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Report - Trevor & Helen's house - Hertfordshire - Aug 19


Bikin Glynn

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Actor Trevor Howard is best known for his role in Brief Encounters & while I wont pretend he was a name I was particularly familiar with he has appeared in an unbelievable 90+ films.
Trevor & actress Halen Cherry were Wed in 1944 & brought this place in 1950.
They were according to the sales blurb "known for their flamboyant parties" which may explain the rack of whips & tickling sticks we found in the corner of the room!
Trevor died in 1988 & Helen (who appeared in nearly 30 films herself died in 2001.



The house Im pretty sure was passed on to a relative or friend as the couple had no children & strangely 18yrs after her death it still contained many personal effects of Helen's
I believe the last owner was called Tim. He was clearly a avid classic car owner as there are numerous artifacts relating to "Allard" cars, pictures & Tax disks & rally motifs included.
He appeared to be an artist & we found amusing if slightly racist hand drawn cartoons.
Also between them they were well travelled people, there was some unusual antiquities in here which I found fascinating. I also found what to me is one of the most incredible things Iv found on an explore & thats not even the large wedge of foreign notes that fell out of one of the old books Im talking about (which would of been a youtubers clickbait dream)



The Explore

This one left me with a bit of a problem, mainly the 90 pics I ended up with after editing so difficult to know where to start.
At first glance you would think someone could move in tomorrow, but on closer inspection there was gaps through the walls large enough to fit a hand in & unfortunately demolition is the houses only future if it has not already met this fate!
The other reason I have a lot of pics is I ended up doing 2 visits here in close succession as it was going in on my first fateful visit that I managed to leak coke through my 1300D rendering it fit for the scrap heap. My first visit then was all phone pics, but I quickly returned with my lads camera a few days later so apologies none of the pics are the best!
I know a few of you made it here but this place was fortunate enough to miss the tourbus!
Anyway this is pic heavy but is just a small portion of what was there. Plenty more on my Flickr





Plenty of games on hand





How cool to have a model of your living room inside your living room



Main Hallway





Some of his artwork





Lots of personal items





So here it is, one of my favorite explore finds ever, its a 2" piece of card. Im fairly sure its genuine & I found it quite extrodinary.





There was lots of yachting magazines too.





























Thanks For Looking
 
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mookster

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It was a pretty special house this, for the very short time it was a doable thing. Certainly one of the most interesting houses I've explored.
 

mookster

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Please tell me it didnt go the same way as Seven Pines?
It was sealed up and alarmed again pretty quick - it only ever became doable because someone had broken in and the police and owners who responded to the alarm going off had forgotten to turn it back on! Needless to say that situation didn't last very long.
 

HughieD

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Timing is everything! That has to be one of the best residentials ever. Loads of strange and fascinating stuff and completely untouched. Sad it has most probably got demoed but glad it didn't get trashed...great report @Bikin Glynn
 

Bikin Glynn

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Timing is everything! That has to be one of the best residentials ever. Loads of strange and fascinating stuff and completely untouched. Sad it has most probably got demoed but glad it didn't get trashed...great report @Bikin Glynn
Not a good as another I did earlier this year
 
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Lord Oort

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It was sealed up and alarmed again pretty quick - it only ever became doable because someone had broken in and the police and owners who responded to the alarm going off had forgotten to turn it back on! Needless to say that situation didn't last very long.
That is good to know, nice to see they all dont get completely fucked by idiots!
 

Calamity Jane

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Wow this place looks like a lot of its content came from abroad, antique shops, etc. Rather special this. Im so glad it didnt get tour bussed. It would of been heartbreaking for the heirs to lose some of the special items there. Great photos. Sad story.

Im sure at some point we have all seen a film or show with Trevor or Helen in it. I know I have. The library I wouldn't expect nothing less. As for the parties, the lifestyles of the rich & famous eh:thumb
 

Bikin Glynn

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Wow this place looks like a lot of its content came from abroad, antique shops, etc. Rather special this. Im so glad it didnt get tour bussed. It would of been heartbreaking for the heirs to lose some of the special items there. Great photos. Sad story.

Im sure at some point we have all seen a film or show with Trevor or Helen in it. I know I have. The library I wouldn't expect nothing less. As for the parties, the lifestyles of the rich & famous eh:thumb
Thanks Jane yes Im glad too, but also sad that there is noone to take possession of personal stuff so will all prob be thrown by new owners
 

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