Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is an independent local history museum which opened its doors in 2000. It evolved out of a community history project with a small collection of objects and photographs. Run entirely by volunteers, the museum has acquired a large collection of items leading to the production of themed displays, talks, workshops for schools and local community groups and answering a busy enquiry service.
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(SAVE OUR STUDIOS)
THE STORY OF HOW A DEDICATED TEAM SAVED ELSTREE STUDIOS FROM CLOSURE
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On Wednesday night local celebrity, film historian and excellent raconteur, Paul Welsh, spent an evening with The Friends of the Museum. Linked of course to our current exhibition about his successful efforts to Save Our Studios, it was a chance for us to hear first hand how he and a dedicated team had managed the seemingly impossible task of ensuring Elstree Studios did not become more supermarkets and blocks of flats. To undertake this enterprise with no financial ...
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After last week’s visit by Monksmead Year One, this morning we were very pleased to welcome Year Two from Monksmead School. Dave, Helen and Matt led the children in three activities. Dave delighted our young visitors by working with them to create animated ‘flip’ books, allowing the children to create their own mini cartoon. After this, Dave showed them 8mm film, and explained the process by which it is edited.
Helen showed the children costumes from The ...
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