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As you may know, the Cheshire village of Bunbury will air across the nation’s screens soon in a brand new TV drama, Home Fires - the 3rd of May at 9pm on ITV to be exact.

Home Fires is a new six-part drama following a group of inspirational women in rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. Check out the trailer here.

The village couldn’t be further away from the imminent bloodshed and battlefields, however was still affected by the war. The conflict forces women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.

The women come together as the Great Paxford Women’s institute , they help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour. But, there’s more to Bunbury than Home Fires Bunbury is a rural village in the East of Cheshire, south of Tarporley. The village is filled with many delightful cottages and narrow winding lanes.

Bunbury also has several other characteristic features including Bunbury Watermill dating from 1844, which can still be visited today. The impressive Church of Saint Bonifiance and a monument of Sir George Beeston built on the highest point of the village. Bunbury makes an ideal stopping off place for country walks with several characteristic pubs and local amenities.

Bunbury is home to three pubs, one of which will star in the new drama – The Nags Head. This pool table will also play a big role in one certain episode of the drama. The Shropshire Union canal runs through the village making it popular with boat enthusiasts. A relaxing way to spend the summer is exploring Cheshire’s town by canal boat and if you like the sound of Bunbury by the end of this blog, you might want to see more of Cheshire’s towns & villages.


Narrowboat Hire - Situated on the Shropshire Union Canal

Bunbury was used as the location for Home Fires (known in the series as Great Paxford), a drama shown on ITV for two series.



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