Blue and red banners proclaiming the centenary of film in Borehamwood are now standing out proudly against the winter sky.

Contractors with cherry pickers have been busy attaching the distinctive standards on lampposts by Elstree and Borehamwood Station and along Shenley Road yesterday and today.

This is the first event in a series of celebrations planned by Elstree Screen Heritage, the studios and the town and borough councils to mark 100 years since the first studio was opened in the town.

Chairman of Elstree Screen Heritage Paul Welsh said the banners were a way of reminding people of the centenary year while brightening up the town.

He said: “The banners are an eyecatching way of marking the start of a year of celebrations. They look good and are very striking, it’s hard for people to ignore them. 

“The centenary is a once in a lifetime event and we’re doing our best to make the most of it.”