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Last Updated: Monday, 10 May, 2004, 19:17 GMT 20:17 UK
Dad's Army trail put on the map
Dad's Army cast
The long-running series was filmed in and around Thetford
Fans of Dad's Army can now follow in the footsteps of Captain Mainwaring and his crew as part of a new walking tour.

Thetford in Norfolk may not be identical to fictional Walmington-on-Sea, but it did provide the backdrop.

Now a new walking trail has been launched to take fans of the show around some of Thetford's famous sites.

They include the Guildhall - used as a town hall in the series - where a German pilot's parachute was once caught on its old clock tower.

The disused church of St Mary the Less is also on the map along with Nether Row which featured in a number of episodes.

The Guildhall
A German's parachute was once stuck on this clock tower
Frank Williams, who played the vicar, was back in Thetford for the launch on Monday.

He said it was a fantastic idea.

"People are very curious about where we did (filmed) it and I am often asked, so now there is an opportunity to come to Thetford and find out by taking a walk round," he said.

The tour also includes the places frequented by cast and crew during filming such as the Bell Hotel and the old Palace Cinema where they would watch the rushes at the end of a week's filming.


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