Carnforth Railway Station - Brief Encounter tea towel

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  • Sturdy half panama US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders of 2+ tea towels
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

At first glance, Carnforth is just like many other North Lancashire towns. So why is Carnforth so famous - not just across the country, but across the world? Well, believe it or not, it's because of the railway station. Carnforth is a classic railway town - in 1857 it became a junction for multiple railways, and the town grew in size from there.

But it was only in 1945 that the town shot to fame, when it featured in David Lean's film Brief Encounter. Since then, the station has become a popular pilgrimage site for fans of the film, and was refurbished in the 2000s to include a 'Brief Encounter' refreshment room, matching the studio set used in the film. It's in this refreshment room that the couple first meet, and it's here that they say their last heart-broken goodbyes.

This design shows a steam engine pulling into Carnforth, with a couple embracing on the platform. The station still retains many of the period features present in the film, including the famous station clock - now among the most iconic images of film history. Go on: why not celebrate a wonderful film with this stunning tea towel!

Half Panama organic bleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.