Trumptonshire is a fictional county created by Gordon Murray, in which the Trumptonshire Trilogy of Camberwick Green, Trumpton, and Chigley are located. Trumptonshire is populated by characters portrayed by 8-inch (20 cm) tall stop-motion puppets. Trumpton is a market town with an impressive town hall and clock tower; Camberwick Green and Chigley are two nearby villages.
1 Trumptonshire communities 2 Actual locations 3 DVD 4 References in other media 5 References 6 External links
Camberwick Common, bordering Camberwick Green, is not visited in the programmes, but is referenced as a usual place of training for the Pippin Fort soldier boys. Camberwick Green is a quiet village community with a Post Office and several village shops, as was still common in late 1960s England. The wider parish includes outlying properties such as Colley's Mill, Bell's farm, Tripp's Dairy, and Pippin Fort. The village is central to the first Trumptonshire series, and features in all three series. Chigley is another quiet village community, but with a less defined village centre. It is located a short distance from Camberwick Green. It features some heavy industry, including Cresswell's Chigley Biscuit factory, and Treddle's Wharf, as well as cottage industry, represented by the Chigley Pottery. A canal and a river run through the village. It is central to the third Trumptonshire series. Trimbridge is the next village after Chigley along the river; the river bridge at Trimbridge is the first crossing point of the river after Chigley bridge; there is a direct road from Chigley to Trimbridge, running alongside the river. Trumpton is the local market town, with a local corporation and mayor, and numbers of infrastructure features for the wider region, most famously the Fire Brigade. There are various shops, and a large public park, and many streets of terraced housing. Some residents (such as the Mintons) are depicted as living in cottages on the outer edge of the town. It is central to the second Trumptonshire series. Wellchester is the county's large town or city community, some distance from Trumpton, and with large department stores. The character Mrs Honeyman ventures to Wellchester (in Camberwick Green episode 6) having heard that one of the department stores has a sale on hats. Winkstead Hall estate is the home of Lord Belborough and his domestic staff, located on the edge of Chigley. It is depicted in every Chigley episode. Wintlebury is another Trumptonshire town. The programmes were made in an era in which many British communities were adjusting to life without local railway services, following the Beeching cuts. The only rail service depicted in the series is Lord Belborough's heritage railway, but the nearest mainline railway station is said to be in Wintlebury. Driving directions quoted in the series reveal that Wintlebury is reached from Chigley by driving through Trumpton.
The true locations on which the fictional communities were based
remain uncertain. According to Murray, the three title communities are
however based on real locations one and a half miles from each other
at the corners of an equilateral triangle. The real-life locations
most frequently cited are
^ See bottom of page Camberwick.
^ In Search of the Real Trumptonshire,
Trumptonshire Web, retrieved 23
^ Henn, Peter. "The REAL locations of Trumpton,
Chigley and Camberwick
Green REVEALED". The Daily Express. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
^ Breathing new life into the
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