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North Mymms film locations from the early 1900s

From silver screen to TV series and TV adverts


Steed driving through the gates at P.U.R.R.R. , North Mymms Park  Screen grab from http://averagerslocations.blogspot.com
Steed driving through the gates at P.U.R.R.R. , North Mymms Park
Screen grab from http://averagerslocations.blogspot.com

North Mymms has had its fair share of exposure in TV series and in feature films. Perhaps it's because of the proximity of the parish to the Elstree Studios, perhaps it's the mix of suitable locations, or perhaps it's both of these.

The North Mymms History Project is compiling a list of the locations in the parish that have been used for filming. This will be a continually-updated feature as we research old and new scenes filmed around the parish. If you known of any films or TV series shot in North Mymms, please let us know.

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Researching North Mymms film locations


The following feature draws heavily on the excellent resource Avengerland, the result of  three decades of work by dedicated enthusiasts, curated by Anthony McKay. The site contains a record of all the Hertfordshire locations for the filmed TV series made at the Elstree and Pinewood studios during the '50s, '60s and '70s.

Elstree seems proud of its use of Hertfordshire as a filming location. In fact the studio boasts that:
"there are a multitude of spectacular and diverse location filming opportunities within an hour’s drive of Elstree Studios. Options include film friendly market towns, stunning country houses, countryside, industrial, quintessential English villages, period buildings & streets, coastal and much more."
In 2015, Hertfordshire County Council, and all the county’s district and borough councils, signed a Film Friendly Charter with Creative England at Elstree Studios, building on the county's "reputation as a first-class filming destination", and ensuring "cooperation and commitment to assist film and television production in the county".

Below are some of the film locations in North Mymms. If you know of any others, please either add a comment at the foot of this piece, or use the contact form in the right-hand column of any page and let us know. Thanks


The Octagon Lodge, North Mymms Park



Photograph of The Octagon Lodge, North Mymms Park, Tollgate Road Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons
The Octagon Lodge, North Mymms Park, Tollgate Road - August 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons

The Octagon Lodge, at the main entrance to North Mymms Park, has been a popular location for both TV series and feature films.

Boys Will Be Boys (1935)

In the 1935 film Boys Will Be Boys (directed by William Beaudine), the lodge and main gate to North Mymms Park were used for the entrance to Narkover, a public school.

Dr Smart-Alec (Will Hay) is a teacher in a prison who applies for the role of headmaster at Narkover. This is the first screen appearance of Hay in his famous schoolmaster role, a character created by J.B. Morton.

Dr Smart-Alec arrives at Narkover in the film Boys Will Be Boys (1935)
Screen grab from film by Paul & Hilary Marston

Photograph of Tollgate Road at junction of St Mary's Church Road - August 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
The same stretch of road photographed in August 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons

Boys gather to welcome Dr Smart-Alec at Narkover - (1935)
Screen grab from film by Paul & Hilary Marston

Boys welcoming Dr Smart-Alec at Narkover - (1935)
Screen grab from film by Paul & Hilary Marston

The Avengers - The Hidden Tiger (1967)

In season 5 of episode 8 of The Avengers entitled The Hidden Tiger (directed by Sidney Hayers: January 1967), Steed (Patrick Macnee) arrives at the P.U.R.R.R. HQ, and drives through the main gates, over the bridge, and up to the house past many 'No Dog' signs, Mrs Peel (Diana Rigg) arrives later to join the investigation.

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Steed arriving at P.U.R.R.R. , North Mymms Park, Tollgate Road
Screen grab by Paul & Hilary Marston

The Professionals - Lawson's Last Stand (1981)

In episode 4 of season 5 of The Professionals, entitled Lawson’s Last Stand (directed by Ian Sharp: 1981), George Cowley (Gordon Jackson) goes to interrogate Lavinia Lawson (Helen Cherry) about her missing son on the pretext of discussing her late husband. After leaving, he parks his car by the gatehouse to radio headquarters.

