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45 years after the first Dad’s Army film, the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea are back on the big screen. Although the hometown of Sergeant Wilson and Private Pike is supposed to be somewhere on the south-east coast of England, the new film was shot in Bridlington in Yorkshire.

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Bridlington has launched a bid to be twinned with Walmington – to the dismay of Stuart Wright, the chairman of the Dad’s Army Museum and former mayor of the town of Thetford in Norfolk, which was the home of original series.


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“I was slightly miffed that they are trying to steal our thunder,” Wright said recently. “I’m sure it’s just a publicity opportunity riding on the back of the new film.”

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