Walk of Fame in Borehamwood attracts fans of Sixties TV show The Prisoner

Fans of The Prisoner around the star of Patrick McGoohan at Elstree & Borehamwood Station

Fans of The Prisoner around the star of Patrick McGoohan at Elstree & Borehamwood Station

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THE Hollywood-style makeover of Elstree & Borehamwood Station attracted fans of cult Sixties television series The Prisoner on Saturday.

The dedicated fans gathered at the newly opened 'Walk of Fame' to see the engraved dedication to the show's star Patrick McGoohan.

The group then went on a pilgrimage to locations around the town, including the site of the old MGM studios and the Mops and Brooms pub, which feature in the series.

Elstree Screen Heritage Society member Paul Welsh, who joined the group on their walk, said he thought it was a positive start to a new element of tourism in and around Borehamwood.

He said: “It showed the nucleus of an idea that could provide a boost to the local economy.

“It is a big growth area which, with our film and television heritage, we should be exploiting.

“We're only three years away from the centenary of film production in the town and we haven't done anything in that time to promote it.

“We should have been doing it a long time ago, but it is better late than never.”

The Elstree Screen Heritage Society, which has spearheaded the film and television themed makeover of the station, under the moniker of the First Impressions Project, will hold a ceremony at the end of May when work is completed.

Mr Welsh said he hoped once the first phase of the scheme was finished, the group would continue to develop the film legacy and attract visitors as and when money was raised.

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