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The People's Friend - - Soap - Mrs M.S., Diss.

I en­joyed the re­cent ar­ti­cle by Dou­glas Mcpher­son cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of “Dad’s Army”.

Many of the scenes for the pro­gramme were filmed in Nor­folk, and Bress­ing­ham Steam and Gar­dens, not far from where I live, is the of­fi­cial home of the Dad’s Army Ap­pre­ci­a­tion So­ci­ety col­lec­tion.

The ex­hi­bi­tion com­prises a recre­ation of the fic­tional sea­side town of Walm­ing­ton-on-sea, in­clud­ing Jones’s butcher shop, the church hall, Frazer’s Fu­neral Par­lour and the bank.

The Dad’s Army Mu­seum is at Thet­ford, and the pic­tures here were taken be­side the statue erected of Cap­tain Main­war­ing by the river­side in Thet­ford. One is of me and my hus­band, the other our daugh­ter and grand­son.

I love your mag­a­zine and have con­nec­tions with Dundee my­self, as my pa­ter­nal grand­mother was a jute worker in the city in the late 1800s.

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