West Somerset Brass Band
Non Nobis Solum -
The Flockton Flier
In 1976, Southern Television made a children’s series (The Flockton Flyer) about
a family concerned with the preservation of a disused railway in Somerset. The filming
took place on the West Somerset Railway line which had been closed during the ‘Beeching’
cuts in 1963 and partly re-
Our current second horn player (who joined the band 33 years later) also appeared in the film as ‘the English Raj lady’ and can be seen in Series Two, Episode 2. She remembers the expensive, beautiful dress which she was given to wear, and which then had holes burnt in it by smuts from the engine boiler.