Denham Film Studios – a Staff Picture

I had a message recently from Mark Searle who lives in Australia.  His father worked at Denham Film Studios   in that ‘golden era’-  and he says :-

‘My Dad,William Harry Searle  worked at Denham Film Studios as a Set Maker after the War.  He also made Models of Ships etc.

His Father was the Production Manager at Denham and Pinewood I think!

‘I used to hear so much about Denham when I was growing up.I’m certain it helped mould/develop my Fathers interesting and outgoing personality.

Denham Film Studios

 

Here is one photo I have ABOVE

My sister has a box of Dads old photos and I shall get in touch with her and proceed to scan & send.

All the Best.Mark W Searle. 

PS My Dad is the younger Bloke with Black hair in the middle front, smiling.

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Many Thanks to Mark for sending this photograph and I look forward to seeing the other ones that his sister has.

Denham Film Studios should have been the pinnacle of Film Production – and for a time it was. It would have been better had Denham survived and not Pinewood just down the road,  because this was a big site with massive potential but it seems that a decision was made to let it go - something that saddens me to this day.

Denham Film Studios 3

 

The ‘Dream Factory’ – ABOVE is a photograph of it being built probably taken in 1935

Denham Film Studios

The ‘Dream Factory’ – ABOVE is a photograph taken much later when Denham was really active making films

 

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