Shropshire councillor: I was an extra on Crossroads

Fresh details of Shropshire's links with Midlands soap opera Crossroads emerged today as the deputy mayor of Shrewsbury revealed his past as an extra in the long-running ITV show.

Fresh details of Shropshire's links with Midlands soap opera Crossroads emerged today as the deputy mayor of Shrewsbury revealed his past as an extra in the long-running ITV show.

Tony Durnell, who is also a member of Shropshire Council, recalled his connection to the show, famed for its wobbly sets and fluffed lines, after reading a Shropshire Star report this week.

It revealed how the Crossroads Appreciation Society was mourning the demolition of one of the buildings at Walford and North Shropshire College, near Baschurch, that was used as a location in the filming of the show, which had 18 million viewers at its peak.

Mr Durnell said: "I was a student there in 1965 and until 1968 the cast and crew kept coming back again and again.

"They would turn up with virtually no equipment and always came in July because there were no students around."

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Comments for: "Shropshire councillor: I was an extra on Crossroads"

Rob, Telford

Some things are best left in the past.....

spencer

Riveting story.

Bored

How can this be considered news worthy??

Joe

Great story, makes a change that local history is covered. Well done. (Certainly more interesting that 'Katie Price opens local Co-op')

Mike Garrett

Nice follow up story from the location article earlier this week. The fan club is very grateful to the Shropshire Star for helping with this search for information after ATV "lost" the paperwork.

John Drury

As the person that found the location i am also gateful to the star for helping further with this search. A good local feature in this follow up article.

alex

Is this the same Tony Durnell that went to the Corbet school in Baschurch ?

john jones

WOW, Is that how you become a councillor

Mike Garrett

By going to college and working hard, I expect so. Being an actor didn't do Ronnie Regan any harm... whether it later did America any good when he got into politics is debatable.

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