If you love the North Yorkshire coast, then you might get a strong sense of: “I’m sure I have seen that place before”, when you watch the new Dad’s Army film. Don’t panic! You aren’t going mad, in fact several scenes from the film were shot in Bridlington, which is home to one of our Reeds Rains branches.
Look out on the big screen for the scenes in a bank, tea room, police station, greengrocers, butchers and the military parade because they were all filmed right here in Bridlington Old Town. Dad’s Army, which is set in Walmington-on-Sea is a fictional town in Kent, and filming took place in Bridlington because of the High Street’s picturesque Victorian and 1940’s appearance. Apart from covering up the yellow lines on the road, TV aerials taken down and wired boxes removed, little had to be done to transform Bridlington Old Town into Walmington-on-Sea.
If you are considering moving to the North Yorkshire coast, then Bridlington could be the ideal place for you. The seaside resort offers everything you could want in coastal living, from spectacular views to plenty of cliff top walks and from award winning beaches to lots of things to do and see.
Bridlington has many fantastic transport amenities with frequent services to York, Scarborough, Driffield, Beverley and Hull, meaning you could enjoy everything that God’s own country has to offer in no time – how lovely!
Dad’s Army is based in 1940’s Britain, a decade where hardly any houses were built. This was due to World War II, which caused a higher number of families to put their homes onto the market because they could no longer afford the upkeep of them. Fast forward to 2016 and the property market in Bridlington is booming. Bridlington boasts a wide selection of property types to suit all tastes and coastal living is also on the rise with many people moving from the city to enjoy all the benefits that living on the coast has to offer.
With Dad’s Army having only been released in cinemas, this is sure to increase the amount of people visiting Bridlington as well as give a taste of what living by the coast could mean for their lifestyle.
Do you live or are considering moving to the coast? Let us know what you love about the coast or your #reasonstomove by tweeting us at @ReedsRains
Rise Cottage is a charming whitewashed cottage located in the charming Wolds village of Grindale. Grindale is a small rural village which lies within comfortable commuting distance of the coastal towns of Scarborough and Bridlington and only 15 miles from the market town of Driffield. The property has the site of a medieval village to the east (no development allowed, no ploughing, only grazing). Rise Cottage is located within the heart of the village and sits on a generous sized plot. The property offers a rare opportunity to enjoy rural life with the property offering a rustic theme throughout the property with beamed ceilings and exposed brickwork.
This detached property sits within a cul-de-sac location within the seaside village of Bempton. Bempton village is well known for its white chalk cliffs and RSPB nature reserve famous for its bird watching.