Your intrepid blogger revisited the site this afternoon – at Albury Bottom – of the film being shot on Chobham Common – y’know the one I wrote about HERE.
I asked what was being filmed, of one of the helpful crew removing the film props. Came back the answer, “a scene in the A. A. Milne [Winnie the Pooh author] biopic when he was in the First World War Battle of the Somme”. He continued, to my noticing that the trees were burned, “it was their job to set fire to them, as part of the film”. Also, I found out that the film is being shot by Pinewood Studios, that Rangers from Surrey Wildlife Trust were on hand during the set construction and filming, and they’d got another war film in production that needed burnt trees. Amazing what you can learn by asking questions.
Meanwhile, here are my photos of the site clean-up in progress.