Women in Love

Date: 1969
Director: Ken Russell
Production Company: Brandywine Productions

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron, Michael Gough
Location(s): Derbyshire, Kanton Wallis (Switzerland), Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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Two sisters explore romance, love and passion with their suitors among the elite of Britian’s industrial Midlands in the 1920s.

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Gudrun (Glenda Jackson) and Ursula Brangwen (Jennie Linden) leave the house. The north end of New Street in Matlock, Derbyshire.

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The pair of doors. (PW)

The sisters discuss marriage as they head away from the house. Facing east on New Street as it runs between Bank Road and Henry Avenue.

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The wall remains and the chimneys are hiding behind the greenery. (PW)

The two schoolmistresses head through the streets of fictional Beldover as they go to watch a wedding. The house on New Street seen from the opposite angle.

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Alterations are evident here. (PW)

Passers-by wish the women a "Good morning". Looking towards Bank Road from New Street in Matlock.

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From a similar viewpoint. (PW)

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As the titles start, the backs of terraced houses are seen.

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The camera moves to find Gudrun and Ursula continue through the back alleys of the Midlands town.

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Along busier streets, the pair head to the tram stop.

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After travelling on a tram full of miners, the siblings alight. Crich Tramway Museum, Town End in Crich near Matlock, Derbyshire.

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Gudrun and Ursula make their way to the church where the wedding is about to take place. The museum has since been expanded and restyled as Crich Tramway Village and is home of the National Tramway Museum.

Friends and family arrive at church for the wedding of Laura Crich, daughter of the town's wealthy mine owner, Thomas Crich, to Tibby Lupton, a naval officer. St Giles Church on Church Street, Matlock, Derbyshire.

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A quieter day when JT and I visited. (PW)

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Rupert Birkin (Alan Bates) and a still dressing Tibby Lupton (Christopher Gable) run from the house towards a waiting carriage.

The congregation settle inside the church as the bride arrives. St Giles Church on Church Street.

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You wouldn't expect many changes to this view. (PW)

Gerald Crich (Oliver Reed) greets guests as he and Hermione Roddice (Eleanor Bron) wait for Rupert and Tibby. Church Street in Matlock.

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The same, well looked after lych gate. (PW)

More guests arrive as Gerald continues to wait for his friend and the groom. Church Street, Matlock.

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JT's Jaguar stands in for the wedding car! (PW)

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Finally on their way, Rupert and Tibby are driven to the church.

After the ceremony, Tibby, Laura (Sharon Gurney) and their guests pose for photographs. St Giles Church in Matlock.

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Nice to see what lies behind the guests. (PW)

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With their relationship faltering, Rupert and his girlfriend Hermione relax.

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Gudrun and Ursula arrive at Hermione’s grand home. Kedleston Hall near Quarndon, Derbyshire.

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Rupert and Ursula attend a service where a War Memorial is unveiled. This is The Arboretum, in the Rose Hill area of Derby, about a mile south of the city centre. Information from The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations web site.

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Thomas Crich (Alan Webb) is accompanied by his son Gerald as they walk from the colliery offices. IMBD advises that this is Bedlington Colliery, Bedlington in Northumberland which closed in 1971 after being run down since 1968. This appears to be the head of the 'A' Pit at Bedlington Station.

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One evening, Gudrun makes her way through alleyways and tunnels, passing miners who heckle her.

Palmer (Michael Graham Cox) accosts Gudrun as she walks through the less salubrious part of town. Outside the Central Bar on Half Moon Lane opposite the junction with Mirk Lane in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.

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Paul Fitzpatrick provides this shot of Half Moon Lane when it is not dressed for a film. (RL)

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Gerald walks away with two women after he rescues Gudrun from Palmer. Looking north east on Half Moon Lane. The Central stands to the right between Hills Street and Half Moon Lane, just around the corner from Bottle Bank which was seen in 'Payroll'. The building to the left is the now demolished Half Moon Hotel.

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Tom Brangwen (Michael Gough), his Wife (Norma Shebbeare) and their daughters arrive at Shortlands, home of the Crich family, for the annual picnic. Elvaston Castle Country Park on Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derbyshire.

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Rupert meets the sister's parents and shakes hands with Mr. Brangwen. Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire.

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Gudrun follows behind a group of miners as they walk towards Shortlands.

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Mrs. Crich (Catherine Willmer) sets the dogs onto the visitors. Elvaston Castle was designed by James Wyatt and built for the 3rd Earl of Harrington.

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Gerald watches as Gudrun and Winifred Crich (Phoebe Nicholls) explore a folly and talk of turning it into a studio. The Moorish Temple in Elvaston Castle Country Park.

When his relationship with Hermione is finally over, Rupert declares his love for Ursula and takes her to his home. Ian Davidson advises that this is the Bobbin Mill near Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire.

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The same bridge by Ian Davidson.

Rupert brings the motorcycle combination to a halt outside the mill where he lives. Ashford in the Water Bobbin Mill located by Ian Davidson.

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Ian provides this comparison of the location now.

Following his father's death, Gerald leaves the Brangwen house after spending the night with Gudrun. This is the back lane between Kells Gardens and Derwent Gardens, Low Fell in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, identified by Peter Giles.

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Peter G. also provides proof in this comparison picture of the lane as seen from Hill Top Gardens. Image copyright Google.

Ursula holds Rupert as he fishes behind the mill. The Bobbin Mill at Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire identified by Ian Davidson.

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And captured by Ian too.

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In a street sale, Rupert asks how much a chair costs. This is looking south-east along Little Bedford Street in North Shields, Tyne & Wear.

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Ursula pays five shillings for the chair and follows Rupert as he walks away. The corner of Little Bedford Street and Sibthorpe Street at the top of Tiger Stairs in North Shields. The area has been largely redeveloped.

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The couple make their way down steps as they discuss how and where they will live. Tiger Stairs that lead down from Little Bedford Street to Bedford Street in North Shields.

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The clue to the identification is seen at the top centre of this capture. Looking up towards buildings that still stand on Little Bedford Street from Bedford Street in North Shields, Tyne & Wear.

As her sister sculpts, Ursula looks from the house to see Rupert outside. Henry Avenue in Matlock, just around the corner from the house on New Street.

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The telegraph pole has gone but the wall, tree and inspection chamber cover remain. (PW)

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The two couples holiday in Zermatt at the foot of The Matterhorn in Switzerland. The building is Hotel Riffelberg.

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Rupert and Ursula leave the hotel by sleigh. Hotel Riffelberg, Zermatt.

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Herr Loerke (Vladek Sheybal), Gerald and Gudrun talk. In the background rises The Matterhorn in Switzerland.