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Peter Aldington

Did you miss it the first time round?

Following the first public screening of the film, Turn End, which sold out to an audience of 100 residents, the Trustees of Turn End Trust are providing another opportunity to see the 45-minute documentary by award winning film director Murray Grigor and director of photography Hamid Shams:

on Tuesday 20th March at 7.00pm-8.30pm in Haddenham Youth and Community Centre.

Filmed through all four seasons, Turn End captures how architect Peter Aldington masterly designed the houses and garden as one, making the garden a natural extension to the house. It goes right to the heart of the controversy of what is desirable housing development in country villages.'s Keith Milmer, impressed by the film when he first saw it in August, said "Its technical and artistic qualities deserve a wide audience."

Locally disparaged by some 50 years ago, Turn End has since been judged as a shining example of how a modern approach can embrace both the past and the contemporary. By then creating a little bit of village of the 20th century within the wychert walls of Haddenham, what Peter and his wife Margaret went on to achieve at Turn End breathed new life into vernacular building traditions. To then embrace their three courtyard single storey homes with individual but connected gardens, under the many mature trees which they saved, makes Turn End an integrated masterpiece of indoor and outdoor rooms of our time.

The filmmakers: Murray Grigor OBE is an internationally acclaimed film director who has made over 50 films since the late 1960s with a focus on arts and architecture documentaries. His subjects include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Robert Adam, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carlo Scarpa and Sir John Soane. Hamid Shams, Director of Photography, has been a filmmaker for over 25 years. He has also produced, edited and directed several works.

Tickets are £5 and are available from Haddenham Library and Blooming Fruity or online here.

For further information please contact:

Venetia Davies, Events Co-ordinator
Turn End Trust
Tel: 07717 834606

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