FILMING for a sequel to a classic children's movie has again taken place in the Bradford district.

The Railway Children Return is being filmed today at Salts Mill in Saltaire, as a number of military vehicles from the Second World War, extras wearing military-style uniform and an American flag could be spotted.

A sign was erected on one of the mill's gates, which read '1511 Quartermaster Corps Truck Regiment' written on it. The 1511th was a logistics corps from this period, and its duty was to deliver materiel to other Eighth Air Forces bases in Lancashire.

Parking on Victoria Road in the village has been suspended today while scenes are shot, with the pavement taped off for filming to continue.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The Railway Children Return - starring Jenny Agutter, Sheridan Smith and Tom Courtenay - will see locations from the original film once again on the big screen, with the iconic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway playing a key backdrop.

The film will tell the story of a group of children evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War.

It is more than 50 years since the original film hit cinemas and cameras have been rolling again in the district for the production.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Other locations used for the filming for the re-make will include the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Oakworth Station and The Bronte Parsonage. Filming began elsewhere in the Bradford district last month.

The film is set to be released in cinemas in April 2022.

The film is described as: "Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting adventure for a new generation bringing a contemporary sensibility to a classic story and combining British cast with stunning locations.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

"The Railway Children Return will take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home."

It is not the first time this year that Salts Mill has been used as the backdrop for filming.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

BBC One drama series Gentleman Jack filmed scenes at the site for a number of days in April.

The award-winning drama, created by Sally Wainwright, follows the life of 19th century landowner Anne Lister, played by Suranne Jones.

The drama's set at Salts Mill included a pub, tailors and a chemist. The award-winning drama, created by Sally Wainwright, which follows the life of 19th century landowner Anne Lister, has also been filming in Halifax.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

It is the second time the district has been used as a backdrop for this new series after scenes were filmed at Haworth Moor's Penistone Country Park in February.

Saltaire has been used to film a number of TV shows and movies over recent years.

These included Netflix drama The English Games; Maxine Peake film Funny Cow, plus The ABC Murders, starring John Malkovich.

Meanwhile, Hollywood actor Harrison Ford arrived in Yorkshire earlier this month as filming for the new Indiana Jones movie got underway.

Ford is understood to have been filming the latest instalment of the Indiana Jones series near Pickering.