TAKE a look inside the charity shop turned Post Office which has been decked out for ITV's new factual drama.

Filming for Mr Bates vs the Post Office took place in Craig-y-Don on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19. 

The St David's Hospice charity outlet, on Queen's Road, was used as the main location; the shop was re-transformed into the former wool and clothes shop, known as the Wool Post, and Post Office. 

Actors Toby Jones and Julie Hesmondhalgh were snapped by residents. 

North Wales Pioneer: A look inside the Wool Post and Post OfficeA look inside the Wool Post and Post Office (Image: DJ Peaks photography)

Hesmondhalgh is best known for her role as Hayley Cropper in the soap. She has also starred in Broadchurch, Doctor Who and The A Word. 

Jones is known for his roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Hunger Games and played Basil Shaw in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Photographer DJ Peaks managed to snap inside the recreated Post Office.

He said: "While Toby's scenes on Tuesday were indoors, the main focus of the exterior scene that I observed being filmed, while I was nearby, was the arrival of police officers to accompany post office staff into the premises while shutting out awaiting customers.

North Wales Pioneer: The Post Office was recreated for the ITV drama.The Post Office was recreated for the ITV drama. (Image: DJ Peaks photography)

"While the set was being prepared and crew set up in locations to film, Toby Jones moved outside to the pavement to talk to crew, fellow cast and fans passing by who requested he join in with 'selfie' style photographs. 

"The scene itself was the arrival of a police car to add their presence to the waiting 'Post Office' officials, escort them into the building and close-up the premises in the faces of awaiting customers."

Mr Bates vs The Post Office is about "the greatest miscarriage of justice in British legal history", according to ITV. 

In a statement, ITV said: "Hundreds of innocent sub-postmasters and postmistresses were wrongly accused of theft, fraud and false accounting due to a defective IT system. Many of the wronged workers were prosecuted, some of whom were imprisoned for crimes they never committed, and their lives were irreparably ruined by the scandal.

North Wales Pioneer: The Post Office counter The Post Office counter (Image: DJ Peaks photography)


"Following the landmark Court of Appeal decision to overturn their criminal convictions, dozens of former sub postmasters and postmistresses have been exonerated on all counts as they battled to finally clear their names.

"They fought for over 10 years finally proving their innocence and sealing a resounding victory, but all involved believe the fight is not over yet, not by a long way."

It understood crews have moved on to film in Snowdonia.

The drama will be on tv screens in 2024.