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Hundreds of people descended on Kirkby Lonsdale to watch the filming of drama Jamaica Inn.

The town underwent a complete transformation to turn it into 1820s Cornwall, with period market stalls, horses and carriages and hundreds of tons of mud.

“It’s been such a great week for the town,” said Allan Muirhead, chair of the town council.

“It’s been fascinating to watch what’s gone on and brilliant that so many people have come to Kirkby to see it all unfold.”

Filming for the BBC adapation of the Daphne du Maurier classic began on Monday morning and has continued until 10.30pm every night this week. Market Square has been almost unrecognisable since it was turned into the Cornish town of Launceston, where parts of the book are set.

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