Dad's Army film comes to village which was ready for invasion

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2 January 2017 6:10PM

WARTIME fears of invasion with a comedy twist lands at Drigg Village Hall at Saturday, January 14, with a showing of the movie Dad’s Army.

The story of Captain Mainwaring and his band of aging military volunteer can be seen from 7pm in a show arranged by Cine North.

It is based on characters from the popular TV series and stars Bill Nighy, Carherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon.

Location filming for the 2016 film included Flamborough Head and Bridlington

Tickets cost £4 or £14 for families and further details are available by email on contactus@driggevents.co.uk or on the Cine North website at www.cinenorth.co.uk

Drigg had a Royal Ordnanace Factory during the Second World War and the West Cumbrian coastal district of Drigg and Holmrook were well protected by the Home Guard.

There was a pair of machine-gun emlacements and an anti-tank trap on the junction of the A595 and B5344 Drigg Road.

The military volunteers would have been in the 7 th Battalion Cumberland and Westmorland Home Guard with its headquarters at Millom.

There would also have been fire decoys on the coast between Silecroft and Drigg which would have been lit at night to fool bombers into thinking they were over Barrow shipyard.

The beach at Drigg has a variety of defensive and observation posts.

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