Alpacas in the market? Filming begins on Ackley Bridge

Filming of Ackley Bridge series two in Halifax
Filming of Ackley Bridge series two in Halifax

The spotlight is back on Calderdale as filming for series two of the Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge begins.

Film crews were spotted outside Halifax Borough Market, on Southgate and Market Street in the town centre today (Thursday).

Filming of Ackley Bridge series two in Halifax

Filming of Ackley Bridge series two in Halifax

The programme aired its first series last year with scenes at the school using the old St Catherine's Catholic High School in Halifax.

Ackley Bridge Producer Alex Lamb said “We are so pleased to be filming back in Halifax for series two of Ackley Bridge. We want to thank the local community for being so welcoming and supportive on the first series. It’s marvellous to be back and get the town involved once again.”

The show tells the story of fictional Yorkshire mill town Ackley Bridge, which is home to largely divided white and Asian populations.

Ackley Bridge will return to Channel 4 later this year.