Farmer Moving South (1#2)

Farmer Moving South is one of the finest early British Transport Films. It follows a farmer's relocation from Skutterskelf Hall Farm near Stokesley in North Yorkshire to Perry Hill Farm, Hartfield, Sussex on the 31st December 1950 - a date recorded as the coldest night of that year.

They depart from Stokesley Station on the North Yorkshire & Cleveland railway's Picton to Battersby line, opened in 1857 and closed to passenger traffic in 1954. Freight services ended in 1965. The station building, signal box, goods shed and Stationmaster's house all survive in private ownership.

Part Two of the film includes a fleeting glimpse of East Grinstead No.2 Tunnel which is now buried beneath the town's bypass.


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