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Save the Children video filmed at Stow Maries Aerodrome


24.05.16

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon a conservation project which is in the process of restoring the former World War 1 RAF aerodrome to it's former glory, was chosen as the main location for the latest high-profile Save the Children appeal video.

Still the Most Shocking Second a Day, which was made in recognition of the devastating impact that the refugee crisis is having on children.  The aerodrome was used as set in many of the scenes in the video, which was based on a British child refugee fleeing a UK civil war in search of safety.

The aerodrome was used as set in many of the scenes in the video, which was based on a British child refugee fleeing a UK civil war in search of safety.

Peter Martin, Chairman of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust, said: “We often welcome film crews to the aerodrome as the site is extremely versatile.

We are honoured that Stow Maries was chosen as the main location for such a high-profile and important campaign.

Film location specialist Location Works recommended the World War One aerodrome in Essex to production company Stink who decided it was a perfect spot for the shoot. 

Katy Kitwood, Senior Locations Co-ordinator at Location Works, said: “Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is a fantastically diverse site, and the old buildings made it the ideal place for this video to be filmed.

“We have worked with Stow Maries for many years and have placed a wide range of bookings, from high-end editorial fashion shoots and music videos, to ITV dramas and advertising campaigns.

“The friendly, efficient and professional team on site have ensured that every shoot has been a success, and we always receive glowing feedback from our clients that use the aerodrome.”

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome  is available to hire for film, TV and photo shoots as well as events, for more information visit our film location hire and venue hire.

There is plenty to see and do at Stow Maries, including our brand new interactive museum which was recently opened, and makes for a fun family day out in Essex. The aerodrome is open to the public from 10am – 5pm, with last entry at 4pm, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. 

Pre-arranged group visits, including coach trips, are also welcome to visit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Children under 16 visit free with adult tickets costing £8.

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