Alfred Hitchcock Society of Leytonstone

Alfred Hitchcock was born above his parents greengrocers shop in Leytonstone High Road in 1899. As a boy he roamed the area noticing the birds of Hollow Ponds and the gothic houses on Whipps Cross Road. Perhaps these experiences provided him with inspiration for later films. The area soon developed a thriving film industry which enabled the young Hitchcock to learn his trade. There are many references to the great film director in Leytonstone if you know where to look. The Jet petrol station has a blue plaque marking the site of his birth, Leytonstone Tube Station contains a series of mosaics depicting scenes from Hitchcock films, there is a mural of birds in Leytonstone High Road, there is a pub/hotel names after him on Whipps Cross Road  

The Alfred Hitchcock Society of Leytonstone is dedicated to celebrating local lad Alfred Hitchcock. It seeks to preserve, promote and progress his legacy and his place of birth. The society sees Hitchcock as an example of what Leytonstone has to offer in terms of arts and culture as a  destination. For more information see the Alfred Hitchcock Society of Leytonstone Facebook Group


The Birds Mural


Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, Whipps Cross Road

One thought on “Alfred Hitchcock Society of Leytonstone

  1. Christine Lee says:

    Hi, I’m Co-President of the Stone Rangers – the Leytonstone Branch of Women’s Institute. We are currently looking at our meeting programme for 2019, we meet on the second Weds of the month in the evening at a local pub. Do you give talks to groups? If you do , would you be willing to talk to our Members (about 25/30 at a meeting) and how much do you charge ?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you
    Christine Lee

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