The story of a woman who loved three men for their different ways and discovered after many a heartache, that her first love was also her true love. Edward the Peacemaker was on the throne of England when Joanna Godden's father died and bequeathed a large farm on the Romney Marsh of Kent. Beautiful, impetuous, self-willed, Joanna determined to defy convention and - a mere woman - run the farm herself. Her decision outraged the whole shire - not least her farmer neighbour Arthur Alce. Written by
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The locomotive, filmed at Lydd Town station, was K&ESR No.3 hired from the nearby Kent & East Sussex Railway - its ownership being disguised by canvas covers over the tanks. Better known as No.3 "Bodiam" and now jointly owned by The Terrier Trust and the K&ESR, the locomotive frequently hauls trains between Tenterden Town and Bodiam, close to the famous National Trust castle. Originally London Brighton & South Coast Railway No.70 "Poplar" of 1872, the locomotive was sold to the antecedent of the K&ESR, the Rother Valley Railway, in 1901. See more
Opening credits prologue: " The world, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh".
The Marsh lies where Kent ends and Sussex begins.
A place apart, which man has slowly won, acre by acre, from the sea. A flat land, flat as the sea-bed it once was, and a Marsh only in name, for man has transformed bog and reeds into pasture. An austere land of windswept distances and scattered communities. Lonely now, but lonelier still in 1905. See more
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Arranged by Ernest Irving See more