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Angels Media & Craft Studios

Welcome To Angels Media & Craft Studios

We would like to welcome you to Angels Media & Craft Studios, home to quality goods at great value prices.

You will find a vast range of DVD's to suit all tastes from hobbies, to local interests including DVD's from Essex, Suffolk & Norfolk to classic feature films, if their is something that you are looking for but cannot find please tell us and we can see if we can locate it for you.

Please have a look at our Timereel Studios page where we have a wide selection of titles available featuring Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent and London in years gone by plus Lost Railways of East Anglia, Farming and the Second World War in East Anglia.

Please feel free to browse at your leisure and if you have any questions please just let us know

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Felixstowe: The Golden Resort

When the railways arrived in Felixstowe the tourists and holidaymakers flocked to Felixstowe for the summer holiday, with its warm climate t was the perfect location for the family summer holiday.

Felixstowe Branch In 1989

Filmed during 1989, the line still has signal boxes at Trimley and Derby Road with tokens being handed to the driver to proceed down the line, level crossing gates are manualy operated and the line has semaphore signals.

 

Class 101 DMU's take care of the passengers and class 37 locomotives handle the freight trains

Southampton: City Of Ships

The most famous cruise liners cruise the seas and all are or have been based at Southampton inc Titanic, Grand Princess, Oriana, Arcadia, Aurora & Sea Princess

Branch Lines Of Devon Vol 1

East, Central & South Devon
A look at the long lost branch lines in Devon including Axminster, Seaton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and a host of villages where minor stations and halts were once a lifeline to Devon's rural community

Branch Lines Of Devon Vol 2

North and West Devon inc Plymouth
This is an unmissable journey for railway enthusiasts everywhere.
There is an extensive feature on the busy Plymouth area, whos rail network encompassed Millbay Docks, Devonport, Turnchapel and the cattlewater, Friary, Stonehouse Pool and Sutton Harbour

Branch Lines Of Devon Double Pack

Double Pack of Branch Lines Of Devon Vol 1 & 2

Branch Lines Of Cornwall

This DVD explores the old routes of the GWR and the LSWR beginning at Gunnislake on todays attractive Tamar Valley Line and then takes you around the entire county.

This DVD includes excerpts from high quality 16mm archive film taken from the 1960's and 1970's

Branch Lines Of Dorset

Dorset's lines were shared almost equally between the Great Western railway and the London and South Western.

These routes routes varied from lightly built, rural railwayswith a low volume of traffic to the Swanage Branch which at times carried main line express locomotives.

These railways carried goods in and out of the county and provided  a vital role during the dark years of the war and in happier times they allowed holidaymakers and day trippers to visit the seaside.

Weymouth To Waterloo: A Drivers Eye View

A class 442 takes us on a smooth ride from Weymouth to Waterloo via Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking, Clapham Junction before arriving at London Waterloo

Branch Lines Of Gloucestershire

The Beeching cuts prompted a massive reshaping of Britains railway network in the 1960's when almost a third of the countrys track was closed, most victims were minor routes which linked rurl locations, they were axed as they were were simply deemed uneconomic, but they remain fondly remembered today as this film is intended to do so.

Branch Lines Of Somerset

Most of Somerset branch lines were closed during of before the Beeching cuts in the 1960's and these are examined in depth on our journey.

From the branch at Dunball Wharf near Bridgwater to the industrial railways of North Somerset, the Bristol to Portishead branch, Chedar Valley and the Norton Fitzwarren to Minehead Railway

Branch Line Journey

Life along one of the By Ways of East Anglia in the 1960's

East Anglia was once the home of a system of rural railways,

Most have long since passed into history, but in this programme we recreate life on one of the branch lines from a very different era of travel.

East Anglian By Ways

An exploration of the railways of Eat Anglia in the 1960's

The age of the East Anglian branch and cross country lines in the 1960's.

