On Location: The Worm That Turned (Part 4)

Continuing our delve into the ever popular serial ‘The Worm That Turned,’ we recently paid a flying visit to Thornbury Castle, Bristol. This is perhaps one of the most iconic locations from the serial, as it featured in the opening sequence for every segment – the famous ‘Union Jill’ flying from it’s flag pole. It’s also the basis of the location for the Board Meeting – where we first see Diana Dors and her Secret Police Force.

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(The ‘Union Jill’ flag can just be seen, centre, flying from the top of Thornbury Castle (renamed ‘Barbara Castle’ for the serial!))

20190413_103451.jpg(Remaining completely unchanged today, the castle still retains the same flag pole to the roof)

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(The Board Room is now The Lounge at Thornbury Castle – the wood panelling and fireplace still present)

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(Note the fireplace – see below)

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Built in the 1500’s – Thornbury Castle is now a luxury hotel and restaurant. More of it’s history can be read on it’s website – http://www.thornburycastle.co.uk

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