27 September, 2005

Elstree and Borehamwood

The sort of place where you expect film stars to be in the local Mcd's but when I called in there were only people who looked as if they might want to be film stars when they grow up or were film stars when they were younger. Elstree makes a little film history go a long way (literally) and have a studio trail. Two and a half hours of looking at where the studios were and a mound and poplar trees where Ivanhoe's castle set was built behind Tesco. Admittedly the BBC has a place there and the Gate Studios near the station can still be seen (and are still used for making cinema screens etc.) but they are the only bits of history. Some plaques recall famous British film stars of long ago...

Otherwise a rather dreary suburban dormitory.

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