Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Midhurst Station as a Film Set

We are MIDHURST PAGES - MIDHURST TOWN & COMMUNITY We have recently played host to Foyle's War Series 5.



With Cowdray Castle opening next year to the public we'd like to have more film companies come here.

Dr Who Location - Terror of the Zygons.
South Ambersham, Midhurst, West Sussex.
Here's a link:

Also an old railways film:



Cowdray castle is being in part renovated to stop it crumbling away, but with Heritage and Lottery Money the place is having a visitor centre added early next year, the Causeway and other buildings made good so should be a good film set for 'creepy' or murder mystery films. Want more of the Wexford films here. The Tudor Walled Garden now reinstated would make a fine set for period garden parties, etc. Midhurst is especially good for film crews because the public parking is FREE, the sport ground is available for crews cabins/actors changing rooms, there are old 16th century cottages to let on short terms, and the location and fast roads are good for logistics. The Spread Eagle has played host over the years to all sorts of meetings with film directors and writers. This is just chat background for you in case you are not familiar with the area.

Hope the Dr Who film qualifies us for an entry in your system.

The landing of Tardis - Ambersham Common - meant to mention this. Have looked at a lot of Tardis pics. There is only one on Google images which coresponds with sandy Ambersham Common.

CARLTON BROWN OF THE FO -1959.Terry Thomas, Peter Sellers.
Midhurst Station turned into a film set. Info from Branch Lines to Midhurst by Smith & Mitchell. Picture shown. Features a Terrier Tank Engine 32640 which went on to be in Anna Karenina.
This is where the engine is now