Former Street star was back in town
MICHELLE Keegan returned to Bacup this week to film emotional funeral scenes for new drama series Brassic.
The former Coronation Street star, who plays mum-of-one Erin on the show, followed a white horse-drawn carriage with a wicker coffin through the streets of the town.
The actress battled through the cold conditions on but was pictured keeping warm with a hot water bottle and large padded jacket between takes.
Brassic follows the story of northern lad Vinnie, played by This Is England star Joe Gilgun, who suffers from bipolar disorder and his best pal Dylan played by Ripper Street’s Damien Molony, and Erin’s boyfriend.
Graffiti was scrawled on one Bacup building with the words ‘Terence McCann Made Him Do It’.
Flowers and tributes were also left at the scene with a picture of Vinnie and an apparent suicide note.
The handwritten letter read: “To my friends, to those I love, to those I leave behind. My time has come to say goodbye to you. My despair is too great.
“Terence made me do McCann this. I’m ●● Michelle Keegan filming Brassic in Bacup sorry. The reasons will become clear.
Goodbye Hawley. Have a spliff and a drink in my memory. Love you all. Vin X”
Bacup Camera Club chairman David Greenwood attended the filming in Bacup town centre and took pictures of some of the scenes. Main picture by David Greenwood and inset picture by SS Digital Images
He told the Free Press: “It wasn’t a good day for filming. It was pretty gloomy in Bacup.
“Michelle was holding a hot water bottle bless her. Can you imagine any normal person walking around Bacup with a hot water bottle?
“They wouldn’t last a day.”
Several road closures were put in place by production company Brassic Park Ltd for the filming on Monday, November 26, with security personnel and police officers also on site.
David said “There was a little bit of disruption, particularly on Burnley Road in the morning.
“One motorist was giving one of the security guards abuse but there’s no need for it.
“There wasn’t any hassle and the traffic kept flowing. Something like this is good for Bacup. It puts a bit of money in shops.”
Brassic will be aired on Sky One in 2019.