So, Take 2 of The Railway Children took place in Haworth just one mile from Oakworth Station. There are 2 circular walks that take in the filming locations, one is 2 miles long the other 6 miles. Unfortunately, we always have school time constraints at the back of our mind and being caught up in another school visit was a keen reminder of that, so in order to see everything we used the car to hop from one place to another. Well, that's my excuse anyway.
As usual we parked at the top opposite the Edinburgh Woollen Mill. (I shall not ponder too much on the fact that the ticket we bought peeled off the window in the heat and we returned to find a parking ticket on the windscreen. Or the fact that there was a slight altercation between Mark and the car park attendant or that Mark gave the attendant his ticket back in a little bit of a crumpled state). Instead we shall think nice thoughts and continue with our tour.
A little walk from the car park brings you out at the top end of Haworth . One of the first buildings you see is the Tourist Information Centre which was used as the butchers shop in the film.
It was very warm so before we started to wend our merry way around we bought ice-creams from this lovely old fashioned sweet shop.
I know this isn't a Bronte tour but for anybody who has never been I've thrown a couple of sights in for free! This is the old school room.
And the information plaque is pretty self explanatory. Patrick Bronte outlived all 6 of his children and his wife.
From the church the Brontes could walk through the graveyard and through a small gateway to their house. This is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum and getting back to the Railway Children was used as the home of Doctor Forrest.Haworth has got to have one of the steepest Streets I've ever come across. Going down is fine.
This is the Fleece pub near the bottom of the hill and the film crew, production managers etc. based themselves here until filming was completed.
After a quick bite to eat in a lovely cafe the only thing left that I wanted to see was 'Three Chimneys' the house where the children lived. We had get back in the car and head out towards Oxenhope to find this. It was only a mile or so but we had to ask for directions and thanks to Mark's perseverence we eventually found the lane that led down to the house. I walked down here on my own. Mark wasn't that bothered about seeing it and I think he was secretly seething about the parking ticket.
I'd bought a little map from Oakworth Railway Station and next to the house there is marked the stile that Mr Perks got stuck in. This was the only one I could see so I'm assuming this was it. I couldn't get through it though as it was tied up.
And in case you didn't spot the mistake yesterday I typed 'diesel train' What was all that about! Steam train, it should have been steam train!