Film tribute captures commuters' gaze at Elstree and Borehamwood

Workers position one of the figures on the steel mural outside Elstree and Borehamwood Station this morning.

Workers position one of the figures on the steel mural outside Elstree and Borehamwood Station this morning.

First published in Elstree Film and TV News by

A STEEL-mounted mural outside Elstree and Borehamwood Station is capturing the attention of commuters this week as works near completion.

Last week, resident and member of the Elstree Screen Heritage Society Bob Redman challenged passers-by not to be impressed by the new addition.

He said: "We hope when the whole thing goes up people will say 'wow'."

Today, as the final figures are installed, Mr Redman was thrilled to see the reactions he was hoping for.

While seated outside the station, Mr Redman witnessed at least two pedestrians stop by the mural to take photographs before passing by, and many others turned their gaze to the work with interest.

"Last week, we said people were going to say 'wow', now you see people reacting to it and it really is something special," added Mr Redman.

The mural is part of the First Impressions Project, headed by volunteers from the Elstree Screen Heritage Society.

The project has already seen Hollywood-style stars installed at the station forecourt and banners of iconic films made in the area, hoisted above Shenley Road.

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9:36am Wed 28 Sep 11

pwelsh says...

a long overdue tribute to the many local residents, past and present, who helped make some of the most famous films ever made not in hollywood but borehamwood
a long overdue tribute to the many local residents, past and present, who helped make some of the most famous films ever made not in hollywood but borehamwood pwelsh
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7:54pm Fri 30 Sep 11

Sandra2 says...

a better tribute would be a proper museum, there really isn't much film heritage left at all now is there.

shame as alot of people who worked in the film and tv business here are getting older and is there anywhere where they can still tell their stories?
a better tribute would be a proper museum, there really isn't much film heritage left at all now is there. shame as alot of people who worked in the film and tv business here are getting older and is there anywhere where they can still tell their stories? Sandra2
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