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“Could You Really Say Goodbye?”: Brief Encounter’s Carnforth Station

Carnforth station Heritage Centre Manager John Adams and owner of The Refreshment Room Andrew Coates discuss the featured 19th-century station were David Lean’s classic British romance Brief Encounter (1945) was shot. Retired rail worker and Carnforth clock keeper Jim Walker talks about the iconic 1895 clock on the main platform and how it was thought lost for years until a mysterious benefactor contacted the station and the original clock was put up again in 2002.

David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945), starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, was named the best movie romance of all time by a panel of 101 actors, directors and critics.

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