FILM : Private Function, A
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Private Function, A 1984 Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith Lancashire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Director : Malcolm Mowbray   Production Company : HandMade Films  Region : NORTH

In a small Northern English town in 1947 the citizens endure continuing food rationing. When local businessmen want to hold a party to celebrate the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip, they decide to illegally raise a pig for the occasion.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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A Private Function [DVD] [1984]

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Private Function, A - Gilbert speaks with Frank Lockwood (John Normington) outside Nuttal's shop whilst Nuttal the Butcher (Pete Postlethwaite) busies himself inside. Neil Rigby places this as 15-17 Church Street, Ilkley, LS299DR - See prifu016n (RL)
Private Function, A

prifu011. Gilbert speaks with Frank Lockwood (John Normington) outside Nuttal's shop whilst Nuttal the Butcher (Pete Postlethwaite) busies himself inside. Neil Rigby places this as 15-17 Church Street, Ilkley, LS299DR - See prifu016n (RL)

Private Function, A - Dr Charles Swaby (Denholm Elliott) departs after visiting a patient.  See prifu013n (RL)
Private Function, A

prifu012. Dr Charles Swaby (Denholm Elliott) departs after visiting a patient. See prifu013n (RL)

Private Function, A - Dr Swaby drives away.
Private Function, A

prifu013. Dr Swaby drives away.

prifu13n. Once again with the help of the Ilkley Gazette Neil places this as the corner of Bridge Lane and Lister Street, Ilkley which he supports with the help of Google. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Private Function, A - Gilbert struggles up the hill to Sutcliff's farm. Keighley Road again, located by Nigel Rowe.
Private Function, A

prifu014. Gilbert struggles up the hill to Sutcliff's farm. Keighley Road again, located by Nigel Rowe.

prifu014n. The scene is similar to image 001 so Nigel pans to the right for this comparison.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Private Function, A - Dr Swaby, Lockwood and Allardyce visit Leonard Sutcliff (Tony Haygarth), the farmer who is looking after the illegally kept pig.  Unknown location.
Private Function, A

prifu015. Dr Swaby, Lockwood and Allardyce visit Leonard Sutcliff (Tony Haygarth), the farmer who is looking after the illegally kept pig. Unknown location.

Private Function, A - The queues grow outside Nuttal's shop as the other butchery businesses are closed down.
Private Function, A

prifu016. The queues grow outside Nuttal's shop as the other butchery businesses are closed down.

prifu016n. No longer unidentified, Neil Rigby places this as 15-17 Church Street, Ilkley, LS299DR and supports with this shot from Google Earth. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Private Function, A - Dr Swaby and Lockwood the Solicitor watch as Gilbert is evicted from his premises on The Parade. Albert Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
Private Function, A

prifu017. Dr Swaby and Lockwood the Solicitor watch as Gilbert is evicted from his premises on The Parade. Albert Road, Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

Private Function, A - Meat Inspector Morris Wormold (Bill Paterson) watches from his car as Dr Swaby, Lockwood and Allardyce enter the Grand Hotel. Nigel Rowe recognised the building as the King's Hall and Winter Gardens in Ilkley.
Private Function, A

prifu018. Meat Inspector Morris Wormold (Bill Paterson) watches from his car as Dr Swaby, Lockwood and Allardyce enter the Grand Hotel. Nigel Rowe recognised the building as the King's Hall and Winter Gardens in Ilkley.

prifu018n. Nigel also provides this image of the King's Hall on Station Road.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-03-2017)

Private Function, A - Nuttal leaves the hotel after killing the pig. The King's Hall in Ilkley dressed for the occasion.
Private Function, A

prifu019. Nuttal leaves the hotel after killing the pig. The King's Hall in Ilkley dressed for the occasion.

prifu019n. This is a closer view of the entrance. Picture by Nigel Rowe.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-03-2017)

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