Thursday, 16 February 2012

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

On my cut through from work in Medmenham to the M40 motorway, I drive past Cobstone Windmill which looks over the lovely village of Turville in Oxfordshire. Turville in recent years in best known for being used as a filming location for "Midsommer Murders". The windmill however is most famous for being used as a location setting for the Potts family in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".

I have driven past it so many times, and there comes a point where you almost take it for granted. But then every so often you catch a glimpse of it and appreciate what a wonderful structure it is. The view from the road directly behind it gets you very close to it.

The added bonus of having such a famous location so close is you are literally retracing the steps of legend that is Mr Dick Van Dyke, cast in the lead role as Caractacus Potts!

Turville has a lovely pub in the centre of it called The Bull and Butcher and from there you can enjoy a fantastic view of the windmill whilst enjoying a drink or two, and if you are feeling energetic you can walk up Cobstone hill to the windmill itself!

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