1949 colour video of Bekonscot Model Railway
John Legard, the expert film-maker who later went on to join British Transport Films, visited in 1949. He filmed the model village in full colour with its visitors and huge model railway. Lots of lovely shots of the model steam and electric trains. Thanks must go to John and Beulah Video for allowing us to show the video. We’ve also included a minute of Beaconsfield Old Town on camera as it was in 1949 – just at the end of the footage.
Bekonscot is the world's oldest true model village - having been started in 1929 in Beaconsfield, England. We're still here now, having probably more fun than we should whilst at work. It's a super place to come with the family - we're only a few miles outside London and near the M25 and M40 motorways. Come over, see our model trains, castles and towns - and have a nice cup of tea.
Part of the Bekonscot Model Village Archive Collection. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for full details or if you have film footage that you'd like to share with us. Tally-ho.
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