It has been a lively tenth anniversary year for Dumpman Films, with three new titles added to the catalogue in the first few months. These took in Kent’s hop picking country, a noisy section of the M25 that was built over a disused track bed and the steep valleys of deepest Devon. The results were:
- Westerham Branch Line Explored
- Hawkhurst Branch Line Explored
- Moretonhampstead Branch Line Explored
Numerous great views were afforded by the generosity of some of the current resident station owners and other great views were quietly obtained when no one was looking. Two particularly welcoming station owners were those at Lustleigh in Devon and Cranbrook in Kent. Although the trusty Raleigh Chopper did not get to see any action on the Kent lines, it did get an outing in Devon near Moretonhampstead on a delightfully sunny day. The sunroof mounted Polocam was employed on the M25, must to the bemusement of fellow motorists, who presumably thought it was nothing to do with Google.
The tenth anniversary of Dumpman Films was marked with an offer on the 8 dvd set “Disused Railways of Sussex in 2006” (£10 instead of £25) and this will continue until 31st December this year. Despite being a more rough and ready production than the more recent titles, feedback indicates that people have enjoyed this.
As always, full details of all titles can be seen on the website www.dumpman.co.uk and the vast majority of them are listed on ebay for those of you that prefer that route. By all means email me directly if you have any questions about any of them or wish to buy.
Plans are of course afoot to do some more exploring in 2017, with some gaps in the disused railway network in Hampshire that need attending to. A certain amount of recce was also enjoyed in Someset, but this will more likely be capitalised on in 2018.