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|The "tank traps" in P1
Written by Stephen VI
(6/26/2013 6:05 p.m.)
In the IMDB entry for P1, there is a claim that two World War 2 tank traps are visible behind some of the walking characters. I'd always assumed that this meant during the "long walk" but after extensive review I could see no sign of them. While watching it again recently, I noticed what looked vaguely like tank traps as Anne, Charles, Mary and the two boys are walking from Uppercross Cottage to Uppercross itself just after Anne has arrived at Uppercross. Am I missing something with the tank traps appearing at some point during the "long walk"?
IMDB correctly identifies Uppercross as being Frampton Court in the county of Gloucestershire. Looking at Frampton on Google Maps, I came across the location where that scene above was filmed and the two "tank traps" seen in P1 (plus another one just out of shot) are quite clearly visible and are bollards rather than tank traps. Follow the link to Google Maps to see what I mean. BTW, if you rotate the view until it's facing east, you will see the orangery at Frampton Court which was used as the location for Kellynch Lodge, Lady Russell's home, so Henrietta's wish in chapter 12 came true in P1 at least.
|"Tank traps" at Frampton on Severn|
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