The lodge also featured in the films:


The North Mymms War Memorial



Photograph of North Mymms War Memorial, Tollgate Road  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
North Mymms War Memorial, Tollgate Road - August 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons

The Avengers - Never, Never Say Die (1967)

The North Mymms War Memorial is featured in Never, Never Say Die, episode 10, season 5 of The Avengers, (directed by Robert Day: February 1967).

photograph of The junction near North Mymms War Memorial featured in the scene  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
Junction near North Mymms War Memorial featured in the scene - November 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
In the scene, the ambulance carrying Doctor Stone (Christopher Lee) stops at a road junction and Stone forces his way out. An orderly, who has been thrown to the ground, can only watch as the Doctor walks off into nearby woodland. (Spotted by Alan Field, June 2008).

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) - But What A Sweet Little Room (1968)

The memorial also appears in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), episode 13, season 1 entitled But What a Sweet Little Room (directed by Roy Ward Baker: Summer 1968) when Arthur de Crecy (Mike Goodliffe) takes Jeff (Mike Pratt) in his car to Mrs Anne Fenwick's (Frances Bennett) house, passing the North Mymms War Memorial on the way.

The North Mymms War Memorial in 1968 Screen grab courtesy of www.randallandhopkirk.org.uk
The North Mymms War Memorial in 1968
Screen grab courtesy of www.randallandhopkirk.org.uk

There is a blog dedicated to the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) series, which has a page about the film "But What A Sweet Little Room". The image above was taken from that blog, permission pending.


Swanland Road, Warrengate Road



In the same episode, the short lane (below) between Hawkshead Lane, Warrengate Road, and Swanland Road features along the route taken by Arthur when he drives Jeff to meet Mrs Fenwick. (Spotted by Claire and Michael Saunders, 2004 and independently identified by Alan Field, September 2008).

The Swanland Road, Warrengate Road cut through  1968 Screen grab courtesy of www.randallandhopkirk.org.uk
Swanland Road, Warrengate Road cut through  1968
Screen grab courtesy of www.randallandhopkirk.org.uk

Photograph of Cut through from Swanland Road to Warrengate Road - November 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
Cut through from Swanland Road to Warrengate Road - November 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons


North Mymms House



Postcard of North Mymms House in the 1960s. Image from The Peter Miller Collection
Postcard of North Mymms House in the 1960s
Image from The Peter Miller Collection

The Baron - The Man Outside (1966)

The main house at North Mymms Park features in two episodes of The Baron. In the first, episode 28, season 1, entitled The Man Outside (directed by Roy Baker: September 1966), John Mannering, The Baron (Steve Forrest) leaves in his Jensen after calling to see if there are any Americans renting the house.

The Baron - Countdown (1966)

In the second, episode 29, season 1, entitled Countdown (directed by Robert Asher: October 1966), the Baron and Cordelia (Sue Lloyd) drive in his Jensen to Parkstone House and park at the front of the building. Arkin Morley (Edward Woodward) drives off in a Rover with Cordelia and shoots at the Baron as he leaves. The Baron follows.

The Wicked Lady (1945)

North Mymms House also featured in the film The Wicked Lady (directed by Leslie Arliss: 1945)

The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (2010)

The house also appeared as the home of Marina Gregg (Lindsay Duncan) in Agatha Christie's Marple season 5, episode 4, ‘The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side’ (2010, directed by Tom Shankland.


North Mymms Park



The water tower at the site of the WWII American hospital - September 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
The water tower at the site of the WWII American hospital - September 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons

The Avengers - The £50,000 Breakfast - (1967)

The water tower at the site of the WWII American hospital at North Mymms Park, featured in The Avengers, season 6, episode 3, entitled The £50,000 Breakfast (directed by Robert Day: July 1967). The location was used for the site of the accident where Rhodes is killed. (Location identified by David Harris, November 2009).


