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The Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust, in association with the Independent Film Office, is offering locals the chance to learn about the UK’s railway heritage at a film screening.

Britain on Film: Railways, a new film which charts the history of the UK’s railways with rare archive films, will be screened in the Selwyn Samuel Centre at 7pm on Thursday 6th June. Entry to the film screening is £5 payable at the door, which includes a raffle, and doors open at 6.30pm.

The Independent Cinema Office has partnered with the BFI to give cinema audiences around the country unprecedented access to the UK’s cinematic rail history. This feature-length selection of films with never-before-seen archive footage from the BFI National Archive, includes one of the oldest on-screen kisses and railway journeys from as long ago as 1898.

The screening of the film in the Selwyn Samuel Centre has been organised by the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust, a charity which is working to restore the historic Goods Shed on Marsh Street and bring it back into use for the benefit of the local community.

For more information about the film screening or Goods Shed restoration project, contact Richard Roper on 079525 64342.

Britain on Film: Railways features John Betjeman discussing Britain’s very last steam service for British Railways. It also gives audiences the chance to see hand-tinted colour views from the front of a train at Conway Castle in 1898, high-speed thrills from a driver’s view, famous named express trains from the pre-war Golden Age of Steam, and much more!

Britain on Film is one of the largest archive film digitisation projects ever undertaken, with thousands of film titles being newly digitised and made available to view via BFI Player. This is the first time many films will have been seen by audiences since they were first shown.

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