Southwold Railway finally closed down in 1929. A few days before, Barrett Jenkins, the son of well known Southwold photographer, Frederick Jenkins, took his hand-cranked movie camera on a last-chance mission to capture day-to-day railway life on film. The train had a maximum speed of 16 mph so, having recorded its departure from Southwold, Barrett hopped on his motorbike, arriving at Blythburgh in comfortable time to set up his camera and film the train's sedate progress through the Heronry.