Appeal re making of railway line film ‘Robbery’

DO any of your readers remember the filming of the feature film “Robbery”, starring Stanley Baker, at the disused railway line near Theddingworth in April 1967?

The Harborough Mail covered the event with a double page spread at the time.

Market Harborough Movie Makers are proposing to make a short documentary at the location where the original railway bridge still exists over the road to Gumley.

We have already contacted the land owners, an ex-railwayman, and a retired police officer, who were involved with the filming in 1967.

We would very much like to speak to others who helped with the filming, especially anyone who helped to ‘rock the mail coach’ to simulate travelling at speed whilst the cameras filmed the post office sorters inside.

One of our members managed to shoot some amateur film on location at the time, and we have obtained permission from the film company holding the rights to “Robbery” to use a short extract from their film.

If anyone can help, please telephone me on 01858 525372.

Peter Wilford,

Secretary of Market Harborough Movie Makers.