Monday, July 13, 2015

{Belated} Song for Sunday:Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

On this trip to England we are visiting many educational places like Avebury, Hadrian's Wall, and the Tower of London. Then there are the cathedrals, castles, museums and literary sites like Shakespeare's birthplace.

On Saturday, however, we took a few hours to explore the filming locations for a favorite children's movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. We saw the windmill house, the village the family drove through in the car, and the duck pond Truly Scrumptious drove into repeatedly.  A few photos for you:

For more fun, and better views,  check out this link:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Film Locations Then and Now by Vince Cox

If you grew up with Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang enjoy this trip down memory lane. Otherwise, follow this link for an introduction to a fun movie,

What songs bring back childhood movie nostalgia for you?

Shortly after we get back we'll be headed to Ocean Park, Me for CYC. I highly recommend this two-week discipleship conference for all high school teens. Check it out here: Christian Youth Conference at Ocean Park.


  1. One of my all time favorites! Thank you so much for sharing. I love that you did a tour of the filming sites. One of the tours I want to do when I am in England is the Jane Austen tour. She is probably my all time favorite author and I understand you can actually visit Mansfield Park.

    1. We'll have to wait on Mansfield Park but we did see Jane Austen's writing desk and some samples of her penmanship. We read "Pride and Prejudice" as part of our preparation for this trip.