FILM : On the Fiddle
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
On the Fiddle 1961 Alfred Lynch, Cecil Parker, Sean Connery, Wilfrid Hyde White, Kathleen Harrison, Eleanor Summerfield, Eric Barker, John Le Mesurier, Stanley Holloway, Victor Maddern London, East End, and Shere, Surrey
Director : Cyril Frankel   Production Company : Anglo Amalgamated / S Benjamin Fisz  Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q

Couple of East End lads join the RAF, with fun for all.

Roy Barnacle, a regular contributor to our site, living in Canada, but brought up in London, pulled the stills and provided the captions. Many thanks Roy.

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On the Fiddle - Alfred Lynch gets hauled into an RAF enlisting station. Police station, public building? RB.
On the Fiddle

otf001. Alfred Lynch gets hauled into an RAF enlisting station. Police station, public building? RB.

On the Fiddle - Lynch and Connery marching to a RAF camp somewhere. RB. I went to Cardington and then Wilmslow. JT.
On the Fiddle

otf002. Lynch and Connery marching to a RAF camp somewhere. RB. I went to Cardington and then Wilmslow. JT.

On the Fiddle - Same pair waiting for a bus.  Bus is a Bristol in white, company name  blanked out and licence plate is CAP I think. RB. Tony Hagon suggests a Brighton Hove and District K6 if it's a CAP registration.
On the Fiddle

otf003. Same pair waiting for a bus. Bus is a Bristol in white, company name blanked out and licence plate is CAP I think. RB. Tony Hagon suggests a Brighton Hove and District K6 if it's a CAP registration.

On the Fiddle - Some seaside town, Bournemouth maybe? RB. 
Hove, Sussex, Kings Way, junction of Western Street.
Paul Osborne
The hotel on the left is the old Bedford Hotel on King's Road just in Brighton, the border with Hove being just behind the camera, as is the derelict West Pier. The hotel caught fire in 1964 in dubious circumstances, with two people dying. That's Bedford Square in the middle. Info from Tony Hagon with thanks.
On the Fiddle

otf004. Some seaside town, Bournemouth maybe? RB. Hove, Sussex, Kings Way, junction of Western Street. Paul Osborne The hotel on the left is the old Bedford Hotel on King's Road just in Brighton, the border with Hove being just behind the camera, as is the derelict West Pier. The hotel caught fire in 1964 in dubious circumstances, with two people dying. That's Bedford Square in the middle. Info from Tony Hagon with thanks.

otf004n. The Bedford Hotel was replaced by what is now the Holiday Inn, and is seen to the right of the picture helping to ruin the skyline. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 04-06-2016)

On the Fiddle - This is definitely a Southern station, but no name in view. RB. But they were all taken down in the war and hidden. It was thought that the Germans didn't have maps. JT.
On the Fiddle

otf005. This is definitely a Southern station, but no name in view. RB. But they were all taken down in the war and hidden. It was thought that the Germans didn't have maps. JT.

otf005n. The station is the same as in “Heavens Above” (hvn005) and is in fact Shepperton station. Nice and close for the studios. Robin J. Brooks
(Modern Photo Added: 25-05-2011)

On the Fiddle - Somewhere in southern England, as the war newsreels would say. RB. A pretty village, do you know it? JT.
On the Fiddle

otf006. Somewhere in southern England, as the war newsreels would say. RB. A pretty village, do you know it? JT.

otf006n. St James Church, Shere. The lorry appears from Church Lane. Our thanks to Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 29-01-2011)

On the Fiddle - Kathleen Harrison inspects a lorry, probably in the same village. RB.
On the Fiddle

otf007. Kathleen Harrison inspects a lorry, probably in the same village. RB.

otf007n. Shere, Middle Street, viewed from The Square. The church in otf006 is off to the right, the pub, The White Horse, to the left, behind the lorry. Robin Brooks took this.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-05-2010)

On the Fiddle - Stan Holloway and Harrison in the same place. RB.
On the Fiddle

otf009. Stan Holloway and Harrison in the same place. RB.

otf009n. Shere. View across The Square. The Church is hidden by the house in the centre of the picture. Robin again.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-05-2010)

On the Fiddle - Holloway opening his (Cooksley's) gates, in the same town. RB.
On the Fiddle

otf010. Holloway opening his (Cooksley's) gates, in the same town. RB.

otf010n. Similar view to otf009, but taken further back, in the gateway that gives access to the rear of the pub. Exact angle not possible due to an inconsiderately parked car! The gates have gone, but the retainer for the right hand post is still there. Our thanks to Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-05-2010)

On the Fiddle - Lorry drives away from Cooksley's establishment. RB.
On the Fiddle

otf011. Lorry drives away from Cooksley's establishment. RB.

otf011n. The lorry drives away up Shere Lane. The timbered building on the right is part of the pub. Robin Brooks on a roll.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-05-2010)

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