Filming of 'A Christmas Carol'
Roger Hirson's 1984 adaptation of Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', filmed in Shrewsbury, is still thought to be the definitive Christmas film. We take a nostalgic look back at the making of a classic.
Many will recognise this scene, which recreates the look of 18th century London streets, shot outside the Music Hall next to what is now Pockets on the right. nextpage
The town's old Royal Infirmary was used extensively throughout the film. In this sequence, film extras gather outside in Victorian costume.nextpage
A snowball fight scene at the beginning of the film, outside the old Royal Infirmary. The iconic building is now St Mary's Shopping Parade.nextpage
Members of the cast after a quick costume change. Some may recognise the parking area behind the Music Hall in the background.nextpage
Film crews and local suppliers deck out the shops near to the old St Chad's Church and walls to recreate the look of an authentic Victorian street. nextpage
A chilly street scene filmed in the town's main Square, opposite the timbered building which is now Ask restaurant.nextpage
A horse and cart in the street in Claremont, near the Quarry Park.nextpage
The acclaimed actor George C. Scott, who many fans agree was "born to play the character of Scrooge", undergoes a wardrobe fix before filming scenes outside his residence in the Claremont area.nextpage
Tiny Tim, played by Anthony Walters, during the scene where he waits for his father Bob Cratchit to finish work.
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