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Bray Studios memorabilia to go on show for heritage centre exhibition

Projectors, movie posters and historic memorabilia from Bray Studios will be on display at Maidenhead Heritage Centre next month for a new exhibition.

The studios in Water Oakley were the home of the iconic Hammer Horror films including Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein.

The heritage centre, in Park Street, is looking for people who might have worked at Bray Studios to share their memories.

Christopher Hobbs, a volunteer at the centre, said: “It would be fascinating to find out about the local people that worked there.

“It could be the technicians that worked there, costume makers, even people that operated the projectors.”

The iconic studios site is being converted into 25 houses by Farmglade, which was granted planning permission in October last year.

Farmglade donated the items to the heritage centre back in March.

The exhibition will give an insight into the iconic studios but volunteers are needed to ‘bring the exhibition to life’ with their memories.

Nick Forder, curator at Maidenhead Heritage Centre, said: “It must have been a community-in-a-community at the studios.

“We want to find out about the production, did they stay on site, did they have someone who did the catering?

“The exhibition is down to the people of Maidenhead and what they want to share.”

Items on display will include clapper boards, a projector and site scale model.

The taster exhibition will begin on Tuesday, November 1.

Email Nick at curator@maidenheadheritage.org.uk if you have memories from Bray Studios.

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