St Mary's Church, North Mymms



Page Eight - 2011

A funeral scene from the film Page Eight (2011) was shot at St Mary's Church, North Mymms. The film was directed by David Hare, and starred Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz. The St Mary's choir was in effect extras, singing in the ringing chamber at the west end of the church

St Mary's Church, North Mymms, which has mason marks on some of the tower steps - July 2018 Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
St Mary's Church, North Mymms - July 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons

BBC Eastenders 1998

St Mary's has also been used in the BBC's Eastenders, as the final resting place for Cindy Beale (senior) in 1998 – Michelle Collins. The Church was used for the funeral scene with the burial scene taking place in the new churchyard.

David Copperfield 1999

The BBC mini series David Copperfield (1999) used the churchyard at St Mary's North Mymms in the opening snowy scenes with a young Daniel Radcliffe playing the role of young David. It was filmed in June and artificial snow was created for scenes shot by the South Door of St Mary's as well as in the driveway between the two churchyards.

Johnny English 2017

St Mary's has also been used for the film Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) starring Rowan Atkinson.



St Mary's Old Vicarage, North Mymms



The Old Vicarage at St Mary's church, North Mymms, features in a number of TV series, particularly The Avengers.

B&BScene from The Avengers at the old vicarage, North Mymms 1967  Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston reproduced with permission
Scene from The Avengers at the Old Vicarage, North Mymms 1967
Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston

B&BScene from The Avengers at the old vicarage, North Mymms 1967  Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston reproduced with permission
Scene from The Avengers at the Old Vicarage, North Mymms 1967
Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston

The Avengers - The Hidden Tiger (1967)

In the season 5, episode 8, The Hidden Tiger (directed by Sidney Hayers: January 1967), Steed (Patrick Macnee) drives to Nesbitt (John Phillips), the big game hunter's, house (the Old Vicarage). As he draws up to the house in his green Landrover he hears a shot and enters the house.

The Old Vicarage in the background with Steed's Bentley outside - 1967
Image by John Dineley

The Avengers - Something Nasty In The Nursery (1967)

In season 5, episode 14, Something Nasty In The Nursery (directed by James Hill and Leslie Norman: March 1967), Steed drives to the Guild of Noble Nannies (G.O.N.N.) in his Bentley. Mrs Peel (Diana Rigg) arrives in her Lotus Elan to report to Steed.

After talking to Nanny Roberts (Enid Lorimer) Steed leaves. Gordon (Trevor Bannister) is sent to deal with Steed when he comes snooping round the G.O.N.N a second time. Mrs Peel watches Miss Lister  (Yootha Joyce) as she drives Nanny Roberts away in a Mini van. Mrs Peel then enters the house.

The Avengers - Mission ... Highly Improbable (1967)


Susan (Jane Merrow) outside the Old Vicarage in Mission ... Highly Improbable
Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston
In season 6, episode 8 of Mission ... Highly Improbable (directed by Robert Day: September 1967), the Rolls Royce carrying Sir Gerald Bancroft (Kevin Stoney) is escorted to the testing site by a military escort along a narrow county lane (Tollgate Road). Gifford (Nicholas Courtney) is shocked when Sir Gifford and the Rolls disappear after clearing the checkpoint.

Photograph of The old vicarage at St Mary's church, North Mymms - November 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
The Old Vicarage at St Mary's church, North Mymms - November 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
Later Mrs Peel (Diana Rigg) arrives at the house (the Old Vicarage) on Steed's instructions to watch over Professor Rushton's (Noel Howlett) daughter Susan (Jane Merrow). Mrs Peel is kidnapped in mistake for Susan by Henrick (Nosher Powell) and Karl (Dinny Powell).

