FILM : Gay Dog, The
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Gay Dog, The 1954 Wilfred Pickles, Megs Jenkins, Petula Clarke, Peter Butterworth, Jon Pertwee Middlesex
Director : Maurice Elvey   Production Company : Coronet Films  Region : SOUTH EAST E-L

Northern miners with a champion greyhound, which, despite heavy accents and opening shots of coal mines was probably made in Hammersmith or Fulham, close to the Riverside Studios where Dogsbody probably worked, see Cinema of Darkness.

All uncredited now images uploaded by Richard Lovejoy.

Remember film as a young lad, as was said to have been filmed nearby in Southall. This is confirmed from this Southall Studios website link:  http://www.southallfilmstudios.com/filmography.htm   Southall did (does) have gasometers as seen in one of your photos. The streets are typical of the area then.  Peter Baker

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Gay Dog, The - A street. Supposedly of a Northern miner. But the houses I knew in the North of England were much poorer and in a different style.
Gay Dog, The

gd001. A street. Supposedly of a Northern miner. But the houses I knew in the North of England were much poorer and in a different style.

gd001n. Gladstone Road (Queens Rd end), Southall, London UB2. Always a car parked in exactly the wrong spot.
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Gay Dog, The - A couple of paces along the street.
Gay Dog, The

gd001a. A couple of paces along the street.

gd001an. These days we have rather larger "wheelie bins".
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Gay Dog, The - And that excrescence by Wilfred Pickles' right ear. These were always described to me as
Gay Dog, The

gd001c. And that excrescence by Wilfred Pickles' right ear. These were always described to me as "volcanic rocks". They were used throught London, in Edwardian times, to decorate garden walls and gate posts. Black, dark-blue, mauve, glassy with hardened bubble holes.

gd001cn. I remember them too and they are still there at No 23 Gladstone Rd, Southall.
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Gay Dog, The - The alley adjacent to Pickles' pad.
Gay Dog, The

gd001d. The alley adjacent to Pickles' pad.

gd001dn. No 23 Gladstone Road, Southall and the passageway beside.
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Gay Dog, The - The side entry.
Gay Dog, The

gd001e. The side entry.

gd001en. Eeee, no coomfy central heating boilers in them days!
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Gay Dog, The - The dog's home, but not the one in Battersea. But top right, is that a
Gay Dog, The

gd001f. The dog's home, but not the one in Battersea. But top right, is that a "German" gasholder? And there was one of those in Battersea. Still there I believe. The one in Southall was, is, located in The Straight.

gd001fn. It is the one at Southall visible from the passageway between Gladstone Road and Hartington Rd, Southall.
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Gay Dog, The - A nearby street, with an alleyway across the road, not a
Gay Dog, The

gd002. A nearby street, with an alleyway across the road, not a "back". And of course the miners generally didn't have gardens, just a yard. And what do you know about lamp-posts?

gd002n. In them days you could leave your back door oonlocked and be safe! Still the same passageway going across but access is barred and bolted to where the milkman stands.
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Gay Dog, The - Same, or similar street. And east London, Leytonstone for example might be a location, but popular opinion names Southall.
Gay Dog, The

gd003. Same, or similar street. And east London, Leytonstone for example might be a location, but popular opinion names Southall.

gd003n. Still Gladstone Road, Southall, No 23 in fact and the old wall contour remains visible.
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Gay Dog, The - Probably Pickles'corner. And more of that
Gay Dog, The

gd003a. Probably Pickles'corner. And more of that "volcanic rock" by his head.

gd003an. The "volcanic rock" on those corner posts were clearly a Health and Safety issue! Not quite the right angle due to a parked car.
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Gay Dog, The - Across the street, but at a different time of day, look at the shadows, they're falling the wrong way!
Come on Watson, pay attention, it is elementary!
And that square inspection chamber? Telephone possibly, and very few Northern miners had those.
Gay Dog, The

gd004. Across the street, but at a different time of day, look at the shadows, they're falling the wrong way! Come on Watson, pay attention, it is elementary! And that square inspection chamber? Telephone possibly, and very few Northern miners had those.

gd004n. Eventually you get there Watson, it's the other end of that alley, No 35 Hartington Road, the BT chamber and the unchanged wall support my theory.
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