8mm amateur footage by David Hodge, reel A
8mm 50 feet film reel, footage made by amateur filmmaker, David Hodge, filmed between 1965-1967, when he worked at Bournemouth shed. Filmmaker's description of the content: Fitter Freddie Fox inspecting 34015 Exmouth; General view of shed; Testing breakdown crane on back road; Fireman Malcolm Collop emptying smokebox ash; 34005 Barnstaple comes on shed tender first then moves forward to the Hump (West Country in background shunting coal train); Behind breakdown coaches coalman Jack McGettigan is shown doing his stuff (when not coaling locos, the coalmen were supposed to shovel ashes out of pit); 34005 backs and goes up to Shed; Taken from down platform, Bournemouth Central. Reel A. Colour and silent footage. Some of the content of this reel has been cut out and used in 'Bournemouth shed' films by the filmmaker.