A former Dymock man is making what he believes to be the first ever video about the village.

Melvyn Pratt, who now lives in Portsmouth, is appealing to local residents for any old photographs that could be used in the production.

He has already completed 15 minutes of the video, but the idea is to extend it to around two hours by the end of the year.

His friends, Daisy and Horace Dudfield, of the Old Rectory, are helping him compile the necessary images and information.

Mrs Dudfield said: "Mr Pratt came back to Dymock in the autumn with this idea, and we were keen to help. The photos will be used as stills."

The video will show views of the old railway and the canal, as well as buildings that no longer exist.

Then and now images are likely to be included of some of the well-known buildings in the village, and there is likely to be a section on the Dymock Poets, including Robert Frost and Edward Thomas.

Anyone wishing to help should contact Mr and Mrs Dudfield on 01531 890575.