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Treasure and Trouble - A Malcolm Saville Society DVD


In 2008 the Society launched the DVD of two films made from Malcolm Saville's stories. The DVD is in PAL format and can be played on any UK DVD player, any multi format player or on most computers.

Treasure at the Mill (1957)
A Children's Film Foundation film which featured the real life Pettit family and their home at Spring Valley Mill in Essex.

Trouble at Townsend (1946)
A Gaumont film which starred the young Petula Clark. Filmed at Malcolm Saville's home at Westend Farm in Hertfordshire

A documentary film made in 2007 in which Merrilyn Boorman (Pettit) returns to her childhood home and talks about the making of Treasure at the Mill.

An introduction to Trouble at Townsend from Malcolm Saville's younger son, Jeremy, and a further film of his return to Westend Farm.

A ROM file, which can be played on a computer and which includes a wealth of background material on both films in PDF format.

Photographs from two Society visits to the film locations and from the documentary filming in 2007.


Harry Pettit: A view of his art.
Malcolm Saville by Mark O'Hanlon
Sunday Morning at the Pictures
The Story of Treasure at the Mill
Harry Pettit's illustrations for Treasure at the Mill
Return to Townsend Farm
The Making of the DVD
The Story of Trouble at Townsend
Lunt Roberts' Illustrations for Trouble at Townsend
Saville Pets
The Malcolm Saville Society

Photo Gallery
The Malcolm Saville Society's Treasure at the Mill weekend in 2005
The Societ's visit to Hertfordshire in 2006
Filming the Treasure at the Mill documentary in 2007
Filming the Trouble at Townsend documentary in 2007

Cost: £10.00