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    Cheers Rick,

    I had seen that website before. I remember it from the 2nd picture under the map statement being (probably) wrong unless I am looking at it incorrectly.

    The building he talks about as the old station building at street level on the left of the tower block is in fact the old scout hall building (part of the old school) on the far side of the tower block in line with Allcroft Road and the Rent Office. The station building must have already been gone by the time that picture was taken.

    I notice in the map Gilden Road is still called Hanover Street and the smaller streets which span from it are not named. One of them being Ashdown Street.

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    The map in the following link seems to show all the road names and also the 2nd link to scans of hand drawn maps and comments (poverty survey) from 1898 may be of some interest to some. It mentions Hanover Street, Dale Road etc.

    http://booth.lse.ac.uk/cgi-bin/do.pl....h=309&b.p.l=1


    http://booth.lse.ac.uk/cgi-bin/do.pl...rgs=b356,20,40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moor Larkin View Post
    As an aside, how come that green car seen breaking the law earlier by driving across a zebra crossing before the pedestrian had cleared it the crossing, has a license plate HOP 3020, whereas John Drake's Mini was 732 HOP... Was it a registration from outside the UK?
    The green Austin Westminster (from Robbery, co-scripted by George Markstein ), looks as if it has the registration HOF 302D, which would make it a car registered in Birmingham in 1966.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper S View Post
    The green Austin Westminster (from Robbery, co-scripted by George Markstein ), looks as if it has the registration HOF 302D, which would make it a car registered in Birmingham in 1966.
    Ah... HOF.... not HOP and a D not a zero .......

    The devil always is to be found in the details...........

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    I just watched 'The Saint - The High Fence' & also 'Strange Report 0649 - Skeleton'. Absolutely fantastic to see those views of the area. Thank you to all that have posted information on these.

    Does anyone know of more series with views of the immediate area around Gilden Road and is it worth ploughing through more episodes of those two series to see?

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    The Gideon's Way episode Gang War features that area and I think an episode of Special Branch, but I'm having trouble remembering which one just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarymonster View Post
    Hi Anthony, do you happen to have a new link or the information that was included in the below link to 'Location Spotting 83'.
    "7 Gilden Road, NW5 - Quincy (Peter Jeffrey) visits Fasson's lodgings. As he leaves The Saint passes him in his Volvo and drives to the rear of the building. The Saint walks round to the front door watched by Quincy. A police car arrives as Quincy enters the building. Also back projection of this street used when Simon parks with Gabriel Forest outside the Kosey Korner Caf�.
    (Spotted by Sam Mitchell, September 2000)"

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    The Rita Tushingham/Lynn Redgrave 1967 comedy 'Smashing Time' was extensively filmed in that area focussing much of the first half on Lismore Circus itself and its surrounding territory whilst in the throws of demolition.

    Reel Streets have a whopping profile on this and are still looking for screen grab identifications for some of their stills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariocki View Post
    The Gideon's Way episode Gang War features that area and I think an episode of Special Branch, but I'm having trouble remembering which one just now.
    Thanks for the info on that. I have Gideon's way but don't find them that easy to watch so having the episode title is very useful. :) I've not heard of Special Branch, I'll look it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony McKay View Post
    "7 Gilden Road, NW5 - Quincy (Peter Jeffrey) visits Fasson's lodgings. As he leaves The Saint passes him in his Volvo and drives to the rear of the building. The Saint walks round to the front door watched by Quincy. A police car arrives as Quincy enters the building. Also back projection of this street used when Simon parks with Gabriel Forest outside the Kosey Korner Caf�.
    Thanks for that Anthony.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick C View Post
    The Rita Tushingham/Lynn Redgrave 1967 comedy 'Smashing Time' was extensively filmed in that area focussing much of the first half on Lismore Circus itself and its surrounding territory whilst in the throws of demolition.
    Hi Rick, It was that film that sparked my interest in looking for more and I later found this website after searching road names on yahoo search. I've had a quick look at reel streets and can identify a few of the unknown locations so will drop them an email if they are looking to fill gaps.

