The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
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The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady was a twelve part TV adaptation about Edith HoldenStephen Dewar Holden, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1908-1912 whose nature diary became a best seller. It starred Pippa Guard, Isabelle Amyesa and Brian Rawlinson and was first broadcast by Central Independent Television on 22 February 1984. A DVD is commercially available.
HoldenStephen Dewar Holden, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Eastern Railway 1908-1912 (1871 – 1920) authored her Nature Notes for 1906, published in facsimile form as the book The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady in 1977. These, and her life story, were later the subject of the dramatisation.
Filming on the SVRSevern Valley Railway
It was partly filmed on the SVRSevern Valley Railway using 686 The Lady Armaghdale hauling three Ex-Longmoor Saloons SRSouthern Railway 7803 (Army 3007), 7813 (Army 3006) and 45021 (Army 3005) at Arley and between there and Highley in late 1983. The scenes set within a carriage as it travelled along the railway were filmed in the compartment of GWR Nondescript Saloon 9369.