FILM : Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)
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Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) 1961 Ronald Howard, Rachel Clay, Michael Wade, Terry Raven, Frederick Piper, Michael Balfour, Beryl Cooke, Roy Vicente London
Director : Alberto Cavalcanti   Production Company : Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films  Region : LONDON M-N

Three young friends acquire a giant egg which hatches out into an amiable monster.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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Children's Film Foundation Collection: Weird Adventures (The Boy Who Turned Yellow | The Monster of Highgate Pond | A Hitch in Time) [DVD]

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Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - An establishing shot of the cottages where Sophie and David Miller live. Willow Cottages on Willow Road in London NW3.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo001. An establishing shot of the cottages where Sophie and David Miller live. Willow Cottages on Willow Road in London NW3.

mohipo001n. Due to the surrounding greenery, Peter adjusted his position to get this shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-05-2016)

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - Inside, the children wait for their Uncle Dick to arrive. The cottages stand on Willow Road in Hampstead, the same thoroughfare that was seen in 'The Boy Who Turned Yellow'.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo002. Inside, the children wait for their Uncle Dick to arrive. The cottages stand on Willow Road in Hampstead, the same thoroughfare that was seen in 'The Boy Who Turned Yellow'.

mohipo002n. A little alteration over the entrance in Peter's comparison.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-05-2016)

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - At the museum where Uncle Dick works, David finds a huge egg that has been brought back from Malaya. The Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road, London SW7.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo003. At the museum where Uncle Dick works, David finds a huge egg that has been brought back from Malaya. The Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road, London SW7.

mohipo003n. Peter provides this shot of the same spot.
(Modern Photo Added: 17-08-2016)

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - The children head home with their friend Chris (Terry Raven) after David is given the egg. The Natural History Museum in South Kensington.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo004. The children head home with their friend Chris (Terry Raven) after David is given the egg. The Natural History Museum in South Kensington.

mohipo004n. The same place, now in colour by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 29-09-2016)

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - David (Michael Wade) and Chris remark how warm the egg feels. On Willow Road outside one of the gateways for Willow Cottages.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo005. David (Michael Wade) and Chris remark how warm the egg feels. On Willow Road outside one of the gateways for Willow Cottages.

mohipo005n. Peter found that all looks pretty much the same, only in colour!
(Modern Photo Added: 28-05-2016)

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - The next day, David and Chris go swimming before school.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo006. The next day, David and Chris go swimming before school.

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - In the school playground, the boys are fascinated by the tiny reptile that hatched from the egg during a lesson.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo007. In the school playground, the boys are fascinated by the tiny reptile that hatched from the egg during a lesson.

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - The little monster is nicknamed 'Beauty'.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo008. The little monster is nicknamed 'Beauty'.

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - Sophie (Rachel Clay) skips her way home from school and meets the boys at the gate. Looking eastward on Willow Road with the corner of Willoughby Road visible to the extreme left.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo009. Sophie (Rachel Clay) skips her way home from school and meets the boys at the gate. Looking eastward on Willow Road with the corner of Willoughby Road visible to the extreme left.

mohipo009n. Same wall, re-paved footpath, picture by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-05-2016)

Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation) - The children are called in for tea by their Mother (Jan Holden). Willow Cottages were originally inhabited by watercress gatherers who harvested watercress from ponds on Hampstead Heath.
Monster of Highgate Ponds, The (Children's Film Foundation)

mohipo010. The children are called in for tea by their Mother (Jan Holden). Willow Cottages were originally inhabited by watercress gatherers who harvested watercress from ponds on Hampstead Heath.

mohipo010n. Peter found that the front door was tantalizingly open.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-05-2016)

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