Bridlington hoping for Dad’s Army tourism boost

Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Bridlington is hoping its starring role in the new Dad’s Army movie will attract audiences to the area.

Many of the scenes were filmed in the coastal town, while t own crier David Hinde also had a prominent cameo.

He leads Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard on a town centre parade in the international trailer for the star-studded film, which features the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Sir Tom Courtenay and Sir Michael Gambon.

“The Old Town looks really superb in the trailer,” says the 59-year-old, who is also chairman of the Bridlington Old Town Association.

” I think it will boost tourism here. People already want to come to the Old Town to see where it was all filmed.”

The cast and crew spent several weeks filming in Bridlington and a number of other locations along the Yorkshire coast last year.

Mr Hinde expects the film to be a big boost for the Bridlington Old Town 1940s Summer Festival, which is due to take place in June.

“It was quite a responsibility leading the parade,” he adds. “There were all these cameras and Hollywood A list stars on both my left and right shoulders as well as all these people who had been taught to march militarily for the film. But it was me who had to set the pace.”

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Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 by The News Editor

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