Lyme Park is a large estate located south of Disley, Cheshire. The estate is managed by the National Trust and consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park. The house is the largest in Cheshire, and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The park and its hall have been used in several films and television programmes, most notably, the exterior of the hall was used as Pemberley, the seat of Mr Darcy, in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.
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At Easter 1962, Harry Hewitt took Concepta, Lucille, Jack and Annie Walker, and Len Fairclough on a day trip to the park in his new car where they had a picnic in the grounds. The brake didn't work properly on the old motor and it rolled into one of the lakes.
Another car with a failed brake ended up in the lake in May 1983 when Fred Gee took Betty Turpin and Bet Lynch for the May Day bank holiday. On this occasion though, the vehicle wasn't empty as Betty and Bet were still sat inside it and Fred had to give both women a piggyback to get them to dry land.
The park was used for location filming for all the appearances listed above - specifically Episode 142 (23rd April 1962), Episode 677 (12th June 1967), Episode 2304 (2nd May 1983) and Episode 2305 (4th May 1983). In addition, it was also used for location filming for Episode 666 (3rd May 1967) and Episode 667 (8th May 1967) when Elsie Tanner had a reunion with her old flame Steve Tanner. Though the park wasn't named in the narrative, the house clearly was seen in one of the shots recorded (see gallery below).