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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Daddy my Daddy!

Do you have a favourite film you can watch over and over again? I've lost count of the number of times I have seen The Railway Children, starring Jenny Agutter, made in 1970. I can't think of anything more comforting than to be curled up on the sofa on a wet Sunday afternoon watching this wonderful film.

But today, I did something even better. I visited Oakworth Station in West Yorkshire where they filmed The Railway Children. I was in heaven! It was just like it was in the film.

The station is just as it would have been in the age of steam. Even the waiting rooms are as they would have been 100 years ago.   

The original gas lights!

The Station Masters Office  - I half expected to see Bernard Cribbens head pop round the door!

Ooooh steam trains still stop here!   The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Do you remember the emotional scene at the end of the film when Jenny Agutter spots her father on station platform and cries ... "Daddy my Daddy!"  I cry every time!

I confess to having a tear in my eye as I watched the steam train arrive at the station. I was tempted to do a little run, Agutter style, for the passengers!

It was such a delight. I can't wait to see the film again!



  1. oh my goodness.....i have only to think of that scene and i cry.....didnt realise the station existing.....will have to go, thanks for post

  2. Thank you for dropping by Hf,K it's always nice to here from you. Of course now, I will have to rent this movie. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Great post. I love that film & adore visiting old railways. Lizzie


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