GB 1975 59 mins Dir: James Hill Starring: Sarah Hollis Andrews and Ronald Adam
In 1860, a young orphaned girl is sent to live with her uncle, but she is troubled by a shadowy figure who appears and disappears
This short mystery drama from the Children’s Film Foundation is actually pretty effective and features excellent opening scenes on the Kent & East Sussex Railway at Tenterden Town station. A train arrives behind ex-LBSCR AIX Class ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0T No.3 Bodiam. As it departs, there is a glimpse in the background of unrestored Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST W/No.1955 of 1917. It later became the line’s No.14 Charwelton and is seen working in the 1995 film Cold Comfort Farm (qv). The station appears in several other scenes throughout the film, and there are additional sequences filmed onboard a train.