For the next two days, Dalkey’s Corner Note Cafe will be the shooting location for a new Channel 5 drama revisiting Soham’s murder and “The Greatest Manhunt in British History.”
In 2002, school caretaker Ian Huntley invited two 10-year-old school girls to their home in Soham, Cambridgeshire, and killed them.
The disappearance of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells and the subsequent media frenzy will be the focus of the new three-part drama.
It “examines the investigation of school assistant Maxine Kerr and her caretaker fiancé Ian Huntley, who were later imprisoned for double murder. Exploring their turbulent relationship from Maxine’s point of view. Why she is for him. Did she lie to her and how did she become the No. 1 public enemy? “
In addition to the crew and cast, the Corner Note Cafe has some new additions, including a red phone booth and posters for two girls.
Some locals stopped to see what they were doing yesterday, while others barely noticed the hustle and bustle of the crew setting shots and guiding traffic.
A local couple, Anthony and Maura, sat down to watch the shoot and pondered the shocking incident.
“Our memory is when we were on vacation in Spain and all the English papers were there. The Englishman with a young child, and really everyone was very angry,” they said. Said.
“It was a sad holiday because they were still looking for a caretaker. Well, they didn’t know who they were looking for at that time.”
The couple said the shoot “regained those sad memories” and “it was very tragic.”
They also said it was “unusual” to watch a drama about a murder in Britain filmed in a village in Dublin.
“The two girls were from Cambridgeshire, southern England. I don’t know if there are any similarities in their area or here,” Anthony said.
“But it’s a bit unusual to bring something that’s supposed to be based in the UK here, and there’s also the fact that you don’t see a red phone booth here here in Ireland.”
The couple said the crew was very kind and helpful, “as soon as they saw the cafe sign and the old phone booth where Holly and Jessica were missing,” and found out that it was a 2002 murder. At that time I was only 5 years old.
However, not all Dalkey residents were aware of the changes in local cafes. Maeve, who works at the local household goods store Hark, was less than a block away from The Corner Note Cafe at the time of shooting.
Nonetheless, she was completely unaware that her calm and comfortable village, just 130 meters away, was transformed into an English town where the two girls disappeared 20 years ago. ..
Mave said this was news for her, but she wasn’t surprised because there was a fair amount of filming in Dalkey.
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Anthony and Maura repeated the same feelings.
“Dalkey has always been a popular place because of its beauty, chosen to shoot all sorts of events,” they said.