Howards End

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Film poster for Howards End

Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, first published in 1910, about social conventions, codes of conduct, and personal relationships in turn-of-the-century England.[1] The film is a critically acclaimed 1992 British romantic drama, produced by Merchant Ivory Productions with an all-star cast. It grossed approximately USD26 million. The film won three Oscars and many other awards.[2]

Filming on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

The first scene featuring the SVRSevern Valley Railway occurs early in the film. A view of "Hilton Railway Station" (Bewdley) shows an approaching train.

'Aunt Juley' (Prunella Scales) alights onto platform 1 where she is met ‘young Mr. Wilcox’.

Two further scenes occur near the end of the film. The first shows a train with former resident GWR 3717 City of Truro crossing Victoria Bridge and arriving at Hilton with passengers alighting. The second, a few minutes later, shows passengers boarding and a close-up of City of Truro’s wheels as the locomotive sets off.

The scenes at Bewdley were filmed in July 1991. Two Alamy stock photographs of that date show Prunella Scales posed at Bewdley in front of locomotive GWR 3717 City of Truro and leaning out of the droplight of a GWRGreat Western Railway carriage (see links below). Arley station master Ian Latimer appears in the film's credits in the role of "Station Master"[3].

See also

List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway


  1. Howards End Wikipedia page (Retrieved 14 February 2017)
  2. Internet Movie Database (Retrieved 14 February 2017)
  3. Internet Movie Database