Photograph of The old vicarage at St Mary's church, North Mymms - August 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
The Old Vicarage at St Mary's church, North Mymms - August 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons


Church Cottage, St Mary's church, North Mymms



Photograph of Church Cottage, St Mary's, North Mymms - August 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
Church Cottage, St Mary's, North Mymms - August 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons

Photograph of Church Cottage, St Mary's, North Mymms - November 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
Church Cottage, St Mary's, North Mymms - November 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons

Department S  - The Pied Piper Of Hambledown (1968)

In the series Department S, season 1, episode 4, The Pied Piper Of Hambledown (directed by Roy Ward Baker: Summer 1968), Jason King (Peter Wyngarde) calls in at a house near the churchyard (Church Cottage) while investigating the disappearances of the inhabitants of Hambledown.


Bell Lane, Bell Bar



Last Holiday (1950)

Bell Bar was the location for a scene from Last Holiday (1950, directed by Henry Cass), starring Alec Guiness.

Bell Lane, Bell Bar, pictured in 1950 in Last Holiday Screen grab taken from the film source unknown
Bell Lane, Bell Bar, pictured in 1950 in Last Holiday
Screen grab taken from the film source unknown
Two photographs of a similar view below, one taken in 1917, the other in 2018.

A postcard of Bell Bar village from 1917, looking north along Bell Lane Image courtesy of Mill Green Museum, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
A postcard of Bell Bar village from 1917, looking north along Bell Lane
Image courtesy of Mill Green Museum, part of the Images of North Mymms collection

Photograph of Bell Lane, Bell Bar, October 2018 Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons
The same shot of Bell Lane, Bell Bar, taken in October 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons


Brookmans Park Station


Screen grab from film showing Molotov arriving at Brookmans Park station - 1942
Image courtes of the Imperial War Museum 
The short film below is included in this feature courtesy of the Imperial War Museum under its non-commercial licence © IWM (ARY 8).  The following description is from the IWM site:
"A record of the visit of Vyacheslav Molotov, Peoples' Commissar for Foreign Affairs, to the United Kingdom and the signing of the Anglo-Soviet Treaty, May 1942.
"Anthony Eden is seen chatting to Maisky in a compartment of the train. Coming into shot are (apart from the official entourage and members of the London Embassy staff) Molotov, Cadogan, Major-General Isayev and Alexander Bogomolov (the Soviet Ambassador to the Allied Governments). 
"On the platform of Brookmans Park Station, the Class A4 locomotive Number 4495 'Golden Fleece' arrives. Seen waiting on the platform are Cadogan and Lieutenant General Nye.
"The first scene is viewed through the carriage window following which the group (which includes Rear-Admiral Kharlamov and Colonel Skliarov) leave the train and make their way out of the station to the waiting cars."
When viewing the film below, look out for Golden Fleece arriving at Brookmans Park station (1'02"), Molotov on the platform (2'30"), the group walking up the ramp past the ticket office (3'38"), and departing in cars heading north up Station Road (4'45").

We have more information about this event in a piece on this site entitled Top secret WWII Russian visit to Brookmans Park 1942.



Brookmans Park Transmitting Station



The Avengers - Super Secret Cypher Snatch  (1977)

The Brookmans Park Transmitting Station on the Great North Road, was an ideal location for a 1977 episode of The Avengers. According to plot, secrets are leaking out of Cipher HQ like a sieve, but all of the employees insist that everything has been "perfectly normal." However, The Avengers find a link between the stolen information and a window cleaning service.

Photograph of Scene from Super Secret Cypher Snatch at the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station  Image from B&B
Scene from Super Secret Cypher Snatch, Brookmans Park Transmitting Station 1977
Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston

Photograph of Scene from Super Secret Cypher Snatch at the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station  Image from B&B
Scene from Super Secret Cypher Snatch, Brookmans Park Transmitting Station 1977
Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston

Photograph of Scene from Super Secret Cypher Snatch at the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station  Image from B&B
Scene from Super Secret Cypher Snatch, Brookmans Park Transmitting Station 1977
Screen grab of film by Paul & Hilary Marston

The front entrance to the site was used in season 7, episode 3 entitled Super Secret Cypher Snatch (directed by John Hough: 1977), starring Patrick Macnee as Steed, and Linda Thorson as Tara King.



