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Where was this shot?


Which seaside town is this?

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North East England

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South Shields, near Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE England.


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thanks. I wasn't completely satisfied with magnumco's answer. good day.

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I live in South Shields and didn't recognise any of it.

Obviously it was filmed decades ago and the place has changed quite a bit.

Are there any landmarks still about to look out for?

The only bit I recognised was the mention of Harton in the script. I went to Harton school.

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It wasn't shot in South Shields, it was filmed in Hartlepool near Middlesbrough in England. Ridley lived in West Hartlepool at a boy.

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You're all close but it was actually shot in Billingham as you can see the cooling towers of the ICI Factory in some of the shots.

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It is Hartlepool, i live here and can make out seaton front, the railway lines and pier bottom of burbank street and the empire lynn street, was nice in the 60s not so clever now!!!

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I can confirm Andy is correct, it is all Hartlepool. I live in Hartlepool and even ride some of the same locations while out on the bike getting some exercise. I believe it was shot in 1962 with sound editing and theme music added later, then released in 65.
This means that some of the locations have changed a lot, but are easily recognised by anyone from the town.

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