FILM : To Sir With Love
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
To Sir With Love 1967 Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, Lulu Poplar, Shadwell, Wapping, Windsor
Director : James Clavell   Production Company : Columbia Pictures Corporation, Columbia British Productions  Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z

Mark Thackeray, a trainee engineer, experiences teaching a group of unruly students in an east London high school.

Screen shots and uncredited 'now' images uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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To Sir, With Love [DVD] [1967]

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To Sir With Love - Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) catches the No. 457 bus on his first day of teaching.  London Country Route 457 ran between Uxbridge and Windsor via Slough. This appears to be on the A412 Uxbridge Road close to the junction with Billet Lane near Iver Heath.
To Sir With Love

tsl001. Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) catches the No. 457 bus on his first day of teaching. London Country Route 457 ran between Uxbridge and Windsor via Slough. This appears to be on the A412 Uxbridge Road close to the junction with Billet Lane near Iver Heath.

To Sir With Love - Part of Thackeray's journey - Wapping station, Wapping High Street, London E1.  The station was then on the East London section of the Metropolitan Line.
To Sir With Love

tsl002. Part of Thackeray's journey - Wapping station, Wapping High Street, London E1. The station was then on the East London section of the Metropolitan Line.

tsl002n. A modern 'Overground' station now.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2012)

To Sir With Love - Now the long commute involves another bus.  Wapping Wall, London E1.
To Sir With Love

tsl003. Now the long commute involves another bus. Wapping Wall, London E1.

tsl003n. The three storey warehouse in the centre of the screen shot has gained an extra floor.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2012)

To Sir With Love - Further on the journey. Britmovie sources suggest St. Katharine's Way as the road crosses St Katharine Docks in London E1. One of the supports of Tower Bridge can be seen in the distance.
To Sir With Love

tsl004. Further on the journey. Britmovie sources suggest St. Katharine's Way as the road crosses St Katharine Docks in London E1. One of the supports of Tower Bridge can be seen in the distance.

tsl004n. Trust me, beyond the monolithic building is Tower Bridge. The present bridge is also seen in 'The Long Good Friday'.
(Modern Photo Added: 06-12-2013)

To Sir With Love - Back in the City.
To Sir With Love

tsl005. Back in the City.

tsl005n. At least the buses are still red. Ludgate Hill, London EC4.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2012)

To Sir With Love - Thackeray's rather circuitous journey to the East End passes the Tower of London after crossing Tower Bridge. Route 15 ran between Ladbroke Grove and East Ham or Poplar at the time of filming.
To Sir With Love

tsl006. Thackeray's rather circuitous journey to the East End passes the Tower of London after crossing Tower Bridge. Route 15 ran between Ladbroke Grove and East Ham or Poplar at the time of filming.

tsl006n. The same corner. The bus in the screen shot is about to turn into East Smithfield.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-06-2012)

To Sir With Love - Thackeray walks towards North Quay Secondary School. Watts Street looking towards Wapping Lane in London E1.
To Sir With Love

tsl007. Thackeray walks towards North Quay Secondary School. Watts Street looking towards Wapping Lane in London E1.

tsl007n. Tom Lyons sent this now image of Watts Street, looking east towards Jackman House, Wapping E1.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-02-2013)

To Sir With Love - Thackeray walks down Johnson Street, Shadwell looking towards the London, Tilbury & Southend Ralway line. Paul Singleton adds 'The large Victorian red-brick building to Poitier's left here is the old Johnson Street school that was, if memory serves, already closed at the time of filming.  Some shots in the playground and with key characters entering/leaving, were shot in this school not the one in Windsor.  I know that as I was there! As A child, I did some of the chalk wall-drawings just visible to Poitier's left here and more visible in other shots in the film around the gate entrance. A sad claim to fame!'
To Sir With Love

tsl008. Thackeray walks down Johnson Street, Shadwell looking towards the London, Tilbury & Southend Ralway line. Paul Singleton adds 'The large Victorian red-brick building to Poitier's left here is the old Johnson Street school that was, if memory serves, already closed at the time of filming. Some shots in the playground and with key characters entering/leaving, were shot in this school not the one in Windsor. I know that as I was there! As A child, I did some of the chalk wall-drawings just visible to Poitier's left here and more visible in other shots in the film around the gate entrance. A sad claim to fame!'

tsl008n. Same telegraph pole, different train.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-01-2013)

To Sir With Love - North Quay Secondary School.  Victoria Barracks, Sheet Street, Windsor looking towards Helena Street in the left of centre background.
To Sir With Love

tsl009. North Quay Secondary School. Victoria Barracks, Sheet Street, Windsor looking towards Helena Street in the left of centre background.

tsl009n. The building used as the school in the screen shot has been demolished and replaced but this is Helena Street.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-09-2012)

To Sir With Love - Thackeray talks to Seales (Anthony Villaroel) in the playground. Over the wall is the junction of Helena Street and Dagmar Road, Windsor.  Thanks to members of the Britmovie forum for the location.
To Sir With Love

tsl010. Thackeray talks to Seales (Anthony Villaroel) in the playground. Over the wall is the junction of Helena Street and Dagmar Road, Windsor. Thanks to members of the Britmovie forum for the location.

tsl010n. The Coldstream Guards don't allow visitors so this shot is from the other side of the wall.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-09-2012)

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