Budgie Cafe, formerly Corner Cafe, Welham Green



Postcard of the Budgie Cafe, Dixons Hill Road - 1970s  Image from the Peter Miller Collection
Postcard of the Corner Cafe, Dixons Hill Road - 1970s
Image from the Peter Miller Collection
Budgie 1971

Scenes from the TV series Budgie, staring Adam Faith as petty crook 'Budgie' Bird, were filmed at the Corner Cafe, Dixons Hill Road, Welham Green. The cafe became known as the Budgie Cafe. The film was created by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse.

Return Of The Saint - The Diplomat's Daughter (1978)

The Corner Cafe featured in an episode of Return Of The Saint in episode 24, season, 1, entitled The Diplomat's Daughter (directed by Charles Crichton: 1978). In the scene, Marie de la Garde (Lynn Dalby) arrives at the Budgie Restaurant in Simon Templar’s (Ian Ogilvy) Jaguar.

Shriver (Karl Held) is already there, waiting for the car. Simon arrives on his motorbike, ST2, and waits for Shriver. After dealing with Shriver he has to deal with Mike (Weston Gavin) before the police arrive. (Identified by Chris Wright, December 2005).

Photograph of The Budgie Cafe from the new A1(M) flyover - November 1978  Image by Ron Kingdon from the Images of North Mymms collection
The Corner Cafe from the new A1(M) flyover - November 1978
Image by Ron Kingdon from the Images of North Mymms collection

Never Too Young To Rock (1976)

The Corner Cafe was also used in the film Never Too Young To Rock (directed by Dennis Abey: 1976),

Newspaper cutting from the Welwyn and Hatfield Times November 15, 1974  Cutting from the Peter Miller Collection
Newspaper cutting from the Welwyn and Hatfield Times November 15, 1974
Cutting from the Peter Miller Collection




Swanland Road quarry


Ordnance Survey 25-inch map of Hertfordshire published in 1936
Image courtesy of the National Library of Scotland, released under Creative Commons

The Protectors - Shadbolt (1973)

A quarry alongside the A1(M) just off Swanland Road and since backfilled, was the location for a scene in The Protectors, season 2, episode 22, entitled Shadbolt (directed by John Hough: 1973).

Editor's note: The quarry mentioned was probably one of two old chalk quarries to the west of the A1(M) alongside Love Lane, now a BOAT (byway open to all traffic - #NM004). See OS map above.

After jumping from the train, Shadbolt (Tom Bell) follows Harry Rule (Robert Vaughn) to a deserted quarry where a game of cat and mouse ensues. Shadbolt attempts to crush Harry when he takes shelter in a cabin, but Harry escapes and is eventually victorious. The police and an ambulance arrive to take Shadbolt away. (Spotted by Alan Field, June 2008)

The Professionals - Slush Fund (1979)

The location was also used in season 4, episode 9 of The Professionals entitled Slush Fund (directed by William Brayne: 1979) starring Gordon Jackson as George Cowley and Martin Shaw as Doyle.


Brookmans, Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park



Photograph of Brookmans side room, Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park - November 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
Brookmans side room, Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park - November 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons

Journey To The Unknown - The New People (1968)

The room to the left of Brookmans, formerly the Brookmans Park Hotel, was used as a location in the TV series Journey To The Unknown, series 1, episode 1, entitled The New People (directed by Peter Sasdy: 1968).

