It’s that time of year again when the cast and crew of the hit Channel 5 drama All Creatures Great and Small descend upon the Yorkshire Dales town of Grassington to film the new series.
Grassington has once again been transformed into the fictional town of Darrowby for the fourth series of the show which is inspired by James Harriet’s novels of the same name.
The area has been transformed into the 1940s in anticipation of filming with a hoard of extras all dressed in 1940s fashion. It’s a wonder to behold.
Earlier this month, the town of Thirsk’s iconic Ritz cinema was transformed for filming as well and we must say it looked rather marvellous.
Local Fiona took some snaps of Grassington in its 1940s attire with shop fronts adorned in new signage and lots of vintage items and propaganda posters for the second world war, which we saw Tristan sent off to at the end of the last series.
One shop dressed as a vintage sweet shop and toy store has a beautiful chestnut-coloured horse outside with a handler dressed in flat cap, a staple of any Yorkshireman, and a tweed jacket.
Another grocery shop can be seen with all kinds of all fashioned tools and produce outside, which makes you see how much detail goes into making the show look so authentic.
Several other village businesses have been transformed into Higgins bakery, Darrowby Ironmongers, and of course the popular Drover’s Arms.
Of course, we couldn’t forget Skeldale House, which has been transformed once again with fibreglass columns, wooden railings and a new front door more in keeping with the era.