Former United Kingdom quarry becomes Star Wars set piece

Image: The Sun
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Filming for the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series is due to start in March 2021.

The former Spade Oak gravel quarry was opened by the Folley Brothers in 1966, before transferring ownership to Lafarge Aggregates in the 1990s.

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Located in the UK town of Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the site is situated near Spade Oak Lake.

It is no stranger to cult science fiction TV series either. Even as an active working quarry in 1969, the site was the backdrop to an episode of Doctor Who, then starring Jon Pertwee.

Wycombe District Council acquired the quarry from an overseas investor in 2019, where it was reported it was in the process of turning the quarry into a local nature park and visitor attraction.

The Little Marlow Parish Council stated that proposals to turn the quarry into a country park have been put forward as early as the 1960s.

According to The Sun, the site could now be used for up to three years for the Star Wars series.

Residents have raised concerns about disturbances to wildlife, traffic and light pollution in the town.