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Well, who hasn't heard of Calendar Girls?
The film was shot locally and I was fortunate enough to secure a small part myself - look out for me as a member of the press pack ......
realised that Calendar Girls could change everything the day I provided
the service of guide to a visiting coach party. On that day the filmmakers
were auditioning locals as extras, and I’d just been accepted. Having
mentioned so, the news, like wildfire, went round the coach - the result
being that within a short time I had signed and sold 39 copies of my book This Frightful Town - “and forget Skipton,” said the driver,
“let’s get off to Calendar Girls Country!”
have set up my own “Calendar Girls Country” morning / afternoon or
full-day guided visits for coach parties. The route covers most of the
main locations seen in the film and combine this with personal anecdotes
of my “on set” and behind-the-scenes experiences. Apart from giving a
greater insight into the film itself, the stories are very funny and will
guarantee a heart-warming experience for all visitors.
typical tour will begin at Skipton where I will join the coach as the
guide - this at a time suitable to the coach company. From here we visit
the following key sites:
In addition to the above, the route passes through Rylstone and Cracoe - the REAL home of the Calendar Girls, and there is an option to stop for refreshments / meal at the Devonshire Arms. Apart from Calendar Girls sights, the route takes us past Bolton Abbey, Barden Tower, and Kilnsey Crag, so there is a great deal to see!
Hire of guide for half day is £80.00 (up to 4 hours)
Hire of guide for full day is £110.00 (up to 8 hours including break)
Prices available on request for longer periods. Contact Us
..."If all these people are going to come here then the work needs to be kept local...I'm a local guide; I know the locations and I was in the film - who better?" - Malcolm Hanson speaking on the Radio 4 "You and Yours" programme.
Calendar Girl's Country map
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Devonshire Arms, Cracoe (where it all began)
Village Hall, Kettlewell (Knapely WI in the film)
Tennant Arms, Kilnsey
King's Head, Kettlewell
Village Store, Kettlewell
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