The Carnforth station refreshment room the station buffet must have been open at least some enncounter the time during the filming, as Elaine Maudsley, who worked in the refreshment room, remembers handing out cups of enncounter to the film brier. As he climbs onto the platform, a young lady passenger can be seen walking up and down the platform, this was Elaine Maudsley.
The demise of steam and radical reorganisation of the railways by Dr Beeching in the s led to a gradual rundown of the station. I thought that you would all like to hear the anecdotes connected with the film and also see some of the pictures taken during the visit. Carnforth developed into a bustling junction linking stations across the North West from Cumberland through to Leeds. Ina small station was built following the connection of the Furness and Midland Railway lines.
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She was very impressed with ecounter Carnforth Stationmaster, who she emcounter as an old fashioned gentleman, who raised his hat every time he saw her, and allowed them to warm themselves in front of the fire in his office in-between takes. She was soon to change her mind, and in a letter of the 11th February Celia Johnson describes how the atmosphere amongst the film crew was good, and that they were having a good time. The cast and senior production people going into one dining car, and the technicians and extras into the other.
Carnforth Station Carnforth Railway Station was opened in by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Company and was originally just a single platform. As she handed out cups of tea they chatted, and this chat got her a place as an extra in the film. There is no record of any filming having taken place at Watford Junction and there are no shots which show Watford Junction, in Brief Encounter.
Most of the platforms scenes encoubter filmed at Carnforth, with the exception of the two scenes where Laura and Alec Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard arrive at the station, and walk down some steps and through the booking hall and onto the platform. During the two World Wars thousands of servicemen passed through Carnforth Station en route to duty overseas. The walls of the visitor centre were covered with photographs and the waiting room was modelled on ebcounter one in the film, which also starred Stanley Holloway.
This room has recently been refurbished and become a souvenir shop at the station. We were not disappointed; we were made to feel most welcome and were given a wonderful short talk by one of the helpers.
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Sweets and chocolate were handed out by the Brief Encounter production during the shooting, and local people thought this amazing, these luxuries having been rationed for years during the war. It has been claimed that some of the filming took place at Watford Junction Station.
In July a mass evacuation had been ordered, and the LMS moved its office staff. Bill Fawcett probably stood in for Stanley Holloway on the rehearsals, and possibly the wide-angle shots, that were filmed, but ended up on the cutting room floor.
As part of the improvements, an ft long platform was added for the Furness trains, and the longest unsupported single piece concrete roof in Britain was erected. In Brief Encounter the person crossing the tracks and going into the Milford Junction refreshment room certainly looks very much like Stanley Holloway, and not a stand in. brie
Brief Encounter was filmed between February and Vdry In between takes she would play poker, or sit and do the crossword puzzle in the newspapers. And she had to be moved up the platform a little way. I have been given permission to use some of the text from the Internet site and my thanks go to Friends of Carnforth Station for allowing me to do this.
In it became a brirf and a small engine shed was built. Filming had to take place at night between 10pm and 6am so as not to interfere with daytime train operations. It is the story of two people, thrown together by a chance meeting, helpless in the face of their emotions but redeemed by their moral courage.
The story is a love story about a Man and a Woman, both married, but not to each other, brisf meet in the refreshment room, at a Junction Railway Station. A visit to Carnforth was on the way home from the Lakes to Lytham, and knowing what a nostalgic crowd our holidaymakers are, I booked a group visit. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Every night at At the start of the film, Stanley Holloway crosses the tracks, climbs the platforms and enters the Milford Junction refreshment room.
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In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or heading. Over the years few films have equalled the compassion and realism of Brief Encounter. At least some of the film equipment travelled from London Euston to Carnforth on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th February, and the filming started on the evening of the 5th February This booking hall was actually a set in Denham studios.