The St Ives branch, and the Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham branch in the late 1960's with passenger and freight, the Sudbury to Marks Tey branch in 1968, scenes on the Sudbury to Haverhill and Shelford cross country branch after closure in 1967, the cross country line through Newmarket travelling behind a Type 3 diesel in the late 1960's.

East Anglian freight in the 1960's including the Stoke Ferry branch.

Branches Across East Anglia

Travel along the rural by ways of East Anglia in the 1960's

East Anglia was once the home of a system of rural railways, in this programme we take a selected look at a number of branches in the 1960's, the lines across  Essex via Braintree and Sudbury, and to Maldon are explored.

The route across the fens via Wisbech to March is featured in detail, finally we look at passenger and freight traffic on the Dereham and Sheringham branches

Eastern Region Journey

A Journey through the Eastern Region of British Railways from the 1960's to the 1980's

In the late 1960's, 1970's and 1980's the Eastern Region of British Railways was characterised by a number of branch and secondary lines that had changed little since the days of working steam.

In this programme we'll explore the network, travelling from the suburbs of London to Norfolk from where we'll head across country to Lincoln, on the way we'll explore the motive power and stations from a bygone era or railway travel.

Forgotten By Ways

An exploration of long lost railways in East Anglia and North East of England

A journey along various long closed branch lines in the 1960's including -

Saxmundham to Aldeburgh, Marks Tey to Haverhill via Sudbury and Halstead in 1962, the last train to Easton Lodge on the Braintree line, Cambridge diesel depotin 1959, electrification of Bishop Stortford,freight only branch line from Wroxham to Norwich City via Lenwade, Yarmouth Vauxhall, Lowestoft & Hunstanton, North Eastern branches to Redmire, Stanhope and Middleton In Tees and a detailed look at the Darlington to Richmond branch just before closure.

Main LInes Across East Anglia

The main lines and secondary routes across  East Anglia in the era of diesel traction.

After the end of steam, East Anglia entered a fascinating period of transition, with early diesel traction operating on a steam age railway.

This programme explores the main line from Liverpool Street to Kings Lynn in the 1960's, and from Liverpool Street to Ipswich and Norwich in the 1970's and 1980's.

In addition we travel along the former branch to Hunstanton, visit the branch to Harwich and travel the cross country lines via Thetford and Bury St Edmunds

Pick Up Freight

A leisurely journey on a freight train along a Norfolk railway in the 1960's

The pick up freight train winding a leisurely course along the branch line railway, disappeared from thenetworkin the 1960's.

In this programme we talea journey ith the crew on a service from Dereham to Fakenham in Norfolk, on the way we explorethe railway, the stations and watch hunting operations on thisdelightful by way in 1968.

Haulage is in theform of the Brush Type 2, later to become known as the Class 31's.

Pick Up Freight provides a unique record of a long lost aspect of railway operation, as well as looking at the history of the railway to the coast at Wells.

Rails Across The Fens

The main line and branches on the route from Cambridge to Kings Lynn

The main line and branches from Cambridge to Kings Lynn during the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's

Cambridge steam sheds in the 1950's with a variety of steam power plus the first diesels.

A journey along the last freight on the Mildenhall branch with a Brush Type 2 in 1964.

Views from the cab on the branches to St Ives and Sudbury plus the Cambridge to Kings Lynn in 1967.

Cambridge station and yards in the 1970's

The main line from Cambridge to Ely and Kings Lynn in the 1970's and 1980's featuring passenger and freight traffis with class 37's and 31's.

Freight along the Stoke Ferry branch and around Kings Lynn on the harbour, South Lynn and dock branches.

Kings Lynn station and signal box plus the branch to Middleton Towers with freight and a special DMU in the 1970's

Kent At War

Kent during World War 2

In the summer of 1940, the white cliffs of Dover lay within sight of Hitler's army.
Kent was now at the vanguard of British defences.
For the next five years, the country would be shelled by long range guns and bombed both day and night.
More than 20,000 civillian's were killed and injured but the people of Kent remained defiant.
From the Battle of Britain to the terror of the V weapons this is the story of England's front line county
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