Aerial photos of Leavesden Studios, The Grove and the M1/M25 junction
Although it was another seven years before movie giants Warner Bros bought Leavesden Studios, it had already become the home of Harry Potter when these photos were taken.
In June 2003, former Watford Observer photographer Pete Stevens flew with Firecrest Aviation from Elstree to photograph the town and surrounding area.
During his flight he captured the images on this page which show the studio complex a few months after principal photography began for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment in the hit film series.
We started watching this aerial footage last month, with views of Watford FC, the city center and Watford Junction.
In addition to images of the studios, scroll through the photos below for views of The Grove hotel and golf course and the intersection of the M1 and M25 motorways.
We’ll be bringing you more fantastic aerial photos of Watford and the surrounding area from 2003 over the coming weeks.
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