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No Brief Encounter!

 

Waiting under the clock at Carnforth Station but no-one turns up.

 

Carnforth station is celebrated as the location for much of the filming of the war time film Brief Encounter, produced by David Lean. He is quoted as saying that Carnforth was chosen as a location because of the slopes from the subway onto the platforms, which allowed the actors to run up (and down) the slopes. David Lean offering the comment that Celia Johnson would have looked somewhat ridiculous running up and down steps.

 

Filmed in February 1945, work started late in the evening, after the last local train had departed, and finished early morning, when the first local trains started arriving at the station.

 

There is now a Brief Encounters Visitor Centre on the station, which was renovated in in the run-up to 2003 after falling into disrepair for many years. The clock was made by Joyce of Whitchurch in the late 19th century and fully restored in time for the opening.

 

(The lady was actually photographed sitting on a bench at Peak Rail's Rowsley station but I felt she suited a move up north for an assignation that did not happen.)

No Brief Encounter!

 

Waiting under the clock at Carnforth Station but no-one turns up.

 

Carnforth station is celebrated as the location for much of the filming of the war time film Brief Encounter, produced by David Lean. He is quoted as saying that Carnforth was chosen as a location because of the slopes from the subway onto the platforms, which allowed the actors to run up (and down) the slopes. David Lean offering the comment that Celia Johnson would have looked somewhat ridiculous running up and down steps.

 

Filmed in February 1945, work started late in the evening, after the last local train had departed, and finished early morning, when the first local trains started arriving at the station.

 

There is now a Brief Encounters Visitor Centre on the station, which was renovated in in the run-up to 2003 after falling into disrepair for many years. The clock was made by Joyce of Whitchurch in the late 19th century and fully restored in time for the opening.

 

(The lady was actually photographed sitting on a bench at Peak Rail's Rowsley station but I felt she suited a move up north for an assignation that did not happen.)

comments (13)

What a clever amalgamation! It works so well and evokes just the right atmosphere. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, it felt right to me.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Aug 2010, 07:09
Excellent picture & commentary Les
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, it is a picture I have had in mind for some time now, just needed the right images.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Aug 2010, 07:36
What an excellent juxtaposition, Les. Bravo!
Les Auld: It did seem to fit together Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
Nice one Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Mick.
Nice manip! Well executed. Makes a great scene!!!
Les Auld: Thanks Marion I have had it in mind for a while now but I was just waiting for the right image.
Clever stuff Les, you couldn't imagine making brief encounter now!
Les Auld: It would be full of special effects and computer graphics Bill, thanks for the comment.
Clever stuff Les..it all goes together well..The film was good for its day.
Les Auld: It was indeed Ron, thanks for the comment.
  • Richard Trim
  • back in Leicester for 36 hours
  • 16 Aug 2010, 13:11
I just love this Les

richard
Les Auld: Thank you Richard, appreciate the comment.
It makes you feel sad for her! well put together Les smile
Les Auld: There is a touch of sadness Linda, that is what gave me the idea. Thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Aug 2010, 18:39
An excellent move you did for her smile and she fits the picture quite well.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comment.
Great idea Les, it has come off very well.
Les Auld: It did seem to fit quite well Brian, thanks for the comment.
She does look a little dejected Les. Neatly done.
Les Auld: Pure luck on my side Ian, thanks for the comment.
A clever trick, Les, and it works perfectly for this scenario. Her red hat really makes this image pop. Love it!
Les Auld: Thanks Beverly, appreciate the comment.

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