In the episode, Hank Prentiss (Robert Reed) meets Matt Dystal (Milo O'Shea) for the first time at the local off-licence. (Identified by Geoff Dodd, December 2008)


Oak Lodge, North Mymms Park



Oak Lode, North Mymms Park is episode 6, series 3 of Unforgotten  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons
Oak Lodge, North Mymms Park is episode 6, series 3 of Unforgotten
Screen grab by the North Mymms History Project

Unforgotten - Season 3, Episode 6

Oak Lodge was filmed for a scene from the ITV drama Unforgotten series 3, final episode 6, 22 minutes into the programme. First broadcast Sunday 19 August, 2018. Starring Nicola Walker as DCI Cassie Stuart, and Sanjeev Bhaskhar as DS Sunil 'Sunny' Khan.

Photograph of Oak Lodge, North Mymms Park   Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons
Oak Lodge, North Mymms Park 
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons


Fourways Market, Welham Green



Photograph of TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s
Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection

BorgWarner TV advert - 1970s

The shopping parade at the corner of Dellsome Lane and Dixons Hill Road, known as Fourways Market, was the location for a TV advertising shoot. The car showrooms were converted into a pub call The Mitre. The advert was for BorgWarner gearboxes.

Photograph of TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s
Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection

Photograph of TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s
Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
Photograph of TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s
Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection


Photograph of TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s
Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
Photograph of TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
TV advert being shot at the car showrooms on Dixons Hill Road - 1970s
Image from the NMLHS, part of the Images of North Mymms collection

Johnny English Strikes Again - (2018)

A scene from the Rowan Atkinson film, Johnny English Strikes Again (director David Kerr: 2018) was filmed outside the shops on Dellsome Lane, Welham Green.





Bullen's Green



Screen grab of A Clockwork Orange
Screen grab from the car scene in A Clockwork Orange
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)

The scene in A Clockwork Orange where they drive down a country lane and under a lorry was shot along Bullen's Green Lane. Described on Wikivisually as: "The Menacing Cars scene where the Durango '95 drives under the lorry trailer was shot by Colney Heath on Bullen's Green Lane at the crossroads of Fellowes Lane, Hertfordshire."

A Clockwork Orange was directed by Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) and starred Malcolm McDowell as Alex, Patrick Magee as Mr Alexander, and Michael Bates as the chief guard. This clip of the driving scene (on YouTube) is produced with rear screen projection until the incident with the lorry after 40 seconds. Two screen grabs above and below.

Screen grab of A Clockwork Orange
Screen grab of Bullen's Green Lane at the crossroads of Fellowes Lane
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Colney Heath



Motor Pirates 1906

We end with the oldest film in this feature. It was shot in Colney Heath in the early 1900s, (when Colney Heath was part of North Mymms).

The film is called The Motor Pirates, and was directed by Arthur Melbourne-Cooper from St Albans. The Colney Heath scene is at 6' 13" into the video (embedded below) if you want to jump forward.

In the scene you will see the ford at Colney Heath alongside Coursers Road. We have a postcard the 1900s showing the same spot.



Postcard of Colney Heath in the 1900s Image courtesy of the Peter Miller Collection
Postcard of Colney Heath in the 1900s
Image courtesy of the Peter Miller Collection


Blackhorse Lane, South Mimms



Photograph of Black Horse Lane, South Mimms - November 2018  Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons
Black Horse Lane, South Mimms - November 2018
Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) - The House on Haunted Hill (1969)

We've included this one shoot outside the parish of North Mymms because it's along a quiet lane just south of North Mymms Park in South Mimms. The location featured in episode 9, season 1 of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), entitled The House on Haunted Hill (directed by Ray Austin: April 1969). Jeff (Mike Pratt) and Marty (Kenneth Cope) leave the Merston Manor in the Vauxhall at the end of the episode. (Identified by Rhett Burns, 1st October 4, 2012)


Map of North Mymms filming locations



Below is an interactive map with all the North Mymms film locations marked.




Acknowledgments



This site would like to thank Anthony McKay of Avengerland, Paul & Hilary Marston, and John Dineley for their research and images which have been used in the production of this feature. We would also like to thank Martin Ferdinando the churchwarden at St Mary's Church, North Mymms for his information about location filming at the church.


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