I am writing this blog in two different ways
This is where regular posts will be added. They will not be in chronological order but will take inspiration from my wanderings though our diaries and photo albums and will be written with the help of Louise. Sometimes they will be about a single prop or film or person, at other times they will take a broader view.
These pages will be written chronologically and in time will go through to 2011 and beyond.
IN THE BEGINNING July 1967 – 1973
BETTER THAN WAGES 1973 – 1975
SHEPPERTON STUDIOS 1975
DAY AND NIGHT 1975-1976
HELP 1976 -1977
Just in case you want to know, the picture at the head of our blog features three out of many prop automata we made for Martin Scorsese’s Film ‘Hugo’,
along with many other items featured in the toy shop in the film. Here is the full photo and a couple more props.