Wednesday 1 September 2010
The joy with Manchester is that leaving the city you are very quickly into beautiful countryside. This morning we drove back into Yorkshire and the city of Bradford. The town hall was used for Tracy’s trial (and another trial yet to be shown in Canada but which involves Tracy again – I’m beginning to think she might be a troubled child). Our first stop was the National Media Museum, which has a large collection of exhibits relating to film, TV and photography. We were especially interested in viewing some of the old Corrie episodes they have available in their viewing area, in seeing the special EastEnders exhibition they had there (well, a bit of healthy competition and all that!) and visiting the shop (of course!).
It was then off to stop two and another nod to the soap rivals. This time it was the village of Esholt where Emmerdale was filmed for many years before a full replica was built nearby, which is where they film today. I’m told that the Woolpack serves lovely ale!
We then had about an hour and a half’s drive back into Lancashire and the town of Colne. It’s home to Boundary Mills, a family owned department store where everything is heavily discounted. We enjoyed an hour in there before tucking into a fish and chip supper in their restaurant.
Some of the guests have bumped into cast members in Manchester this week - they include the actors who play Sean, Ciaran, Kevin and Janice!