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

Birds

The Birds Mural

Hitch

Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, Whipps Cross Road

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