It's not every day you see a Chadderton chippy getting attention from fashion bible Vogue - but that's exactly what happened in a mini-documentary made by the magazine.

Supermodel Karen Elson, who was born and grew up in Oldham, took a trip back to her hometown with Vogue for their Supermodel Roots series.

As well as visiting Farrell's chippy in Chadderton, she went to the Bull's Head pub in Spring Hill and took a walk around Dovestones National Park.

The short film opens with Karen, who has walked runways for the likes of Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Marc Jacobs, tucking into a bacon and egg sandwich and a mug of tea at Farrell's, on Hollinwood Avenue.

Elson has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire, as well as being chosen to walk in the London Olympics closing ceremony.

"What are we doing in Oldham?!" she says in the introduction. "I guess we're going back to my roots, right? Retracing a lot of my footsteps from when I was young."

Karen Elson above Dovestones reservoir

Although she now lives in Nashville, the world-famous model was born and raised in Oldham, attending North Chadderton School before leaving Oldham at the age of 16 to pursue her modelling career.

Speaking of that time in her life, she said: "I remember leaving school, and I was 16, and I remember walking out of the door and saying to myself: 'I am never coming back here'."

The supermodel revisted her hometown for the Supermodel Roots series

Later she says: "I think because when I lived here, it was definitely not easy. I was bullied a lot."

Leaving the chippy, the next clip shows her walking around a housing estate in Oldham.

She says: "There really wasn't much to do, when I was growing up. It was sort of wandering around the streets, that's all you really did.

"Maybe you'd find an alleyway and nick your dad's lighter, and set a fire or two. It was fun, I had a nice childhood!"

The striking model then pops in to the Bull's Head pub on Greenacres Road to meet her dad for a pint of Guinness.

In the Bulls Head pub with her dad, 'Skinny Jim'

Introducing him as 'the man, the myth, the legend, Skinny Jim, affectionately known as the king of the north', the pair sit in front of a sign advertising six Coronas or Budweisers for £15.

Jim said of Karen's career, which started at a very young age: "I didn't like her going. I did consider, if I'd have had any more money, whether to move to Paris to look after you."

Later, sitting on a hill high above Dovestones reservoir, Elson talks about her eating disorder at the age of seven - when she faced the prospect of feeding tubes and became very frail.

In the Northern Quarter

The camera crew also took a trip to the Northern Quarter, with glimpses of Yard & Coop, Vinyl Resting Place, and Boss Model Management's offices.

The film concludes back at Dovestones. Elson says: "It was a dream to come from up north and be not just the person flipping through the magazine, I am in the magazine!

"There's been hard times, I won't ever deny that... but I wouldn't change a thing."