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Film crew focuses on town’s history

Adrian Ashton and BBC filming director Zoe Elliott-Shircore in the memorial garden in Centre Vale Park

Adrian Ashton and BBC filming director Zoe Elliott-Shircore in the memorial garden in Centre Vale Park

A businessman took a break from his busy schedule to take part in filming for an upcoming television show.

Adrian Ashton, of Todmorden, was invited to feature in a BBC programme exploring the social history of the town, particularly the history and legacy of the Todmorden Co-operative Society both locally and nationally.

There was a focus on the late Walter Hartley - a grocer in the co-op in the 1930s - and the film crew was excited to find his name listed on the memorial plaque in Centre Vale Park erected by the Co-op to honour its staff who fought in the Great War, listing them by their role in the society.

Adrian said: “It was great to share some of the social history of Todmorden with the BBC film crew, reflecting on the legacy of co-ops in the town.”

The Lucky Dog also got in on the action, but not on camera. Lucky took to Twitter to talk about how good it was to see such interest in the town.

 

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