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    GIDEON�S WAY: The Perfect Crime (Leslie Norman: May 1965)

    Location Spotting Page 49

    Unknown 8 �Todd (Patrick Allen) arrives back at his mews apartment. He has been followed by Sandra Casey (Jean Marsh) in a taxi. She pays off the taxi driver (Richard Davies) and proceeds to confront Todd. She soon discovers that Todd is not the man�s real name.








    Hi Anthony,

    This night I discovered the location of the mews.
    It took me 10 minutes!!!

    The mews is Boscobel Place in Belgravia.
    Looking towards Eaton Mews West - Google Maps Street View

    The exact address of the house is:
    46 Boscobel Place
    Belgravia
    SW1W 9PE







    Best regards,
    Greg
    Last edited by SainT; 03-02-11 at 04:48 AM.

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    Senior Member Country: New Zealand Anthony McKay's Avatar
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    Thanks once again Greg,

    This is a very distictive mews, but I've looked for it without success a number of times. What did you spot that got you to the right location so quickly?

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    It's my pleasure to helping you for Avengerland locations, Anthony.

    I'm a London mews expert.
    The mews are one of my location specialities.

    When I first looked the stills from this location on page 49 from your Avengerland site, I've immediately recognised the archway from Eaton Mews West in Belgravia and that was the key point how I discovered Boscobel Place.

    Is any other unsolved mews in your Avengerland site?


    Greg

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    Senior Member Country: New Zealand Anthony McKay's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SainT View Post
    It's my pleasure to helping you for Avengerland locations, Anthony.


    Is any other unsolved mews in your Avengerland site?


    Greg
    There is this one, also from The Perfect Crime


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    I've looked many mews, Anthony.
    You know, I'm doing many different researches per day.
    This current mews research is one of many I've done yesterday evening and today morning.
    I was on my computer for 16 hours.
    Now, I'm very tired and I'm going to bed.
    Hope tomorrow I will find the mews.

    For every location hunters.
    I enjoy very much discovering the mews.
    So, please leave it to me this particular mews location.


    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by SainT View Post
    I've looked many mews, Anthony.
    You know, I'm doing many different researches per day.
    This current mews research is one of many I've done yesterday evening and today morning.
    I was on my computer for 16 hours.
    Now, I'm very tired and I'm going to bed.
    Hope tomorrow I will find the mews.

    For every location hunters.
    I enjoy very much discovering the mews.
    So, please leave it to me this particular mews location.


    Greg
    1. I searched yesterday cca 98 mews in London, but I didn't found it.
    2. I searched today cca 238 mews in London, but I didn't found it.
    The good thing of today searching was I discovered the exact location of the other unsolved mews. On my request to my e-mail address on 23 December I received as a location challenge the stills of the mews for the film Nowhere to Go (1958) from my friend and associate SJ.
    3. There are many more mews left and I hope tomorrow will be my lucky day for the current mews. I mean if the buildings still survive and also if the mews is unchanged.


    Greg

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    Ummm...........Cloggie here.

    Could someone explain to me what a mew is, please? My English fails me.......


    Although I have nothing to add to all the location threads, I absolutely love them! Wonderful stuff.




    Nathalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedin View Post
    Ummm...........Cloggie here.

    Could someone explain to me what a mew is, please? My English fails me.......


    Although I have nothing to add to all the location threads, I absolutely love them! Wonderful stuff.




    Nathalie
    Mews: always given in the plural even when there's only one of them
    See Wikipedia

    A short alleyway with small houses on either side. Usually with a garage on the ground floor with a front door next to each garage which leads up to a flat on 1 or 2 stories above.

    Originally used as a row of stables with living accommodation above where the grooms would live. That was back when people living in a town house would have lots of different horses and carriages. Nowadays each stable is usually used as a garage for a car.

    The term itself is even older, the Mews was where the falcons and hawks were kept in the palace or castle back in medieval times.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Mews: always given in the plural even when there's only one of them
    See Wikipedia
    The plural bit sort of hadn't gone unnoticed......



    A short alleyway with small houses on either side. Usually with a garage on the ground floor with a front door next to each garage which leads up to a flat on 1 or 2 stories above.

    Originally used as a row of stables with living accommodation above where the grooms would live. That was back when people living in a town house would have lots of different horses and carriages. Nowadays each stable is usually used as a garage for a car.

    The term itself is even older, the Mews was where the falcons and hawks were kept in the palace or castle back in medieval times.

    Steve
    Thanks, Steve.



    Can I just say..............the location threads are some of my favourites on here - I am in awe of all of you doing all this fantastic 'detective' work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SainT View Post
    I've looked many mews, Anthony.
    You know, I'm doing many different researches per day.
    This current mews research is one of many I've done yesterday evening and today morning.
    I was on my computer for 16 hours.
    Now, I'm very tired and I'm going to bed.
    Hope tomorrow I will find the mews.

    For every location hunters.
    I enjoy very much discovering the mews.
    So, please leave it to me this particular mews location.


    Greg
    Quote Originally Posted by SainT View Post
    1. I searched yesterday cca 98 mews in London, but I didn't found it.
    2. I searched today cca 238 mews in London, but I didn't found it.
    The good thing of today searching was I discovered the exact location of the other unsolved mews. On my request to my e-mail address on 23 December I received as a location challenge the stills of the mews for the film Nowhere to Go (1958) from my friend and associate SJ.
    3. There are many more mews left and I hope tomorrow will be my lucky day for the current mews. I mean if the buildings still survive and also if the mews is unchanged.


