Wendy Nimz writes: the dance hall scenes (interior) were shot at The Palais De Dance, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. I was there during filming and I recognise lots of people that I knew at the time in the dance hall sequence. I was 19.
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bl021. Boots the Chemist. The shop had entrances in Charles Street and Broadway, Bradford ~ Paul Holroyd
bl023n. NO! Ewan Lewis captured this "surprise location" whilst in London for another film. St Mary Magdalene Church, Rowington Place, Paddington Green in the shadow of the new Warwick and Bridley Estate. (Modern Photo Added: 12-03-2016)
bl024. Old Trafford Manchester. 'I am 99% certain that photos 24 and 25 from "Billy Liar" were taken near Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. Incidentally, the road shown in photo 25 would once have led to Trafford Road Bridge in Salford, which was made famous when Rita Tushingham bid farewell to her seaman boyfriend on the bridge in a "A Taste of Honey". ' ~ Peter Quigley. ' I can confirm absolutely that the location is Old Trafford. I am one of the two people in the clip under the floodlight tower running towards a turnstile entrance gate. At the time we were students at UMIST in Manchester and about 50 of us were offered 30 shillings in the students union to perform as extras at Old Trafford one Wednesday afternoon. Most of our group constituted the back row of the terraces. (Top right of the clip). I and my friend were designated as 'late comers to the match' and had to run down to the turnstile entrances. Whilst we were running down there was a 'roar from the crowd' and Tom Courtney walked along the road behind us and make-believed the 'roar' was from the crowd at a Nuremburg rally saluting him'. ~ Andrew Spencer.
bl026. I'm not certain if this is Cheapside, Bradford ~ Paul Holroyd.
bl028. London's Marylebone Station located by Tony.
bl028n. From a similar viewpoint. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)
bl029. London's Marylebone Station, with thanks to Tony.
bl029n. The best view possible today. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)
bl030. Midland Road, Bradford?
Ken Taylor says: Penultimate scene, when Billy marches up the street, after leaving Liz, was filmed on Spennithorne Avenue, West Park, Leeds. I watched the filming.
bl030n. Now with streetlight gone, but unique iron gates still there with block work brick walls, looking down Spennithorne Ave, to it's junction Spennithorne Dr, Iron gate left near us, other semi has transit minibus front garden. Renzo, Leeds. Also note the scene must have been shot from about 10' to 20' above ground. Billy is then 'edited' back (alone) to Midland Road bl031 which adjoins his road / house.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-06-2011)