Junction Public House

Alan

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In the episode The last Maurice Chevalier Impression the trio were filmed sat outside the Junction Public House ,Can anyone tell me the location please
Thank you
 

Marianna

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Unfortunately, it isn't marked on that map as a Summer Wine filming location, although if you know where to look and you zoom in far enough it's shown as a named business. Strike a line due west from Bradford to Keelham. About two-thirds of the way to Keelham drop a bit south and look for Cockin Lane. Center on that road, then zoom until Brewery Lane appears. Recenter on that road and zoom until the business name appears at the junction (of course) of Brewery, Cockin, Carter and Low Lanes.
 

barmpot

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Sorry but that is not the Junction Inn seen in the show, the Inn you are looking for has been renamed as the Tunnel End Inn, which in Waters Road, Marsden. I suspect the original name was a reference to the canal nearby.

Or could possibly have been the railway as trains could diverge through either set of tunnels so it was technically a junction. Such practice of naming any possible switch from one set of tracks to another as a junction was more prevalent on the old Midland Railway and the linet Marsden was originally built in 1849 by LNWR.
 

Marianna

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Or could possibly have been the railway as trains could diverge through either set of tunnels so it was technically a junction. Such practice of naming any possible switch from one set of tracks to another as a junction was more prevalent on the old Midland Railway and the linet Marsden was originally built in 1849 by LNWR.
The pub is right on a road junction; Ainsley Lane, Reddisher Road, Waters Road and a very short unnamed road. If not the road, more likely the railway than the canal, as I believe the nearest canal junction is with the Huddersfield Broad at the Aspley Basin in Huddersfield at the eastern end of the Narrow. The next nearest one is at the western end, at Ashton-Under-Lyne. But the railway line is about 0.1 mi. down the hill from the pub. No idea exactly where its two-tunnel option occurred, though.
 

barmpot

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The pub is right on a road junction; Ainsley Lane, Reddisher Road, Waters Road and a very short unnamed road. If not the road, more likely the railway than the canal, as I believe the nearest canal junction is with the Huddersfield Broad at the Aspley Basin in Huddersfield at the eastern end of the Narrow. The next nearest one is at the western end, at Ashton-Under-Lyne. But the railway line is about 0.1 mi. down the hill from the pub. No idea exactly where its two-tunnel option occurred, though.

The railway tunnels start just after Marsden Station, there are actually three I recall - a twin bore pair and a double track one (the newest one which is still in use) which with the canal tunnel makes four in all - collectively known as Standedge Tunnels.
 

Marianna

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The railway tunnels start just after Marsden Station, there are actually three I recall - a twin bore pair and a double track one (the newest one which is still in use) which with the canal tunnel makes four in all - collectively known as Standedge Tunnels.
I'm not at all familiar with the rail tracks between Marsden Station and the canal tunnel entrance as they're not obvious either from the towpath or from the train to Manchester. Just in case there's anything to see, I'll try to remember to pay better attention next time I walk the towpath or ride that route.
 

maltrab

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I'm not at all familiar with the rail tracks between Marsden Station and the canal tunnel entrance as they're not obvious either from the towpath or from the train to Manchester. Just in case there's anything to see, I'll try to remember to pay better attention next time I walk the towpath or ride that route.
On the walk down to Waters road, the track and tunnels are visible, there was a scene in the Seymour years when they stood and watched the train pass on that spot
 

Marianna

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On the walk down to Waters road, the track and tunnels are visible, there was a scene in the Seymour years when they stood and watched the train pass on that spot
Thanks! I clearly recall that scene, but never explored Google Streetview to look for the spot where they were standing. I've just located it and might wander that far along Reddisher Road next time I'm out at Standedge Tunnel, I don't relish the thought of walking that road from Marsden, though. It looks quite narrow, with neither wide verges nor a footpath.

Now I'm looking for a good viewpoint from which to photograph the aquaduct that carries the River Colne over the railroad tracks. It's an interesting bit of engineering.
 

Alan

Member
Can I thank all people who have replied ,it has added another site to visit in the summer

The maps with the locations are excellent but would it be possible to have another section with the location of all sites in a numbered list with the location pointers on the map numbered to match the list?
 

maltrab

Administrator
Staff member
Can I thank all people who have replied ,it has added another site to visit in the summer

The maps with the locations are excellent but would it be possible to have another section with the location of all sites in a numbered list with the location pointers on the map numbered to match the list?
I have thought for some time it needs making easier to use, so I will get around to doing this in the future
 

barmpot

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One thing about the railway line is that the junction and tracks to the twin tunnels are not there as they are OOU (rail jargon - out of use) but I think you can see where they were.
 
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