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Gerald Mee will be presenting a film night for Leek Town Mayor John Fisher

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

It is 70 years since the building of the notorious railway link between Thailand (Siam) and Burma.

It is 70 years since the building of the notorious railway link between Thailand (Siam) and Burma.

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A film-maker will be presenting an evening focusing on a notorious railway link.

Gerald Mee, who lives in Leek and is well-known for his filming many monumental events, will be showing a number of his edits at The Leek Mayor's Charity Show on Friday, May 16, at The Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek.

Mr Mee said: "I intend showing my film 'Railway of Death' about the building of the notorious railway link between Thailand (Siam) and Burma (pictured above) as it is the 70th anniversary of this project.

"I will also show my film 'A Dream Deferred' which tells my father's life story.

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"His life in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), until he returned to join the army during the first World War, and about his parents who took over the management of the Red Lion Hotel in Leek, almost 100 years ago.

"The third film for the evening will be about the two restorations of the Nicholson War Memorial, firstly in 1994 and again, recently, in 2010."

The final film of the evening will be the 1989 film 'LEEK and the story of SILK TWISTING'.

Tickets for the film night on May 16 are available from the Leek Town Council's office in Stockwell Street, Leek or call 01538 381271.

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