Charles Boot

Charles Boot JP (1874-1945) was the eldest son of Henry Boot and the driving force behind the growth of Henry Boot & Sons in the inter-war period. As well as creating one of the largest contracting and housebuilding firms of its time, he was a staunch advocate of the need for better housing and the virtues of private rather than local authority housing. He was also the creator of Pinewood Studios.

Read more about Charles Boot:  Personal Life, Business Career, Boot's Folly

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History - Village of Iver Heath
... When Grant Morden died in 1934 the estate was purchased at auction by Charles Boot, who had recently inherited a large construction firm from his father Henry Boot, who died in 1931 ... Within twelve months Charles Boot transformed Heatherden Hall into the office building for a film studio complex ... Charles Boot named it Pinewood Film Studios, reflecting the numerous pine trees surrounding the area ...
British National Films Company - Pinewood Film Studios
... In 1934 Charles Boot had undertaken to construct a new film studio in the village of Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire ... trees on the estate grounds of a mansion called Heatherden Hall that Charles Boot had recently bought at auction ... By 1935 Charles Boot had approached British National about taking over ownership and management of the new studios and a contract was entered into ...
Charles Boot - Boot's Folly
... Charles Boot built Boot's Folly in 1927, an imposing folly clearly visible between Strines and Bradfield in South Yorkshire, England, apparently to create work for people during the depression ...

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