We work with many other groups, and gratefully acknowledge their assistance.

For more information about film and television activity in Elstree & Borehamwood

We strongly recommend a visit to www.elstreestudios.co.uk the web site of  Elstree Film and Television Studios  for comprehensive information about past and present productions. Their list of films is searchable.

www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/features Our local newspaper has created a site which contains an extensive collection of articles about our local film history.

You might also like to visit www.localauthoritypublishing.co.uk the most recent guide to Elstree and Borehamwood, published by the Town Council.

For general film information

We work with the www.bfi.org.uk bfi ; you will find us listed here with other groups concerned with film and television heritage.

Interested in Museums and Libraries?

We have working relationships with several key groups and professional organisations concerned with local heritage. These are described here.


In association with Film & TV studies at the University of Hertfordshire we are building our archive of recorded video interviews with veterans of the local studios.  For more information please visit “The Elstree Project”

We also have links with the University’s “Heritage Hub” and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Entertainment History Project (previously known as the BECTU History Project).

You’ll find references to other archive groups here.

Information about film and television activity in Elstree & Borehamwood Hertsmere Borough Council

At www.hertsmere.gov.uk you will find a summary of the services it provides.

Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council

Follow this link to find a copy of the most recent guide published by the Town Council

Elstree & Boreham Wood Community Museum

The local museum has just celebrated its anniversary, and its web site is a useful source of information on local history.

Allum Hall Manor House

www.allumhall-manorhouse.co.uk you will find a description of events and facilities at this local meeting place.

Museums and Libraries

Museums in Hertfordshire

At www.hertsmuseums.org.uk you will find links to over 30 museums operating in Hertfordshire.

The Cinema Museum

Based in London near the Elephant and Castle, this fascinating collection of film memorabilia can be found at      www.cinemamuseum.org.uk

The British Library

At  www.bl.uk  you will find information about this body’s role in the moving image.


Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies  (HALS)

At www.hertsdirect,org/heritage you will find details of the activities which HALS provides for anyone interested in researching local or family history in Hertfordshire.

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

NOTE: The MLA has been renamed ALMA-UK (Archives, Libraries and Museums Association)

ALMA-UK is a voluntary cross-nation partnership, dedicated to enhancing the public value of archives, libraries and museums UK wide.


The purpose of mda is to benefit all those working with collections by providing easy access to quality-assured resources, advice and support on collections management and use.  At www.mda.org.uk you will find a summary of the services it provides.