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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Create a memorial for our friend Bill Pearson

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Sadly, our friend, colleague, boss and mentor Bill Pearson passed away due to respiratory failure at the beginning of March. He has no living family to say farewell or remember him.

This page has been set up to raise the money to give him the memorial and send off that he deserves.

Due to the current state of the world Bill will be cremated and scattered in private, with nobody allowed to attend to say goodbye. His ashes will be laid to rest at Woking Crematorium.

Remaining anonymous in a cemetery is bollocks. Bill deserves more than that.

If the studios will let us we would love to place a couple of benches in Bill’s honour at Shepperton Studios (Bill’s home) and Bray Studios (Where he worked on Alien)

If not....

£1200 will get a rose bush and plaque in the garden

£1500 will get a wall tablet in the garden

£2500 will get a boulder with memorial plaque in the garden

I know he’d be chuffed if there was some money left over to put behind the bar when we can meet at his favourite pub and share our memories of him.

Times are very trying now, but let’s see what we can do.

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    • Anonymous


      Apr 3, 2020

    • Sam Williams

      Sam Williams

      Apr 2, 2020

      Rest in Peace Bill, a true modelmaking legend. A memorial in the studios is perfect, Neil. Thankyou.


    • Anonymous


      Apr 1, 2020

    • Anonymous


      Apr 1, 2020

      Bill was an inspiration, may he Rest In Peace and long live his legacy.

    • Anonymous


      Mar 31, 2020


    • Joachim


      Mar 30, 2020

      R.I.P. Hope this helps a little. He will live forever on our screens.

    • Chris Taylor

      Chris Taylor

      Mar 30, 2020

      I remember having a tour of Shepperton in the nineties with Bill as our guide. Thanks to Bill it wasn't hard to imagine the empty sound stage in front of us coming alive with the making of Alien.


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