Created on 21 October 2014

Film Location - UPDATE

More sharp eyes and a desire to help has resulted in the following locations being identified:

Blackout blk011 -Clive Turner
On the Fiddle oft004 - Tony Hagon
Tales from the Crypt 011 to 016 - Alan Hoare
Room at the Top 044 to 046 - Andrew Lee
Lucky Jim 021 and 023 - Mike Hitchen

Thank you all.

 
Created on 08 October 2014

Film Locations - UPDATE

Partly as a result of me having the temerity to leave my desk and take a break and partly as a result of the amount of information that we have been sent, this list is longer than usual but that is the way we like it. Thank you all for your interest and contribution(s).

 
Fast Lady, The 000a and 000b – Rob Beckwith
Secret Place, The 014a and 014b – Clive Turner
Villain 013 – Mary Nelson
On the Beat 005 – Rob Beckwith
Ragman’s Daughter, The 030, 031 and 056 – Mike Bunker
I was Monty’s Double 037 – Mary
Birth of the Beatles 007, 008 and 009 – Neil Rigby
Tales That Witness Madness 011 and 012 – Steve Cook 
Blue Lamp, The 048 and 049 – Alan Bowden
Angry Silence, The 031 – Rob Beckwith
Carry On Camping 026 – Nick Dellow 
Crowded Day, The 012, 013 and 014 – Patrick Brown
Work is a Four Letter Word 015 – Bernard Harris
Night Train to Murder Various – Steve Cook
So Well Remembered 018a, 018b and 018c – Dave Martin
Ladykillers, The 022 – Greg Tingey
Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter 020-023 – Steve Cook
39 Steps, The (1959) 002e – Graham Shewan
 
Created on 04 October 2014

FILM: So Well Remembered - 1948

Maurice Mottershead, a Maxonian (a man of Macclesfield) has spent much time with this film and has helped us both with locations and information relating to them. He has also provided some more up to date NOW shots as well as some personal ingredient regarding the locations. All this can be found in an article that can be accessed from the film page heading. 
During his time with the film Maurice has highlighted that there is one unknown location in the film that appears a number of times and he has called it, ‘Location A’, assuming that this is a location and not a film set. Maurice seeks the help of anyone with a knowledge of Macclesfield and proposes the following:-
The ‘T’ junction between Nicholls Close, assuming this is not fictitious, (swr034) and an unknown road forms two corners; a pub called The Miners Arms is on one corner and The Browdley & District Guardian newspaper office is on the other. The film either side of swr019 clearly shows the pub is called The Miners Arms and also shows a steeple behind (which can just be seen in swr019). The area behind the pub looks like a churchyard. If anyone knows the location of The Miners Arms then we will know the location of many of the scenes in this film. 
 
He states that ‘Location A’ occurs in the film at (time stamp hh:mm:ss): (00:02:12) (swr001a and swr001b), (00:03:05), (00:03:19), (00:08:37), (00:29:22) (swr019), (00:34:35), (00:44:22), (00:45:42), (00:49:31), (00:58:19) (swr034 and swr035), (01:12:37), (01:15:18), (01:48:40), (01:48:51).

 

 
Created on 09 September 2014

Film Locations Recently Identified

In recent weeks we have been overwhelmed with “Now” shots, information, personal  stories as well as location identifications, for all of which, we reiterate our thanks. We are greatly rewarded by the interest that the Site continues to stimulate.
 
As always, we like to highlight those locations that have been identified but are not necessarily apparent to all unless one is following a particular film, so here are some of those more recently advised to us.
 
Man Who Haunted Himself  023 – Andrew Lees :
East of Ipswich 005/6 –John Hanley :
Fourth Protocol 072 – Rob Beckwith :
Taste of Honey 006b – Richard Lysons :
I was Monty’s Double 037 - Molly
 
Created on 17 August 2014

Location Information Update

We really appreciate the steadily increasing interest that the Site seems to be enjoying, not only from within the UK but from other parts of the Globe which all helps to fill those elusive "Unknown Locations" gaps. Recently, many of those contacting us have, or been able to, support their information with at least Google Images but two recent pieces of information lay hidden within the screen grabs.

Nick Hart recognised Morgan, a suitable Case for Treatment 049 and 050 as White Lodge in Richmond Park, home of The Royal Ballet School. Nick lived there as a child and one of his earliest memories is the hammer and sickle being laid on lawn and has just acquired a copy of the DVD to go down memory lane. Now it is identified all we need is someone to visit and take those shots.

By coincidence, another Nick (Cooper) tracked down O'Lucky Man! 037 to Tottenham Court Road underground station, now under serious redevelopment due to Crossrail. His support Website references can be seen with that screen shot.

Thanks to you both for solving those locations.

 
Created on 25 July 2014

FILM: Never Let Go (1960)

Back in January 2008 there were two detailed Blogs (still viewable) from Colin Childs concerning the precise locations of the early still shots of this film. We have now heard from Brian Jenkins who lived in Kinnaird Street and went to school with Colin. He is keen to get in touch with him again and discuss the "Street" and "Place" locations in more detail with him. Having read all the correspondence, clearly local knowledge is important to understanding the locations and changes that went on. Unfortunately, ReelStreets has not kept Colin's contact details so if you still follow our Site Colin and would like get in touch we would be pleased to connect you with your old school friend. After all, we do like to be exact with our location information on this Site!