Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do You Remember ?

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These Films Set in and Around Manchester? Throughout the decades, there have been numerous films set in and around Manchester. Northern grit, working class struggles and family conflict are prevalent themes in many of these films which are memorable for their northern roots and Mancunian setting.

Hobson's Choice (1954) is a romantic comedy directed by David Lean. Set in 1880s Salford, the film tells the story of boot maker Henry Hobson and his three daughters.

Scenes for the film were shot in various locations locally, including Peel Park in Salford.

A Taste Of Honey (1961), directed by Tony Richardson, is a gritty British film often referred to as a 'kitchen sink' drama.

The story follows 17-year-old Jo who becomes pregnant after a brief romance with a sailor.

A Taste Of Honey depicts the gritty realism of working class life and addresses many taboo subjects. …

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