This image was taken during the filming of ‘Holmes and Watson’ that has just been released and is in cinemas now Jan 2019.
This facility is just twenty miles from London. All the building interiors are fully furnished and correctly decorated to the period. All available props are fully researched and would have been used within the time period. This resource is unique and is not available anywhere else in the UK. Please note:- Laredo is not available to the general public, it is strictly a film location.
Laredo Western Town Film Location
Laredo Western Town
The town represents the American Wild West as it would have been in 1865 to 1889. The town has 24 buildings including a two-story Hotel with reception area, full-size saloon bar, theatrical-stage, double staircases leading to six-guest-bedrooms.
Along the street is a Saloon, Marshals Office, working Blacksmiths, Livery Stables, double fronted General Store, Gunsmith, Wells Fargo, Wet-Plate Photographers Studio, Assay Office, Bank, Doctor/Dentist, Saddlery, Undertaker, Texas Rangers, Mining Company, Barber, Bakers, Cantina, Tobacconist, Attorneys Office and a Guest House. Complete with boardwalks, hitching rails, horse troughs, shop signage all strung along an unmade old western style street.
Inside the buildings, the decor is completely period, the lighting is by oil lamps and candles, wood burning stoves for cooking and heating, using all the equipment which would have been used during the period.
The town has a small mining community comprising of nine log cabins. These are mostly guest accommodation these too are equipped with bunks, log burning stoves and all the accoutrements.
Laredo Western Club "History"
Laredo was founded in 1971 by keen western enthusiast John Truder, and a group of like-minded friends. John (JT to his friends) had been around horses since he was a young boy, and had owned and bred them on his small-holding for years. Laredo Western Club was formed when the group started to grow and needed a more structured organisation. The beginnings of the town started some years later and has gradually grown to what you see today.
To read the full history see this link The History of Laredo
Past Times at Laredo A Members Album taken over 45 years
John Truder J.T.
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