Friday, 8 May 2009

The Worth Valley Railway

Howarth is the home of the Brontës,
and also the home of the Worth Valley Railway

This beautiful picturesque part of Yorkshire brings thousands of visitors to this Keithly village every year. The steam trains are one of the main attractions here.
It is just a beautiful day out.

Haworth station on the Keithly and Worth Valley Railway line.
Last may bank holiday we started an eight-mile walk from Oxenhope station to Haworth Station and on to Oakworth station.

Oakworth is a Pennine village overlooking the Worth Valley lying between Haworth and the larger town of Keithly in the heart of West Yorkshire's Bronte country.

Oakworth's main claim to fame is probably
for being used in location filming of the classic 1970 film version of The Railway children.
The story is centred around a family who move to a house near the railway after the father is imprisoned as a result of being falsely accused of selling state secrets to the Russians.
The three children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, watch the trains on the nearby railway line and wave to the passengers. They become friendly with Perks,
(Bernard Cribbins) the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train.
He is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited.
Most of the filming is done at Oakworth station.

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