Created on 21 June 2016

Locations Update

Repeated thanks to the following contributors for resolving a number of unknown locations and for providing support information, our knowledge base relies so much on our viewing "audience".

Ring of Bright Water 013 – Gus Brydon

Dance with a Stranger 031 – Tim Keating

Encore 012 and 013 –  Information from Peter Brown

Derby Day 017 and 019 – Barrie Gilbert

‘Till Death Us Do Part 010 – Frank F

Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The 07 to 09 – Gordon Thomson

Quatermass 2 202 – Gordon Thomson

Tiger Bay 008 and 008a – Gordon Thomson

Fury at Smugglers Bay 004 – Gordon Thomson

Heavens Above 009a to 009l – Gordon Thomson

Created on 02 June 2016

Quadrophenia London Location Tour

Kieran McAleer who has provided us with two location identifications for the film Quadrophenia is proposing a mini-bus tour of the London locations on Saturday 25th June next. If you are interested and or would like to know more he can be contacted on Facebook or on Twitter @CroxleyGreeen

Created on 29 May 2016

Locations Identified and Information

It never ceases to amaze how much interest and knowledge there is that can recognise a location or contribute towards the actual making of a film. The strength of ReelStreets is a product of its contributors, thank you all!

Private Life of Sherlock Homes, The 010 – Jon Horswell

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 017 – Danny. A Correction.

Hue and Cry 060 – Pat Bryan. Information.

This Happy Breed – Ronnie Hackston. Information in the header section.

Noose 001 to 003 – David Dixon

Two Way Stretch, The 002a and 002d – Isabella Raine. Information.

Alfie (1966) 008, 016, 023 and 024 – Dave Austin

Bridge Too Far, A 010 – Peter Downs

High Treason 009 and 010 – Peter Brown

Created on 09 May 2016

Locations Identified

To bring you up to date with those valuable email notifications that we have received.

Count Five and Die 023a – Margaret Georgoulis

Tom Jones 021b, c and d – John Schaenkin

Chalk Garden, The 004 – Rebe

Room at the Top 039 – Jon Horswell

Long Arm, The 011 and 012 – Mike Mildren

Missionary, The 001 and 006 – Jonathan J

Reach for the Sky 008 – Paul Atkinson

Great St. Trinian’s Train Robbery, The 006 – Dawn K

Thank you all for your contribution.

Created on 22 April 2016

Sixteen Hundred Films now on line and almost Sixty Thousand comparative Photos.

Quite apart from the nostalgic pleasures of revisiting, reviewing and reacquainting ourselves with old and older films, past times, remembered places and departed people, the social value of capturing the changes to our townscapes is becoming more and more relevant and important as the speed of inter-city change increases.

Dave Wilson’s voyage of discovery around the streets of Plymouth, in Remembrance, shows how commercial premises are rapidly changing. Canterbury’s centre, recorded in A Canterbury Tale, is undergoing its third rebuild since the destruction of the 1940’s. Even the sweet shop in Abbotts Langley has gone, no wonder a Dark Shadow was cast. Amongst all this destruction, desecration, upgrading, or urban renewal, the ordinary streets often remain. These real streets, usually ignored by planners, businesses, tourists and visitors are the heart and soul of almost all communities and they have an existing time-line from the moment of their inception and building, up until today. The Welsh cottages built well over a century ago for miners and steel workers, which are shown in Twin Town, where Swansea and Port Talbot appear. The Rugby terraces which housed the workers on the railways; Payroll only, unhappily shows a bridge and a factory: all main train lines used to pass through this midlands town. The ship builders of Liverpool where Brezhnev’s letter was written and the dock workers of east London still retain many descendants of the earlier families; Alf Garnet and the Krays amongst them; there are numerous families with unbroken occupational histories. These are the real streets and real people still live in them. They change but slowly, but change they do and these changes are often unrecorded graphically by historians.

ReelStreets is succeeding in recording many of these locations of lesser national or historic importance, and these are the often less than glamorous roads which, in many cases, go unrecorded, but with your help we are finding the obscure places where films were made, and where real people still live.

Keep these pics coming in, the site is gaining in strength and popularity, recent statistics show that we receive some 65,000 hits every DAY! Which is about 1,700 visits, with about 14,000 pages viewed EVERY DAY. So, we must be doing something right. Please help us to continue by sending in VHS tapes or DVDs, of films we haven’t got, or pulling the stills, or finding and photographing the locations or even, dare I say it, by sending in a few sovereigns.

Happy viewing.

Created on 04 April 2016

Latest Locations Identified

Another excellent week for contributions, thank you all once again, your interest is really appreciated.

Omen, The 024 – Dave Wilson

Dirty Dozen, The 010 – Mike Lewis

Omen, The 012a – Ken Parker

Soapbox Derby (CFF) 041 and 042 – KM

Nobody Runs Forever 011 – Celia Lunn

Ninth Gate, The 026 – Simon Garrity

Knack, The 014 to 016 and 024 – Roland-François Lack

Salvage Gang, The (CFF) 017 - Roland-François Lack

Missionary, The 002 – Alex White


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