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A month of visitors and cameras.

Last update: 19.04.13 First posted: 18.04.13 by in

Just last week a group from Somerset came to see Todmorden; they booked tour after hearing Mary speak down there in the West Country. Staying two nights allowed them plenty of time for shopping and eating out in our incredible town.

After a presentation explaining incredible edible we went on a tour of the town
Mary presents to a group of visitors from Somerset

The sun even shone down on us and having Patrick and Danny, the two apprentices from the Aqua Garden, with us was great as they were able to answer questions on aquaponics and had a wealth of local knowledge to share.
Visitors from Somerset, with Aqua garden apprentices and volunteers
Their florescent jackets and commanding manner seeing everyone safely across roads was fabulous.

We really have been very lucky with the weather – BBC Country file came to film last Friday in brilliant sunshine, with snow still on the hills it was a bit strange.
Matt Baker from BBC Countryfile with incredible volunteers Adam and Stephen
after filming volunteers working on the canal and Pollination Street they went inside to film the market.
BBC Countryfile filming at the Crumbly Cheese stall
without even a break for lunch the crew went straight to the Aqua garden at Todmorden High school where Matt Baker was duly impressed with their aquaponic set up and filmed the apprentices working in the aquaponic demonstration room.

watch on BBC1 at 7pm Sunday April 21st, for details click here

On the same day Countryfile is shown a French documentary crew will be filming. Arriving Saturday and staying for three days. They will be filming incredible edible volunteers working in the town centre, as well as primary school children learning about growing food and how children would have helped to look after vegetable gardens during the second world war. There is yet another French film maker wanting to come to stay later in the year.

We have just taken a booking for a tour for 50 ramblers who, after they have tramped over our amazing hills instead of getting back on their coach and driving back to whence they came, want to come into town for an incredible tour and to visit our shops.

Growing food to share and promoting local produce and businesses has caught the imagination of people right across the world and although there 40 IE groups in Britain and over 100 across Europe and the rest of the world, it’s the town where it all started everyone wants to visit.

Tomorrow, April 19, we have visitors coming up all the way from Cornwall because HRH Prince Charles (Duke of Cornwall) told them about us and they wanted to see it all for themselves.

Having the future king of England spreading the word about visiting Todmorden has to be a great boost for tourism which in turn helps to boost the local economy. So Thank you Sir keep up the good work.

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