East Lancashire Railway hosts Edgar Wood

Filming continues apace on the documentary film ‘Edgar Wood – A Painted Veil’

In 1922, Middleton artist and architect, Edgar Wood left England, leaving his wife Anne behind, to live in Imperia, North West Italy. East Lancs Railway’s Summerseat train station stood in for Hale Station, Cheshire. Anne Wood was played by actress Sarah Crowther.

Normally, Sarah’s costumes come from Middleton’s extremely helpful and highly recommended ‘Maskerade’ costume hire shop on Long Street. But in this case, Sarah found a little something she just ‘threw on’ resulting in a poignant scene guaranteed to tug the heart strings.

Also, Saddleworth did not escape the camera’s gaze, an area well known to Edgar Wood through his many trips to Huddersfield where he built such masterworks as ‘Briarcourt’, Lindley Clock Tower, and the mighty ‘Banney Royd’.

Uppermill and Dobcross are pictured with the usual suspects, graphic artist Craig Theobald, cameraman Tim West and director Anthony Dolan.

Photos courtesy of Craig Theobald. Text Anthony Dolan.