Stalybridge celebrates 35th anniversary of the filming of yanks

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Stalybridge Historical Society organised a celebration to mark the 35th anniversary of the filming of the Hollywood blockbuster "Yanks" in the town. The film starred Richard Gere and told the story of American soldiers stationed in Northern England during World War Two and filming took place in and around Stalybridge and Saddleworth.

Acresses Lisa Eichorn (who played Richard Gere's leading lady) and Wendy Morgan were VIP guests at the Exhibition. Hundreds of people lined the streets to welcome them despite the pouring rain.

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