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Bunbury

Bunbury

Home of Great Paxford, setting for ITV drama Home Fires.

Home Fires

Homefires returns to ITV on 3rd April!


Following on from the success of series one, acclaimed British actresses Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, Outnumbered) and Francesca Annis (The Little House, Cranford) are reunited with an impressive ensemble cast in the return of Homefires which was again set and filmed here in Bunbury, Cheshire. 


 


The drama follows on from where series one left off. It’s the summer of 1940 and the village of Great Paxford is caught up in the nightmare of the Battle of Britain. Two weeks after the defeat at Dunkirk, the German army is advancing through France and Britain is bracing itself for invasion. 

Throughout the series the residents at the heart of this rural Cheshire community face their own personal challenges and conflicts as reputations are tarnished, loved ones lost, and shocking secrets are discovered. However it’s the war years and the women, under the auspices of the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, unite and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever whilst helping maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour.  

New characters and friendships will also emerge as exhausted and battle-hardened Czech soldiers arrive to set up camp just outside the village.

Home Fires was inspired by the non-fiction book ‘Jambusters’ written by Julie Summers, who was delighted that a second series was commissioned.   

Below you will find some of the locations that were used for filming in Bunbury:

Character Profiles:


- Alison Scotlock played by Fenella Woolgar

- Bob Simms played by Mark Bazeley

- Bryn Brindsley played by Daniel Ryan

- Claire Hillman played by Daisy Badger

- Dr. Will Campbell played by Ed Stoppard

- Erica Campbell played by Frances Grey

- Frances Barden played by Samantha Bond

- Isobel Reilly played by Gillian Dean

- Joyce Cameron played by Francesca Annis

- Jenny Marshall played by Jodie Hamblet

- Laura Campbell played by Leila Mimmack

- Captain Marek Novotny played by Alexandre Willaume

- Miriam Brindsley played by Claire Price

- Wing Commander Nick Lucas played by Mark Umbers

- Pat Simms played by Claire Rushbrook

- Sarah Collingborne played by Ruth Gemmell

- Spencer Wilson played by Mike Noble

- Stanley Farrow played by Chris Coghill

- Steph Farrow played Clare Calbraith

- Teresa Fenchurch played by Leanne Best


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  1. Add Bunbury Village Hall to your Itinerary

    Bunbury Village Hall

    Crewe and Nantwich

    The exterior of Bunbury Village Hall was used in the filming of ITV drama Home Fires

  2. Add RF Burrows & Sons to your Itinerary

    RF Burrows & Sons

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    Food/Drink Producer

    Add RF Burrows & Sons to your Itinerary

    Tarporley

    An award winning butcher serving Bunbury and the surrounding area. Used as the setting for the Brindsley's Butchers on ITV drama HomeFires.

    Established in 1924, RF Burrows & Sons is a 4th generation family butcher which can provide you with a rang

  3. Add St Boniface Church to your Itinerary

    St Boniface Church

    Tarporley

    St Boniface's Church, Bunbury, stands prominently in the village of Bunbury, Cheshire, England. Used in filming for ITV drama HomeFires.

  4. Add The Nags Head to your Itinerary

    The Nags Head

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    Pub/Inn

    Add The Nags Head to your Itinerary

    Crewe and Nantwich

    Original beams, open fires and wattle & daub give character to this three storey detached 17th century house. Interior largely untouched over the years. Used in filming for ITV drama HomeFires.

    6-11 Mon-Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

  5. Add The Village Chippy to your Itinerary

    The Village Chippy

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    Take Away

    Add The Village Chippy to your Itinerary

    Crewe and Nantwich

    Traditional Fish and Chips - Open 11.30am - 1.30pm, 5pm - 8pm. Used in filming for ITV drama HomeFires.

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