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    The Special Branch episode shot in Kentish Town was 'Red Herring', from the 1973 series. The story concerns a Russian funded group of terrorist hippy bombers who leave a car bomb outside a army barracks. The main location was Herbert St, Malden Rd, Prince of Wales Rd and Talacre also feature. There was a great deal of clearance work going on at the time so many streets are just corrugated iron fences. I've attached some stills.IMG_2841.jpgIMG_2845.jpgIMG_2870.jpgIMG_2901.jpg

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    Thanks for that information 79. I'll dig that episode out and have a look. :)

    Would be great to find a view of the side of Malden Road that is now flats or even better further up on the right to photo 3 where the Court Cinema once stood. Not been able to find a picture of that at all. I presume that was long gone by 1973 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarymonster View Post
    Thanks for that information 79. I'll dig that episode out and have a look. :)

    Would be great to find a view of the side of Malden Road that is now flats or even better further up on the right to photo 3 where the Court Cinema once stood. Not been able to find a picture of that at all. I presume that was long gone by 1973 though.
    Some date-informative details of the Court cinema on CinemaTreasures here

    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/30417

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    Herbert Street is pretty much intact today. The picture of the 24 bus is taken at the bottom of Malden Road looking towards Marsden St, the pub only went a couple of years ago. The last picture is taken from Prince of Wales road looking over what is now Talacre Gardens with Wilkin St in the background, there was a piano factory and houses fronting Prince of Wales Rd until the 1970s. There is also a shot up Malden Road in Sapphire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick C View Post
    Some date-informative details of the Court cinema on CinemaTreasures here

    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/30417
    Thanks Rick. hopefully a picture will turn up one day.


    Quote Originally Posted by tavistock View Post
    Herbert Street is pretty much intact today. The picture of the 24 bus is taken at the bottom of Malden Road looking towards Marsden St, the pub only went a couple of years ago. The last picture is taken from Prince of Wales road looking over what is now Talacre Gardens with Wilkin St in the background, there was a piano factory and houses fronting Prince of Wales Rd until the 1970s. There is also a shot up Malden Road in Sapphire.
    Hi tavistock, yes I've got Sapphire but it is only a very narrow view (but still interesting) of one part of the road. We needed a bit of panning and we may have caught a view of St. Andrews or the Court Cinema. :)

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    Tantalisingly close (but yet so far) is this view of Malden Road upside down as it were looking south as opposed to A-z maps that have north at the top of the page. Its from a site i find very useful to follow the spread of railway line development all over the UK.

    http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw000808

    The bit of Malden Road showing (in 1920) is the bottom bit adjacent to Marsden Road featured in the bus photo just recently, but it does show the Mother Shipton pub on the corner of Prince of Wales Road which goes from left to right in the centre of the photo.

    The intended subject matter is Chappell's piano factory (dead centre) which extended some way between Prince of Wales Road and Chalk Farm Road (left to right, top,) and parallel with Ferdinand Street the curvy bit alongside.

    If you want to examine the photo more closely that's easily done, but you need to register (free) with Britainfromabove first.
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    Thanks Rick that website is brilliant.

    Rather frustrating though that in the only picture that features Gospel Oak it is cut off just on the edge of the area of real interest for me.

    I think I can see Carlton Road, Spring Place etc but no further. Still very interesting to see the area where the Kiln Place estate now stands albeit rather blurred. Just a few feet more and I'd see Vicars Road where I lived until I was 3. So close and yet so far (again lol).

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    There is some info on the Court cinema here http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2012/...-kentish-town/ and it mentions a book on cinemas of Camden. I remember my mother saying the Court was a flea pit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tavistock View Post
    There is some info on the Court cinema here http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2012/...-kentish-town/ and it mentions a book on cinemas of Camden. I remember my mother saying the Court was a flea pit!
    I have been told the same thing also about it being a flea pit. I think my Grandmother also told me the shop that has been Sharps Fishing Tackle for many years was a fish & chip shop back in the cinema days.

    I may have already checked that book and I'm sure there is no picture of the Court in it unfortunately.

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    Going on from there the Camden Local Studies and Library Service does have a photo archive of the area.

    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/default.aspx

    Many of the photos in the archive are available for on-line viewing (those marked with the necessary icon) but unfortunately due to some ISP gremlin only a certain amount of the sixties ones connect however. Some good shots of Lismore Circus in its near-demolition days though. And the archive has almost every street locally to there.

    Looks like one of us will have to go to the desk at this place in person

    *Few adverts from the Court as appeared in local newspapers. 'KentishTowner' has one of them.

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    Cheers Rick, another excellent find and some great pictures there. I have managed to get to the images that won't load and will include a few below. I'll add to the list when I get some free time. Let me know if I have missed any good ones out.

    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/adlibmedi...ore Circus.jpg
    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/AdlibMedi... small boy.jpg
    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/adlibmedi...ore Circus.jpg
    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/AdlibMedi... Oak Grove.jpg
    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/AdlibMedi...own Street.jpg
    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/AdlibMedi...ent Market.jpg
    http://adlib.camden.gov.uk/AdlibMedi...ale%20Road.jpg
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