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Monday, 2 December 2013

Westwood Lodge taken back 50 years!

The sights and sounds of an early 1960's Morris Minor van were alive at Westwood Lodge today, as we headed back 50 years!  We've become a popular venue for period filming - partly because we have no satellite dishes, modern extensions or contemporary signage.  The 1100cc Minor is a 1963 collectors piece (but with a "D" plate, suggesting 1967) and came to us driven by two keen restoration enthusiasts. 
Today's film is being kept a bit hush-hush, but we can reveal it's a period drama involving a young couple and the girl's irate father.  There's also a piano which sadly gets smashed with a sledgehammer!