My Dad worked in Bradford so I became very familiar with the iconic Little Germany which has been used in a number of films and TV productions over the years including ‘Wall of Tyranny’, ‘The Red Riding Trilogy’, ‘L.A. without a map’ and more recently ‘The Syndicate’. It used to be fun seeing shop fronts and street signs change from time to time to meet the needs of a particular era. Yorkshire seen on screen is great for those of us who love it so much.
Of course Yorkshire is very diverse and I have lived in all the sections of it except South Yorkshire over the years. In fact, my husband and I moved to North Yorkshire about a year after getting together and started our family there.
My baby and then toddler sonwas obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine and developed a real interest in trains. In fact, he was most put out at about the age of 3 when somebody we met referred to trains as “choo-choos” in his presence.
We would regularly take trips to Grosmont which is like stepping back in time in many ways with its quaint shops and tearooms and of course, the steam trains. I love how old railways don’t stay closed for long often brought back to life very quickly by volunteer train enthusiasts.
After Grosmont, we would go the smaller station at Goathland which has been used as Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter films and Aidensfield in the popular sixties drama Heartbeat. Harry Potter kept my children happy and Aidensfield kept my husband happy. I like any historic sites so enjoyed myself too especially if a visit to a tea shop was on the agenda.
It really is a thrill to see locations we know and love transformed on screen.
I have enjoyed revisiting some fond memories for PCAPredict.com
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