Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on Jan 29, 2020 19:20:16 GMT
Came across this tonight, looks like home footage of a street somewhere in Hammersmith (wonder where) but the "Queens Arms" pub might help with identification but I doubt it's there now. A very different London then:
Road excavations without miles of plastic barriers, workers pushing wheelbarrows along the open road, no hard hats or hi-vis jackets, kids climbing over the spoil, all reminiscent of the 60's. We know that H&S has made such working a lot safer but there's still a sense of nostalgia in seeing clips such as this.
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!
Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on Jan 30, 2020 17:28:08 GMT
Thanks all, and thanks Gene for pinpointing the location, I knew someone could find it ! Changed a fair bit in someways but not in others - very interesting. The buildings have had a good steam clean since then, and seems so odd now with the lack of road markings and other stuff - definately a different world then.
A superb find there DC, many thanks for sharing that. It's a fair bet that the snow scene was filmed in early '63 during the big freeze. The general look of the area is just how I remember the street in Hammersmith where my Great Gran lived, all very brown and grey looking - I'll have to ask one of the family which street it was. I remember my Gran taking me there in 1970 to see Great Gran, it was quite run down and right opposite was a line of corrugated iron fencing surrounding an old bomb site, not unusual even then, as late as 1970.
From a time when the world was simpler and more friendly.
Love the fact that the Road Workers all wore suits and wellies - no Hard Hats, Hi Viz, temp traffic lights and miles & miles of barriers.
Mind you at the end of the day - H&S is common sense- that's something else the world today lacks too.
I love seeing film like this, it give a real snapshot of life as it was.
I really admire those back then who had the foresight to go out with a camera and just photograph and film life as it was.
It's remarkable quality too - esp for 8mm film and it's age.
Frightened by Horror Films? - Just remember, BEHIND the camera stand even more horrifying individuals moaning about the Catering food, the hours they work and quoting Union Rules... that's just the Electricians.