    Greg

    Yes, I was right when I wrote today could be my lucky day.
    I discovered the mews couple of minutes ago!!!
    After I looked 39 different mews in London, the 40th mews was my lucky number.
    The mews is Ladbroke Mews in W11.

    Explanation, pictures and links are coming in the post #11, so please reply in this thread, after I wrote post #11.


    Greg

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    GIDEON’S WAY: The Perfect Crime (Leslie Norman: May 1965)

    Location Spotting Page 49

    Unknown 14 –Gideon arrives in a police car – just too late.



    As I wrote in the post #10 the mews is Ladbroke Mews in Notting Hill.

    On my previous question:
    ... if the buildings still survive and also if the mews is unchanged.
    This is the answer:
    The terraced houses on Portland Road still survive, but Ladbroke Mews is altered.

    Although the mews itself looks very different now, this is the same mews. There is the possibility the mews has been rebuilt. Because of the fact that Ladbroke Mews looks very different (or possibly rebuilt), this is the very similar case as the Redcliffe Mews from 'A Two Mews Problem' thread.

    This scene is filmed from:
    Ladbroke Road, looking towards Portland Road - Google Maps Street View

    The exact address of the mews house on the 1st THEN picture is:
    1 Ladbroke Mews
    Notting Hill
    W11 4JT


    The exact address of the house on the 2nd THEN picture is:
    141 Ladbroke Road
    Notting Hill
    W11 3PY







    Greg
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    Thanks Greg,

    Excellent work as always.

    You can see from the 'before' photo that the mews originally contained stables with hay lofts/storage rooms above. The 'now' pictures look like they could equally be modified or re-built.

    If I can find any more unknown locatioins I'll let you know.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedin View Post


    Can I just say..............the location threads are some of my favourites on here - I am in awe of all of you doing all this fantastic 'detective' work.

    Hi Nathalie,

    Did you mean with those words, about my 'detective' work or?
    I'm asking this queston because in your post you didn't mention my username SainT or my name Greg. In this thread you wrote only to Steve regarding the meaning of the word 'mews'.
    Thanks, anyway...


    The town in Macedonia where I'm born and where I live is called Ohrid:
    Ohrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Lake Ohrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Church of St. John at Kaneo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Monastery of Saint Naum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Ohrid Macedonia Guide - Hotels, Apartments, Rent a Car

    Ohrid is twinned with Katwijk in the Netherlands.

    MIA - Macedonian Information Agency - Dutch tourists return to Ohrid:
    In the 80s, 90s of the last century Dutch tourists were on the top of the list of foreign visitors to Ohrid. However the trend declined after the dissolution of former Yugoslavia. The new agreement is a serious sign of their returning to Ohrid, while the presence of prominent tour operator in Macedonia is seen as the best promotion of the country's tourist offer on the international market.
    Next summer Dutch tourists will resume the practice to spend their holiday in Macedonia's top resort - Ohrid.



    Greg
    Last edited by SainT; 07-02-11 at 07:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SainT View Post
    Hi Nathalie,

    Did you mean with those words, about my 'detective' work or?
    I'm asking this queston because in your post you didn't mention my username SainT or my name Greg. In this thread you wrote only to Steve regarding the meaning of the word 'mews'.
    Thanks, anyway...


    The town in Macedonia where I'm born and where I live is called Ohrid:
    Ohrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Lake Ohrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Church of St. John at Kaneo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Monastery of Saint Naum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Ohrid Macedonia Guide - Hotels, Apartments, Rent a Car

    Ohrid is twinned with Katwijk in the Netherlands.

    MIA - Macedonian Information Agency - Dutch tourists return to Ohrid:
    In the 80s, 90s of the last century Dutch tourists were on the top of the list of foreign visitors to Ohrid. However the trend declined after the dissolution of former Yugoslavia. The new agreement is a serious sign of their returning to Ohrid, while the presence of prominent tour operator in Macedonia is seen as the best promotion of the country's tourist offer on the international market.
    Next summer Dutch tourists will resume the practice to spend their holiday in Macedonia's top resort - Ohrid.



    Greg
    Morning Greg,

    I just love all the detective work all of you are doing, I am amazed at what you all find out! I am enjoying these threads very much, and your posts too are indeed brilliant.


    I didn't know about the connection between Ohrid and Katwijk, and thanks for that bit of information. Ohrid does indeed look gorgeous!



    Nath xx

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    Wonderful detective work Greg......

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    Excellent work, Greg - and much appreciated and enjoyed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Mews: always given in the plural even when there's only one of them
    See Wikipedia

    A short alleyway with small houses on either side. Usually with a garage on the ground floor with a front door next to each garage which leads up to a flat on 1 or 2 stories above.

    Originally used as a row of stables with living accommodation above where the grooms would live. That was back when people living in a town house would have lots of different horses and carriages. Nowadays each stable is usually used as a garage for a car.

    The term itself is even older, the Mews was where the falcons and hawks were kept in the palace or castle back in medieval times.

    Steve
    Mews houses are going up near me with the alternative definition of terraced houses built on edge of pavement with no garages or land called mews to justify the extortionate price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernardo View Post
    Mews houses are going up near me with the alternative definition of terraced houses built on edge of pavement with no garages or land called mews to justify the extortionate price
    Never believe an estate agent's description
    They are only really a Mews when they are in a short passageway with houses like that on either side. If they're just houses with no front garden & where the front door opens directly onto the street then they aren't Mews houses, they're just low standard houses

    Steve

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