SALTAIRE has been taken back in time as filming for a star-studded production gets underway.

Cameras have started to roll for The Choral, written by legendary playwright Alan Bennett.

The world-famous village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and no stranger to starring in television and film productions - has been transformed.

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Photographs show how shops on Victoria Road, the main route through the village, have been given vintage facades.

They include Herbert Trickett Undertakers, Grundy & Sons milliners, Fytton’s Photographic Artist, J. Willard greengrocers, Beckwith & Sons homewares, and more.

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An old-fashioned cargo bike can be seen on the set, with a carrier on the back advertising Donaldson’s.

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Signs in one window, from the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, advertise a ‘Women Suffragists’ Celebration’.

Vintage carts have also been placed in and around the set.

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Residents of Saltaire received a letter informing them of the filming.

The film will star Ralph Fiennes, Jim Broadbent, and Simon Russell Beale and be directed by Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys; The Lady in the Van, The Crucible, The Madness of King George).

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A synopsis on IMDB says: "A choral society's male members enlist in World War I, leaving the demanding Dr. Guthrie (Fiennes) to recruit teenagers.

"Together, they experience the joy of singing while the young boys grapple with their impending conscription into the army."

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Recent photographs taken in Keighley show Fiennes on set and filming has also taken place in a pub in Halifax.

The letter to residents, from Gerontius Productions, said: "We are excited to announce that we have chosen the scenic backdrop of Saltaire for the filming of an exciting new film The Choral written by Alan Bennett. 

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"The story is centered around a choral group during World War I, as all the men leave for war and the effects this has on the local community."

The letter adds: "We are excited to come to the beautiful Saltaire to film and hope that our presence will not be too disruptive and will be itself an attraction to the community.

"Filming on location would not be possible without the understanding and goodwill of local residents and so we would like to extend our thanks in advance."

This marks the latest in a long line of productions filmed in Saltaire, with the village's famous streets providing the perfect backdrop for period dramas.

Productions including Gentleman Jack, Poirot, Netflix thriller Bodies, and more have all been filmed in the village.