Dir: Charles Sturridge
Starring: Peter O’Toole and Phoebe Nicholls
In 1917, two girls become famous for apparently taking photographs of fairies
This family fantasy drama is based loosely on the tale of the Cottingley fairies and uses an accurate depiction of a local train in Yorkshire. Filmed on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Aspinall Class 27 0-6-0 No.1300 was borrowed from the East Lancashire Railway and was coupled to appropriate vintage stock. There is a shot of the train passing through the countryside and another of it entering Mytholmes Tunnel, in addition to several atmospheric scenes filmed on the platform at Keighley station.