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Our steamy past!,
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Night Mail [DVD]
The Night Mail - this DVD is a fascinating reflection of our past. One of the films made by John Grierson for the GPO - A steam train - a travelling postal sorting room - mail collected by the train as it passed by gantries furnished with "catching nets" and the sorted mail delivered into similar nets on the side of the line ready for delivery the length of Britain the action accompanied by the music of Benjamin Britten and the words of W. H. Auden - `This is the night mail crossing the border/bringing the cheque and the postal order! A gem which will interest steam train buffs and those who remember when a letter posted in the evening would be delivered promptly the next day!