THE daughter of actress Celia Johnson is to make a special appearance at Carnforth railway station this spring, where her mother filmed famous scenes from Brief Encounter in 1945.

Actress Lucy Fleming and her husband Simon Williams - of Upstairs, Downstairs fame - are to appear in Posting Letters to the Moon, when they will read wartime letters between Lucy's mother and father, Peter Fleming.

Described as touching and amusing, the letters from Celia to her husband tell of her experiences during the war, from coping with a large, isolated house full of evacuated children, to learning to drive a tractor, dealing with rationing, and all the while accepting offers of work when she could get away - for David Lean, Noel Coward, wartime propaganda films and ultimately in 1945 starring in the classic Brief Encounter.

"It was a joy to discover these letters, and I hope you will find them as funny and moving as I do," said Lucy, whose uncle was James Bond author Ian Fleming.

The performance is to take place at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre on Thursday, March 2, at 7.30pm. The pair will also be taking their show to the Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster, on March 1, and Glenridding Public Hall on March 4.

Meanwhile, in other events listed for 2017 at Carnforth railway station, spook sleuths will be making tracks for a ghost hunt after dark on Saturday, February 18, from 8pm to 2am.

A railwayana fair is to take place on Sunday, May 7, and the refreshment rooms will be hosting monthly Friday jazz lunches at 12.30pm.