Friday, 18 March 2016

Thackley and Esholt 5



The village of Esholt is mostly famous these days as being the original film location for a popular and long-running TV soap called 'Emmerdale Farm'. Outside shots were filmed here for 20 years, from 1976 to 1996. The landlord of the village pub eventually changed its name from The Commercial Inn to The Woolpack, to save having to keep changing the name board! It remains The Woolpack to this day, although the village is no longer used for filming. Eventually, to spare the villagers the inconvenience of TV crews and tourists, they built a replica of Esholt on the Harewood Estate nearby, which continues to be used to make the TV programme. Many tourists, however, still end up in Esholt. Not surprising, as it is quite an attractive village with some very old buildings - and you can have still a pint in The Woolpack.




6 comments:

  1. It does look pleasant, and out of the mists of time.

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  2. I'm ashamed to admit that I thought of Emmerdale as soon as I saw the pub. My mother watches it - honest! - I don't even have a TV. I hope that the locals are not as objectionable as those in the TV series.

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  3. Idyllic! Onr reason I love BBC show -- all those beautiful villages.

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  4. Lovely. We do get a lot of British television series, the most famous recent one of which was Downton Abbey, but that is not one of the ones I know.

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