FILM : Dad's Army (1971)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Dad's Army (1971) 1971 Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender, Liz Fraser, Bill Pertwee Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks.
Director : Norman Cohen   Production Company : Norcon  Region : SOUTH EAST A-D

The film tells the story of the Home Guard platoon's formation and their subsequent endeavours at a training exercise.

Stills and Now shots provided by Robin Brooks. Thanks Robin.

Steve Hiron advises "My butcher shop was portrayed as corporal Jones's in the 1971 film. The location is High Street, Chalfont St Giles. The shop has not changed one iota in 40 years, nor indeed for the previous 40!"

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Dad's Army (1971) - High Street, Chalfont St Giles.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad001. High Street, Chalfont St Giles.

dad001n. Now. The High Street in Chalfont St Giles. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - Mainwaring stops to talk to Mr Hodges outside his greengrocers in Warmington-on-Sea.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad001a. Mainwaring stops to talk to Mr Hodges outside his greengrocers in Warmington-on-Sea.

dad001an. Now. Turns out it really is a greengrocers. The arts & crafts shop next door is now a bookshop. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - He also stops to chat with Jones the butcher. Steve Hiron advises
Dad's Army (1971)

dad001b. He also stops to chat with Jones the butcher. Steve Hiron advises "My butcher shop was portrayed as corporal Jones's in the 1971 film. The location is High Street, Chalfont St Giles. The shop has not changed one iota in 40 years, nor indeed for the previous 40!"

dad001bn. This too is genuine. Picture by Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - Mainwaring, Pike and Wilson talk to Jones.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad001c. Mainwaring, Pike and Wilson talk to Jones.

dad001cn. The lingerie shop is a hair salon, and Frazier's undertakers next door is up for rent. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - Further down the street, Mainwaring prepares to cross the road.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad001d. Further down the street, Mainwaring prepares to cross the road.

dad001dn. These are the two shops in the shot, although they have changed out of all recognition. Taylor's is visible on the left in da005/5n so the location is easy to pinpoint. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - Same location as da001.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad002. Same location as da001.

dad002n. Mainwaring, Pike & Wilson meet the ice cream cart in the middle of the High Street. The telephone box on the right is now hidden by a hedge. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) -
Dad's Army (1971)

dad002. 

dad002an. This is the telephone box hidden in da002. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - Ditto. Mainwaring's bank on the corner.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad003. Ditto. Mainwaring's bank on the corner.

dad003n. The corner of High Street and Up Street. Locals confirmed this has always been The Crown pub, hence the covering up of the sign above the door with a red cover in 1971. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - High Street, Chalfont St Giles.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad004. High Street, Chalfont St Giles.

dad004n. Now. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

Dad's Army (1971) - Mainwaring outside the bank. Ditto re location.
Dad's Army (1971)

dad005. Mainwaring outside the bank. Ditto re location.

dad005n. The same angle now. The shops in da001dn are in the background. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2010)

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