Yesterday (31st October) I visited Grantchester, the Cambridgeshire village which has shot to fame in the ITV smash hit of the same name.
Grantchester starring Robson Green, James Norton and Tessa Peake-Jones debuted on ITV on the 6th October 2014 and has two episodes remaining of the 6 part drama. You can read about the show here on IMDB.
Synopsis: "Adapted from book series by James Runcie; Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Granchester".
A history of Grantchester: "The village of Grantchester lies in the beautiful and historic English county of Cambridgeshire. It is situated on the River Cam and has historic links with the University of Cambridge. In 1897 a group a students from the university persuaded the owner of Orchard House to serve them tea. This became a regular practice and now it is a tradition for students and now tourists to punt along the river to Grantchester and take tea at The Orchard. One of the lodgers at Orchard House was poet Rupert Brooke, who subsequently moved next door to The Old Vicarage. In 1912, whilst in Berlin, he wrote a poem about homesickness entitled 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester', which talked of Grantchester and the people of Cambridgeshire. The Old Vicarage is currently the home of Cambridge scientist Mary Archer and her husband, Jeffrey Archer (Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare). Grantchester is a popular abode for current and retired Cambridge Academics, and claims to have the world's highest concentration of Nobel Prize winners. Legend states that an underground passage runs from the Old Manor House to King's College Chapel, two miles away. There is a tale that a fiddler said he would follow the passage, playing his fiddle all the while. The sound of his fiddle got fainter and fainter, until it could be heard no more. Nor was it ever heard again". - Information provided by Information Britain.
Here is a great article from the ITV website about how the production made use of the villagers as extras.
Now for my photographs, as you enjoy them please spare a thought for my poor foot because I had to go through the pain barrier to capture all of these. During the first shot I had to remove a spike from a branch that had cut straight through my converse and into my foot, but as I true superhero I carried on without minimal fuss hahaha - honest!!!!