764, though it is only briefly visible in one shot. Thanks to T.W. for providing me with the initial screenshots.

This is Princes Wharf in Bristol, playing the part of Weymouth Harbour. Just creeping into shot on the far left is Avonside Engine Co. 0-6-0ST Works/no.1764, usually named Portbury but painted here in I W & D (Inland Waterways & Docks) battleship grey
This view shows beyond doubt that Princes Wharf is playing the part of ‘Weymouth Dock’. The busy scene in the background looks quite effective and a number of wagons are present. The sulphuric acid tank in the right hand background has been suitably weathered!!
This view has some 4-wheel Palvans in the background, that with the number WGB 4043 shows its former ownership by the MoD. The other is numbered B 855123.
This slightly more expansive view shows the GWR ‘Toad’ brakevan at the rear of the wagon line up. As follows, from left to right, the wagons are: MoD 5-plank open No.46281, 4-wheel flat No.31568, 4-wheel flat No.WGF 4413, 4-wheel Sulphuric Acid tank No.X 11 (obscured by the crane legs), and GWR ‘Toad’ brakevan No.17391.
Lily James on the quayside with Avonmouth Docks No.27, an 8-plank open wagon behind. The other open is MoD 5-plank No.46281.