THE SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS CHERRY BLOS­SOMS

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THE Banks fam­ily home — 17 Cherry Tree Lane — is one of the most recog­nis­able ad­dresses in chil­dren’s fic­tion.

To recre­ate it, the film-mak­ers built a street in Shep­per­ton Stu­dios, lined with cherry trees.

Pro­duc­tion de­signer John Myhre says: ‘The film opens in win­ter. Then, at the end of all the Mary Pop­pins magic, spring comes overnight to Lon­don. So we needed a street that could mag­i­cally burst out in cherry blos­som. Be­tween 900,000 and one mil­lion cherry blos­soms had to be put on by hand.’

John took Dick Van Dyke to see it. ‘His face lit up and he said: “This is not our Cherry Tree Lane, but it’s Cherry Tree Lane.” ’

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