Lafarge quarry gets Eastenders visit

Published:  10 December, 2010

HERTFORDSHIRE: A quarry hit the small screen as the backdrop to a saucy scene in BBC flagship soap, Eastenders.

Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK’s Tyttenhanger sand and gravel quarry, near St Albans, was the location for a secret tryst between characters, Stacey and Ryan. The plot saw Ryan, the father of Stacey’s baby and husband to bad girl Janine, and Stacey enjoying a romantic interlude on the bonnet of Dot’s Morris Minor motor.

Tyttenhanger’s operations were suspended on a Saturday morning in October to permit the filming. Shane Weedon, site manager at Tyttenhanger, said: “It was certainly a different Saturday morning than we are used to at the quarry.

“The crew were filming for around four hours and it did cause quite a stir, a number of colleagues came along to watch what was going on.

“Everyone was really nice though, especially Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey who I had a chat with.

“And I was lucky enough to get some autographs sent through to me later.” The scenes were featured in episodes screened on Monday and Tuesday last week.

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