Charnock Richard was the first service station to open on the M6 motorway in 1963, and the fifth across Britain’s highways, situated between Wigan and Preston.
To cater to both directions of travel, the restaurant is housed in the concrete bridge spanning the M6 for diners to enjoy views of the road.
Charnock Richard was designed by Terence Verity who trained as an architect before moving into the film industry.
His last film as art director was the classic comedy “School For Scoundrels” before he decided to return to architecture.
The fourth motorway service station to open on the M6, and the ninth to open in Britain, Forton Services on the M6 near Lancaster was initially run by the Rank Organisation, most commonly associated with films.
The space-age hexagonal tower opened in 1965 with a restaurant and sun deck at the top, but tower access was to end in 1989.
Designed by the architect Thomas Bennett’s firm T.P. Bennett & Sons, the project was led by Bill Galloway and it’s rumoured that many people, including The Beatles, drove for miles to experience the high life with far-reaching views of the Pennines, Morecambe Bay, and the Lake District.
Named The Pennine tower, it achieved Grade II listed status in 2012.
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