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Half Mile Road

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51°27'48"-01°32'16" show decimal

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Half Mile Road
Membury, Wiltshire

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Road: M4 - Exit the M4 at junction 14, and then head north on the A338 until you reach the B4000 on the left; follow this until you reach Lambourn Woodlands (past the B4001). Then, as the road heads right continue straight ahead on the minor road towards Baydon. At the next crossroad turn left, crossing over the M4 to the Membury airfield business park. Continue south, and then straight across at the right-turn junction; turn left at the crossroads and follow the road to the junction. +

Parking Details

roadside

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot Southern Junctiondot

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

"The roadsign seen in the show looks to be genuine, as it indicates Half Mile Road; however, the sign is no longer there."

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
Lupton speeds down a road in the Whomobile (The shot is reversed!)

Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
Whomobile, Bessie, and Panda car in pursuit!

 

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
Panda car in pursuit

 

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
Bessie takes a shortcut

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot "Layby"dot

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
A policeman has nothing to report ...

 

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
... until the chase passes him!

 

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
The police car turns around ...

 

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Photograph taken: 28th November 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Planet of the Spiders (2)
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Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974
... in order to five pursuit

 

Other nearby locations:

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Membury Crossroads (Planet of the Spiders). Road: Head west from the junction and this leads to the crossroads. Parking roadside

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Ramsbury Road (Planet of the Spiders). Road: Head north, then turn left at the end. Follow the road as it bears right and this leads to the Membury Airfield business park. Parking roadside

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Membury Hall Lane (Planet of the Spiders): 0.87 miles.

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Jacquet Weston Engineering (approach road) (Planet of the Spiders): 0.96 miles.

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Oaken Coppice (lane) (The Dæmons): 1.67 miles.

Related Stories

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Planet of the Spiders [12-13 Mar 1974]: Chasing down roads

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